JEREMY KAHN QUARTET
With guest vocalist Angel Spiccia
"New York's loss has been Chicago's gain in the case of Jeremy Kahn."
-- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Angel Spiccia - vocals
Jeremy Kahn - piano
Joe Policastro - bass
Phil Gratteau - drums
Eric Schneider - saxophone
Jeremy Kahn is one of Chicago's busiest pianists, spending time in jazz clubs and orchestra pits, as well as in teaching and recording studios. He has played in all of the most visible local jazz venues, and was the house pianist at Streeterville's legendary Gold Star Sardine Bar for its final three years. Jeremy has performed internationally, most recently (5/16) in Posnan, Poland, as part of the "Made In Chicago" Jazz Festival. He has been the featured guest on the radio shows on Marian McPartland and Studs Terkel.
Jeremy has also played for many theatrical productions, Including "Wicked", "Spamalot" and "The Lion King". He served as the Musical Director for "Louis & Keel Live At The Sahara" at the Royal George Theater, as well as at the Geffen Playhouse and Laguna Playhouse in California. He also is a Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University, teaching Jazz Piano and Jazz Improvisation.
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Possessing a versatile, captivating tone and an extensive vocal range, Angel is recognized for adding her own color and style to each song she takes on. That, along with her natural approach to phrasing and time, is truly what invites her audience in at every performance. Wayne Messmer, professional speaker, singer, broadcaster and Chicago jazz WDCB radio host notes "One thing about Angel is her tremendous stage presence, and then she delivers this magnificent talent. It's obvious when people love what they do and I think the important thing about her is that there isn't a song writer on this planet who wouldn't love to have their song sung by Angel."
Having studied and been surrounded by music most of her life within the Chicagoland area, Angel was exposed to various professional live performance opportunities and studio work consisting of commercial advertisement jingles and voice overs at a very young age. After graduating from Millikin University with degrees in Commercial Music and Music Business, Angel spent a year studying and singing throughout Italy, where she built an international network of jazz musicians and fans that she continues to return to nearly each year for various private events and festival dates. She has most recently added Australia to her list of global performance accomplishments after spending a period of three years traveling to Sydney where she became active in the jazz community.
In Chicago, Angel has been spotlighted on numerous morning shows, such as ABC 7's Windy City Live and FOX 32's Good Day Chicago and competed in top 5 standing in several televised vocal competitions. Recently she was featured on WGN-TV performing "God Bless America" and the National Anthem for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Angel currently holds a steady schedule performing in various Chicagoland venues, as well as headlining Chicago's finest jazz establishments such as The Green Mill, Andy's Jazz Club, Winter's Jazz Club, Room 43 and The Jazz Showcase. Her experience and love for big band music has also provided her the opportunity as at the featured vocalist for the Bill Porter Orchestra and The Alternative's Big Band, lead by Barry Winograd. Angel is also a partner in her father's social event business, Musicworks LTD, where she is active in planning/managing music entertainment for weddings and corporate parties, as well as singing with signature band, Phase4