September 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm EDT$15
Vocalist Paul Marinaro, dubbed as having “one of the most beautiful vocal instruments in the business today” by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune, is a modern classic. With Chicago as his home base, Paul has become one of the most in-demand and respected male vocalists and has “taken his place among the top five male jazz singers active today.” (Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene)
Paul demonstrates a mastery of and an infectious passion for the material he chooses, allowing him to successfully command audiences with his fresh interpretations. At home, he is currently enjoying sold-out engagements in Chicago’s world-famous venues, including Joe and Wayne Segal’s Jazz Showcase, The Green Mill, Andy’s Jazz Club, and at Winter’s Jazz Club where he is currently in residence. He has been a featured performer at The Chicago Jazz Festival in 2014 and again in 2017 for an audience of 10,000 on the stage at the massive Pritzger Pavilion, where his performance with jazz legend Sheila Jordan earned rave reviews and was named “Best of 2017” (Chicago Tribune). He has earned “Best Performance of the Year” in the Chicago Tribune in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018; and “Best of Chicago 2015” in NewCity Magazine.
“He swings hard …a giant baritone that manages to be both virile and gorgeous, Marinaro infuses the essence of jazz – the imaginative phrasing, the small expressive gesture, and yes, that swing – into every interpretation.”Neil Tesser; Examiner; author, music critic, Grammy Winner (liner notes)
“Right there under your nose in Chicago is a singer named Paul Marinaro who is the best I’ve heard in many years. His insight and command over this material is truly staggering, making him one of that select cadre of storytellers. Like Nat Cole, it’s art so close to perfection that it seems almost artless. I’ve heard many new singers and no one has touched me as deeply as this guy. He’s got it all.” Dick LaPalm (legendary record promoter/agent whose clients have included Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, and Sarah Vaughan)