Chi-Town Jazz Festival: Jazz Vespers Service with Tammy McCannMarch 2015 • First Presbyterian of Evanston • Evanston, IL
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra was proud to participate in the 6th Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival, supporting hunger relief in Chicago. Vocalist Tammy McCann joined the CJO in a unique Jazz Vespers Service at the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, on March 8, 2015.
As part of the Chi-Town Jazz Festival, Chicago’s finest jazz artists donate their performances for free and many of Chicago’s most loved jazz venues donate their space to raise funds for hunger relief in Chicago.
About Tammy McCann
Tammy McCann, began her career as a Classical singer and musician. Her first music teacher was the renowned Dr. Lena McLin, the niece of the founding father of American gospel music, Thomas A Dorsey. (McLin has also been responsible for launching the careers of countless other Chicago vocalists…including Mandy Patinkin and Metropolitan Opera’s Mark Rucker.). Tammy began to work with Dr. McLin while she was still a student at Chicago’s Kenwood Academy High School, and before long, McLin realized the awesome potential for an operatic future in McCann’s magnificent vocal instrument, and cast her as the lead in Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana”, as well as other major roles.