Jazz Singer Kimberly GordonOctober 29th, 2013
Author Scott Turow, Sound Opinions’ Jim DeRogatis, Burlesque Dancer Michelle L’Amour, and Chef Heather Terhune of Sable join host Elysabeth Alfano at the November 25th Dinner party. Illustrator Rosemary Fanti sketches live and Jazz Singer Kimberly Gordon opens the show. Buy tix for November 25th http://citywinery.com/chicago/tickets/fear-no-art-presents-the-dinner-party-11-25.html
Chicago native Kimberly Gordon has been a part of the national music scene for twenty-five years, playing top venues and receiving high acclaim from critics and musicians alike. During her five year stint in New York City, she was Artist in Residence at Smalls and Cleopatra’s Needle also singing at The Village Vanguard, Bradley’s, Sweet Basil and other top venues.
Kimberly has shared the stage with Jazz legends such as Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Betty Carter, Roy Hargrove, Harry”Sweets” Edison, Marcus Roberts, Frank Hewitt, Barry Harris, Captain Jack McDuff, John Hicks, Von Freeman, and countless others.
In her hometown, Chicago, Kimberly just finished up a 10 year run as Artist in Residence at the world renowned Green Mill Jazz Club ( Kurt Elling’s home base), where she held court for ten years on Sunday nights, a highly coveted spot. Kimberly was also the original singer there with The Swing Shift Orchestra weekly for 15 years, garnering her the title “The Nightingale of The Green Mill Lounge”.
Presently, Kimberly Gordon has a national booking agency, Stairway to the Stars, that provides all forms of entertainment to Corporations, Hotels, Casinos, Fine Arts Societies and Festivals, as well as public and private events with top notch entertainment.