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ZAZZ, an alternative jazz/pop quintet performs live in the Chicago area and delights audiences with innovative music.  The musicians come together to create unique and creative sounds for tunes from the jazz standards, Latin grooves,  pop tunes, Broadway, and rock, as well as original songs and compositions. ZAZZ performers are multi-talented and perform on a variety of instruments and vocals.  The every changing energy and sound create an exiting musical exchange. Whether you are looking for background music, a concert, dance music or just a variety,  ZAZZ would also be happy to customize a program  to fit your special event. 

 

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ZAZZ looks forward to live concerts as Covid 19 restrictions lift.  Check out  the ZAZZ calendar on this site to see where ZAZZ plays next.  You can also check out the ZAZZ  postings on YouTube and Facebook.  ZAZZ thanks the DuPage Symphony for its partnership in sponsoring a variety of live stream and live performances throughout 2020 and 2021.

And check out the Tribune Article about the event:  DuPage Symphony Orchestra plans a Sunday Serenade for Valentine's Day

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-ent-dso-zazz-st-0205-20210127-jewpic6kqnberiw7ea37mzzpg4-story.html

 

 

 

ZAZZ Welcomes in 2021

Zazz in the Garden-Deep Purple

Virtual Holiday Open House featuring: Zazz! 
12/4/2020 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
Online Event -Live on Zoom
Deb Zelman, vocals, clarinet and sax, Gail Sonkin-keyboard, Julian Webb-bass, Eric Pancer-drums 
Registration is open 
Every holiday season, the Holiday Open House is one of our most popular, highly-anticipated programs for both patrons and staff. Though we won’t be together in person for this year’s Holiday Open House, you are invited to join us virtually for some good holiday cheer as we will be streaming a musical performance by the jazz quintet Zazz, who will be playing holiday standards from their normal cozy spot next to the library’s fireplace.

          Deb Zelman - vocals, clarinet and sax 

          Gail Sonkin - keyboard 

          Julian Webb - bass 

          Eric Pancer - drums 

  

Click here to register! 

https://benlib.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=2017 

Registration for this live Zoom program is required through the Bensenville Library's online calendar at benlib.org or by phone at (630) 766-4642; all are welcome to attend! Registration closes one day prior to the event. A link to the Zoom event will be emailed to participants after registration closes. Clicking on the Zoom link within this email will take you to the right place when it is time for the event to begin. 

Clicking on the Zoom link within this email will take you to the right place when it is time for the event to begin.  https://benlib.evanced.info/signup/calendar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUH3DHmdaeU

Happy Holidays! Deb Zelman, Gail Sonkin, Julian Webb, Eric Pancer at the Bensenville Library Virtual Holiday Open House 2020.

ZAZZ Holiday Concert

Previous events

Zazz Jazz Combo in conjunction with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra outreach- live streaming event.

DuPage Historical Museum, 102 E Wesley St,, Wheaton

Celebrate the start of a New Year with ZAZZ. Deb Zelman, clarinet, sax and vocals, Gail Sonkin-keyboard and Julian Web-Bass. In conjunction to the DuPage Symphony, ZAZZ will live stream the concert from the delightful space at the DuPage Historical Museum in Wheaton. Go to the DuPage Symphony website for live stream information. http://www.dupagesymphony.org.

Apr19

Zazz Jazz Combo DuPage Symphony Outreach

Addison Library, 4 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents an outreach concert with ZAZZ. A Crossover Classical Jazz Concert that features the unique style of jazz crossed into the classical genre. A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the concert.

Feb18

Zazz Jazz Duo

Wyndemere, Wheaton

The Zazz Duo-Gail Sonkin and Julian Webb perform for the residents of Wyndemere's progressive dinner party

Jan19

Zazz Trio

Hyatt Lodge, Oakbrook

Bridal Fair for those booking at the Hyatt Lodge. This beautiful venue offers a wide variety of options. Add the ZAZZ combo to the cocktail hour to kick off the celebration.

Previous events

Zazz Jazz Combo at the Bensenville Library Holiday Concert

Bensenville Library, 200 S. Church, Bensenville, IL

ZAZZ performs holiday favorites which will be live streamed on the Library website. Enjoy the fun and lively sounds of the holidays remotely this year. Thank you Bensenville Library for keeping the music alive.

Zazz Jazz Combo DuPage Symphony Outreach

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Naperville Riverwalk Free Speech Pavillion, Jackson St. just east of Eagle, Naperville, at the Dandelion Fountain

ZAZZ -an alternative jazz combo, presents a classical crossover concert featuring members of the DuPage Symphony. Deb Zelman, vocals and clarinet/sax, Gail Sonkin, keyboard, Julian Webb, bass and Eric Pancer, drums. This fun filled concert lifts the spirits with special arrangements of jazz standards. Enjoy the lovely setting and the energized music of ZAZZ as they work in conjunction with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra

Previous events

Zazz Jazz Combo-Private wedding cocktail hour

Spring Inn, Elmhurst

ZAZZ is happy to kick off the celebration of a bride and groom in an intimate setting.

Zazz Jazz Combo

Greenfields of Geneva, Geneva

The ZAZZ Trio performs for the residents of Greenfields of Geneva. Under strict COVID guidelines the concert will be performed to a smaller audience and live streamed into the other resident's private rooms. ZAZZ looks forward to presenting and exciting Autumn Concert of Jazz favorites.

Sep11

Zazz Jazz Combo

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Hale Street Dining Tent, Wheaton, Hale and Front Street, Wheaton, IL

Sit back and relax to the music of ZAZZ as you enjoy the fine dining options in downtown Wheaton. Ivy, Gia Mia, El Sogno, Altero Latin Fusion, Berger Social, and Movable Feast and Company. Deb Zelman, clarinet, vocals and sax, Gail Sonkin, keyboard, Jeff Gorski, guitar, Julian Webb, Bass, Eric Pancer Drums

Zazz Jazz Under the Stars

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Dunham Riding Club, Wayne, IL

ZAZZ presents a fun filled concert of Jazz Standards and unique arrangements. In conjunction with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, members of ZAZZ cross over between Jazz and Classical Music styles. Deb Zelman, principal Clarinet in the DuPage Symphony shows off er talents both as an instrumentalist and a vocalist, Gail Sonkin-oboe and English Horn player in the DSO, performs on keyboard, Julian Webb-co-principal Bass with DSO, and Eric Pancer, former DSO Percussionist.

Previous events

Zazz Jazz Combo in conjunction with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra outreach- live streaming event.

DuPage Historical Museum, 102 E Wesley St,, Wheaton

Celebrate the start of a New Year with ZAZZ. Deb Zelman, clarinet, sax and vocals, Gail Sonkin-keyboard and Julian Web-Bass. In conjunction to the DuPage Symphony, ZAZZ will live stream the concert from the delightful space at the DuPage Historical Museum in Wheaton. Go to the DuPage Symphony website for live stream information. http://www.dupagesymphony.org.

Apr19

Zazz Jazz Combo DuPage Symphony Outreach

Addison Library, 4 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents an outreach concert with ZAZZ. A Crossover Classical Jazz Concert that features the unique style of jazz crossed into the classical genre. A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the concert.

Feb18

Zazz Jazz Duo

Wyndemere, Wheaton

The Zazz Duo-Gail Sonkin and Julian Webb perform for the residents of Wyndemere's progressive dinner party

Jan19

Zazz Trio

Hyatt Lodge, Oakbrook

Bridal Fair for those booking at the Hyatt Lodge. This beautiful venue offers a wide variety of options. Add the ZAZZ combo to the cocktail hour to kick off the celebration.

Previous events

ZAZZ at the Venue

ZAZZ at the Music Venue in Aurora January 17, 2020 (as seen in the Daily Harold) 

The weather did not stop fans from enjoying great music.  ZAZZ, the jazz/pop combo performed at the Music Venue, 21 S. Broadway in Aurora on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.  This unique intimate seating venue offers stellar acoustics to engage in the music and serves drinks.  Part of the Fox Valley Music Foundation, their mission is to promote music of all genres and offers the highest caliber of performances.  ZAZZ presents the first jazz performance of 2020 at the Music Venue.  Tickets for the two shows range in price from $10-15 and cam be purchased on-line at http://themusicvenue.org/calendar.  ZAZZ's website is http://www.zazzjazzcombo.com.

The sounds of ZAZZ energize throughout the show.  the repertoire spans the gamut from jazz standards, to pop tunes to new works and meds styles and blends genres.  The group features the multi-talented musicians that change horns, create new grooves and present music in creative and unique ways.  Deb Zelman-vocals, clarinet and saxes, Ken o'Neil, tenor sax and flutes, Gail Sonkin, keyboard-arranger, Jeff Gorski, guitar, Julian Webb, bass and Eric Pancer, drums.

ZAZZ pushes the boundaries of jazz and crosses over from multiple genres.  Hear a bit of classical music in a jazz standard, or a crossing of the line between swing and Latin grooves.  ZAZZ can be heard throughout the Chicagoland area.  http://zazzjazzcombo.com

 

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