LAKE FOREST – Gorton Community Center has the perfect solution to escaping the winter blues with its Cabin Fever Jazz Music program. Back once again after numerous seasons of resounding success, Cabin Fever will feature diverse musical talents in its three-part series beginning Sunday, February 11.
Launching Cabin Fever in 2018 is Chicago-based jazz vocalist Alyssa Allgood, a young talent who has been recognized as an artist with a “high polish to her sound, control of her vibrato, creativity of her songwriting and naturalness of her scat singing,” according to Chicago Tribune writer Howard Reich. Allgood recently won the first Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Voice Competition held in Washington D.C. Her debut album, “Out of the Blue,” reimagines the classic Blue Note Records era with original arrangements and lyrics. The album received wide critical acclaim and was hailed nationally as a “Best Release of 2016” by eight different publications, including The Huffington Post, All About Jazz, and The New York City Jazz Record. Allgood currently directs the top vocal jazz ensemble at Neuqua Valley High School and works as the Jazz and Choral Programs Coordinator at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, where she directed the first annual Vocal Jazz Workshop in 2017.
Following Allgood’s performance, the Cabin Fever Jazz series will continue with two more afternoons of music with Don Stirenberg’s tribute to Bluegrass on February 25, and then Cathy Glickman’s renditions of the best of Linda Ronstadt on March 11. All shows will take place in Gorton’s intimate Stuart Community Room.
Gorton Community Center is offering a Cabin Fever Jazz Music pass for all three performances for $55. Or, tickets can be purchased by show at $20 each for adults or $10 for children. Tickets are available at gortoncenter.org.
Submitted by Gorton Community Center