Laurie Dana kicks off the 2016 Ebony Ivory Concert Series on January 15 with a musical variety show and dance concert showcasing the 1911 Steinway Grand Piano. The show at the Chico Women’s Club includes the award-winning band, Sapphire Soul, and other great local musicians.
The first set is a compilation of vintage, folk, swing, and original songs with Laurie Dana on the Steinway and performances by Robert Karch (guitar), LeAnn Cooley (guitar, vocals) Vera Marie Bridges (violin, vocals), Sabrina Schloss (vocals), Mike Riley (bass), Dave Atikinson, John James, and Barbara Clark.
Sapphire Soul joins Dana for the second set to play the danceable tunes that helped the local band win the Chico Area Music Award for best blues & R&B band two years in a row. Sapphire Soul includes Dana on piano, Bobby Delgado on guitar, Jonathan Arthur on vocals and woodwinds, Mike Bassi on bass, and John James on drums.
The concert starts at 6:30
, doors open at 6:00
. Tickets are $15 at the door or the same online at www.chicowomensclub.org.
under the “Tickets” tab. Free appetizers and a no-host bar. All proceeds help pay for the Steinway’s recent major restoration.