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Laury Shelley Returns To Katerina's In Chicago

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Laury Shelley Katarina’s is proud to announce the return of singer/songwriter, Laury Shelley with pianist Ben Lewis and bassist Jim Cox

Wednesdays, May 16th, June 13th and July 18th Tickets are $10.00. Students: $5.00. Times: 8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Katerina’s

1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Il 60613
773-348-7592

Singer/songwriter, Laury Shelley, has been a performing artist ever since she can remember. Laury was living her dream touring with composer, Michel Legrand, as Legrand's vocal soloist. During these amazing years, Laury made her debut at the prestigious Carnegie Hall while also appearing at The Sahara Hotel in Vegas, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Miami’s Stars Under The Stars Concert Series at Marine Stadium and The Westbury Theatre in New York. Laury has shared stages with Tony Bennett, Buddy Rich, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth while also performing and recording with Phil Woods, Ron Carter, Grady Tate, Randy Brecker and Joe Beck. Appearances include: Jazz Showcase, Katerina's, Coq d'Or & Palm Court at The Drake Hotel, Pete Miller's, Catch Thirty Five and Maxim's in Chicago, Cinegrill in LA, Iridium Jazz Club in NY, Summer fest in Milwaukee, Taste of Chicago and Chicago's Jazz Festival and with Legrand at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minn.

Laury’s recent EP, entitled “Pieces of Dreams" is available on iTunes and amazon.com.

Critic reviews include: WLFM’s Loni Taylor who praised her “amazing vocals"; Russ Davis of MOJA Radio who described her as “a brilliant singer" and the legendary Rick Kogan of WGN and the Chicago Tribune, who called her “Very special...she is the real deal". TV appearances include WGN America’s Midday Show, while in radio Laury was named “Artist of The Month' from WLFM Chicago’s Smooth 87.7 FM and heard on Judy Stadt’s “thelunchandjudyshow" in New York.

Pianist, Ben Lewis, “one of the best kept secrets in Chicago”(Mark Ruffin – Listen Here! Radio), is an 18 year veteran of the Chicago music scene, performing with talent like Grazyna Auguscik, Jackie Allen and Typhanie Monique to trumpeter Tito Carillo while also touring with actor/bassist Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. Bassist, Jim Cox, started his career with a 5 year stint with the legendary Earl “Fatha" Hines. Having appeared with legend Marian McPartland for over 20 years, Jim has shared his passion for the bass during concerts and nightclub acts with many a well known singer. Amongst the list are Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Debbie Boone, Judy Roberts, Spider Saloff, The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and jazz mandolinist Don Stiernberg. As a studio musician Jim has appeared on over 100 LPS/CDS and currently teaches at Lake Forest College and North Central College in Naperville.

Quotes on Laury:

“Laury brings passion to everything she sings" —Kevin Moore: WSBC Am 1240.

“Singer/songwriter Laury Shelley is a talented singer with a passion for writing good pop songs with a good message. Listen and share in the joy of her voice as she shares her stories. Enjoy!" —Michael Orland: Musical Director/Vocal Coach American Idol.

So come and hear the voice that brings love at Katerina’s on Wednesdays starting May 16th at 8:00 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.


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