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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 11:49 am

Margaret Murphy with Chuck Webb

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A world-class jazz vocalist and her equally celebrated bassist husband makes Valentine’s Day weekend a special event at Remy’s on Monroe. The Chicago-based couple entertains with a drummer and pianist filling out the band and your hosts at Remy’s promise hors d’oeuvres, champagne and strawberries plus roses for the ladies. Murphy, a Chicago native, lays claim to a terrific history of playing music at the best jazz spots in the Windy City. From coming up through the music business ropes with renowned tenor saxophonist Von Freeman to playing steady with her famed partner Chuck Webb, she’s done the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Green Mill, Navy Pier, Green Dolphin Street, Pete Miller’s and others. She cites such classic influences as Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn in addition to more contemporary singers like Anita Baker and Nina Simone. A recent set list included jazz vocal gems “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Smile” and “My Funny Valentine” plus “Misty” and “I Got My Mojo Workin’” from her latest CD release In Full Bloom.

Margaret Murphy w/Chuck Webb and band
Feb. 12 & 13, 8:30pm
Remy’s on Monroe
Reservations recommended at 787-2919
www.margaretcmurphy.com
www.MySpace.com/margaretmurphy

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