Anne & Mark Burnell

Vocal harmonies, piano, jazz, blues, American songbook, a cappella.

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Anne and Mark Burnell proved you don’t need a piano when you sing a cappella this well. ” - Howard Reich

— Chicago Tribune


Daryl Nitz Entertainment: The First 5 years

Skokie Theatre, Skokie

Join Daryl Nitz Beckie Menzie, Laura Freeman, Frieda Lee, Tom Olickal, Ester Hana, and Anne & Mark Burnell to celebrate Daryl Nitz’s 5 year tenure at The Skokie Theatre. Daryl first came to The Skokie Theatre in March 2015 with his successful Elaine Stritch tribute show. Over the past 5 years, Daryl has been a regular at the Skokie Theatre, and participated in more than 25 productions. His centennial concert tributes to Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole are often newsworthy. His composer-themed shows honoring Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Burt Bacharach, and Rodgers and Hammerstein are always a hit. In fact, most of Daryl’s shows sell-out. Come join the fun, as cabaret week kicks off with a night of great music, memories, and entertainment.

Cry Me a River: The Music of Julie London

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Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, Chicago

Julie London was an American nightclub, jazz and pop singer, film and television actress, and a former pinup model, whose career spanned five decades. She was noted for her smoky, sensual, husky voice and languid demeanor. While many know her as the character Dixie McCall, she released over 30 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the classic Cry Me a River. Other songs include Perfidia, Fly Me to the Moon, and Let There Be Love. She married songwriter and jazz pianist Bobby Troup ("Route 66") and later starred with him in the television drama Emergency! Billboard named her the most popular female vocalist for 1955, 1956, and 1957. With Henry Johnson, guitar, Mark Burnell music director, piano, Mark Sonksen, bass, Paul Wertico, drums. $15 cover