Nichols Concert HallEvanston, IL, United States

Tammy McCann: A Jazz Christmas

By Nichols Concert Hall (other events)

Saturday, December 16 2023 7:30 PM 9:30 PM CST

"McCann steps up to the mic and into the hearts of everyone in the room."
- Inside Jazz

Jazz vocalist and Music Institute Artist-in-Residence Tammy McCann assembles an all-star ensemble, featuring guitarist John McClean and a lush string orchestra, to combine jazz and rhythm and blues for a spirited performance of holiday favorites plus a few surprises.  

More about Tammy McCann
Named the Chicago Tribune’s 2020 Person of the Year in Jazz, Tammy McCann has a powerful, sultry, and emotionally charged voice that paints pictures and tells stories by merging classical vocal technique and gospel esthetic with jazz to create a sound that is completely her own. She has performed with such luminaries as Chicago’s own Ramsey Lewis and NEA Jazz Master Von Freeman, John Clayton, Branford Marsalis, Joe Locke, Charles McPherson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Carmen Bradford, and she toured as a “Raelette” with the great Ray Charles. McCann has thrilled audiences in festivals and clubs worldwide, from Thailand to Greece, as well as the nation’s premier concert and jazz venues, including Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, and Chicago's Jazz Showcase.


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  • All seats this season are assigned with the exception of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Duke It Out! which are general seating. Please visit for more seating information.
  • Please only sit in your assigned seat. Please see an usher if you need assistance.
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  • Bathrooms and water fountains are located on the lower level of the building, directly below the lobby.
  • Please note that Sections 7, 8, and Terrace are in the balcony and are only accessible by stairs. There is no elevator access to the balcony seating area.
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  • There is no food or drink allowed in the concert hall.
  • Smoking is not permitted in or within 20 feet of the building.
  • Out of respect to the performers and audience members, latecomers are asked to remain in the lobby until an usher can assist you with late seating.

The Music Institute of Chicago no longer requires concertgoers to wear masks while in the building, though we respect those who choose to do so. If you are exhibiting any symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, we strongly encourage you to not attend.

Mailing Address

Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL 60201