A Tribute to Les Paul - LIVESTREAM

By Nichols Concert Hall (other events)

Saturday, March 12 2022 7:30 PM 9:30 PM CDT

Sponsored by the Les Paul Foundation, this performance features guitarist Russell Malone and vocal soloist and Music Institute Artist-in-Residence Tammy McCann, along with Tom Vaitsas on piano, Eric Hochberg on bass, and Sam Jewel on drums.
The night’s festivities include a pre-concert talk by Les Paul Foundation Program Director Sue Baker, who will share stories of Paul’s life, inventions, music, and time living in Chicago, as well as an exhibit of articles, photos, and music documenting the life of the legendary artist.
Les Paul’s impact on countless artists, from Paul McCartney, Eddie Van Halen, and Slash to Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, and Chet Atkins, speaks to his status as a music legend whose virtuosic playing extended across all genres, including jazz, country, R&B, and rock. His breakthrough recording, “Lover” (1948), showcased a number of his studio innovations, which led to hits with his wife Mary Ford, including “How High the Moon” and 16 Top Ten songs between 1950 and 1954. In the 1950s and early 1960s, Paul had a highly successful performance and television career with Mary Ford. After a lifetime of recordings, his final, multi-Grammy Award-winning album, American Made, World Played, in 2005 featured Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Sting, and Eric Clapton.

Mailing Address

Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL 60201