Janice Borla's recordings and performances have earned her consistently high praise for her beautiful sound, superb technique, adventurous repertoire and imaginative vocal improvisations. Often cited for her risk-taking approach, she keeps vocal improvisation front-and-center in her performances. Her repertoire is an eclectic mix, favoring instrumental jazz tunes by contemporary jazz composers, many without lyrics. Her releases "Promises to Burn" and "From Every Angle" both received "4 stars" in DownBeat Magazine and were selected as one of its "Best Albums of the Year." Her prior recording Agents of Change was named "The #1 Jazz CD of the Year" by WBEZ-FM Chicago Public Radio and praised by Jazz Times as "Genius. Pure genius." Her most recent recording "Three Story Sandbox," featuring her in free improvisations with Jack Mouse and multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson, was selected as an "Editor's Pick" by DownBeat. Borla has performed with such jazz talents as Clark Terry, Bunky Green, Bobby Watson, Gary Bartz, Terry Gibbs, Bobby Shew, Scott Robinson, Fareed Haque and numerous others. Notable performances include Chicago's Jazz Showcase, The Iridium (NYC) and three appearances at the Chicago Jazz Festival. Joining Janice for this concert will be fellow members of the College's highly-esteemed jazz studies program. This season's series is co-presented by Flashpoint Creative Arts, whose goal is to promote greater understanding of and participation in the art of improvisation with innovative artistic and educational experiences that draw people more deeply into the improvisatory process.
Venue: Madden Theatre
Pricing: $22, $17
A $4 online processing fee is included for all tickets purchased online. Tickets ordered less than 10 days in advance will be held in Will Call. All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges.
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm