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The Three Ellas with Special Guest Mae Ya Carter Ryan - 6/24
at City Winery Chicago
WDCB welcomes The Three Ellas with special guest, Merit student, Mae Ya Carter Ryan in a fundraiser for Merit School of Music.
Merit School of Music is devoted to giving children—especially children living in economically disadvantaged communities—the opportunity to grow through music. As part of Merit’scommitment to providing access to a high quality music education, substantial financial support is pro¬vided to young musicians through program subsidies, need-based tuition relief, low-cost instrument rental, and music supplies so that motivated students can participate in every program regardless of their economic circumstance.
Mae Ya Cater Ryan
Here comes Mae Ya Carter Ryan: The 11-year-old Bronzeville native and Merit School of Music student has a voice that sounds decades older than she is. People are starting to listen.
Three Ellas featuring Dee Alexander, Spider Saloff and Frieda Lee
Three of Chicago’s premier vocalists pay tribute to the genius of Ella Fitzgerald. Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune says “jazz singing is a profoundly sensual art, at least when Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee and Spider Saloff are standing before the microphones.” And Chicagoist writes, “Separately, each of these ladies has her own distinct voice, but together, they embody the heart-turning passion of the First Lady of Song, from her sensual, breathy tones to her pure, rich highs.”