Riverside resident Bobby Schiff will perform an intimate concert of mainstream jazz with vocalist Terry Sullivan and bassist Stewart Miller on Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Riverside. Schiff has performed on piano and keyboards, directed, composed and arranged for and with the best—Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Johnny Hartman, Carmen McRae, Frank D’Rone and Bobby Rydell, among others. Concert admission is $25 per person, $20 for seniors. Cash only at the door; no advance sales. Information at (708) 488-1701.
Bobby Schiff’s classical training in piano performance and composition began at age five. As a youngster he worked several years at Universal Recording Studios in Chicago, honing his skills in the music production and publishing business. Later, several years in Los Angeles provided feature film and television opportunities in composing and arranging. There he played in recording sessions with such greats as Marvin Hamlisch and Jerry Goldsmith.
Vocalist Terry Sullivan, a resident of Forest Park, sang in early music ensembles and small concert choirs before turning to jazz. An Ohio native, she has a degree in flute from Ohio University, but began singing after college. Anita O’Day and Blossom Dearie are influences. In addition to traditional musical training beginning in grade four, she studied at the Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
Stewart Miller is a regular in jazz clubs, recording studios and festivals in and around Chicago. In the 1980s he toured for two years with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Miller is a member of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and Instructor of Jazz Bass at the Music Institute of Chicago. He can be heard on recordings by jazz artists Orbert Davis, Russ Phillips, Bobby Schiff, Judy Roberts, and the trombonist Curtis Fuller.
Contact Terry Sullivan at email@example.com