Join us at Jackson's Steakhouse on Thursday, January 19, for "Jazz at Jackson's: An Evening with Ellen and Friends."
The featured performer, Ellen Vinson, will be accompanied by local favorites Dave Shelander on piano and Steve Gilmore on bass. Together, they will present music from "The Great American Songbook" - featuring some of the best American songs of the 20th century, principally from Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musicals, including many selections of songs by composers with enduring popularity, including Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin.
Vinson has loved singing jazz as long as she can remember. Although she graduated with a major in elementary education, she began college as a music major, singing jingles for radio and television in Tallahassee. In the mid 70s, Vinson sang locally with The Tritones at the Executive Club, both Pensacola and Perdido country clubs, Seafood Junction and The End of the Alley in Seville Quarter. Over the years, Vinson continues to sing; she is always excited to have a chance to share her interpretation of jazz classics, songs that tell a story, and never go out of style.
Jazz at Jackson's: An Evening with Ellen and Friends at Jackson's Steakhouse, will provide a wonderful opportunity, offering an intimate cabaret style performance by a group of incredibly talented performers.
There will be two seatings for this event: 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. In addition to our full dinner menu, which will be available for the evening, Chef Miller has prepared a special-feature entrée: an open-fired petite filet, topped with cream-style crab succotash and aramelized onion demi-glace, and served with mushroom risotto and grilled asparagus.
This is a limited-seating event. To reserve your table, please call Jackson's Steakhouse, (850) 469-9898.