Friday, September 16th – 8:00PM
Mario Abney is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader based in New Orleans and was regular on the HBO series Tremé. He developed his chops, in hometown Chicago, at Fred Anderson’s legendary Velvet Lounge. The young and talented Abney has a style and energy that delights audiences everywhere. He has been compared to the genius of Miles Davis and the leadership and insight of Art Blakey. Mario fuses the music of New Orleans, Chicago Jazz, Blues, R & B, and his original compositions.
The evening also features variété between sets, followed by a late night dance party with Twinflame (DJs Zebo & Edie).
Featuring Variété Performances by: Ruby Spencer
Influenced by old Hollywood and classic showgirls of the 1940s and ‘50s, Ruby Spencer is your technicolor dream come to life. She will dazzle you with her glittering personality, sultry looks, and playful performance style. Ruby is based in Chicago but enjoys taking her award-winning acts all over the country. Known as the Gem of Chicago, she is the Sparkling Sin-Sation!