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Announcing the return of Cole Porter show and CD release!

After a tremendous debut of Joan Curto Sings Cole Porter, from major to minor, in February The show will return to Chicago, July 11, 12, 19 & 20 at Davenports, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave. To coincide with the return of the shows, that has received rave reviews and played to sell out houses, Joan will be releasing a New CD of the same name! This is her first recording in 9 years and features 7 songs that are part of the show This new extended play recording features some of Chicago’s finest musicians: Beckie Menzie on piano, Jim Cox on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums and features 7 songs from the show.

Joan Curto releases new CD!

Joan Curto celebrates the genius of Cole Porter

Howard Reich Arts critic
11:17 a.m. CST, February 7, 2013

Cole Porter died nearly half a century ago – in 1964 at age 73 – yet his songs remain as ubiquitous today as they were then.

Which helps explain why one of Chicago's top cabaret singers, Joan Curto, this week is launching an evening-length celebration of Porter's work that she hopes to perform for years to come.

"It's kind of amazing to me that it's been 50 years, but you go into any jazz club, listen to movie soundtracks, people are still playing and recording his music," says Curto, who's at Davenport's through Sunday presenting the world premiere engagement of "Joan Curto Sings Cole Porter – From Major to Minor." ...

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