When: February 15, 2014
Where: Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Normal
Time: 8:30 Concert (reception for Hot Jazz Ticket holders starts at 7:30)
Cost: $100 Hot Jazz ticket (gives you early entry for a champagne meet & greet with Roberta Donnay, a GLT custom goodie bag, concert & dancing, dessert bar, and one specialty drink)
$60 Cool Jazz ticket (includes the concert & dancing, dessert bar, and one specialty drink )
Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob Band are taking us back to an era of beaded dresses and cloche hats, pinstripes and fedoras. Dip back to the 1920s for a night of swing, sprinkled with stories about early jazz from this exceptional singer and her 6-piece band. Donnay has had a multi-faceted career, but her first love was jazz. She grew up listening to Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday. Her research into jazz history - especially women performers - inspired her to add their songs to her repertoire and include stories of early jazz in her live performances, which led to gathering her favorite musicians into the Prohibition Mob band.
Donnay and the band perform all decked out in period dress. We encourage you to join them! Don your favorite bow tie and newsboy cap, slip into some silk gloves and throw on a rope of pearls. You'll be entered into a contest for the best costume and win fabulous prizes. You'll dance better, too. It's an evening of champagne, dancing, and a luscious dessert bar. Various dessert stations around the room will be open until 10:00pm, the bar will be open all night. Try a vintage Sidecar or Gin Rickey, while you're at it.
Tables are set for 10 or 4. You can reserve a table only by purchasing a full complement of tickets with one sale.
Make a night of it! The Marriott offers a special overnight guest package just for GLT that includes a guest room and breakfast for two for $129. Call (309) 862-9000 for reservations and request the "GLT Jazz Cabaret package" to receive the special rate.
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