Music goes well with wine, especially when those tunes compliment the berry aroma of international flavor. This summer, City Winery vaunts an impressive calendar of live entertainment, including a handful of acts from outside the country. If you're looking for sultry Latin sounds to pair with fine Spanish wines, check out these can't-miss international artists.
Cellist Ian Maksin and Las Guitarras de España collaborate to present a program of international music genres in flawless unison. The evening will showcase a 10-piece band, including Patricia Ortega on vocals, flamenco dancer Wendy Clinard and Mamadou Diop, Senegalese tama (talking drum) player. $18 reserved; $20 premier (includes the seats closest to the stage;) $25 VIP (elevated section).
Dance Mania, Chicago's Angel Melendez & 911 Mambo Orchestra pay tribute to the "King of Latin Jazz," Tito Puente. The evening kicks off at 7 pm with a Latin dance lesson by Latin Street Dance Academy. At 8:30 pm the full sound of the 20-piece mambo band, including a full horn section, pays homage with an irresistible array of classic tropical sounds. $12 standing room; $15 reserved seating.
Brazilian Badi Assad's enchanting voice and virtuoso guitar artistry delivers brilliant experimentation and innovative melodies. The internationally recognized artist simultaneously sings, plays guitar, dances and plays percussion -with her body, showcasing her unique technique and boundless, versatile talent. $48 reserved; $58 premier; $68 VIP.
Amenities include valet parking, an ample patio, a bright and open modern dining room, and a listening room meant for intimate music appreciation. All concerts offer reserved seating ticket options. Box Office is open 11 am to 6 pm Monday - Sunday. By phone at 312-733-WINE (9463).
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