The Music of Adelaide Hall

Photo credit: John Connelly

Photo credit: John Connelly

Minnesota guitarist Sam Miltich compiles an all-star cast of musicians to celebrate the music of Duke Ellington and Adelaide Hall. Ellington and Hall were major figures in the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s, embarking on a decades-long professional collaboration and headlining together at New York's famed Cotton Club.   The show features jazz vocalist Charmin Michelle summoning the spirit of Hall, blending the power and soul of a legendary vocalist with her own modern-day sense of swing and sophistication.  Bandleader Sam Miltich continues his rise as a star of the Minnesota jazz community, blending his virtuoso guitar sensibility with violinist, Evan Price, a longtime member of the San Francisco Hot Club and Turtle Island Quartet.  The group is supported by a masterful rhythm section of Jay Epstein on drums and Matthew Miltich on bass.

Live at the Davis Theater

Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club featuring Charmin Michelle (vocals), Dave Karr (sax), and Matthew Miltich (bass), performing at the Davies Auditorium, Itasca Community College in 2010. Video credit: DMcD Productions, Inc.

B'nai Abraham Synagogue

Sam Miltich with Charmin Michelle (vocals), Evan Price (violin), Matthew Miltich (bass) and Jay Epstein (drums) playing at B'nai Abraham in Virginia, Minnesota while performing their "The Music of Adelaide Hall" tour in July 2016

The Band

Please note: band members  for the Adelaide Hall Show may change pending musicians' availability on given dates.

Past Performances