- $45 for two tickets to see Chris Isaak (up to $90 value)
- When: Saturday, September 13, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts
- Seating: mezzanine
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
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- The Chris Isaak formula: one part Elvis, one part Roy Orbison, a dash of Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, a sprinkle of Roy Rogers, and a whole lotta handsome
- The sound: a seamless blend of rockabilly, surf rock, and roots fit for the jukeboxes of the ’50s and ’60s
- The 1989 hit that made David Lynch’s Wild at Heart infinitely cooler: “Wicked Game”
- What Isaak does when someone breaks his heart: he spins the pain into platinum records such as 1995’s Forever Blue, and sneaks personal “Dear John” letters into the liner notes
- The musical equivalent of wrapping a leather jacket around the audience on a chilly evening: Isaak’s signature falsetto and moody guitar chords
- What you’ll likely hear live: greatest hits such as “Somebody’s Cryin’” and “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing,” as well as upbeat covers such as “Great Balls of Fire”
- What you’ll see: Isaak forging a rapport with the audience while his backing band breaks into choreographed shimmies and duck walks
Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts
Intimate evenings of music snuggle comfortably into Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts, whose Cabaret Series won Connecticut Magazine’s Best Cabaret award in 2011 and 2012. Candlelit tabletops exude a cozy nightclub ambiance around a cabaret stage topped with six acclaimed acts each year and a fresh coat of peanut butter each night. The University of Connecticut brings many more acts to its larger main stage, with a special emphasis on jazz and classical luminaries and music and dance from all corners of the globe.