Jazz can be both challenging and accessible, much like a James Joyce pop-up book or a mathematical proof written in barbecue sauce. Calculate the thrills of the incalculably catchy with today’s GrouponLive deal for a lePercolateur concert package (up to a $25 total value). The package includes the following:
- One general-admission ticket to see lePercolateur at Jazz Showcase on Sunday, January 15, at 8 p.m. (up to a $15 value)
- CD of the band’s latest album, Édition Spéciale (a $10 value)<p>
Chicago’s lePercolateur blows bubbles of swingtime bliss with unbridled energy and irresistible hooks. Springboarding off a platform of manouche jazz and Django Reinhardt–inspired hot club swing, the band evokes 1930s France with help from the vocal textures of Nicole Peterson-Pearce, whose playful and seductive croon steals hearts like a shoplifter in a Hallmark store. The toe-tapping combination of Stacy McMichael’s upright bass, Marielle de Rocca-Serra’s twisting violin melodies, and the dueling-auctioneer fretting of guitarists Sam Random and Kevin Rush recently saw the band signed to esteemed local label Chicago Sessions.
Onstage, the quintet pop and sizzle with a sound suitable for jazz aficionados, pop-music fans, and passionate advocates for the repeal of Prohibition. Jazz Showcase recently toted its 65-year history to the Romanesque Dearborn Station building in the South Loop, where the club that AOL Travel describes as “Chicago’s classiest spot for live jazz” has outfitted the equally venerable former train station with mellow acoustics and a dramatic red velvet curtain.