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  • Studio5 (in Dance Center Evanston) 1934 Dempster Street Evanston, IL, 60202 United States (map)

$20-25. Click HERE for tickets.

Petra van Nuis, vocal
Dennis Luxion, piano

Chicago based duo, vocalist Petra van Nuis and pianist Dennis Luxion have been noted for their “seamless camaraderie” (Chicago Jazz Magazine) creating "spellbinding sonic snapshots that movingly capture the intricacies of life" (Jazziz Magazine) with a style that is “hauntingly atmospheric and filled with creative substance” (All About Jazz Magazine) taking listeners to “a place where the agony, comfort, and hope of life meet” (Japan's Jazz Critique Magazine). 

“A veteran Chicago pianist of impeccable taste and considerable harmonic imagination” (Chicago Tribune), Dennis is best known for being Chet Baker's pianist in the 1980s in Europe where they toured extensively and made six recordings together. Recent overseas performances include a tour of Southern Africa as part of the Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad program administered by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Praised for possessing “a light, gorgeous, and fairly delicate voice … a gift for melody and plenty of rhythmic confidence” (Downbeat Magazine), Petra regularly tours Europe and is known around Chicago for her celebrated Recession Seven band and her intimate duo with husband, guitarist Andy Brown. 

In October 2018, after several years and countless gigs together, Petra van Nuis and Dennis Luxion documented their synergistic collaboration with the recording "Because We're Night People”, a collection of evening related songs.

This Studio5 appearance will spotlight music from that album. We are delighted to be able to spend a a cozy summer evening with with Petra and Dennis.

We'll be recording this performance for Chicago Jazz Live on WDCB, so you'll be part of the studio audience! See you there. -SR

Cash bar, light snacks, free parking right outside! Doors open for cocktails and socializing at 7:30.