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Jazz vocalist Spider Saloff performs Gershwin tribute Jan. 23 at North Central College

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Nov. 18, 2010—Jazz vocalist Spider Saloff performs “The Memory of All That,” her critically acclaimed tribute to George Gershwin (1898-1937), Jan. 23 at North Central College.

The family of Gershwin chose Saloff as official vocalist to honor the centennial of his birth, and she has performed and toured concerts of all-Gershwin works since 1996.

“The Memory of All that” begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, in North Central College’s Madden Theater at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $25; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

Critics rave about Saloff’s interpretations of Gershwin classics. The New York Times says she has “a wicked way with a lyric and a glint of well-controlled mischief,” while the Chicago Tribune says, “slyly sophisticated, easily accessible, Saloff stands as a kind of ideal.”

Saloff’s “The Memory of All That” show headlined the St. Petersburg Gershwin Festival in Russia, and the Chicago jazz vocalist has performed in the Gershwin family home. The evening features her renditions of such standards as “S’Wonderful,” “I've Got Rhythm,” “Our Love Is Here to Stay” and “They Can't Take That Away From Me,” but also some rare Gershwin melodies that members of the Gershwin family gave her access to and permission to record and perform live.

She is a five-time winner of the prestigious Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award, including one for Best Female Jazz Vocalist, and has received a special citation for her musical contributions from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, presenter of the Grammy Awards. Saloff has released seven recordings on Kopaesthetics Records. Visit to learn more about Saloff.

North Central College’s 2010-2011 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season is supported by a generous grant from the Illinois Arts Council. USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors.

This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).