June 28, 2016
8PM & 10PM

C11 is a Chicago-based jazz ensemble, founded and lead by jazz vocalist and educator, Jeff Hedberg. The group’s repertoire focuses on the masterful “Dek-tette” arrangements that come from the pen of Marty Paich, many of these arrangements were originally recorded by Mel Torme and Art Pepper. With two critically acclaimed albums to their credit, Jeff Hedberg and C11 are a unique fixture on the Chicago jazz scene; featuring vocals, two trumpets, three saxes, French horn, trombone, tuba and a swinging rhythm section.

“…they re-create, with fidelity and precision, selections from several albums that the jazz genius Mel Tormé recorded in the mid-50s. Hedberg’s band also lives up to its inspiration, reeling off Paich’s writing with exuberance as well as care. Hedberg has blossomed into a coolly powerful, fully swinging artist.”

-Neil Tesser, Grammy winning jazz journalist