Music at 4:00 p.m.
Socializing and light potluck at 3:00 p.m.
$20 suggested artist donation*
For an invitation to attend, please RSVP here or contact Lee by email at [email protected] or at 312-810-3067
Free childcare provided (advance notice required)
When you meet her, Jenie Thai is composed, pleasant, amiable, friendly, and — she won’t like the word but you have to live with it — sweet. She has an open face, long blonde hair, a ready smile and an easy laugh.
And she is also tough, and gritty, and plays barrelhouse piano steeped in the blues — and if that wasn’t enough to get your head around, she also writes and sings tough and tender ballads, direct from her heart to yours.
While she now calls Toronto home — she lives on the road, and there’s dust on her shoes, love in her heart, and a whole lot of music in her soul.
Jenie Thai’s an artist with history, yet still fresh and joyful and — when she wants — tough and not-to-be-messed with. It’s the music that counts, not the back story.
And the music will make you really know the woman who makes it.
"Jenie Thai is an uncommon talent, full of life and zest and sparkling energy. While based in the blues, this woman's music is passionate pop with style and guts and a cheeky smile that will light up audiences wherever and whenever she plays." - Flohil and Associates Publicity and Concert Promotions, Richard Flohil
"...transform[s] mundane into art.... she has a quirky, unique on-stage presence that lends itself to an honest re-telling of life on the road." - The Voice, Shannon O' Connor
"Jenie Thai is one of the most naturally gifted musicians we've ever worked with. She has the uncanny gift of making familiar songs sound brand new - and when we heard her original songs, it felt like we had known them for years." - Music By The Bay Live Concert Series, Lori and Paul Murray
"Jenie Thai is one of the most inspirational Roots piano players I have seen in a long, long time. She brings both a Blues & Boogie Woogie sensibility to her music and then, infuses it with her young exuberant songwriting. It is an infectious mix of old & new, raw & pristine, sad & joyous and they all work. It is Jazz, It is Blues, It is Roots but it is also a modern style of popularity that sucks you in the way Norah Jones does." - Host of Sunday Morning Soul, Johnny Max