Truman Music Series
Libby York & Tom Vaitsas
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 – Performed inside of the Harry S. Truman Little White House Doors Open at 5:15 pm Show starts at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Libby York is not the kind of jazz singer that needs vocal pyrotechnics to engage an audience. Whether she is singing a ballad or swinging hard on a standard, her deep connection to the lyrics and subtle improvisations on the melody conveys an intimacy that makes each song feel like she is telling a story about her own life. York is one of the finest storytellers and singers on the scene today. While her cool style is reminiscent of past legends like Peggy Lee and June Christy, Libby York’s conversational style, hip phrasing, a superb sense of time, and deep connection to a song’s lyrics, show the art of masterful storytelling is alive and well in the 21st century.
Tom Vaitsas started playing piano in Chicago in 1992 while finishing his B.A. and music degrees from NIU. 2000-2008 was a period of European tours with blues legends Lurie and Carrie Bell while also working in Chicago between trips. He has performed with jazz greats such as Von Freeman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Russell Malone. Vaitsas still continues to perform in and out of Chicago with various groups.
Use the Front Street/Truman Annex Fountain Gate only. Entry to Truman Annex and Little White House is located on Front Street just past Opal Resort Parking Garage (245 Front Street) and in front of Building 21 (201 Front Street). Please note – The Truman Annex is normally closed to the public at 6pm and the Front Street/Fountain Gate will be the only gate attended on the evening of the concerts.
The Harry S. Truman Little White House does not provide parking. We suggest that all guests park in public parking lots or spaces and walk over. We do have a gate attendant that will let guests into the Annex on Front Street.
All seating is general admission. Seating is available by table, however please be aware that we do our best to provide a clear view from each table and seat. Given the charming and unique setup of the Living Room, our team will do our best to direct you to the seat you purchased.
All ticket sales are final.
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