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Jazz at Jackson’s: Ellen Sings with Bobby van Deusen

Jazz at Jackson’s: Ellen Sings with Bobby van Deusen

Join us at Jackson’s Steakhouse on Thursday, September 27, for our latest installment of “Jazz at Jackson’s.”

The featured performers for the evening are vocalist Ellen Vinson accompanied by noted pianist Bobby van Deusen. Together, they will present a program featuring many jazz standards of songs by composers with enduring popularity highlighting the American Songbook. In addition, they will perform a number of Broadway favorites.

Ellen Vinson has loved singing jazz as long as she can remember. Although she graduated with a major in elementary education, she began college as a music major, singing jingles for radio and television in Tallahassee. Additionally, Ellen taught elementary school for over 30 years. She looks forward to sharing her interpretation of jazz classics, songs that tell a story, and never go out of style. For the past six years she has enjoyed participating in our annual “Jazz at Jackson’s” as well as events benefitting numerous nonprofit organizations.

Bobby van Deusen, a Philadelphia native, has been playing piano professionally for over 40 years.  His credits include Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, The Dukes of Dixieland, Sammy Davis, Jr., Eartha Kitt, Della Reese, The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band, The Delta Queen Steamboat Company, He is currently a touring artist with Allied Concert Tours. In addition to this special performance at Jackson’s, van Deusen performs 4 nights a week at the Sandestin Hilton.

There will be two seatings for this event: 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. In addition to our full dinner menu, which will be available for the evening, Chef Miller has prepared a special-feature entrée: Tournedos of beef with fresh thyme, cabernet reduction sauce and summer squash gratin.

This is a limited-seating event. To reserve your table, please call Jackson’s Steakhouse, (850) 469-9898.

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