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December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Direct from her critically acclaimed appearance at New York’s “Pangea” singer-songwriter, Joanie Pallatto, returns to her home town to continue the “My Original Plan” celebration at the newly open Venus Cabaret Theater.

Featuring co-producer/arranger and modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, pianist-composer Sparrow; with special quests Samba Queen Tânia Daley and Broadway mainstay, actor-singer Bill Nolte, the show is an acoustic tour – de – force variety hour of song and dance.
Joanie Pallatto’s songs are like a modern radio, which create musical visions of various genres for the audiences to relish in…

Described by Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune as having “a stirring and special voice,” singer/songwriter Joanie Pallatto has a history of 42 years as one  of Chicago’s leading studio voices, an independent artist with 14 albums as a leader/co-leader, and the Southport Records co-chair, along with her husband and partner Bradley Parker-Sparrow responsible for 100’s of recordings of otherwise little-documented local musical artists.

What the critics have said:

“THE SHOW IS A HIT… Chicago actress Joanie Pallatto a hit in New York”

~ Thomas J. O’Gorman | Skyline, October 20, 2021

The veteran jazz singer-songwriter teams with guitarist Fareed Haque for a seamless set of original

tunes that cover a dizzying stylistic range, from samba and swing to pop and torch.”

~ Top 5…New City, Chicago

with an infectious, downright girlish enthusiasm that’s especially admirable in someone who was

raised in “the biz” (her mother was a cabaret singer and dancer, her father a fiddler) and has been

immersed in it in her own right since the late 70s. Her voice is light without being ethereal, her

phrasing inventive but not radical–she’s a versatile, intelligent, girl-next-door sort of jazz singer.”

~ Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader

“…witness the Martha Graham of jazz reinventing the genre. It was one of the most exciting, odd,

life-affirming, and eye-catching shows ever, indeed, it was exactly what cabaret should be.”

~ Stephen Mosher, BroadwayWorld, NY

“Joanie Pallatto Brought a Tasty Slice of Chicago to the Big Apple. She lives her writing; they are a

part of her fabric. It’s an artistic serving that deserves a return from the Windy City. New York


~ Marilyn Lester, NiteLife Exchange, NY

It’s a rare thing these days to be able to locate and actually take time out to listen to an album of

this depth and grace. Reconciling essential, long-standing attributes of Twentieth Century pop and

jazz, Joanie Pallatto charms her music into the future with My Original Plan.”

~ ***** Robert Silverstein, Roots Music Report

So join us at the beautiful new Cabaret room in Chicago. It will be a blast.!

Joanie’s Website: http://www.chicagosound.com

For additional PR information, please email, Ralph @ Lampkinmusic@gmail.com


December 6
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Venus Cabaret Theater
3745 North Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613 United States
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Joanie Pallatto
773 - 472 - 7719
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