MaryMonica Thomas & Quartet

MaryMonica Thomas & Quartet

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

Whether performing jazz standards on the Odyssey cruiseship at Navy Pier, or latin jazz at The Park West, MaryMonica has made a respected name for herself in Chicago by always being true to her passion; music. Her band's versatility and stage presence are an award winning combination

Biography

MaryMonica has over twenty years of event experience; performing, working with musicians, and managing entertainment. She's performed for audiences at The Intercontinental, Drury Lne Water Tower and Oakbrook, The Skokie Theater, The Park West, The Plush Room in SanFrancisco, the Duplex in NYC, Le Meridian Hotel, Windsor's Cigar Lounge at the Palmer House Hilton, the Odyssey Dinner Cruise ship, the Mercury and Royal George Theatres, and more. She has performed at countless weddings, corporate events, private parties, festivals, and more.
Marymonica has charmed audiences with music and song and became the winner of the "After Dark" award for 2002 Outstanding Cabaret Artist for Sepia Tones: The Music of Dorothy Dandridge. As a result, she was then asked to perform her show at Symphony Center for Chicago's prestigious Humanities Festival 2003, which she did to a sold out house and standing ovation. She's an active member of 3Girls3, the vocal harmony group honored as the "best of the best" cabaret shows in Chicago for 2000 by Cabaret Scenes Magazine. Her band performs versatile setlist with a strong foundation in jazz standards and latin jazz.

"Thomas has never been about just meeting audience expectations" - Misha Davenport, Chicago Sun-Times

"...the voluptuousness of Thomas' alto and the vividness of her presentation galvanize a live audience" - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

"Thomas offers a sublimely intoxicating performance that reveals an artist of extraordinary range and skill that we thought we had seen, but obviously have only glimpsed before" - Jeff Rossen, Gay Chicago Magazine and Cabaret Scenes Magazine

"Through the course of the night Thomas will seduce you, entertain you, amuse you, and inspire you" - Paul Barile, Chicago Arts and Entertainment

"Most gripping are Thomas mournful account of 'Body and Soul', phrased as elegantly as one might hope to hear it"..."and her soaring version of 'I Loves you Porgy', sung with a panache that classical vocalists would be hard-pressed to match" - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Set List

1. All of Me –
2. As Time Goes By -
3. Besame Mucho
4. Boy From Ipanema
5. Come Away with Me (Norah Jones)
6. Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
7. Fever -
8. First Time Ever I saw Your Face
9. Fly me to the Moon -
10. For the Love Of You
11. For Sentimental Reasons -
12. It Had to be You - C
13. It’s Too Late (Carole King)
14. Lady is a Tramp -
15. Let’s Fall in Love -
16. The Look of Love (Diana Krall)
17. Midnight Train to Georgia
18. Misty -
19. Moondance (Van Morrison)
20. Night and Day
21. No Ordinary Love
22. Orange Colored Sky
23. Love is Here to Stay
24. Peel Me A Grape
25. Smooth Operator -
26. The Summer Wind
27. Summertime - A minor
28. Sunrise (Norah Jones)
29. Sweetest Taboo
30. The Very Thought of You
31. What a Difference a Day Made
32. The Way you Look Tonight -
33. You are the Sunshine of My Life