Valerie Tichacek

Valerie Tichacek

BandJazzLatin

St. Louis based jazz vocalist and winner of 2002 Downbeat Award for Outstanding Jazz Performance.  Combines the uniquely beautiful music of Brazil with the swing and swagger of American jazz for an appealing sound that your guests will enjoy during food, drinks, and conversation.

Biography

Vocalist, arranger and band-leader Valerie Tichacek has been an active part of the St. Louis Jazz scene for over a decade. She frequently performs in clubs, festivals, parties and corporate events. Her recordings, featuring some of St. Louis’ best Jazz musicians, can be heard locally on WSIE-FM, WEW-AM, KMOX-AM and KDHX-FM radio. Valerie was honored in 2002 by Downbeat Magazine with the "Outstanding Performance by a Jazz Vocalist" award.

Valerie's journey in the music world began in St. Louis as the daughter of Jazz organist and Disc Jockey "Glen Davis", and her mother made a career as an organ and piano teacher and played Lead Cornet in The St. Louis Salvation Army Corp Band. Valerie traveled to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and New York City to study with renowned Jazz vocalists and recording artists Sheila Jordan and Roseanna Vitro. In 2002 she traveled to Rio de Janeiro in pursuit of a deeper understanding of the cultural forces shaping Brazilian music.
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VT Productions is pleased to represent the following exciting musical entertainers for your event;

The Valerie Tichacek Trio provides music for dining, parties and cocktail receptions. Smooth, non-intrusive Jazz Standards and Brazilian classics.

The Valerie Tichacek Sextet offers a stylish repertoire of Jazz Standards and Brazilian classics suitable for dances, parties, corporate events, festivals, concerts and weddings.

The Original Boneheads, a trombone quartet, perform an "extreme variety" of repertoire comprising jazz and swing, classic rock, blues, marches, doo-wop, classical and more. In its first ten years, the group has played concerts, wineries, casinos, art fairs, church services, wedding and academic ceremonies, private and corporate events, school clinics, and an Arena implosion party. If you are looking for excellent and unique acoustic music, you just found it. (www.kurtsilver.net)

The Original Knights of Swing (19 Piece Big Band) was founded in 1949 by Dr. Warren Butts. The band performs at private events, concerts and dances in and around the St. Louis area. They cover more than 400 arrangements and also play the classic arrangements of the Big Band era. (www.OriginalKnightsOfSwing.com)

Guitarist Paul Davis provides elegant instrumental music for all special occasions. (www.vt-productions.com)

Discography

“Sleepin' Bee” (2004)
- with special guest Don E. Curtis on Pedal Steel Guitar

“Playing' Favorites” : Paul Davis (2001)

“No More Blues” (1999)

Set List

Repertoire sampling: (Standards, Jazz, Brazilian)

Standards:
- All of Me
- All of You
- All or Nothing At All
- Autumn Leaves
- Blue Prelude
- Born to be Blue
- Candy
- Cherokee
- Close Your Eyes
- Come Rain or Come Shine
- Cry Me a River
- Deed I Do
- Devil May Care
- Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
- Don’t Be That Way
- Falling in Love With Love
- Fascinatin’ Rhythm
- Fly Me to the Moon
- Gentleman Friend
- Ghost of a Chance
- God Bless the Child
- Good Morning Heartache
- Green Dolphin Street
- Heat Wave
- He’s a Tramp
- How High the Moon
- How Long Has This Been Going On?
- I Can’t Get Started
- If I Should Lose You
- If I Were a Bell
- I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
- In a Sentimental Mood
- Isn’t This a Lovely Day
- It Could Happen to You
- I Thought About You
- I Won’t Dance
- Like Someone In Love
- Loverman
- Masquerade is Over
- Midnight Sun
- More I See You
- My Foolish Heart
- My Romance
- Orange Colored Sky
- Perdido
- Pi