Singer/songwriter/keyboard player Denise La Grassa has been winning over audiences with her mix of jazzy/folk/rock & her effervescent personality since her 1999 debut The Tracks. She has played Chicago’s prominent jazz haunts, including The Green Mill, Pops for Champagne, The Velvet Lounge, Green Dolphin Street and Andy’s Jazz Club. She has appeared in New York City at The Knitting Factory, FEZ, H.E.R.E., Surf Reality & Collective Unconscious, as well as abroad in Germany, Switzerland and England.
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“La Grassa is a singer of serious jazzy talent and an artful writer” Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune
“There is something thrilling about watching her … and that girl can sing!” Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader
“La Grassa’s performance and compositions are filled with a great deal of talent, originality and panache!” Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“La Grassa's strong singing voice has a radiant folk quality” Lloyd Sachs, Chicago Sun Times
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