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Bradley Parker-Sparrow & Joanie Pallatto (photo: Southport Records)

"Joanie and Sparrow have elevated what they do together splendidly.  They're uniquely entertaining Chicago artists."
– Howard Mandel, jazz journalist

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Chicago Jazz Festival – Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Square
8/31/17, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – FREE!
"Southport Records Celebrates 40 Years of Sparrow"
Bradley Parker-Sparrow, Joanie Pallatto and The Machine Band
with John Devlin, bass and Luiz Ewerling, drums
and special Southport Guests: pianist Dave Gordon & pianist Marshall Vente

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Noctambulo at Pangea – 178 2nd Ave, New York, NY
Monday, October 23rd, 2017 – 7:00pm
Lampkin Music Group and Christopher Gines/Noctambulo @ Pangea presents
A Musical Celebration of Jazz Legend Bob Dorough!
Part of the Southport 40th Anniversary Celebration in NYC and Chicago
Plus a CD Party for Joanie & Sparrow’s new CD “Float Out to Sea”
One Show Only!
Joanie Pallatto, vocalist-composer
Bradley Parker-Sparrow, pianist-composer
with Jazz Vocalist Martha Lorin, Broadway’s Bill Nolte,
Cabaret Vocalist Christiana Moffa and Pianist Deanna Witkowski

"A Musical Celebration of Jazz Legend Bob Dorough" will feature our entire “cast” performing their favorite “Bob Song” – in addition to other musical selections of jazz, cabaret and originals. A Bob Dorough tribute!
Presented by Ralph Lampkin and Christopher Gines!

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Green Mill Jazz Club – 4802 N. Broadway, Chicago
Sunday, November 5th, 2017   2:00 – 5:00 pm, $10
Southport Records 40th Anniversary Continues!
Plus – Joanie & Sparrow CD Release Party “Float Out To Sea”
with Howard Mandel, Master of Ceremonies!

Bradley Parker-Sparrow, Joanie Pallatto and The Machine Band
with John Devlin, bass and Luiz Ewerling, drums – and special Southport Guests including Chicago jazz piano legend Willie Pickens, new music pianist-composer George Flynn, jazz vocalist Martha Lorin, TV POW and more tba!

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Vocalist Joanie Pallatto and Pianist and Composer Bradley Parker-Sparrow claim Chicago as their home - their life in music has blossomed over the decades, along with their marriage.  As co-owners of Southport Records and producers and engineers at Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studio, together they have released close to 150 recordings since 1977 - mostly of jazz artists, along with cabaret performers and contemporary classical composers.  Over the years, the revered artists in the Southport catalog include Von Freeman, Willie Pickens, George Freeman, Fred Anderson, King Fleming and George Flynn.

Joanie & Sparrow were named 2016 Jazz Heroes by the Jazz Journalists Association for their extraordinarily broad support of Chicago's community of musicians.  "The Last Cabrini" (a Southport Film ©2012) premiered at Chicago's CIMMFest 2016 - a cinema tone poem with Rick Kogan, narrator and Joanie Pallatto, voice.  Shot, directed, edited and composed by Sparrow.

For over twelve years as curators of their "Southport Records Presents" series at Katerina's in Chicago, Joanie and Sparrow opened each evening with their duets of original music, followed by featuring a different artist from their Southport Records label.


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Southport Records was founded in Chicago in 1977 as an independent voice for new music from Chicago to a world audience. There are over 144 projects in print.

Real Jazz Made In Chicago – Real Music Made In Chicago

Southport Records celebrates the documentation of recording Chicago artists for the past thirty-nine years!
Sparrow Sound Design (1977 - 2017)

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