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LEXUS LISTENING LOUNGE BRINGS RIVETING PERFORMANCES BY CHICAGO NATIVES & FAVORITES TO THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
Special Edition of Lexus Verses and Flow Will Feature Bridget Kelly, Todd Kessler and More
Feb. 9, 2016 – Leading luxury automotive brand Lexus announces a
special edition of its hit R&B/Soul music property, Verses and Flow,
at the Chicago Auto Show in the Lexus Listening Lounge from Saturday,
Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 21. Auto show attendees will have the
opportunity to view the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe, as well as the full
line-up offered by Lexus and be treated to amazing live performances
and meet-and-greets with top talent. Many of the featured performers
have strong connections to the Chicago area and include: Hanna Ashbrook,
Bridget Kelly, Todd Kessler, James Davis, Julia Huff, Angie Fisher, The
Moe Fitz Project, and P.J. Morton.
Verses and Flow capitalizes on the resurgence of spoken word and is
known for pairing dynamic performances by prominent R&B artists with
the luxury experience synonymous with Lexus. The show was nominated for
a 2013 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Variety Series or Special,”
after the success of the broadcast program on TV One, and eventually
grew to include a live national music tour.
The schedule for the Lexus Listening Lounge at the Chicago Auto Show includes:
a singer/songwriter with indie rock influences, Hanna Ashbrook "…crafts
sophisticated songs that belie her youth.” Ashbrook grew up in the
suburbs of Chicago and discovered a love of music after receiving a
guitar for Christmas when she was 15 and teaching herself to play. She
cites Thom Yorke as an early vocal influence, and she later discovered
Jeff Buckley and Amy Winehouse. After struggling with nodules and vocal
surgeries in 2013, she has since recovered and has opened for acts
including BOY and Lily & Madeline, and was most recently a
contestant on season 9 of NBC’s “The Voice”. In addition, Ashbrook
writes jingles for television and commercials.
as a performer since her early teenage years, Angela Fisher -- who has
also gone by Angie Fisher – is a Grammy-nominated performer who has
toured and recorded as a background vocalist for dozens of artists.
Among the higher-profile artists Fisher has worked with include: Michael
Jackson, Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, and
Bridget Kelly, it started at Madison Square Garden, as a Roc Nation
artist, singing her hometown’s newest anthem “Empire State of Mind,”
alongside Jay Z. After collaborating with the likes of Kendrick Lamar
and Kelly Clarkson, Kelly took center stage with her solo projects,
“Every Girl”, Cut to…Bridget Kelly”, “Summer of 17”and
the forthcoming, “All of Nothing”. Whether through painful struggle,
breakthrough triumph, or naturally high on life, Bridget Kelly continues
to captivate audiences with her vocal flexibility.
began for Chicago-born Julia Huff when she belted out The Carpenters’
“We’ve Only Just Begun” at her kindergarten graduation. Huff has been
steadily and faithfully working what’s left of the fabled Chicago
nightclub circuit three to four nights a week gigging the old-fashioned
way with her group, Julia Huff & The Company Band. With music
produced, arranged and largely composed by the legendary Jerry Peters
(Phyllis Hyman, Earth Wind & Fire), her debut album “Meet…Julia
Huff” will introduce listeners to a five-star talent as comfortable with
cabaret jazz as she is with high-gloss soul-pop.
“Moe Fitz” Fitzgerald began his love affair with the bass at a very
young age, learning to play from his uncle. Since then, he has
collaborated and performed globally with gospel, pop and R&B legends
such as Beyoncé Knowles, CeCe Winans, Jennifer Hudson, and R. Kelly.
Fitzgerald has performed on Grammy-winning albums with The Clark Sisters
and is currently the bassist for the legendary Isley Brothers.
Ill. native Todd Kessler has been singing and performing for most of
his life. His singing talent was introduced to millions when he was
selected as a member of “Team Cee-lo” on season three of NBC’s popular
singing competition, “The Voice.”
Davis is a band composed of three musician siblings who released their
self-titled debut EP on Motown Records in the spring of 2015. The trio
made the EP in the home they share, making it an intimate collection
that yearns for a connection with others, fitting for a group who
describe themselves as out-going introverts. They’ve held on tightly to
their songs until recently, but are now excited to reveal their
masterpieces to the masses.
by acts ranging from the Beatles and James Taylor to Wonder and Donny
Hathaway, the New Orleans native is the son of gospel singer Paul S.
Morton. His formal foray into the industry was as a member of the band
Freestyle Nation, which debuted in the early 2000s. But it was as a
songwriter/producer that Morton left his first indelible impression. He
won a Grammy Award for his songwriting/production of India.Arie’s
“Interested” from her 2002 album, “Voyage to India”. He has worked with
an array of artists, including Jermaine Dupri, LL Cool J and Maroon 5.
Lexus Listening Lounge takes place at the Lexus exhibit of the 2015
Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place. Information about admission
tickets, directions and parking is available at www.chicagoautoshow.com.
launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue
perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the
needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its
reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative
technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging
driving dynamics and performance. With
six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid
leader. Lexus also offers seven F SPORT models and two F performance
models.In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 236 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.