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Blue Strawberry is thrilled to welcome back Denise Thimes.

Denise is truly one of the cherished singers of modern jazz. With the most beautiful and commanding of voices, a compelling stage presence and funny and engaging stories, Denise Thimes is the complete entertainer. Whether headlining at Dizzy’s Coca Cola Room in New York, Winter’s in Chicago, conquering the national jazz festival scene, or sharing the stage with Tony Bennett, Denise Thimes has an unmistakable tendency to steal the show and astonish crowds of every size and background. 

Adaron “Pops” Jackson, Piano     Jahmal Nichols, Bass     Montez Coleman, Drums

"A week ago, St. Louis singer Denise Thimes moved to Chicago. So as of Friday night, she could be considered one of this city’s more commanding jazz vocalists." -Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

"Now that the native St. Louis performer has decided to make Chicago her home, and almost immediately––before becoming totally settled––she showed why the Chicago jazz crowd has embraced her so fully. In a two-night tribute to the legendary Nancy Wilson at Winter’s Jazz Club, Thimes relied on her commanding voice, engaging stage presence and her rapport with the audience to signal a new chapter in her life, one that already is catapulting her to the top ranks among noted jazz singers." Walter Leavy, The Celebrity Front Page

Adaron “Pops” Jackson, Piano     Jahmal Nichols, Bass     Montez Coleman, Drums