APRIL 25-27, 2015



City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces a special three-night stand with Parisian jazz sensation Madeleine Peyroux. Tickets for Madeleine Peyroux go on sale Friday, Jan. 23 at noon.


Madeleine Peyroux: Saturday-Monday, April 25-27 ($60/65/70)

Singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux’s one-of-a-kind voice, has carried the jazz artist from busking on the streets of Paris to mainstream recognition. Through intensely distinctive renditions of old classics and modern tunes by the likes of Leonard Cohen and The Beatles, Peyroux has proved to be an uncannily insightful interpreter with her consistently impeccable choice of material. Her latest album, The Blue Room – which originated as a re-examination of Ray Charles’s watershed country & Western album – sees the genre-blending singer at a nexus of styles, blending jazz, blues, country and pop.


“The only thing that matters is the song,” says singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux. A conviction that, along with a one-of-a-kind voice, has carried the award-winning artist from busking on the streets of Paris, all the way to stardom. Sixteen years after her Dreamland debut, it is not hard to see why Peyroux’s genre-defying blend of jazz and pop continues to enthrall the music world.
Through six universally praised albums “Jazz’s brightest star” has gained a reputation for an impeccable choice of material, creating a genuine buzz of anticipation amongst fans and the industry at large. Lending her seductively expressive voice to classic standards as well as thoroughly modern tunes, Peyroux has made an undiminishing mark as an uncanny and insightful interpreter. From Holiday to Dylan, Bessie Smith to Leonard Cohen, Peyroux sheds a striking new light onto familiar musical gems while making each phrase and croon her very own, some say “creating new classics along the way.”
The free-spirited singer, songwriter and guitarist began her musical adventure as a teenager in Paris, when “drawn to the music of the streets,” she left high school and joined a touring blues and jazz band. “Someone gave me early Columbia recordings with Billie Holiday and instructed me to learn the songs.” Determined Peyroux grasped not just the melody changes, choice of tone and phrasing, but the power of the iconic artist’s presence. “It was by learning Billie’s mannerisms that I was learning to listen to my own,” she explains.
Years later, her undeniable talent was spotted at a New York club by Atlantic Records’ Yves Beauvais who signed her to the label and co-produced her 1996 debut album Dreamland. Peyroux’s dreamily husky voice enchanted punters and critics alike, but it was the 2004 Careless Love that proved to be a milestone release for the artist, bringing mainstream recognition and marking the start of a prolific collaboration with producer Larry Klein.


Peyroux has come a long way from the streets of Paris to the word’s grandest concert halls and collaborating with the some of the world’s finest musicians. Still, where other artists might rest on their laurels and bask in the glory of countless gushing reviews, Peyroux continues fearlessly to explore new territories. The charmingly humble artist who “didn’t have any expectation of becoming someone who could make a dent in the outside world” has done just that.


All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages and start at 8pm, unless noted.


Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 23 at noon. Only members of City Winery Chicago’s signature VinoFile™ program now have access to ticket sales, in addition to receiving: a waiver of ticket service fees; 50% off valet parking; Restaurant Loyalty Rewards, such as a free pair of VIP concert tickets for every $500 spent on food & beverage in the restaurant; exclusive membership-only events; and access to the proprietary City Winery Virtual Sommelier™, which helps make suggestions for wines one might enjoy based on past consumption at the venue.


To purchase concert tickets or for more information on becoming a VinoFile™ member, please call (312) 733-WINE (9463) or visit


Madeleine Peyroux joins a diverse mix of the most respected names in pop, rock, jazz, blues, world music, theater, spoken word and comedy presented at City Winery Chicago, including previously announced headliners and supporting acts: Head for the Hills with special guests Billy Strings and Don Julin and Kodiak (Jan. 21, 7pm); Robert Randolph & the Family Band and friends (Jan. 23-24); Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra (Jan. 25); Scott Anderson’s Nia Quintet and Matt Ulery’s Loom (Jan. 26); Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song (Jan. 28); Jeff Daniels with the Ben Daniels Band (Jan. 29, 8 & 10:30pm); Kevin Nealon (Jan. 30, 7:30 & 10pm); Steve Earle with Dawn Landes (Feb. 1-4); Evan Dando (Feb. 5); Chicago Blues and Bluegrass Festival: Cornmeal with Jamie Lono & Noble Heart (Feb. 7); Maxwell Street Junior Klezmer Orchestra (Feb. 8, 11am); Dailey & Vincent (Feb. 8, 5pm); Glen Phillips with Jonathan Kingham (Feb. 8, 8pm); Mississippi Blues History Show: Cedric Burnside Project with Super Chikan (Feb. 9); John Oates (Feb. 10); Marc Broussard (Feb. 12-13); 10,000 Maniacs (Feb. 14, 5:30 and 8pm); Michelle L’amour’s Big SEXY Show (Feb. 14, 11:30pm); Pedrito Martinez Group (Feb. 15, 5 & 8 pm); The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano (Feb. 16); Black Violin (Feb. 17); Shawn Colvin (Feb. 18-19); Colin Hay (Feb. 20-22); Auxi Fernández-Flamenco (Feb. 23); Leon Russell (Feb. 24-25); Funkadesi (Feb. 26); Sam Moore (Feb. 27); Ed Kowalczyk – Throwing Copper Unplugged (Feb. 28 – Mar. 1); Scythian (Mar. 1, 4pm); The Hot Sardines with Mipso (Mar. 2); David Broza (Mar. 3); Buckwheat Zydeco (Mar. 4); Ben Sollee (Mar. 5); Chrisette Michele (Mar. 6, 7 & 10pm); British Invasion Tour (Mar. 7); Carrie Newcomer (Mar. 8); The Signal: A Doo Wop Rhapsody (Mar. 9); Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws (Mar. 10); Langhorne Slim (Mar. 11); Asleep at the Wheel with The Quebe Sisters Band (Mar. 12, 6pm & 9pm); Michael McDermott (Mar. 13); Del McCoury Band (Mar. 14); The Weight – Music of The Band (Mar. 15); Andy Statman Trio (Mar. 16); Kneebody with Spare Parts (Mar. 17); Judy Collins (Mar. 18); Citizen Cope (Mar. 19-20; Mar. 22-24); Johnette Napolitano (Mar. 27); Matthew Perryman Jones (Mar. 28); Eliane Elias (Apr. 1); Wayne Krantz Group (Apr. 2); The James Hunter Six (Apr. 3-4); Luke Wade (Apr. 7); Kurt Elling – Elling Swings Sinatra (Apr. 12-13); The Gibson Brothers (Apr. 15); Joan Armatrading (Apr. 23-24 SOLD OUT); Madeleine Peyroux (Apr. 25-27); Eilen Jewell (May 1); Tyrone Wells with special guests Dominic Balli & Emily Hearn (May 7); and Kathleen Madigan (May 8, 7:30 & 10pm).


Opened in 2012, City Winery Chicago is a fully operational winery, restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space located in the heart of the West Loop at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. Once a refrigerated food distribution warehouse, the 1911 building has been transformed into a contemporary 33,000 square foot haven for those passionate about wine, music and culinary arts. The décor evokes the romance of being in wine country, from the exposed stainless steel fermenting tanks and French oak barrels, to the aroma of fermenting grapes. Chicago’s only fully operation winery has produced dozens of in-house wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile, including a Wine Enthusiast 90-point 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Reserve pinot noir. With more than 400 unique producers from around the world City Winery is recognized with a 2014 Best of Award of Excellence “for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world” by Wine Spectator. The globally inspired, locally sourced, wine-focused food menu is conceived for pairing and sharing. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable “listening room” experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glassware, showing City Winery’s commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Virgin Hotels Chicago is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, please visit