3 Martini Jeannie
3 Martini Jeannie is a band featuring three dynamic personalities - musicians who love to entertain. Jeannie Tanner sings, plays piano/keys, trumpet and percussion; and Stacy McMichael lays down bass lines that compliment perfectly the feel-good rhythms of drummer Derek Henderson. The energy they bring to every performance is infectious. They’re fun to watch - or you can dance to their incredible grooves and interesting arrangements of music in every genre including pop, R&B, jazz, blues, Latin jazz and standards from the Great American Songbook.
3MJ has headlined at City Winery, Midsommarfest in Andersonville, Northalsted Market Days, Backlot Bash and Roscoe Village’s Porch Fest; and they perform weekly at several venues in downtown Chicago including Eddie Vs. They are perfect for festivals, private parties, corporate events, birthday bashes or any special occasion.
3 Martini Jeannie can also add “more shots” to the group: guitar, 2nd keyboard/vocalist, another horn player (sax) or more percussion if an event needs a larger group.
"Chicago does not lack for engaging trumpeters, vocalists, pianists, bandleaders, songwriters and arrangers — but how many can do it all? Jeannie Tanner happens to be one… If you've ever been fortunate enough to hear her pick up a horn, or sing a ballad or unveil an original song, you know that she practically exudes music.” - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Jeannie Tanner is an award winning composer with 8 Grammy® considered albums and 5 ASCAP composer awards. She is a vocalist, piano player, trumpeter, percussionist, songwriter and producer who performs and records her original music, a mix of jazz, pop and R&B. Jeannie’s music has been used for many TV/film projects including Single Ladies (VH1 - produced by Queen Latifah), Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert (PBS/The Travel Channel), Revenge (ABC), Real Wives of Beverly Hills (Bravo), Fox NFL Kickoff and Days of Our Lives (NBC). Her music has been featured in many Hallmark movies including A Christmas Duet, Christmas Cookies and Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas.
Working through the pandemic, Jeannie released a new single/video “I Wanna be the Change” which was Grammy® considered (on the first round ballot) in 4 categories, including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Video. She composed the music for a new web series called Bong Zombies, available now on Amazon Prime; and wrote the score for an hour long documentary for Preservation Chicago and the Sarah Belle Wilson House, a City of Chicago landmark. Since the March of 2020 Covid lockdown, Jeannie has continued weekly live streaming performances on-line for fans in Chicago and around the world.
Stacy McMichael is one of the premier bassists in Chicago today. Equally proficient on upright bass and electric bass, Stacy performs comfortably within a broad range of genres and styles. An active professional musician for over 15 years, she has played with hundreds of artists in a variety of venues. Stacy was recently in the band of the Chicago production of the musical SIX, playing the part of Bessie (SIX will be opening this fall on Broadway); and, she is the bandleader for le Percolateur, Chicago’s coolest gypsy-jazz alt-folk group and her French ensemble Paris La Nuit. She is currently working on a new album to be released in 2022.
Derek Henderson is well known on the Chicago music scene and has performed with artists such as Paul Wertico, David Garibaldi, Omar Hakim, Art Porter, Buddy Guy, Ramsey Lewis, Bernie Mac, David Sanborn, Tom Scott and Earl Klugh, just to name a few. Derek has toured the world in various bands, traveling to 22 cities in 8 countries. His vast knowledge of studio recording and live performances keeps him in demand, and he is a featured drummer with the Larry King Orchestra.
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