This exciting new show is presented by vivacious music and theatre entrepreneur Arny Granat from Grand Slam Productions. Irene Michaels will be performing live music along with Nick Psyhogios and The Beaus at the Jazz Showcase (Where Jazz Lives in Chicago) on Tuesday July 9th!

Timeless Chicago icon, Irene Michaels, captivated audiences for decades with her diverse talents and positive energy. She defies ageism in the entertainment industry with grace, hard work, persistence, and natural talent, continuing to inspire all ages.

Born in Chicago, Irene’s passion for entertainment began early, leading her to success as a singer, dancer, and model. At 21, she won “Miss Photo Flash,” launching a modeling career and a successful modeling agency. She made her mark in Hollywood appearing in such shows as General Hospital, Home Alone 2 and Straight Talk, starring Dolly Parton to name a few. Irene transitioned into an author and lifestyle blogger with her “ionthescene” brand, exploring beauty, luxury, and entertainment. This led to developing her own beauty line “I On Youth” and writing “I On Beauty,”, a book written to inspire women over 50 to live beautifully and luxuriously.

In her late 70s, Irene became a House Music Diva with the hit song “I Like Rain,” which won “Best Pop Song of the Year” at the Josie Music Awards. She signed record deals with TRAX Records and Tribeca Records, earning Grammy nomination consideration and other accolades.


Irene’s live one-woman shows in Chicago and New York sell out. She shares her life stories and inspires audiences. Her social life is vibrant and filled with high society and celebrity events. Reflecting on her journey, Irene invites us all to pursue our passions and let inspiration guide us, just as she has throughout her remarkable life.

Nick Psyhogios 

Known locally as Chicago’s Own Piano Man, Nick Psyhogios is a lifelong musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. He has performed live since the early 70s with his bands Stagger and Ruffian, performed at ChicagoFests and traveled the country, opening up for a diverse group of acts including The Ramones, Brian Adams, Greg Kihn, Tower of Power, Dion and Survivor.

In 1984, his band Ruffian was signed with Paul Anka and recorded their album in LA at Paul’s home studio in Carmel, where he had the opportunity to work with David Foster and Patrick Simmons!

Today, Nick has a 5-piece band called “Chicago’s Own Piano Man Band”, and a 6-piece called “The Chicago Hitmen”, and performs solo shows each week.

Nick released a 29-song original album last year that is nominated for Album of the Year and four other categories at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville. Nick currently holds JMA’s for Musician of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

Philanthropy is a passion for Nick and his wife, Phyllis. Together, they have produced concerts since 2015 for St. Jude, raising over $120,000 for children’s charities. And, Nick is a proud member of the Hammond Family of Artists.

The Beaus

Step into the vibrant atmosphere of a local venue and prepare to be captivated by the harmonious melodies and infectious energy of The Beaus, Chicago’s favorite MAN-band. With three talented vocalists and two skilled pianists, The Beaus create an extraordinary musical experience that transcends the ordinary. Their tight harmonies resonate through the room, enveloping every listener in a symphony of rich, resonant tones; with selections of the gambit of pop, Broadway, standards, and parody songs. And it’s not just their musical prowess that sets The Beaus apart; it’s their ability to engage the audience. Together they create an inclusive, welcoming environment that truly makes the evening unforgettable. 

From the moment The Beaus take the stage, they connect with each individual, inviting them to become a part of the performance. Laughter, cheers, and applause fill the air as the bar transforms into a joyous celebration of music and camaraderie. No matter your background or musical preference, The Beaus ensure that everyone feels embraced and immersed in the experience. Come join Chicago’s favorite man-band at the bar, let your worries fade away, and prepare to have a blast as they transport you to a world of harmonies, laughter, and pure musical delight.

About the Jazz Showcase

The Jazz Showcase is the oldest historic jazz club in Chicago. Founded in 1947 by Joe Segal, it is now owned and operated by his son, Wayne Segal. Some of the greatest names in Jazz have played here, including but not limited to:

Roy Hargrove, Chris Potter, Frank Morgan, Danilo Perez, Larry Coryell, Paul Wertico, James Carter, Stu Katz, Ira Sullivan, Winard Harper, McCoy Tyner, Dexter Gordon, Bunky Green, Count Basie, Kenny Burrell, Milt Jackson, Jimmy Smith, Randy Weston, Barry Harris, Joey DeFrancesco, Jack McDuff, Bill Evans, Walter Bishop Jr., Sun Ra, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Sonny Stitt, Yusef Lateef, Eddie Jefferson, Richie Cole, Joe Lovano, Dizzy Gillespie (who appeared there on his birthday for many years), Johnny Griffin, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Howard McGee, George Benson, Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Philly Joe Jones, Charles McPherson, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ernestine Anderson, Lou Donaldson, Hank Crawford, Jimmy McGriff, Lonny Liston Smith, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Muhal Richard Abrahms, Zoot Sims/Al Cohn, Joe Williams, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Joe Farrell, Art Farmer, Bobby Hutcherson, the Capp/Pierce Juggernaut, Freddie Hubbard, and others. Ahmad Jamal recorded his trio album Chicago Revisited here in 1992. Joe Segal produced the live album “The Chase” by Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon here in 1970.

Today, the Jazz Showcase continues to be a thriving Jazz club in Chicago, bringing in top international & Chicago homegrown musicians to preform live in front of sell-out crowds!

Tickets to the Show

Get tickets for Arny Granat Presents Irene Michaels & Friends with Nick Psyhogios and The Beaus!
Jazz Showcase – July 9th, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Cost

  • General Admission $40.00(plus minimal processing fee)
  • VIP $50.00 (plus minimal processing fee)


Jazz Showcase is located at 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60605