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Elena Welch & Greg Hester

August 24 // 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Call 503.223.0070 to reserve your seat, $18 minimum, food or beverage per person, all ages welcome.

Elena…I learned so much just by hanging out at Chicago jazz clubs and listening to and jamming with the local cats. Dave Shumacher, friend and exquisite baritone sax player, gave me two LPs, one featuring vocalist Abbey Lincoln and the other featuring vocalist Betty Carter. These records would become major influences. Two cuts from these LPs are featured on “Catnip Cafe”.  Neal Kristie, friend and cabaret singer extraordinare, introduced me to jazz vocalist Anita O’Day. The tune “Four” is a tribute to Anita and to the late Mr. Kristie. Guitarist and friend, Michael Groh, had a day gig at the library and would check out the classic double-LP songbooks featuring Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn for me. I would wear these thin and began incorporating the classics into my growing repertoire.



August 24
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

COVER CHARGES apply when Wilfs features live music in our bar area – Wednesday – Saturday, 7:30-11:30 pm. Quite simply, the cover charge is paid directly to the artists that you are enjoying each night at Wilfs. When you join us for drinks or dinner and plan on leaving before the music starts, we won’t ask for a cover charge. That does not mean you can come early and avoid paying the cover – we want to make sure our musicians are paid for their performance. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your host or server.