Additional American Songbook Concerts

Ms. Saloff has performed the works of so many great composers and has created so many concert pieces.  Here is a list of additional works that are available upon request.

All can be performed with just piano and voice up to 6 instruments.




Isn’t It Romantic?  The Music of Richard Rogers

The Way You Look Tonight: The Music of Jerome Kern


 Inside the A Train: The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

Steppin Out: The Musical Life of Fred Astaire 

Moon River: The Songs of Johnny Mercer

Over the Rainbow: The Music of Harold Arlen

Spider Salute’s Sinatra

Speakeasy: The Songs from Prohibition


A Musical Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

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A Musical Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Featuring the 3 Ellas:
Frieda Lee
Spider Saloff
Dee Alexander

This magical music evening was created as a tribute to The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. The “3 Ellas” were initially chosen by the famed Chicago Jazz Orchestra to perform a concert of Ella’s American Songbook arrangements.
The formal concert was such a great success and the 3 ladies had such a wonderful time working together, that they have created this special tribute that is a more intimate look at Ella Fitzgerald.

Lee, Saloff, and Alexander, all acclaimed vocalists, have distinctly different voices but all perform the Ella songbook with true reverence to the jazz legend.

Another unique feature of the concert is that the harmonious energy that these 3 divas have onstage together is unsurpassed.Poznan 3 ellas1

They were received with standing ovations in such venues as:

Jazz Festival, Poznan, Poland

Millennium Park, Chicago Jazz Festival (over 26,000 in attendance)
Rockefeller Chapel: Hyde Park Jazz Fest (over 1500 in attendance)
Hoogland Center for the Arts, Springfield, IL
Chicago Humanities Festival
Thornton Auditorium
Room 43 concert space, Chicago
Wentz Auditorium, Naperville
The University Club of Chicago
Katerina’s Supper Club
Pritzker Auditorium
Pick-Staiger Hall
Prairie Arts Center
City Winery, Chicago

The show not only is an energetic and fun evening of music, but has a level of glamour and showmanship that thrills audiences of all ages.

This concert can be performed with just piano or with a jazz duo, trio or quartet.  For full symphony production you must contact


“Each singer had something significant to say….Singer Lee hardly could have sounded more gauzily seductive in Embraceable You. …Saloff with her lightning quick riffs and ultra-high-register cries a fitting tribute to Fitzgerald….to hear Alexander was to recognize her prowess in extending Fitzgerald’s legacy. “Jazz singing is a profoundly sensual art, at least when Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee and Spider Saloff are standing before the microphones. These vocalists revel in the voluptuousness of their sound, its lush tones, its breathy phrases, and its palpable ardor. Yes, the words remain important to these artists, but it’s the lustrous beauty of their lines that ultimately sell the song.”
Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune.ellas at M park

Dee Alexander
Frieda Lee
Spider Saloff

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” One of the finest jazz vocalists working today”

– Chicago Tribune

Spider Saloff has performed in jazz concert venues worldwide and offers her concerts of jazz classics with some of her original material.

These concerts can be presented with instrumentation from piano and voice up to 6 pieces.

Her performances at jazz festivals include:

Jazz Festival, Poznan, Poland

The Chicago Jazz Festival

Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Jazz on the Plazz, Los Gatos, CA

Full Moon Jazz Festival, St Thomas, Virgin Islands

Her tribute concerts have paid homage to such greats as Johhny Hartman, Bill Evans, and Duke Ellington.

A special narrated concert which is based on the book DEEP IN A DREAM: THE LONG NIGHT OF CHET BAKER, continues to tour nationally with the author JAMES GAVIN and an all star cast.  The show has been beloved by audiences in large and small venues.




Spider Saloff Special Events



She also can act as host and MC for special occasions and as a gifted song writer, can offer custom material for your event.



Some notable Spider Saloff appearances at Special Events

Private parties for the George and Ira Gershwin family, New York City, NY

Rotary International Centennial Celebration, Chicago, IL

Danielle Steel Christmas Party, San Francisco, CA

Studs Terkel’s 90th Birthday Event, Chicago, IL
Celeste Holm and Spider
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Gala, Oak Park, IL

Lambs Club Christmas Gala, Rockefeller Center, NY, NY

University Club New Years Eve Event, New York City, NY

Rolls Royce Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN

Dinner dance, French Embassy, New York City, NY

Special Evening at the American Embassy, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Helen Hayes Awards, New York City, NY

Spider, Ronnie White, Julie Wilson

Spider, Ronnie White, Julie Wilson

Marshall Fields Fash Bash, with co-star Bobby Short, Chicago, IL

Park District Salute to Mayor Daley, Chicago, IL

International Journalism Awards, Chicago, IL

Ecolab Convention, Chicago, IL

The English Speaking Union Black Tie Event, Chicago, IL

Festival For the Humanities Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey and School, Omaha, NE;

Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, Supreme Council 33, Chicago, IL

Fornightly Club Valentine’s Evening, Chicago, IL

Union League Club Annual Spider Saloff Evening, Chicago, IL

University Club Salon Series, Chicago, IL