Elle Casazza

Elle Casazza

Elle Casazza personifies her music, bold, fearless and ethereal. Based in Chicago, Elle writes and performs music that is the love child of blues, soul, jazz and pop. "There's no one way to describe the music I write, it's a culmination of all the music I love to sing." Her powerful vocals send chills to those who listen. Elle performs along with the Elle Casazza Band to create an energetic live show that won't soon be forgotten.

Listening to Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, KT Tunstall, Joni Mitchell and Ella Fitzgerald have influenced Elle’s eclectic writing style. Elle has performed at Daley Plaza, the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Ace Bar, SPACE, the Jazz Showcase, and other venues in the Chicago area.

Elle’s debut EP For Your Pleasure will be released Spring 2013. The EP shows off all of the styles Elle sings in, each song acting as a window into her life. Elle is looking forward to what 2013 has to

Crook County

Crook County's Nathaniel Matthew (guitars/vocals) and J Polakowski (drums/vocals) met in Chicago in late 2011. Matthew had just finished a successful run of shows on the back of his first solo release, Songs on Recycled Cotton Pulp, and Polakowski had recently returned to the United States from traveling and playing in Europe. The pair played with a variety of other musicians before deciding they sounded best as a two piece.
Crook County was officially born in the summer of 2012.

Merging Soul, Rock and Roots music, Crook County sounds both familiar and fresh at the same time. Matthew's standout vocals sit perfectly atop a carousel of electric, acoustic and slide guitars and Polakowski's spartan-yet-catchy drumming. The most impressive aspect of Crook County is how full and dynamic their music sounds despite the size of their roster. With this band, the pair is certainly greater than the sum of their parts.

Natalie Duke



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