Clubs and Senior Groups
"...charming!" "I love your enthusiasm!" "...a refreshing change from our usual programs!" "... a true entertainer!
Residents at The Holmstad, Batavia, IL
Are you looking for something a little different for your group or residence? Would you like to sing along, have some fun, reminisce and experience a warm and refreshing performance? Music can bring out the best in people of all ages. Patti Ecker provides distinctive, interactive programs and plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, Irish Drum and even the musical spoons!
Award-winning performer Patti Ecker accompanies her expressive alto voice with parlor guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, Irish drum and often brings out the musical spoons for a special treat. A veteran of concerts and cafes, Patti has also been a teaching artist for the prestigious Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. She is currently on the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars program roster for "Spoon River Anthology." She provides a variety of performances for schools, museums, libraries and park districts around the Chicagoland area.
Old Folks at Home Sing-along!
"Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much we appreciated your performance February 2, 2016, at the Highland Park Woman's Club!
The ladies really liked your program and were very entertained!
Personally, I enjoyed your performance as well. I loved the Parlor Guitar and I have a soft spot for the banjo. A few of the other ladies told me they also especially like the banjo. You have a unique voice and sang beautifully. Hopefully, you will visit us again!"
Janet Ugaste,President, Highland Park Woman's Club
"You don't want to miss this show! Wait until you experience Patti's many musical talents. She will impress you with her voice as well as astound you with her musical abilities on the guitar, banjo, ukulele and more. Be early and bring a friend!"
Katie Sullivan, Cordia Senior Residences
"Patti sang here at The Village at Victory Lakes for our St. Patrick's parties. I say parties (plural) because she spent the day with us. First performing at our Continuing Care in the morning, then off to Assisted Living in the afternoon and with enough steam left, she performed in our Independent Living in the evening. What energy and talent. We will be sure to have her back for some of her other programs."
Cathy L. Reilly Life Enrichment Coordinator Village At Victory Lakes Lindenhurst, IL
"Patti’s energy and enthusiasm pleases all ages."
Renae Delles, Sunnymere
St. Patrick’s Day Songs, including MacNamara’s Band, Danny Boy, and an Irish lullaby or two. Plus, pub songs like The Unicorn, and a tall tale about a wee Leprechaun and his pot of gold! With guitar, banjo, spoons and Irish drum.
Private Memory Care Performance
Laissez les bons temps rouler! Come to the Carnival right at home with New Orleans favorites like Iko Iko, When the Saints Go Marching In, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, Jambalaya and many classics from the King of Jazz, Louis Armstrong. Guitar, banjo, mandolin.
Sunrise of Wilmette, 615 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL
Memory Care music
Sunrise of Willowbrook, 6300 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook, IL
Memory Care Music
Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Patti Ecker and Don Sherman will present a music and spoken-word program titled “Illinois and The Great War: Honoring the Armistice” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 am at Rosehill Cemetery May Chapel, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL.This special program will include popular WWI songs (sung by Patti) and firsthand accounts from Illinois war veterans, nurses and volunteers (read by Don).Reenactors will represent all periods in American military history for a tribute. Staring with the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, The Civil War, the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korea , Vietnam and also the current Afghanistan/Iraq War impressions.
WDCB College of DuPage radio, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL
Hear a special segment for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, with live in studio: Patti Ecker and Don Sherman Jr.. They will highlight Illinois soldiers and nurses. Hear songs and readings! 8:30-9 p.m. central. Also hear new music from Roseanne Cash (first half hour). Later hear an all-instrumental third hour as your Election Night soundtrack while you monitor results. All HEAR on Tues. Nov. 6, from 8-11 p.m. central, on 90.9 FM-WDCB in Chicagoland (90.7 FM- WRTE Chicago West Loop), and streaming live online at WDCB.org
Sunrise of WIllowbrook, 6300 Clarendon Hills Road, Willowbrook, IL
Memory Care Music