Selfhelp Swingin’ Sunday 2023

The Board of Directors of The Selfhelp Home invite you to join us for Selfhelp Swingin’ Sunday!

Sunday, June 4, 2023 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a memorable afternoon of re-connection and re-acquaintance! This delicious gathering will feature Chicago jazz legend Spider Saloff singing “Jewish Songwriters and The American Songbook” at the Chicago History Museum, catered by Zelda’s Kosher.

This event is SOLD OUT!

If you are interested in more information please email Beth Ida Stern, Director of Development: [email protected]
Location: Chicago History Museum (1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60614)
Capacity: Space is limited. Tickets available first-come-first-served. Pre-registration for this event is strongly encouraged, as we cannot guarantee seating for event-day walk-ins.
Program: “Jewish Songwriters and The American Songbook” with Spider Saloff (vocals) and Jeremy Kahn (piano)
Catering by Zelda’s, Kosher that caters to YOU!
Tickets $125 each. Selfhelp Legacy Circle members will be included in VIP meet and greet with Spider Saloff.
This event is for adults only.

Get to Know the Performers


Highly acclaimed, Chicago based vocalist and comedian Spider Saloff’s spectacular voice, incredible range and wildly entertaining stage presence mesmerizes her audiences. Full symphony orchestras or intimate jazz groups have accompanied Saloff who is recognized as one of the great interpreters of the American Songbook. Saloff has composed multiple concert tributes to Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim and many others.

Ms. Saloff has won accolades around the world for her syndicated public radio series Words and Music. And for her one-woman tribute to George Gershwin, The Memory of All That, conceived with the blessing of the Gershwin estate and headlining the Gershwin Centennial in St. Petersburg, Russia. Saloff’s concert career includes recent performances at the Poznan Poland Jazz Fest, The Pheasantry in London, as well as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Overture Center, The Auditorium Theater, Smithsonian Institution, Spertus Institute, Chicago Jazz Fest, and Ravinia Music Festival.

Visit her website to learn more!


Jeremy Kahn is one of Chicago’s busiest pianists, dividing his time between jazz venues, pit orchestras, and recording and teaching studios. He graduated from New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Jaki Byard. Jeremy then spent twelve years in New York, where he was a member of Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, and worked with Max Roach on his Obie Award-winning score for three Sam Shepard plays that were performed at La Mama and Syracuse Stage. After moving to Chicago, he was the pianist in the Chicago Jazz Ensemble (led by Jon Faddis and Dana Hall).

Jeremy has performed on stage with Dizzy Gillespie, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Branford Marsalis, the Chicago and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras, and on screen with Madonna and Mary Wilson. He is also the founder of Double Monk, showcasing the the music of Thelonious Monk with two pianists and a dancer. Jeremy has played at many of Chicago’s theaters, including the Nederlander (formerly the Oriental), Cadillac Palace, Shubert, Auditorium, Chicago, Broadway Playhouse, Aurora Paramount, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Lincolnshire Marriott, Porchlight and Royal Georg for shows like Wicked, Spamalot, The Lion King, Les Miserables, Aida and Aladdin.

Visit his website to learn more!