Currently a senior at Chicago State University majoring in Jazz Piano and Classical Voice, Margaret, affectionately known as "M & M" to her musical family, has been singing professionally throughout the United States and Europe for over twenty-five years. She developed her unique vocal style and showmanship under the tutelage of world renown tenor saxophonist Von Freeman with whom she shared the stage at the Taste of Chicago, The Chicago Jazz Festival, Andy's, Pete Miller's, Pops, The Jazz Showcase, and many other venues.
Margaret has performed with George Freeman, Milt Treiner, Dee Alexander, Jennifer Graham, Sue Conway, Henry Johnson, "Young" John Young, Sonny Seals, Eldee Young, Ari Brown, Duke Payne, "Chicago Young Lions" Maurice Brown and Corey Wilkes, Mike Logan, Mike Manson, Billie Dickens, Audley Reid, The Grady Johnson Quartet, The John Wright Quartet, The late great Eldee Young, The Associates Wedding Band, Theodis Rodgers, Rankinfyle and other great Chicago musicians and vocalists. As leader of her own quartet, she opened for jazz pianists, Joe Sample and Chick Corea and has performed for both Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and Ambassadors from Russia and Poland. Margaret became one of the "Pump Room Girls," entertaining at Chicago's legendary Pump Room in the Ambassador East Hotel for a six month engagement; she then joined the Grammy nominated Mississippi Heat Blues Band and with the great Katherine Davis, she opened the Chicago Blues Festival in the famous Petrillo Bandshell. Margaret has headlined the popular ETA Mondays Jazz series with her talented husband Chuck Webb and performed annually with her quartet at Navy Pier's Beer Garden. She was featured with keyboardist/ vocalist Michael Logan, on the movie soundtrack of "Pieces of A Dream," and can be heard on radio station QFM, singing the jingle for this Jazz and Blues station in the Canary Islands.
As vocalist with the Charlie Johnson Quartet, Margaret produced their debut CD, "Moment's Notice." Her latest effort, produced by husband, bassist Chuck Webb, is entitled "In Full Bloom." This combination of straight ahead and smooth jazz favorites by Dizzy Gillispie, Al Jarreau, Sade, Bette Midler and others has been added to the playlists of independent radio stations throughout the United States, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and Macedonia. Margaret was awarded a Grindie, (independent radio's Grammy) for "Best Jazz Vocals" on her cover of the Sade song "Pearls." Margaret is recognized as a RadioIndy Gold Artist for outstanding vocals and production on a jazz CD. In March, 2012, Margaret joined vocalist Joan Collaso's production company of "Eleven Divas." The show features eleven of the finest vocalists in the Chicago area and has performed in sellout shows at DuSable Museum, The African Festival of the Arts and PUSH Headquarters.
A breast cancer survivor, Margaret donates time and a portion of her proceeds from CD sales to the American Cancer Society to support breast cancer reseach.
Margaret is currently performing in venues throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. Just click Performances for a schedule of events.