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r new release OF THE WEEK: MADELEINE PEYROUX THE BLUE ROOM

r RECOMMENDED LISTENING: JACK MOUSE GROUP RANGE OF MOTION & KEN HATFIELD SEXTET FOR LANGSTON r news: UNESCO & THE 2ND ANNUAL INT’L JAZZ DAY, BEN SIDRAN, TIM GREEN, ST LUCIA JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL r NEW RELEASES: WEEK OF 2/26/13 r getting to know: VOCALIST ELAINE DAME r CLUB & MUSICIAN CALENDARS


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Cover Photography by JIMMY KATZ

Week of FEB.26-mar.4 2013

Publisher/Editor

Michael Jeffers

News of the Week Pg 4

Design & Production Joseph Wensell

New Releases of the Week Pg 10 Jazz Jam Sessions Chicago Pg 12

Advertising & Marketing

Chicago Music Revealed Pg 13

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Recommended Listening Pg 14 Chicagoland Jazz Festivals Pg 18

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In The Clubs Pg 20 Gig of the Week Pg 22

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Special Events Pg 42 Musicians Directory Pg 54 Getting To Know Vocalist Elaine Dame Pg 56

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In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General, and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration, which began in 2012. International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual

understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity, eradicating discrimination, promoting freedom of expression, fostering gender equality, and reinforcing the role of youth for social change. UNESCO and United Nations missions, U.S. embassies and government outposts around the world hosted special events for the first annual International Jazz Day on April 30, 2012 to honor this revered musical art form. Universities, libraries, schools, community centers, performing arts venues and arts organizations of all disciplines around the world marked the day through concerts, education programs, seminars, lectures, book readings, public jam sessions, master classes, photo exhibitions, dance recitals, film and documentary


UNESCO DIRECTOR-GENERAL IRINA BOKOVA AND HERBIE HANCOCK TOGETHER WITH THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY, ANNOUNCE THE SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY ON 30th APRIL, FEATURING AN ALL-STAR CONCERT IN ISTANBUL, THE 2013 GLOBAL HOST CITY screenings, theater presentations and spoken word performances. More than one billion people around the world were reached through 2012 International Jazz Day programs and media coverage. UNESCO and the Thelonious Monk Institute presented three high-profile programs: a daylong celebration in Paris at UNESCO world headquarters; a sunrise concert in New Orleans’ Congo Square, the birthplace of jazz; and a sunset concert at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City. Among the world-renowned artists that participated were John Beasley, Tony Bennett, George Benson, Terence Blanchard, Richard Bona (Cameroon), Dee Dee Bridgewater, Candido, Teri Lyne Carrington, Ron Carter, Robert Cray, Jack DeJohnette, George Duke, Sheila E., Herbie Hancock, Antonio Hart, Jimmy Heath, Hiromi (Japan), Zakir Hussain (India), Chaka Khan, Angelique Kidjo (Benin), Lang Lang (China), Joe Lovano, Romero Lubambo (Brazil), Shankar Mahadevan (India), Ellis Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Hugh Masekela (South Africa), Christian McBride, Marcus Miller, Danilo Pérez (Panama), Wayne Shorter,

Esperanza Spalding, Treme Brass Band and Stevie Wonder. Hosts included Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Quincy Jones. Istanbul, Turkey has been named the 2013 Global Host City for International Jazz Day. The city will host a daylong series of jazz events including workshops and seminars, panels and roundtable discussions, film screenings, student master classes led by prominent musicians and educators, and a major evening performance that will be broadcast on public television stations worldwide. The Institute and UNESCO will continue their partnership to encourage schools, universities, libraries, arts organizations, community centers and other entities in UNESCO’s 195 member states to host jazz concerts and educational programs on International Jazz Day in order to reach people of all ages and backgrounds. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT www.jazzday.com


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“One must approach the hip experience with a lifetime of preparation” writes Ben Sidran in the liner notes to Don’t Cry For No Hipster. If ever there was an example of an artist who lives the song he sings, Sidran is that example, and he has indeed approached his latest recording with a lifetime of preparation. Hipster is his 35th solo record, and on this one, he delivers twelve new original songs.

Ben Sidran new release “don’t cry for no hipster”

available everywhere April 9 shows in nyc, Chicago, california

Upcoming Live Dates 4/11: Mill Valley @ Sweetwater 4/12: Sonoma, CA 4/14: San Francisco, CA 4/16: New York, NY 4/20: Chicago, IL 4/24: New York, NY CD Release at Jazz Standard

The contemporary concept of the Hipster, the counter-cultural, progressive pickler, self-styled “cat on the corner wearing the hat so small it makes his head look big” (as Sidran says), is largely associated with Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Sidran, who identifies himself with an earlier wave of Hipsters – those associated with bebop, philosophy and good smoke – decided to visit the epicenter of the current zeitgeist for the recording. He and his son, Leo, who played drums and produced the project, assembled a cadre of Brooklyn characters to record at The Bunker Studio in Williamsburg. The musicians, Tim Luntzel, Will Bernard, John Ellis, Orlando le Fleming, Mark Shim, and Moses Patrou, came to the music with a fresh enthusiasm and a classic sense of deep groove. Visit www.bensidran.com for more details


STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP FOR SAINT LUCIA JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL Organizers announce new artistic direction for the region’s premiere musical spectacle Sporting a new name complete with eye catching logo and a redefined artistic direction, the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is gearing up to once again welcome the world, as it inaugurates the next chapter in the life of the region’s most anticipated musical festival. Now dubbed the ‘Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival’, the 13-day event is expected to attract thousands to the iconic and historic Pigeon Island National Landmark, where the bulk of the festival events will unfold. With its new infusion of arts, scores of artisans, entertainers and cultural enthusiasts will take centre stage at scenic vistas across the island. At a made for television and radio press launch at the awarding winning Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa and Beach Resort on January 31, it was announced that the revamped festival, now into its 22nd year, will feature some of the best live performances mixed-in with various artistic portrayals from acclaimed local artisans. The festival will open with much fanfare on April 30 at the ‘people’s auditorium’ – the Mindoo Phillip Park - to a line-up that will be announced shortly. From the get go, the musical presentations are unrivalled with Caribbean jazz, creole collaborations and African infused funky rhythms that can only be found on the unique stellar lineup of Jazz in the South, Fond d’Or and the Derek Walcott

Square. Performances at the Gaiety on Rodney Bay on May 8 & 9 will feature Trinidadian born Trumpet player Etienne Charles; Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca; contemporary jazz bands from the French Antilles Fal Frett and electric guitarist The John Scofield Uberjam Band. Main stage activities at the Pigeon Island National Landmark will begin on Friday May 10, with performances from R&B multi-platinum American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor Ginuwine; Saint Lucian songwriter and producer ACE and the iconic American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana The Jacksons. Headlining the spanking new Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival is celebrated multiple Grammywinner R&B mega star singer-songwriter, and record producer Robert Sylvester Kelly, more popularly known as R Kelly. Kelly has established his name on the music scene as the King of R&B with dozens of chart topping hits. Other musical hard-hitters include the legendary Ojays; acclaimed Caribbean maestro David Rudder, bandleader and mambo musician Tito Puente Jr.; celebrated guitarist and singer Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson and accomplished Senegalese-American hip-hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer Akon. For more information, please visit www.stluciajazz.org.


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Whether your source is the Bible or the Byrds, the notion is the same: “To everything there is a season.” On his debut as a leader, Songs From This Season, alto saxophonist and composer Tim Green recounts the many seasons of his own life on a stylistically diverse set featuring a host of established and rising jazz stars. Released via Green’s own True Melody Music label, Songs From This Season surveys a broad swath of the jazz landscape, from deftly swinging hard bop to fluid modernity to soulful gospel. The impressive list of sidemen on the session includes pianist Orrin Evans, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, guitarist Gilad Hekselman, drummers Rodney Green and Obed Calvaire, and several of Green’s collaborators in the thriving Baltimore/ Washington D.C. jazz scene. The disc marks not only the emergence of a strong new voice on the saxophone, already established by Green’s secondplace showing in the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, but of a confident and versatile composer. Each piece on the album, Green says, reflects a certain period in his life and the emotion attached to it.

NEW ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE

Songs From This Season

TIM GREEN

Photography by ROY COX

Green has recently come under the wing of one of his idols, saxophonist Kenny Garrett. While on the phone with mentor Mulgrew Miller one day, Green was shocked when the pianist handed the phone over to Garrett out of the blue. “I was really blown away because he’s a big hero of mine,” Green recalls. “Since then he’s been really supportive and just lets me know he’s on my side. He wants me to go all the way, and that’s really encouraging to me.”

www.timgreenmusic.com

More recently, Green has also gotten bandstand endorsements with several heavy hitters who have called upon him as a sideman. The list includes Miller, but also bassist Christian McBride, pianist Eric Reed, and the Carl Allen/Rodney Whitaker group.


SATURDAY MARCH 2, 2013 8PM

Photography by Carl Van Vechten

Three of Chicago’s premiere vocalists pay tribute to the genius of Ella Fitzgerald. Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune says “jazz singing is a profoundly sensual art, at least when Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee and Spider Saloff are standing before the microphones.” And Chicagoist writes, “Separately, each of these ladies has her own distinct voice, but together, they embody the heart-turning passion of the First Lady of Song, from her sensual, breathy tones to her pure, rich highs.”

3Ellas

Spider Saloff Dee Alexander Frieda Lee

Sponsored by the Prairie Center Arts Foundation and 90.9 FM WDCB Listener-Supported Public Radio (Media Sponsor).

Tickets: $26 (adults) / $24 (students & seniors) 847-895-3600 or www.prairiecenter.org


NEW RELEASES 2/26/2013 AVAILABLE AT YOUR FAVORITE RETAIL AND ONLINE OUTLETS

ANGELICA SANCHEZ QUINTET

ANTONIO SANCHEZ

BENNY GREEN

BILL FRISELL

ERIC ALEXANDER

ERIC REED TRIO

GEORGE SCHULLER

GIACOMO GATES

KEN VANDERMARK 5

WIRES & MOSS LABEL: CLEAN FEED

SILENT COMEDY LABEL: TZADIK

CIRCLE WIDE/LISTEN BOTH WAYS LABEL: PLAYSCAPE RECORDINGS

NEW LIFE LABEL: CAM JAZZ

TOUCHING LABEL: HIGHNOTE

MILES TONES LABEL: SAVANT

MAGIC BEANS LABEL: SUNNYSIDE

IMPRESSIVE ROMANTIC LABEL: M AND I

ANNUALAR GIFT LABEL: NOT TWO


NEW RELEASE of the week MADELEINE PEYROUX THE BLUE ROOM DECCA

Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist Madeleine Peyroux gears up to release her inspired new album from Decca, THE BLUE ROOM on March 5, 2013. Featuring Madeleine’s reinterpretations of songs from Ray Charles’ seminal album Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music as well as others from legendary artists such as Randy Newman and Leonard Cohen, THE BLUE ROOM brings the listener through a soulful musical journey with Peyroux’s lush voice and magnificent storytelling. Madeleine Peyroux will debut new material from her forthcoming album in an intimate setting at The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC on March 22 and 23, 2013. Tickets are available now.

www.madeleinepeyroux.com


Photography by BRYAN THOMPSON

Jazz Jam Sessions

Chicago Mondays 8:30pm - 12:30am Serbian Village Tom Muellner Trio Pro Jam Session 3144 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL (773) 478-2900 Sundays 6pm Cafe Mestizo Jam Session Chicago, IL (312) 942-0095 Thursdays Chambers John Bany Trio Jazz Jam Sessions 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles, IL (847) 647-8282 Friday Night/Saturday Morning 1am - 4am The Green Mill Quartet Jazz Jam 4802 N Broadway St Chicago, IL (773) 878-5552 Sunday Nights 7pm - 11pm Andy’s Jazz Jam Session 11 E. Hubbard Chicago, IL (312) 642-6805


NEW SHOW Launching Premiere Episode features Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chicago Jazz Magazine/ChicagoJazz.com is launching a new online TV show called “Chicago Music Revealed with Mike Jeffers” on February 20th but we wanted to post a preview of the first show to give you a taste of the show. Orbert discusses his upcoming performance of “DuSable to Obama Chicago’s Black Metropolis.” Click here to watch.


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JACK MOUSE RANGE OF MOTION

After decades of performing with some of the greatest names in jazz, drummer Jack Mouse finally gathered together a quintet of some of his longtime Chicago collaborators to put together this intriguing set of ten original compositions. With Art Davis on trumpet, Scott Robinson on woodwinds, guitarist John McLean, and two titan bassists splitting duties, Bob Bowman and Kelly Sill, Mouse’s well-seasoned group aesthetic receives a long overdue recording debut. Drummer Jack Mouse’s extensive background began when, upon graduating from college, he spent three years as featured soloist with the “Falconaires,” the official jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has since performed with such outstanding jazz artists as Stan Kenton, Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Joe Williams, Carl Fontana, James Moody, Randy Brecker, Billy Taylor, Stefan Karlsson, Steve Erquiaga, Frank Wess, Kai Winding, Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans, Jon Faddis, Bob Mintzer, Red Norvo, Sammy Nestico, Marc Johnson, Scott Robinson, Chuck Israels, James Williams, Gary Bartz, Bobby Watson, Matt Harris, Steve Rodby, Dianne Reeves, Sheila Jordan, Janice Borla, Jay Clayton, Karrin Allyson, Judy Niemack, Roseanna Vitro, Kitty Margolis, Madeline Eastman, Judi Silvano, Suzanne Pittson, Cathy Segal-Garcia, Joshua Breakstone, and many more. As a member of the Janice Borla Group, Jack can be heard on Janice’s CDs Whatever We Imagine (P-Vine Records, Japan), Lunar Octave (DMP), Agents of Change (Blujazz) and her latest, From Every Angle (Blujazz), which DownBeat gave 4 stars and named as one of the “Best CDs of the Year.” Also a member of the Dan Haerle Trio, he is heard on The Truth of the Matter (Seagull Records), Standard Procedure (Blujazz) -included in DownBeat’s “Best CDs of 2005” -- and their current release Aspiration (Seagull Records). Jack’s multi-faceted career has been the subject of recent interviews in Modern Drummer and Jazz Improv magazines. He has authored articles for Percussive Notes and the IAJE-Illinois Newsletter. In 2005 he was a featured artist during the first online Virtual Percussion Festival presented at the University of Manitoba by the ALIVE Project (Accessible Live Internet Video Education). Currently Coordinator of Jazz Studies at North Central College, Jack has also served on the faculties of the American Conservatory of Music, Benedictine University, Saskatchewan School of the Arts, Clark Terry Great Plains Jazz Camp, National Stage Band Camps, Jamey Aebersold Combo-Improvisation Camps and Birch Creek Farm Academy for the Performing Arts. He has been a faculty artist member of the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp since its founding in 1989.


Jack Mouse’s well-seasoned group aesthetic receives a long overdue recording debut.

AVAILABLE NOW

www.jackmouse.com


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KEN HATFIELD SEXTET: FOR LANGSTON

A supremely lyrical guitarist and award-winning composer with a deep love of literature, Ken Hatfield is always on the lookout for texts ripe for musical interpretation. He found an ideal muse in the great American poet Langston Hughes, whose rhythmically agile verse, marked by penetrating observations about love, life and politics, takes flight on For Langston, due out on Arthur Circle Music on February 1, 2013, Langston’s birthday. A chamber jazz work featuring a stellar cast of improvisers and the startlingly beautiful voice of Hilary Gardner, the album is a remarkable, deeply soulful achievement by a veteran jazz master whose name should be far better known. “The first thing I was looking for was someone who could sing in that register credibly as a jazz singer,” Hatfield says. “I needed a singer who could sing in soprano range, but not sound operatic. The first rehearsal I had with her, she knocked it out of the park.” For Langston encompasses many facets of Hatfield’s far-flung musical resume, though he initially connected with Hughes’ verse on a visceral level. He was particularly drawn to the way the poet’s phrasing and unsentimental sensibility can evoke the blues, both as a musical form and as an essential expression of African-American culture. Rather than trying to encompass the poet’s entire oeuvre, he carefully selected works that spoke to him musically. “As I’m reading them I’m hearing grooves and melodies and even chord changes,” Hatfield says. Navigating Hatfield’s music isn’t for the faint of heart. He called on his frequent collaborator Jamie Baum, a brilliant player whose husky alto flute often parallels Gardner’s soaring vocals. Percussionist Steve Kroon and drummer Jeff Hirshfield are both dynamically sensitive musicians who can swing with authority or play texturally as an arrangement requires. In many ways, the ensemble keys on the melodically inspired, rhythmically fluid bass of Hans Glawischnig, the Austrian-born master best known for his work with David Sanchez, Miguel Zenón and Bobby Watson. Structured as a song cycle complete with a stirring overture, the album flows together gracefully, despite drawing on numerous rhythms and forms. Hatfield’s musical concept keyed on assembling a consistent ensemble for the entire project, one capable of improvising with gusto while exploring delicately hued passages in support of Hughes’ verse and Hatfield’s gorgeously calibrated nylon-string guitar work. Exploring Hughes’ verse in a jazz setting seems so obvious it’s a wonder that so few composers have walked this path (though trumpeter Ron McCurdy revived the ambitious, unperformed jazz suite that Hughes wrote inspired by the civil rights struggle, Ask Your Mama). Hatfield’s nylon string caress and vivid rhythmic palette provide him with the ideal tools for unleashing the musicality inherent in the jazzy verse of Langston Hughes. While For Langston is rife with innovation, the album feels like a homecoming for a jazz poetry patriarch eager to return the music’s warm embrace.


Photography by KEN KORSH

Hatfield’s nylon string caress and vivid rhythmic palette provide him with the ideal tools for unleashing the musicality inherent in the jazzy verse of

Langston Hughes.

AVAILABLE NOW

www.kenhatfield.com


30th Annual Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival 46th Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival 10th Annual Evanston Jazz Festival Chi-Town Jazz Festival 23rd Annual Tribute to Bix Fest (Bix Biederbecke) 25th Annual Capital City Jazz Festival 2nd Annual Deer Park Jazz & Wine Festival 10th Annual Harbor Park Jazz & Blues Festival South Bend Jazz Festival 35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL HYDE park jazz festival 34th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival 14th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival

jazz festivals

2013

chicagoland


We see a trend developing: the Chicago area has an ever-growing number of jazz festivals! The jazz fest plays an important role during this era of specialized media, in that it is perhaps the single best way to expose the general public to jazz music. That’s why we wanted to compile a list of a few local & regional festivals with in driving distance to Chicagoland so you can start marking your calendars and planning ahead. There are a few milestones on the festival list this year, of course the 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival and the 46th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival are the oldest on the list, but the Englewood Jazz Festival is moving into its 14th year and the Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival at New Trier turns 30 this year! At a time when the economy is struggling, it is good to know that the determination to present jazz in a festival atmosphere is still alive and well. Photography by BRYAN THOMPSON


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clubs Bar Umbriago Chicago Chicken & Waffles FitzGerald’s Night Club The Green Mill The Jazz Showcase Katerina’s Little Bucharest Bistro M Lounge Viper Alley


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THE jazz showcase 806 S Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL (312) 360-0264 www.jazzshowcase.com

OF THE WEEK Thurs-Sun feb 28- Mar 4 2013 8PM/10PM/4PM


pat martino Pat Martino emerged from the jazz-rich Philadelphia music scene in 1961 and established himself over the subsequent fifty years as one of the most important and prolific jazz guitarists of all time. His work with legends like Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Richard Groove Holmes, Chick Corea, Jack McDuff, and so many more link him to the very fabric of jazz history. He has recorded for every major record label, performed on every major jazz festival stage, and been nominated for the very top echelon of awards and readers polls and has been a MAJOR influence to at least two generations of guitarists. So as he entered his 50th year in the music profession, it became evident that these golden years should be spent touring with a guitar befitting a jazz legend – designed and built by Bob Benedetto.

www.patmartino.com

trio with PAT BIANCI

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CARMEN ENTORE


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BAR UmBRIAGO 6 West Hubbard St Chicago, IL www.barumbriago.com

Led by Chef Michael Ponzio, Bar Umbriago provides an authentic atmosphere reminiscent of Italy’s enotecas (wine shops) featuring European family-style dining. Named after a character in Italian-American singer Jimmy Durante’s famous song, the new age Italian wine bar offers live entertainment, an affordable check average, and a large, reasonably-priced wine selection.

APPETIZERS entrees dessert

Cicchetti, Crostini, Salumi, Cheese

Lonza di Maidale, Luccio, Brasatto, Bistecca, Salsiccia, Capasante, Arrista di Polo

Cioccolato, Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, Gelato, Sorbetto


february 2013 TUESDAYS STEPHANIE BROWN TRIO 8PM-11PM THURSDAYS SPRIAL FUNK & JAZZ TRIO MIKE FROST (SAX), TOM VAISTSAS (KEYS) MIKE JEFFERS (DRUMS) 8PM-11PM

LIVE JAZZ WEEKLY TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM-11PM


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CHICAGO CHICKEN & WAFFLES 543 Madison St Oak Park, IL (708) 524-3300 www.chicagoschickenandwaffles.com

Week of February 26-March 4, 2013

At Chicago’s, all of our food is prepared with the freshest ingredients. We offer a generous menu selection consisting of fried chicken, southern fried catfish and grits, omelletes, grilled salmon, lemon pepper grilled catfish, peach cobbler, sweet potato pie and of course, our famous waffles, just to name a few. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day and you can even BYOB (Oak Park location only) from 5pm to 9pm ($10 corking fee applies). Please join us for a truly unforgettable dining experience!

BYOB $5 CORKING FEE $10 Corking fee after 5PM

parties of 4 or less

parties of 5 or more


february 2013

Visit website for updated performance information

LIVE JAZZ WEEKLY AT OAK PARK LOCATION ONLY THURSDAYS 6PM-8:3PM FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 7PM-10:30PM


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fitzgerald’s nightclub 6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, IL 60402 (708)788.2118 www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

Week of February 26-March 4, 2013

FitzGerald’s has been a gathering spot since it was built in the early 1900’s. Up to 1925, the frame building at 6615 W. Roosevelt was a roadhouse used as a hunting lodge and sporting team headquarters. As more buildings rose along Roosevelt Road, the club was home to several nightclubs, the best-known being The Hunt Club, which flourished through the 1950’s and early 60’s--acts included Turk Murphy, Bob Scobey and Lill Armstrong. After the Hunt Club closed, the space became the Deer Lodge, complete with pool tables and a fortune teller.

AdmissIons Live Music Nightly. Cover Charge Applies. 21 & over. Valid ID required.


february 2013 February 27, 2013 IN THE SIDEBAR BAKERZMILLION 8PM $5 SUGGESTED DONATION February 28, 2013 ADOPTION-LINK “CHILDREN FIRST” ANNUAL FUNDRAISER & BENEFIT 7PM $40 IN ADVANCE; $50 AT THE DOOR March 1, 2013 BUMPUS, GREAT DIVIDE, MIKE MANGIONE & THE UNION (MUSIC RANGING FROM SOUL TO FUNK) 9PM $10 March 2, 2013 CATHERINE O’CONNOR TRAGE FOUNDATION BENEFIT 7PM $60 March 3, 2013 CHICAGO GRANDSTAND BIG BAND PLUS WOODRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS OF JAZZ 6PM $10 ADULTS; $5 (17 & UNDER) March 6 , 2013 IN THE SIDEBAR NEW STANDARD QUINTET 8PM $5 SUGGESTED DONATION

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the green mill 4802 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60605 www.greenmilljazz.com

JAZZ – traditional, bebop, contemporary, improvisational – played by such legendary figures as Von Freeman, Franz Jackson and Wilbur Campbell, as well as young lions Kurt Elling, Eric Alexander and Orbert Davis. All capture the broad spectrum of jazz from its root rhythms in New Orleans to New York avant-garde. Deep smoky jazz sounds fill the club in the early morning hours when soulful musicians continue to express their love of jazz by jamming ’til the early dawn.

AdmissIons Visit website for entrance and details


february 2013 February 26, 2013 9PM THE FAT BABIES February 27, 2013 9PM ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN 2AM LATE NIGHT INDUSTRY SET WITH THE FRANK CATALANO SEXTET February 28, 2013 9PM ALAN GRESIK SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA

March 1, 2013 5PM THE FLIPSIDE SHOW WITH CHRIS FORMAN 9PM JEAN-MICHEL PILC+1 AFTER HOURS GREEN MILL QUARTET JAM SESSION March 2, 2013 3PM THE PAPER MACHETE 8PM JEAN-MICHEL PILC+1 12AM AFTER HOURS JAZZ PARTY WITH SABERTOOTH ORGAN QUARTET March 3, 2013 7PM UPTOWN POETRY SLAM 11PM SUNDAY NIGHT SOUL PARTY WITH THE PATERSON TRIO March 4, 2013 9PM NEAL ALGER BLUE NOTE QUARTET

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JAZZ SHOWCASE

806 S Plymouth Ct Chicago, IL (312) 360-0264 www.jazzshowcase.com

WHERE JAZZ LIVES IN CHICAGO The Second Oldest Jazz Club in The USA!!! ALL THE GREAT NAMES IN JAZZ SINCE 1947


february 2013 February 26, 2013 VOCALIST LAURY SHELLEY QUARTET 8PM/10PM February 27, 2013 DUKE ELLINGTON AT YALE 8PM/10PM

WITH AVA LOGAN, CHARLES THOMAS, MIGUEL DE LA CERNA, LARRY GRAY, CHARLES HEATH

February 28-March 3, 2013 GUITARIST PAT MARTINO TRIO WITH PAT BIANCE & CARMEN ENTORE 8PM/10PM /4PM March 4, 2013 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY PRESENTS: JAZZ COMBOS. 7PM March 5, 2013 3RD ANNUAL FRED ANDERSON BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE 8PM/10PM

MARCH 6, 2013 DRUMMER TAYLOR MOORE TRIO 8PM/10PM March 7-10, 2013 DEE ALEXANDER QUARTET 8PM/10PM /4PM

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katerina’s

1920 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, Il 773-348-7592 www.katerinas.com

It’s a cultural center showcasing the hippest jazz, funk, blues, boogie-woogie blues, R&B, classical and world music -from Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Greek, Flamenco and Japanese to all Gypsy Genres & then some! Travel the world of music in our intimate space as each night presents a musical odyssey born from a whispering solo of an upright bass to a foot-stomping rhythm of flamenco! It’s a meeting place for old friends and new friends. A place where romance blossoms and time stands still. And for those who like to travel alone, fasten your seatbelts...

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AdmissIons Live Music Nightly. Cover Charge Applies. 21 & over. Valid ID required.


february 2013 February 26, 2013 8PM THE PAUL MARINARO TRIO $10 COVER February 27, 2013 8PM THE SWEET MARIES $10 COVER February 28, 2013 8PM TWO FOR BRAZIL $10 COVER March 1, 2013 6:30PM PETRA VAN NUIS & ANDY BROWN NO COVER 10PM REMBETIKA $10 COVER March 2, 2013 6:30PM SOUTHPORT RECORDS PRESENTS JOSIE FALBO: “TAYLOR STREET” AND MORE $5 COVER 10PM THE CROWN VICS $10 COVER March 8, 2013 10PM ALFONSO PONTICELLI’S WORLD-GYPSY & GYPSY JAZZ SHOWCASE $10 COVER March 9, 2013 6:30PM SPIDER SALOFF WITH GUITARIST STEVE RAMSDELL $10 COVER 10PM PARIS LA NUIT $10 COVER

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little bucharest bistro inthEclubs WEEKLY guide to chicago jazz

3661 North Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 www.littlebucharestbistro.com

Week of February 26-March 4, 2013

With a history spanning over three decades, Little Bucharest Bistro has opened with a new face in Chicago’s Old Irving Park area. Originally opened in 1970 and closed in 2004, the new Little Bucharest, which translates to “Little Paris of the East”, blends a touch of Romanian heritage with American contemporary fare in a vibrant and modern atmosphere.

APPETIZERS entrees dessert

Salads, Spreads, Smoked Salmon, Bruschetta, Calamari, Soups

Sausage Stuffed Chicken Thigh, Bucharest Signature Brased Short Rib Goulash

Warm Crepes, Apple Strudel, Romanian Buttercream Cake, Chocolate Ganache Torte


february 2013 FRIDAYS NICKO NAIDENOV INTERNATIONAL MUSIC 7PM

SATURDAYS GYPSY MINSTRELS GUITAR & VIOLIN 6:30PM

LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 6:30PM


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M lounge

1520 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 447.0201 www.mloungechicago.com

Sit back and relax at this South Loop martini lounge. M Lounge features live music at least two days a week, to be enjoyed with an array of specialty martinis and fine spirits. M Lounge also offers a number of non-alcoholic cocktails and exquisite coffee drinks. You will immediately feel at home inside this intimate 1,400 sq ft oasis, whether you’re settling into one of the comfortable couches or low-slung chairs, or pulling up a seat at the 28foot long walnut bar.

cocktails

Martinis Mocktails Cognac Blended Scotch Single Malt Scotch Whiskey & Bourbon Canadian Whiskey Irish Whiskey Beer White Wine Red Wine Champagne Water Coffee Bottle Service


february 2013 February 26, 2013 CHRIS DAVIS JAZZTET

February 27, 2013 DELIVERY POINT

March 5, 2013 JULIA HUFF & THE COMPANY BAND

March 6, 2013 GRAY MATTERS

March 12, 2013 STEPHEN LYNERD BAND

March 13, 2013 CLIF WALLACE TRIO

LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY Tuesday - Thursday 6pm-1am

Friday 6pm-2am

Saturday 6pm-3am Sunday & Monday closed for private events


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viper alley

275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 847.499.5000 www.viper-alley.com

Viper Alley is Chicagoland’s premier destination for live music, gourmet dinners, and private events!

DOORS OPEN AT 6PM RESTAURANT OPENS AT 5PM


february 2013

LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY Visit website for updated performance information.


special


events JEFF LINDBERG’S CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA W/T KURT ELLING AT PICK-STAIGER CONCERT HALL BRIAN BLADE AND THE FELLOWSHIP BAND AT THE OLD SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC BOSTON BRASS AT NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY TRUMPETER ART HOYLE AT ROOM 43 2013 JAZZ SEASON SCHEDULE AT CHICAGO SYMPHONY CENTER


April 3, 2013 Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston for a re

Grammy Award winner and 13-time DownBeat Critics Poll “Male Singer of the Year,” Kurt singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic, or interesting,” adding that “he has come to embod greats as Dave Brubeck, Charlie Hunter, and Al Jarreau. He is accompanied by the highly accl


www.chicagojazzorchestra.com

Kurt Elling and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra: Celebrating Cole Porter Tickets are $26 for the general public and $10 for students. purchase tickets

emarkable evening of Cole Porter’s music with Kurt Elling.

t Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. The Washington Post declares that “no dy the creative spirit of jazz.” Elling has recorded 10 albums and has collaborated with such jazz laimed Chicago Jazz Orchestra in a program exploring the songbook of the iconic Cole Porter.


5th ANNUAL CHICAGO BR

boston bras MARCH 5, 2013 8PM

Steinberg Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659


Photography by CHIP LITHERLAND

RASS FESTIVAL PRESENTS

ss in concert Complimentary parking after 6 p.m. in Lot F or on the fourth and fifth levels of the parking facility.

Tickets: $25; $15; $10. Call (773) 442-4636 or boxoffice.neiu.edu


“ROOM 43... ...is one of the hippest places to spend a Sunday night!” - Howard Reich (Chicago Tribune)

Special Sunday Evening Jazz Series january Schedule Sun. MARCH 10 2013 JULI WOOD, SAX Sun. MARCH 17 2013 JARRARD HARRIS, SAX sun. MARCH 24 2013 GEOF BRADFIELD, SAX sun. MARCH 31 2013 DENISE THIMES, VOCALS


Sunday MARCH 3, 2013 TRUMPETER ART HOYLE

Event 4 Sundays from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Room 43 - 1043 E. 43rd Street, Chicago, IL http://www.hydeparkjazzsociety.com/ ADMISSION: $10 adults/$5 for University students with ID or children with adults ROOM 43 offers bar and food service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”


jazz at Symphony Center chicago

season 2013 220 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 294-3000 www.cso.org


January 18, 2013, 8 p.m. Jazz Sing the Truth! Dianne Reeves, vocals Angelique Kidjo, vocals Lizz Wright, vocals March 22, 2013, 8 p.m. Jazz Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour—55th Anniversary Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals Christian McBride, bass Benny Green, piano Lewis Nash, drums Chris Potter, saxophone Ambrose Akinmusiré, trumpet March 29, 2013, 8 p.m. Sonny Rollins, saxophone April 19, 2013, 8 p.m. Brad Mehldau, piano Chris Thile, mandolin May 24, 2013, 8 p.m. Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Rivers: Nature, Power, Culture Orbert Davis, artistic director June 7, 2013, 8 p.m. Wayne Shorter Quartet Wayne Shorter, saxophone Danilo Pérez, piano John Patitucci, bass Brian Blade, drums June 21, 2013, 8 p.m. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Wynton Marsalis, trumpet


Playin’ around town

f e at uri ng C hi c a g o’s fin est jazz mu sic i ans

directory


click on artist name Pg 58

Abigail Riccards

Pg 77

James Bottoms

Pg 96

Mike Staron

Pg 59

Andrew Distel

Pg 78

James Sanders

Pg 97

Nanette Frank

Pg 60

Arlene Bardelle

Pg 79

Jesse Charbonier

Pg 98

Nick Schneider

Pg 61

Ava Logan

Pg 80

Jim Sellers

Pg 99

Ray Bailey

Pg 62

Bobby Lewis

Pg 81

Kelly Brand

Pg 100

Rhonda Browne

Pg 63

Cécile Savage

Pg 82

Laury Shelley

Pg 101

Rita McConville

Pg 64

Chris White

Pg 83

Le Perolateur

Pg 102

Robin Watson

Pg 65

Corky McClerkin

Pg 84

Libby York

Pg 103

Roger Harris

Pg 66

Dave Flippo

Pg 85

Linda Solotaire

Pg 104

Rusty Jones

Pg 67

Dave Shelton

Pg 86

Lindy Endres

Pg 105

Sam Fazio

Pg 68

Don Stille

Pg 87

Loretta Lee

Pg 106

Shawn Maxwell

Pg 69

Elaine Dame

Pg 88

Los Perros Cubanos

Pg 107

Skinny Williams

Pg 70

Erin McDougald

Pg 89

Marc Pompe

Pg 108

Stacy McMichael

Pg 71

Frank D’Rone

Pg 90

Mark Moultrup

Pg 109

Stephanie Browning

Pg 72

Frank Portolese

Pg 91

Marlene Rosenberg

Pg 110

Steven Hashimoto

Pg 73

Gina Gibson

Pg 92

Michael Hutchins

Pg 111

The Harris Group

Pg 74

Greta Pope

Pg 93

Mick Archer

Pg 112

Tom Muellner

Pg 75

Heather Moran

Pg 94

Mike Frost

Pg 113

Ty Cooper

Pg 76

J. Beam Band

Pg 95

Mike Jeffers

Pg 114

Zvonimir Tot


cBiggest Obstacles you have faced in your musical career?

Making a living in the music industry. Also, it is a challenge to balance the work of a busy performance schedule with doing the work of getting the work, along with promotion, marketing and trying to constantly grow as an artist and teacher. I am also trying to motivate myself to practice the piano regularly.

cGreatest Achievements in Music to this point?

Making a living in the music industry and hopefully inspiring my students. Also, I am happy that I feel I am constantly striving to continually learn and grow as a jazz artist. It is a never-ending endeavor, which is both daunting and inspiring to me.

cWho has inspired you over the years to continue with your musical career?

I have never really had a mentor (I wish I’d had one, I make lots of mistakes early on). I am very self-motivated; I try to continually find ways to inspire myself. I am regularly inspired by my colleagues and students as well, and just listening to a great jazz musician inspires me, whether it is a singer or instrumentalist.

cFavorite CD you are listening to right now?

I am obsessed with “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook.” I listen to it ad nauseum. The arrangements are killer and the overall musicianship is incredible. I am about to perform a Strayhorn/Ellington concert, so I am also listening to “And His Mother Called Him Bill,” a tribute record that Ellington and the orchestra recorded after Strayhorn’s death.

cWhat are your future musical goals?

They are not very lofty, I don’t think. I want to continue to make a decent living performing and teaching, and I’d love to record another CD. I think I have grown a great deal since my last recording. I’d like to continue singing and teaching until my last dying breath.

cFavorite cuisine to cook at home?

When I do cook, which isn’t often, I use the crock pot a lot. I also make simple fish dishes, soups, and salads. I wouldn’t exactly call it cooking. It’s more like “assembling.”

cBeverage of choice?

Wine, Belgian and wheat beers in the summer and single-malt scotch and bourbon in the winter. I love a good Manhattan.

cLast book you’ve read?

I am re-reading the definitive Strayhorn biography, Lush Life, by David Hadju. When I am not reading, I actually feel a little lost and empty and I love historical fiction mostly.

cLast concert you have attended?

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, a theater piece about Billy Holiday.

cFavorite TV Show?

. I love the shows, “The American Experience, Nova, Frontline and Independent Lens.” I also like to rent DVDs of episodic television shows, like “Breaking Bad, Dexter, and Downton Abby” and then watch them “marathon style” into the wee hours.

cFavorite place in Chicago to hang out?

I don’t “hang out” much anywhere. Since I am working in bars, restaurants and clubs, I want to be at home when I am not working. I am a homebody and prefer to “hang out” in my pajamas on the couch, frankly. Although, I used to like the old Pops for Champagne on Sheffield. It was close to my apartment. I could walk over and be around like-minded folks and I loved the staff.


getting to know

ELAINE DAME

I started taking piano lessons at an early age (6 years old) and began playing the flute in the 4th grade. My mom said I sang before I talked, so I guess singing has always been a passion. I took piano, voice and flute lessons all through high school and went to college on a classical voice and flute scholarship, majoring in theater. My parents also listened to music all the time (my mom listened to classical music and my dad was into the blues and R & B). About fifteen years ago, I started listening to jazz and was immediately drawn to the genre. I decided to shift my focus from theater to jazz singing and was greatly inspired by a book called, “The Artists Way.”

www.elainedame.com

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ABIGAIL RICCARDS

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GIGS Tuesday February 26 16, 2013 6PM

Pete Miller’s Wheeling

412 Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 847.243.3700 www.petemillers.com ______________________________________ Wednesday February 27, 2013 7PM-10PM

Pete Miller’s Evanston

1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 847.328.0399 www.petemillers.com ______________________________________ Saturday March 2, 2013 8PM

Open Door Theater

902 South Ridgeland, Oak Park, IL 60304 708.342.0810 www.opendoorrep.org.com ______________________________________ Monday March 18, 2013 7PM

Cellar Bistro

Abigail Riccards has garnered much attention

from the jazz community for her effortless swing, heartbreaking tone, and personalized approach to lyrics. Abigail’s inimitable approach to the Great American Songbook has made her one of the most celebrated jazz vocalists of her generation. Over the past decade in New York, Abigail has repeatedly performed at many of the most treasured venues in NYC, including Birdland, Jazz Standard, Smoke, Smalls, Kitano Hotel, Sweet Rhythm, and 55Bar. Abigail has also collaborated with many of the best jazz musicians in the world including David Berkman, Mulgrew Miller, Spike Wilner, Neal Miner, Jay Leonhart, Tony Romano, and many more. Abigail resides in Chicago, and frequently performs in Illinois and in New York City.

132 N.Hale St .,Wheaton, IL 60187 630.653.6299 www.thecellarbistro.com ______________________________________


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ANDREW DISTEL

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Andrew Distel is a vocalist and trumpet player.

He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where he attended the prestigious College Conservatory of Music studying both trumpet and voice. He moved to Chicago to continue his education, receiving a graduate degree in jazz voice from Roosevelt University. He has played at such notable venues as: The Green Mill, The Pump Room, The Blue Wisp Jazz Club, Green Dolphin Street, and Pops For Champagne. His quartet plays regularly-every Friday and Saturday night at The Pump Room-featuring Pete Benson, Hyosub Kim, and George Fludas.

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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ARLENE BARDELLE

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Arlene Bardelle has been dazzling audiences with

her tasteful vocal stylings for the past several years. Chicago is her home base, where she works with some of the finest musicians in town. Arlene was a mainstay at the famed Coq D’or in the Drake hotel for many years. She has performed at many other top notch Chicago venues such as the Pump Room, Andy’s Jazz Club, Pops for Champagne, Fitzgerald’s, the Jazz Showcase, and the Green Mill. Arlene has also performed for political fundraiser cruises on Lake Michigan, private events at the Crystal Ballroom at Navy Pier, and corporate performances for top Chicago agents. She has performed at the Chicago Jazz Fest, Taste of Chicago, and the Plymouth Jazz Fest in Wisconsin as well as Smoke in New York.

GIGS Saturday March 16, 2013 7PM-10PM

Eddie Merlot’s Restaurant

185 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, IL 60069 847.276.2000 www.eddiemerlots.com ______________________________________


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AVA LOGAN

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Ava Logan “Chicago Jazz Singer” and Chicago Jazz

Band leader is an award winning singer-actress from Washington, D.C., who now lives in the Chicago area. A graduate of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Logan, a Jazz Vocalist is a veterinarian by day and a jazz singer at night is available for Corporate Events. The classically trained vocalist has performed jazz, pop, and rhythm and blues in the U.S. and abroad. She has portrayed two of her idols, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson, at the Black Ensemble Theater. She has released “So Many Stars”, her first major CD! National airplay began in September, 2008. The CD has received rave reviews! It was produced by Henry Johnson, who played guitar for Joe Williams for many years.

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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BOBBY LEWIS

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GIGS Thursday March 14, 2013 5:30PM

John Moulder’s Chi-Town Jazz Fest Andy’s Jazz Club

11 E. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL www.andysjazzclub.com ______________________________________ Sunday April 14, 2013

Bebop Brass Jazz Institute of Chicago Tuley Park

501 E. 90th Place, Chicago, IL ______________________________________

Bobby Lewis’ tasteful trumpet and flugelhorn

playing has made him a favorite among vocalists and earned him a spot as first trumpet with Tony Bennett for Chicago appearances for fifteen years, and conductor, musical director and featured soloist with Peggy Lee. The singers Lewis has accompanied provide enough grist for several resumes and, in addition to Bennett and Lee, include Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe Williams, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, Judy Garland, Liza Minelli, Nancy Wilson, Harry Belafonte, Rosemary Clooney, Al Jarreau and even a gig with ‘Ol Blue Eyes.


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CÉCILE SAVAGE

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GIGS THURSDAYS FEB & MARCH 6PM-10PM

Cécile Savage Duo with Calvin “Koco” Brunson

Benny’s Chophouse

444 North Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 312.626.2444 www.bennyschopshouse.com ______________________________________

Cécile Savage is a French woman Jazz bassist/

vocalist leading a multi cultural/ multi-ethnic jazz trio or quartet. Cécile plays who she is: a blend of French Cabaret and American Jazz. She performed with Blues and Jazz musicians such as Jimmy Dawkins, Von Freeman, Franz Jackson, Floyd McDaniel, George Freeman, Oscar Brown Jr., Maggie Brown, Redd Holt and many more.She plays and sings a vast array of American standards (jazz & Blues), some French songs (in French) and some Brazilians Bossa novas (in Portuguese). Her group has played for many affairs, weddings, in clubs,restaurants and festivals. NEW CD soon to be released: “The Journey”


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CHRIS WHITE

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GIGS Tuesday February 26, 2013 9PM

Performing w/t Linda Solotaire ELBO Room 2871 Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 773.549.5549 www.elboroomlive.com

_________________________________________ Wednesday February 27, 2013 8PM

Performing w/t Paul Marinaro Trio Club 3160 3160 N.Clark St, Chicago, IL 312.527.2269 www.3160Chicago.com

_________________________________________ Sunday March 3, 2013 7:30PM

Performing w/t Brian Sandstrom and Rusty Jones Jazz Vespers at Lutheran Church of the Ressurection 8450 N. Shermer Rd., Niles, IL 60714 847.965.8210 www.lcotr.com

Chris White is an instructor of jazz piano and

theory at Lake Forest College and North Park University in Chicago. He is a busy freelance musician in the Chicago area, and has performed at The Jazz Showcase, Andy’s, The House of Blues, Navy Pier, The Peninsula Hotel, the Coq D’or at the Drake Hotel and many more. He is a member of the Paul Marinaro Trio. In 2010 he completed his Doctoral of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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CORKY McCLERKIN

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GIGS Wednesday February 27, 2013 8PM

Performing w/t James Perkins Quartet 50 Yard Line

111 E.75th St., Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Thursday March 7, 2013 6PM

Corky McClerkin Trio Pete Miller’s Restaurant

1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 847.328.0399 ______________________________________ Friday March 8, 2013 8PM

Corky McClerkin Quartet Pete Miller’s Restaurant

1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 847.328.0399 ______________________________________ Saturday March 9, 2013 8PM

Corky McClerkin Quartet Pete Miller’s Restaurant Corky McClerkin, a Chicago native grew up

hearing the sounds of Jazz and “down home” Blues. Encouraged by his favorite uncle and jazz musician Lewis Ogletree, he studied piano for seven years before attending Northern Illinois University with a major in music. Although receiving a BA from Roosevelt University and a MA from Loyola University in other fields, Corky has always considered music to be his primary passion. “Irrespective of style or tempo, hard bop, Latin or soul Jazz, McClerkin brings his many years of experience into play as he crafts each tune, making a special and distinctive statement with each.”

1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 847.328.0399 ______________________________________ Sunday March 10, 2013 5PM

Corky McClerkin Trio Pete Miller’s Restaurant

1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 847.328.0399 ______________________________________


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DAVE FLIPPO

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Dave Flippo has divided his musical efforts

into three areas - leading his Modern Jazz Quintet FLIPPOMUSIC, performing as a jazz/popular pianist/vocalist and leader at various private events and teaching piano at the College of Lake County and from his own studio - Dr. Flippo’s Eclectic Piano Studio. His emergence as a jazz vocalist brought about his third CD, “When the Heart is True, the Voice Rings True,” a duo recording with bassist Donn De Santo, released on his own Oppilf Records label.

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DAVE SHELTON

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David Shelton’s music draws from his classical and

jazz backgrounds, plus his work with R&B musicians. His repertoire includes a wide range of jazz and Latin standards as well as jazz arrangements of pop songs, blues and funk. More specifically, the repertoire includes: Songbook and Modern Standards (e.g., A FoggyDay, Fly Me to the Moon, It Could Happen to You, A House is Not a Home, Moon River) Latin Standards (Jobim and others) Jazz Standards (from Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis to John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck and Horace Silver)Jazz Arrangements of pop/rock hits (from Motown and Elton John to Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and Michael Jackson) Blues and Funk (a la Ramsey Lewis, early Herbie Hancock, Les McCann and Gene Harris) and originals.

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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DON STILLE

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Don Stille is a Chicago-based pianist and

accordionist Don Stille proves he is…an artist to be reckoned with…” says Howard Reich, “…The fluidity of his technique, the depth of his tone and the intellectual sophistication of his improvisations firmly established him as a polished and accomplished artist.” In listening to a Don Stille performace, be it live or recorded, one shares in a musical experience that is rich in stylistic diversity. He has performed throughout the country with a long list of acclaimed jazz artists, and can regularly be heard at Chicago’s greatest jazz clubs.

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ELAINE DAME

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GIGS Introducing Sundays at IT’S VEGAS BABY! 5:30PM-9PM

The Elaine Dame Trio

w/t Guitarist Kyle Asche & Jake Vinsel on Bass

Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa

777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, IN 219.879.7711

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Tuesday February 26, 2013 7:30PM-10:30PM

The Elaine Dame Duo Salt Creek Wine Bar

8900 Fairview Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513 708.387.2432 www.saltcreekwinebar.com ______________________________________ Saturday March 9, 2013 7:30PM-10:30PM

The Elaine Dame Trio Open Door Theater

902 South Ridgeland, Oak Park, IL 708.342.0810 www.opendoorrep.org ______________________________________

Elaine Dame is a Chicago Jazz Singer, flautist,

band leader and private vocal instructor, is a “Vocal dynamo...[and] continues to be a gem in the city’s vocal jazz scene” according to TimeOut Chicago. For more than fifteen years, Ms. Dame has headlined the finest venues in Chicago, the Midwest and the nation, and has collaborated with some of Chicago’s most stellar musicians. She has enjoyed residencies at such notable music rooms as the Fairmont Hotel’s, Metropole Room, Pops for Champagne, Andy’s Jazz Club, The Drake Hotel, Pete Miller’s, Katerina’s, and New York City’s, Metropolitan Room.


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ERIN McDOUGALD

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GIGS Sunday March 3, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday March 10, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday March 17, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday March 24, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Erin McDougald is a savvy, rhythmically jazz-

rooted song-interpreter, who frequently records and performs with top instrumentalists among the jazzelite from Chicago to the East Coast. Her ensemblesize varies from a duo to a big band orchestra, depending on the venue, but most typically, she incorporates the use of a rhythm section and often features a horn player.

NEW WEBSITE ONLINE

“The two most often questions I am asked by interviewers and fans are: “What made you become a jazz singer?”, and “What’s with the Flapper Girl reference?” “Visit my website to find the answers... and much more! “ XOXO

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________


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FRANK D’RONE

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“Frank D’Rone is one of the few finer singers and

performers around and creates great vibes with his audiences.” This quote, from Leonard Feather, one of the world’s foremost music critics, probably best describes Frank and his talents today. It takes a while to achieve words of this sort. Frank’s nique and rare gift has taken him before the spotlights of virtually every major nightclub in the United States. Frank was headlining the world famous “Copacabana” when Tony Bennett took over the microphone on opening night and told the audience, “A few years back, Nat “King” Cole said that Frank D’Rone was the finest singer around. Tonight he has proved that Nat was right!”

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FRANK PORTOLESE

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GIGS Tuesday February 26, 2013 7PM-10PM

Mullen’s

8313 W. Lawrence, Norridge, IL ______________________________________ Wednesday February 27, 2013 7PM-11PM

Cafe Zalute

9500 W. Devon, Rosemont, IL ______________________________________ Thursday March 14, 2013 7PM-10PM

Performing w/t Zvonimir Tot Marion Street Cheese Market

100 South Marion St., Oak Park, IL ______________________________________

Frank Portolese has been active as a guitarist and

educator in the Chicago area for 30 years. He has performed with Eddie Harris, Les McCann, Bobby Shew, Ira Sullivan, Shelley Mann and others. His pop credits range from the Drifters to Clay Aiken. He has been featured in Just Jazz Guitar, Jazz Times, Guitar Player, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and other publications. Frank plays straight-ahead bebop and hard bop jazz. He currently fronts his own trio (with Brian Sandstrom and Rusty Jones), plays solo jazz guitar shows and is a member of Rich Corpolongo’s ensemble, which performs ultracontemporary original compositions. He continues to perfect his own sound and concept in the hopes of expressing the beauty of life as he hears it.


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GINA GIBSON

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GIGS EVERY FRIDAY

The Ramada Inn Lake Shore, Hyde Park

4900 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Thursday February 28, 2013 6:30PM

The PARK at Olympia Fields

3633 Volmer Road, Olympia Fields, IL 60461 ______________________________________

Gina Gibson, a cabaret-style entertainer with club

credits too numerous to name is second to none when it comes to playing for and hosting a wedding reception or any other event. Sinatra to Streisand, Billie Holiday to Beyoncé. Dance and have a good time, it’s all about YOU! She frequently appears as pre-game entertainment for the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center, now entering her 10th season with them. She is featured in the WTTW special, ”Remembering Chicago-the Boomer Years” on Chicago Access Television, and on BIP, (Black Image Productions.)


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GRETA POPE

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Greta Pope is an International entertainer. She

has delighted audiences throughout Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean, as well as the United States and Canada. Ms. Pope has been touted as one of the great voices of our time, as she performs with ease all styles from Country to Opera, and from Rhythm and Blues to Broadway. Ms. Pope holds a Master of Music Degree and has performed all styles of music. and leads the Greta Pope Orchestra. Her performance credentials include sharing the stage with such well known performers as Wynonna Judd, Dick Van Dyke, Stanley Clarke, Carol Channing, Ramsey Louis, Rich Little, Penn & Teller and many others.

GIGS EVERY FRIDAY 7:30PM-11:30PM

Benny’s Chop House

444 North Wabash, Chicago, IL 312.626.2444 www.bennyschophouse.com ______________________________________


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HEATHER MORAN

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GIGS Thursday February 28, 2013 2PM-4PM

Flapper Gig with Mike Knauff Ensemble

Niles, IL ______________________________________ Thursday February 28, 2013 7PM-10PM

Heather Moran w/t Jeff Trudell Strawberry Moon

Wauconda, IL No Cover ______________________________________ Sunday March 7, 2013 7PM-10PM

Heather Moran w/t Jeff Trudell Strawberry Moon

Wauconda, IL No Cover ______________________________________

Heather Moran, over the past several years, has

divided her time between her two loves: acting & singing. An alumnus of Second City and member of the Factory Theater, she is also an accomplished singer with a performance history nationwide. Ms. Morans newest sensational Rosemary Clooney hit show, Rosie! A Tribute... is currently touring regionally. She can also been seen singing in the critically acclaimed musical trio, 3Girls3, performing their newest hit Barry Manilow show.


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J. BEAM BAND

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The J. Beam Band is made up of Jeff Mackevich on saxophones, Damian Espinosa on keyboards, Alex Feldman on bass, and Tyrone Blair on drums. This 1980’s style “fusion” jazz is a lot of fun, and the tunes are easily recognized. Come on out!

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JAMES BOTTOMS

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GIGS March 2, 2013 7PM-10PM

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

6120 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 773.338.7562 www.ethiopiandiamondcuisine.com ______________________________________ March 9, 2013 7PM-10PM

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

6120 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 773.338.7562 www.ethiopiandiamondcuisine.com ______________________________________ March 30, 2013 7PM-10PM

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

6120 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 773.338.7562 www.ethiopiandiamondcuisine.com ______________________________________ April 13, 2013 7PM-10PM

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

6120 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 773.338.7562 www.ethiopiandiamondcuisine.com ______________________________________ April 27, 2013 7PM-10PM

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant 6120 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 773.338.7562 www.ethiopiandiamondcuisine.com


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JAMES SANDERS

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GIGS LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH 10PM

Performing w/t Conjunto Katerina’s

1920 W.Irving Park, Chicago IL www.katerinas.com ______________________________________ Saturday March 20, 2013 8PM & 10PM

CD RELEASE EVENT “Blue Violin” Jazz Showcase

806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago IL 312.360.0234 www.jazzshowcase ______________________________________

James Sanders is a distinct voice tempered by

fruitful ongoing collaborations with the finest Jazz artists in Chicago and in Jazz today, including.... Dee Alexander, Nicole Mitchell, Alfonso Ponticelli, Larry Harlowe, Orbert Davis, Mwata Bowden, Doug Lofstrom, Steve Eisen, Ernie Adams, Donald Neale, Tomeka Reid, and the late Johny Frigo. He is the leader of the highly regarded Latin Jazz band Conjúnto and is a a currently a member of The Evolution Ensemble, Swing Gitan and The New Quartet, The Joeffrey Ballet Orchestra and the Chicago Sinfonietta. He has also been active as a teacher since 1993 and has developed a curriculum for the classically-trained violinist seeking to develop alternative styles of playing.


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JESSE CHARBONIER

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GIGS Friday March 1, 2013 9PM-1AM

Coq d’Or

The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL. 312.787.2200 www.thedrakehotel.com

_________________________________________ Saturday March 30, 2013 9PM-1AM

Coq d’Or

The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL. 312.787.2200 www.thedrakehotel.com

_________________________________________ Saturday April 6, 2013 9PM-1AM

Coq d’Or

The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL. 312.787.2200 www.thedrakehotel.com

_________________________________________ Saturday April 13, 2013 9PM-1AM

Jesse Charbonier was born in Chicago. He always

had a love of the arts and began acting, singing, and songwriting at an early age, but became more involved as a more behind-the-scenes player— marketing, directing, producing, films and music artists. In music, Charbonier has developed and produced music and music videos for artists from various genres. In cinema, his involvement varies from the full-scale production of independent feature films to programming and organizing film festivals all over the United States.

Coq d’Or

The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL. 312.787.2200 www.thedrakehotel.com

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Coq d’Or

The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL. 312.787.2200 www.thedrakehotel.com

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JIM SELLERS

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Jim Sellers is a Chicago based jazz pianist, having

been lucky enough to have performed with some great musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, Frank Catalano, Spider Saloff, Luba Mason, Ava Logan, Art Davis, Bill Yancey and many others. Jim’s interest in jazz began in grade school when he discovered Daddio Daley’s radio program on what was then WXFM. With a lot of tenacity and a little help from his older brother, Jim learned how to play the blues and to read music – having no formal lessons until he was in college. Still, by the time he was studying music as an undergraduate, he was proficient enough to be selected to perform in a trio with guest-artist Wynton Marsalis. He went on to earn a Master of Music degree from DePaul University in Chicago.

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KELLY BRAND

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Kelly Brand, composer and pianist, writes songs

which carry the listener to places simultaneously evident and quite unfamiliar. She effectively taps into essential elements of living and dreaming. Brand’s way of playing embraces a simple and selfless honesty. She doesn’t throw her music at you, but rather extends it as an invitation. Kelly is an active performer on the Chicago jazz scene playing frequent club and concert dates. She performs at the Green Mill, the Jazz Showcase, Andy’s Jazz Club, Pete Miller’s and Katerina’s.

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LAURY SHELLEY

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GIGS Tuesday February 26, 2013 8PM-11:30PM

Laury Shelley Trio Jazz Showcase

806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL www.jazzshowcase.com ______________________________________ Friday March 15, 2013 6:30PM

Katerina’s

1920 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 773.348.7592 www.katerinas.com ______________________________________ Tuesday May 19, 2013 4PM

Trinity United Methodist Church

605 West Golf Rd., Mount Prospect, IL 60056 www.trinitymp.org ______________________________________

Laury Shelley has been a performing artist ever

since she can remember. Laury was living her dream touring with composer, Michel Legrand, as Legrand’s vocal soloist.During these amazing years, Laury made her debut at the prestigious Carnegie Hall while also appearing at The Sahara Hotel in Vegas, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Miami’s Stars Under The Stars Concert Series at Marine Stadium and The Westbury Theatre in New York. Laury has shared stages with Tony Bennett, Buddy Rich, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth while also performing and recording with Phil Woods, Ron Carter, Grady Tate, Randy Brecker, Marvin Stamm and Joe Beck.


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GIGS

LE PERCOLATEUR

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Thursday February 21, 2013 8PM

Pork Chop

941 W. Randolph , Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Saturday March 30, 2013

CD RELEASE SHOW Mayne Stage

1328 W. Morse , Chicago, IL 60626 ______________________________________

lePercolateur Hipster Gypsy Jazz New Release Coming Soon

The coming March of 2013 finds lePercolateur slated to release their debut album as the latest band to join the Chicago Sessions record label. Between now and then, many more are sure to wake from a dreamlike daze wondering in which year they find themselves, and wishing it was what their senses told them. “a sly and surprising gypsy-jazz quintet who apply that idiom to modernistic pop tunes, as well as vintage jazz composition” - Neil Tesser, Chicago Examiner It’s time to get hip to lePercolateur!


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LIBBY YORK

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GIGS Every Sunday beginning December 2012 - 2pm Sunday Jazz Brunch Cafe Sole 1029 Southard Street Key West, FL 33040 Reservations (305) 292-0230 _________________________________________ Monday March 11, 2013 8PM

The Living Room Series w/t Libby York and Pianist Jeremy Kahn Harry S. Truman Little White House

111 Front St., Key West, FL 33040 305.294.9911 ______________________________________ Tuesday March 12, 2013 8PM

The Living Room Series w/t Libby York and Pianist Jeremy Kahn Harry S. Truman Little White House

111 Front St., Key West, FL 33040 305.294.9911 ______________________________________ Monday April 8, 2013 8PM

NOTE WORTHY NEWS

New album in the works joined by John diMartino on Piano, Peter Washington on Bass, Greg Sergo on Drums, Warren Vaché on Coronet and a vocal or two. We’ll top off our first fall recording session with an October 19, 9:30 set at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Room. Then it’s a happy return to Paris for the November 9th date at the lovely Café Laurent in the tres elegant four star Hotel D’Aubusson.

The Living Room Series w/t Libby York Harry S. Truman Little White House

111 Front St., Key West, FL 33040 305.294.9911 ______________________________________ Tuesday April 9, 2013 8PM

The Living Room Series w/t Libby York Harry S. Truman Little White House

111 Front St., Key West, FL 33040 305.294.9911 ______________________________________


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LINDA SOLOTAIRE

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GIGS Tuesday February 26, 2013 8PM

Linda Solotaire Elbo Room

2871 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL. 60657 773.549.5549 www.elboroomlive.com ______________________________________ Sunday March 10, 2013 12PM

Linda Solotaire Edgewater Beach Cafe

5545 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL. 60640 773.275.4141 www.edgewaterbeachcafe.com ______________________________________ Sunday March 21, 2013 8PM

Linda Solotaire Edgewater Beach Cafe

5545 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL. 60640 773.275.4141 www.edgewaterbeachcafe.com ______________________________________ Saturday March 23, 2013 8PM Linda Solotaire is a jazz vocalist and leader with The

Linda Solotaire Quartet. She also performs an eclectic jazz, rock & rock blues repertoire with her musical partner, arranger/ guitarist & bassist Stu Greenspan, Linda Solotaire & Friends. Linda is classically trained in music and theatre, and began her career as an actress in the late 1970’s. As a solo jazz vocalist, she is most deeply influenced by singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Sheila Jordan, and Judy Garland. WORKSHOPS & COACHING Linda accepts private voice students interested in focusing

on acting / interpretation. She also holds workshops in acting for dancers and body-based artists, and do-ityourself arts marketing. MORE INFO VISIT http://solorohm.net/coaching

Linda Solotaire Open Door Theater

902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park, IL 60304 ______________________________________


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LINDY ENDRES

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Endres, music played a bit of a different

role in the beginning. Finding the perfect song to choreograph and dance to was key, as Lindy dreamt of becoming a professional dancer one day. Her childhood was filled with an array of dance styles, recitals and show choir competitions, always being labeled the ‘dancer’, never the ‘singer’. Upon graduation from Sauk Prairie High School, Sauk City, WI, Lindy attended UW Stevens Point to receive her BA in dance. With her goal in sight, Lindy dove into the world of college dance, only to become sidetracked by the musical productions UWSP had to offer. These shows ignited Lindy’s flame for singing, a talent which she thought she would never desire. Being cast in multiple musicals paired with private voice lessons created a newfound goal; to become a professional singer.

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LORETTA LEE

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Loretta Lee for many years has been known as an

“up and coming,” sultry, smooth and sophisticated jazz vocalist who is progressively taking Chicago by storm. During the course of her musical career, Loretta became best known as “Lady Lee” for her impressionable, breath-taking performance and striking imitation of the Legendary singer, Billie Holiday. Additionally, she has performed in numerous capacities at jazz clubs and many other establishments throughout the Chicago-land area. She has also given remarkable performances as an R&B and Gospel soloist. In addition to singing, Loretta enjoys roller skating, stepping, and Latin dancing. With great passion and love, she continuously sings and performs from the bottom of her soul and is truly a phenomenal entertainer.

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LOS PERROS CUBANOS

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GIGS Friday March 8, 2013

Maya Del Sol

Oak Park, IL ______________________________________ Saturday March 16, 2013

Rhode Theatre

Kenosha, WI ______________________________________

Los Perros Cubanos feature the music of Cuba’s

Golden Age of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Influences include Beny More, Compay Segundo, Arsenio Rodriguez, Eliades Ochoa, Buena Vista Social Club, Ibrahim Ferrer, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and Willie Colon.

Prepare to dance the night away! Music now available at iTunes and Amazon.


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MARC POMPE

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GIGS Saturday March 2, 2013 6PM-10PM

Solo Piano & Vocals Cyrano’s

546 N.Wells St., Chicago, IL 312.467.0546 ______________________________________

Marc Pompe began performing around Rush

Street as a solo piano/vocal in the mid fiftys and was influenced by the music of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. Vocal influences include Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McCrae and Jon Hendricks. In 1965, Marc left Chicago to work out of New York and played at Jilly’s (NYC), Eddie’s Backstreet in St. Thomas, The Gaslight Club in Toronto and Mother’s Lounge in Pittsburgh. After 40 years of performing, 1997 saw the release of Marc’s first CD, Nobody Else But Me, on Kopaesthetics Records. Since then, Marc has released 4 additional albums.


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MARK MOULTRUP

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Mark Moultrup is a keyboardist, vocalist,

composer, arranger, and educator originally from Detroit and now residing in Chicago. Many of his compositions are featured on his cds, and have also been heard on promo spots, children’s CD’s and national television. Mark has been a full-time working musician for over 30 years. Venues include work in jazz clubs, festivals, musical theater, concert stages, churches, studios, dance clubs, private and corporate functions,and has performed throughout the United States, as well as Europe, South and Central America, and the Carribean.

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MARLENE ROSENBERG

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Marlene Rosenberg has emerged as one of the

most talented and multi-faceted bass players on the scene today. She has played professionally throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Japan, performing with innumerable jazz luminaries, such as Kenny Barron, Frank Foster, Stan Getz, Albert “Tootie” Health, Joe Henderson, Marian McPartland, Cedar Walton, Wallace Roney, David “Fathead” Newman, Monty Alexander, Kevin Mahogony, Frank Morgan Frank Wess, Joe Williams and Nancy Wilson.

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MICHAEL HUTCHINS

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GIGS Saturday March 9, 2013 8PM-10PM

Gelato & Sinatra Via Gelato & Cafe

1853 Tower Drive, Glenview, IL 847.729.7088 www.viagelato.com ______________________________________ Thursday March 28, 2013 6PM-8PM

Le Jardin Restaurant Catigny

1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton, IL ______________________________________ Saturday April 13, 2013 8PM-10PM

Gelato & Sinatra Via Gelato & Cafe

1853 Tower Drive, Glenview, IL 847.729.7088 www.viagelato.com ______________________________________

Michael Hutchins says Get ready to set sail Beyond The Sea with the smoothest voice to hit the stage since Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, singing the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Dean Martin.

Whether you are young or Young At Heart you will enjoy every minute of Michael’s performance.


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MICK ARCHER

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GIGS MONDAYS - FRIDAYS 12PM-2PM

Beaudivan @ O’Hare

United Terminal 1 O’Hare Int’l Airport, Chicago IL

______________________________________ MONDAYS -FRIDAYS 12PM-5PM

Bubbles Wine Bar @ O’Hare

American Terminal,O’Hare Int’l Airport, Chicago IL

______________________________________ 3RD THURSDAY EACH MONTH 8PM-12AM

Blues 88s

Chicago IL No Cover ______________________________________ EVERY MONDAY & TUESDAY 8PM-12PM

12 West Elm Nightclub 12 West Elm St., Chicago, IL 312.337.3200

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Mick Archer has toured the world as a solo act and

sideman, performing in hotels, clubs, concert venues, and cruise ships. He was the pianist in residence at The Tokyo Westin in the Summer of 2004, and since then has traveled to Holland, Germany, Ireland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Finland and Norway to bring his unique act to worldwide audiences. Besides his career as a solo pianist/vocalist, Mick leads a trio, a Celtic Rock band (The Chicago Rovers), has one of the best dueling piano acts anywhere, and a specialty piano duo (The Blues 88s). “Mick Archer is ... an impressive master of ceremonies. Whether it’s putting hecklers in their place or singing an original, the Southside native is a natural showman.” The Chicago Tribune


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MIKE FROST

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GIGS THURSDAYS 8PM-11PM

Performing with Spiral Bar Umbriago

6 West Hubbard, Chicago IL 773.555.1212 www.barumbriago.com ______________________________________

Mike Frost has been a featured performer with

blues legend Otis Rush, and has been a member/ soloist with many prominent jazz bands in the city. Mike has also played on various recordings with musicians from the bands of Miles Davis and David Sanborn and leads the Mike Frost Project, one of the most exciting jazz groups to be based in Chicago during the past few years. With three CD releases, MFP plays straight-ahead jazz, using great songs from the past plus contributing new originals in a complementary style. The group performs a modern day version of an earlier style but in their own way.


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MIKE JEFFERS

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GIGS TUESDAYS 8PM-11PM

Performing w/t the Stephanie Browning Trio

Bar Umbriago

6 West Hubbard, Chicago IL www.barumbriago.com ______________________________________ THURSDAYS 8PM-11PM

Performing with Spiral (Jazz & Funk) Bar Umbriago

6 West Hubbard, Chicago IL www.barumbriago.com ______________________________________

Mike Jeffers, drummer and president of Chicago

Jazz Magazine and ChicagoJazz.com has over 20 years of professional musical performance experience. Jeffers has traveled extensively throughout college as a member of the University of North Texas percussion ensemble. He has performed with different jazz and rock groups at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the House of Blues, Taste of Chicago, Green Mill, Andy’s Jazz Club, The Metro, Schubas, Double Door and many other clubs, festivals and venues throughout the country. Currently he is a freelance musician who runs his own entertainment company, Chicago Jazz Entertainment, booking his variety of musical groups for private events, festivals and club dates throughout the country.


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MIKE STARON

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NOTEABLE QUOTES

“He’s a versatile, forward looking and accomplished performer.” JazzTimes His bowing is some of the best I ever heard. He is a true rival of Mike Formanek, Dave Holland, and Paul Rogers.” Beyond Coltrane / Fred Barrett “Mike to me has a lot of technique and he’s perfect for playing in a trio because he’s inspirational, he will follow my chords, whatever melody I play he will follow, he will change key with me; which is what I need.” Hal Russell Hal An Oral History

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NANETTE FRANK

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Nanette Frank “One of Chicago’s jazz greats”named

by WGN Morning News. An Impeccable five octave vocal range, She’s the voice behind such major brands as Coca-Cola (Always Coca-Cola) national radio, TV spots originally released as a 12inch dance single. The ad became the longest running advertising campaign in the company’s history. Nanette also launched the Crest Multicare product line with her rendition of “If I Could.” Whether she’s performing at festivals, like The Taste Of Chicago, The African Arts Festival or any number of high profile charity and social events, Nanette’s unique and often magical blend of jazz, traditional, and R&B “Turns out the house” wherever she performs.

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NICK SCHNEIDER

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Nick Schneider is rated as one of the top bass

players in jazz today. He has performed with such greats as Randy Brecker, Eddie Higgins, Buddy Rich Big Band, Teddy Wilson, And The Tonight Show Band just to name a few. Nick currently teaches at Oakton Community College, The University of Wisconsin Indianhead Arts Center, and through his private studio. Nick is also a member of The Bruce Oscar Trio which hosts several different jam sessions throughout Chicago.

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RAY BAILEY

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Ray Bailey is an accomplished musician and band

leader as well as an exciting performer of all jazz styles. In the Chicago area he has performed at most major country clubs, hotels and in local jazz clubs such as Andy’s, The Back Room, Bella Vista, The Green Mill, Green Dolphin Street, Pop’s for Champaign, Joe’s Bebop Café and may others that have come and gone. The Ray Bailey Jazz Quintet played to standing-roomonly crowds for 19 summers in the Garden Café of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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RHONDA BROWNE

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Rhonda High Browne has been a singer/

songwriter for a number of years in the Chicago area and elsewhere. After a successful career as a print model for Jewel Foods, Soft Sheen Hair Products, and several others, she returned to her first love of music, where she received her Associates Degree in Fine Arts from South Suburban College and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia College Chicago in Jazz Vocal Performance. Rhonda has worked with some of the finest musicians in Chicago such as Roger Harris, Chuck Webb, Curtis Robinson, (to name a few). Currently, Rhonda is the bandleader vocalist of her R&B, Jazz trio “Pieces.” She performs at weddings, corporate functions and various social events and describes her music as “Feel Good Music.”

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RITA McCONVILLE

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Rita McConville has been singing professionally

to the delight of Midwest audiences for over 10 years in venues ranging from legendary jazz clubs like The Green Mill to various dancehalls, roadhouses and churches. As testament to her rare versatility, Rita has been known to sing both legs of a wedding, nailing the ceremony and reception with equally soulful precision. If you haven’t heard about Rita McConville before, that’s understandable because she has been engaging her musical passion full time only recently…or as she likes to put it, as a recovering local television director, nearly three years clean.

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ROBIN WATSON

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GIGS Saturday March 9, 2013

John & Tony’s

27NW371 North Ave., West Chicago, IL 60185 630.520.0593 www.johnandtonys.com ______________________________________ Saturday March 23, 2013 8:30PM-11:30PM

Tapas 7232 Music on Madison

7232 West Madison, Forest Park, IL 60130 708.689.8077 www.tapas7232.com ______________________________________ Saturday April 13, 2013 8:30PM-11:30PM

Tapas 7232 Music on Madison

7232 West Madison, Forest Park, IL 60130 708.689.8077 www.tapas7232.com ______________________________________ Saturday April 20, 2013

John & Tony’s

Robin Watson is Jazzlady Robin. A vocalist/leader,

her styling is described to be an appealing blend of Sarah, Dinah, Carmen and Nina, while her creativity is clearly influenced by that of her distant cousin, Ella. Robin’s performance career has spanned decades through Chicago’s premiere jazz venues, wooing audiences from large stages - Petrillo Bandshell, Garfield Park Conservatory, Pheasant Run, United Center, Odyssey Cruises, Showboat, Empress and Majestic Star Casinos- and more intimate music rooms at the Peninsula Hotel, Braxton’s, Tuscany’s, John & Tony’s, Metropolitan Club, Como Inn, Backroom and Cotton Clubs. Robin has a BA in vocal performance from Spelman College. Her humor, energy and authenticity make her performances compelling and engaging.

27NW371 North Ave., West Chicago, IL 60185 630.520.0593 www.johnandtonys.com ______________________________________ Saturday April 27, 2013 7PM -12PM

Holy Family Jazz Extravaganza at Saint Ignatius Commons

1018 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60603 312.822.1239 www.holyfamilychicago.org ______________________________________


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ROGER HARRIS

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Roger L. Harris is a pianist residing in Chicago,

IL. His musical talents were evident at an early age. His father, Leo Harris, is the cellist that founded the South Side Family Chamber Orchestra and encouraged Roger to embrace his gift. Roger is currently the Conductor Emeritus of that orchestra. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Roger taught band, orchestra, choir, general music, and commercial music in various Illinois and Indiana school districts.

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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RUSTY JONES

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GIGS Sunday March 3, 2013 7:30PM

Performing w/t Chris White and Brian Sandstrom Jazz Vespers at Lutheran Church of the Ressurection 8450 N. Shermer Rd., Niles, IL 60714 847.965.8210 www.lcotr.com

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Rusty Jones has been an integral part of the

Chicago music scene since he moved here in 1967. His experience includes a broad range of musical styles, both jazz and commercial. Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he comes from a very musical family, both parents having been in the music business before he was born. His great uncle, Isham Jones, was a famous songwriter and band leader in the 20’s and 30’s. To name only a few, his career includes three and a half years with Judy Roberts, six years with George Shearing, Marion McPartland, Buddy DeFranco, Chet Baker, Ira Sullivan, Mark Murphy, Anita O’Day, Frank D’Rone, Patricia Barber, Johnny Gabor, Frank Portolese, Marc Pompe, Zvonimir Tot, and many others too numerous to mention.


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SAM FAZIO

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GIGS Friday March 8, 2013 9PM

Sam Fazio Duo

The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL. 312.787.2200 www.thedrakehotel.com

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Sam Fazio Duo

The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL. 312.787.2200 www.thedrakehotel.com

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Sam Fazio made his return to the Chicago music scene

in 2009. Over the years, Sam has performed in nightclubs throughout Chicago and Las Vegas. Sam’s repertoire includes a unique mix of American standards, swing tunes and pop classics. His heartfelt interpretations bring new life to the standards and showcase his soulful, yet classic style. Sam performs at a variety of venues and events around the Chicagoland area, including weekly performances at the Drake Hotel.


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SHAWN MAXWELL

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GIGS Thursday February 28, 2013 7PM-10PM

Adelle’s

535 W. Liberty Dr., Wheaton, IL ______________________________________ Friday March 15, 2013 7PM-11PM

Pete Miller’s

412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling, IL ______________________________________ Saturday March 16, 2013 7PM-11PM

Pete Miller’s

412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling, IL ______________________________________

Shawn Maxwell has the urge—a quality

fundamental to those who create improvised music on a nightly basis. In this way, it is not enough to simply create, but the need to innovate guides each note. His art lies in addressing the ordinary modalities of life in an extraordinary way, placing notes in their most complimentary places with precision and enthusiasm. Each harmony he creates is purposeful in form as well as function. After starting his professional career touring Internationally, across the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, Maxwell returned home to conquer the Windy City. With equal parts genius and toil, Maxwell has become one the preeminent performers in the Chicago jazz landscape. His multi-instrumental talents have been lauded by fellow musicians and critics alike.


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SKINNY WILLIAMS

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GIGS Wednesday February 27, 2013 7PM

Geno’s

Calumet Park, IL ______________________________________ Friday March 1, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

Northbrook, IL ______________________________________ Saturday March 2, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

South Barrington, IL ______________________________________ Sunday March 3, 2013 9:15PM

Backroom

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Monday March 4, 2013 9:15PM

Backroom

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Friday March 8, 2013 7:30PM

Skinny Williams is an accomplished saxophonist

and instrumentalist, a savvy composer, and an electrifying performer who — since the release of his first solo album in 1999 — has created a series of recordings that have made him a distinctive talent in the realm of contemporary jazz. Through his noteworthy combination of earthy grooves and soulful improvisations, Williams has earned both critical acclaim and mainstream appreciation. Williams is one of the industry’s most respected and in-demand players, with critics comparing him to such greats as Stanley Turrentine, Junior Walker, Grover Washington Jr. and Boney James.

Pinstripes

Northbrook, IL ______________________________________ Saturday March 9, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

Oakbrook, IL ______________________________________ Sunday March 10, 2013 9:15PM

Backroom

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Monday March 11, 2013 9:15PM

Backroom

Chicago, IL ______________________________________


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STACY McMICHAEL

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GIGS Saturday March 30, 2013

lePercolateur CD RELEASE SHOW

Performing w/t lePercolateur Mayne Stage

1328 W. Morse , Chicago, IL 60626 ______________________________________

Stacy McMichael is one of the premier bassists

in Chicago today. Equally proficient on upright bass and electric bass, Stacy performs comfortably within a broad range of genres and styles. As an active professional bassist, Ms. McMichael has played with hundreds of artists in countless settings. Ms. McMichael received her Masters degree (Jazz Bass performance & pedagogy) from the prestigious University of Miami Jazz School and her Bachelors degree (Double Bass performance) from the University of Nebraska - Omaha. Ms. McMichael currently holds a faculty position as Adjunct Professor of Bass at Olivet Nazarene University.


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STEPHANIE BROWNING

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GIGS TUESDAYS 8PM-11PM

Performing w/t Stephanie Browning Trio Bar Umbriago

6 West Hubbard, Chicago IL www.barumbriago.com ______________________________________

Stephanie Browning made a name for herself as

the Artist-in-residence at the world renowned Gold Star Sardine Bar, a listening room reminiscent of Paris in the ‘30s. The venue was an international gem and captivated audiences assisted Stephanie in honing her improvisational skills and soulful voice. During her two-year tenure she performed for celebrities and European royalty, as well as many a love struck couple out to make a memorable night. Since that time, Stephanie has been featured at the Chicago area’s most notable jazz clubs, including Andy’s, The Green Mill, Pete Millers, Pops for Champagne, as well as many others.


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STEVEN HASHIMOTO

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GIGS 3rd SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH 9PM-11:30PM

Steven Hashimoto Quartet Simon’s Tavern

Chicago IL ______________________________________ 3rd MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH 8PM-10PM

Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming Kopi Café

Chicago IL 773.989.5674 ______________________________________ EVERY FRIDAY 1:30AM-3:45AM

Green Mill Quartet Jam Session Green Mill

Chicago IL 773.878.5552 ______________________________________

Steven Hashimoto has been a highly visible part of

Chicago’s jazz scene since 1976, when he founded the band Mothra (which is still in existence, with a CD on AsianImprov Records). He has also anchored the late-night jam sessions at The Green Mill on Fridays for almost 16 years. He has recorded with many local bands, and appeared at almost every jazz venue in Chicago. He has also appeared at The Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Chicago, ChicagoFest, Chicago’s Asian American Jazz Festival, as well as festivals and concert venues nationwide.


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THE HARRIS GROUP

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The Harris Group delivers an approach

to progressive jazz that focuses on more than improvisation. Influenced by Joe Beck and Steps Ahead, The Harris Group offers jazz that will no doubt stand the test of time. Although it is the basis of their repertoire, The Harris Group knows the audience for their music is broad, not defined by jazz alone. The Harris Group knows how to please an audience that is looking for meat and blood rather than fleeting hits.

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TOM MUELLNER

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GIGS EVERY MONDAY 9PM-1AM

Tommy’s Pro Jazz Party with Special Guests Serbian Village Restaurant

3144 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago IL 773.478.2900 ______________________________________ EVERY SATURDAY 8PM-11PM

Confetti’s

5101 Washington St., Chicago IL ______________________________________ Wednesday March 6, 2013 7PM & 10PM

Performing w/t Stephanie Aaron El Cid Mexican Restaurant

2645 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 773.395.0505 ______________________________________

Tommy Muellner is a respected Chicagoland

jazz pianist and composer. He has received critical acclaim from aficionados and statesmen throughout the jazz world for his piano acumen and creativity. He has an uncanny understanding of harmonic movement, improvisation and musical interplay and as such continues to dazzle audiences with his unique brand of swinging lyrical jazz piano. He receives rave reviews wherever he performs. Indeed, acclaim for the talent, taste and splendid style of this consummate professional is as resonant as the rich chords and silky lines with which Tommy Muellner creates his personal musical magic.


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TY COOPER

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GIGS Friday March 1, 2013 7:30PM -11:30PM

Ty Cooper Quartet John & Tony’s

27NW371 North Ave., West Chicago, IL 60185 630.520.0593 www.johnandtonys.com ______________________________________ Thursday March 7, 2013 8:30PM-11:30PM

Ty Cooper Quartet 3160 Chicago’s Piano & Cabaret

3160 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657 773.327.5969 www.3160chicago.com ______________________________________ Thursday March 21, 2013 8:30PM-11:30PM

Ty Cooper Quartet 3160 Chicago’s Piano & Cabaret

3160 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657 773.327.5969 www.3160chicago.com ______________________________________ Thursday April 18, 2013 8:30PM-11:30PM

Ty Cooper is a jazz vocalist. When she sings you

will find yourself dreaming of a different era where the greatest singers of all times will come alive just for you.

Ty Cooper Quartet 3160 Chicago’s Piano & Cabaret

3160 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657 773.327.5969 www.3160chicago.com ______________________________________ Friday April 26, 2013 7:30PM -11:30PM

Ty Cooper Quartet John & Tony’s

27NW371 North Ave., West Chicago, IL 60185 630.520.0593 www.johnandtonys.com ______________________________________


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ZVONIMIR TOT

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GIGS Friday March 8, 2013 5PM-8PM

Performing w/t Kelly Sill University Club of Chicago

76 E.Monroe St., Chicago, IL 312.726.2840 ______________________________________ Thursday March 14, 2013 7PM-10PM

Performing w/t Frank Portolese Marion Street Cheese Market

100 South Marion St., Oak Park, IL ______________________________________

Zvonimir Tot (z-VON-e-mere TOTE) is a

Chicago-based jazz guitarist, composer, and arranger with a style deeply rooted in the jazz tradition but flavored by his European origin. Tot has performed in the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Croatia.


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