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lepercolateur r new release OF THE WEEK: roscoe mitchell duets with tyshawn sorey & hugh ragin on wide hive records r SNEAK PEEK PREVEIW AT molly ringwald’s debut NEW RELEASE, “except sometimes” on concord jazz r NEW RELEASES: WEEK OF 3/26/13 r news: Jack Mouse receives lifetime achievement award, Soup & Bread at fitzgeralds, The dolphin is back, whirlwind records launches childrens divison with jazz for babies, rare 1961 Louis armstrong performance, dee dee bridgewater plays billie holiday in broadway production r Special events, clubs, & musician calendars


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Week of MARch.26-APRIL.1 2013

Publisher/Editor

Michael Jeffers

News of the Week Pg 4

Design & Production Joseph Wensell

New Releases Pg 10 New Release of the Week Pg 12 New Release Sneak Peek Pg 14

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Chicago Music Revealed Pg 16 Chicago Jazz Jam Sessions Pg 18 Chicagoland Jazz Festivals Pg 20

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JACK MOUSE RECEIVES AQUARIAN AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT Jazz drummer Jack Mouse is the recent recipient of an Aquarian Award of Achievement, presented by Aquarian DrumHeads in acknowledgement of his contributions as a jazz educator and performer. 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. As a member of the Bunky Green Quartet, he was among the first musicians to introduce jazz education to the Montreux Jazz Festival. Jack has presented clinics and workshops at jazz festivals, music conventions, colleges and high schools throughout the United States, and is also presenting online clinics through the ALIVE Project (Accessible Live Internet Video Education). He is a staff artist/clinician for Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Aquarian Drum Heads and Vic Firth Drum Sticks. Says Roy Burns, CEO of Aquarian: “Our company has only presented this award three times in our history. In addition to being a highly regarded educator, Jack’s new recording “Range of Motion” demonstrates his prowess as a marvelous player and a true artist.” Jack Mouse explains: “This award has a very special meaning for me. Roy Burns and I are from the same hometown. Roy was the first drummer I ever saw play live when I was four years old. In fact, Roy’s first snare drum was my very first snare drum. Over the years Roy has been an inspirational role model and a major influence in my life.” For more information about Jack, visit www.jackmouse.com


Fitzgerald’s night club hosts soup & bread gatherings Carrying on the tradition that started at Chicago’s Hideout Inn, FitzGerald’s is pleased to host this monthly soup dinner and hunger-relief fundraiser on the last Thursday of every month. Starting at 6 p.m. in the SideBar (come early, it goes quick) we will be serving a variety of soups created by local chefs and residents. And, of course, our bar will be open and ready to serve a nice cold (or hot) beverage to enjoy with your soup and bread. If you’d like to donate a little treat of your own (baked goods only, please) we welcome your participation! This month’s cooks are Capri Restaurant, LaRaie Zimm, Marion Digre (RE/MAX In the Village, Realtors), Jen Quinlan, Laura Rodriguez (Creme Crafted Parties & Catering). Proceeds go to OPRF Food Pantry. DJing is Ryan Anderson of Go Long Mule. Soup and bread began as a regular gathering of college friends, a time to come together over good food and good conversation. As they grew older and settled in Chicago, the group decided to use this model to try and help the many needy families throughout the city, and to invite new folks to carry on the tradition of sharing good food and stories with good friends. After raising over $10,000 for Chicago-area food banks and other charities in pay-what-you-can donations, branching out with a cookbook and hosting a cross-country tour, Soup & Bread is still headquartered at the Hideout Inn every Wednesday at 5:30pm. www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com | www.soupandbread.net


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Live jazz is back at the dolphin on tuesdays The Dolphin, formerly known as Green Dolphin Street, is featuring two jazz bands on Tuesdays from 7pm to midnight, and is hosted by Drummer Clif Wallace II. Corey Wilkes joins Clif and his quartet for this week’s Double Billed at The Dolphin jazz music series. Music begins at 7pm and runs through midnight with a free hors d’oeuvres buffett and there is free entrance all evening. Redesigned and relaunched on Januray 18 of this year, the club now features numerous distinct spaces, including the Ballroom, which has numerous VIP tables and the main dance floor, The Garden Lounge leading to an outdoor area for the spring and summer months, and The White Lounge, a secondary dance space of the nightclub. The Dolphin’s primary music programming is geared towards electronic and dance music, Introducing itself as a nightclub with a re-established and re-imagined identity, Dolphin is sure to attract old attendees who enjoyed Green Dolphin Street’s unique allure, especially now that jazz is being programmed on Tuesday nights and new fans who will appreciate its emphasis on current music trends and a hypnotic, lively environment. Visit Dolphin’s website for showtimes and performers.


Photography by STEPHEN JAY

Michael janisch IntroduceS new Children’s Music division Whirlwind Records and Michael Janisch have announced the first 5 releases of Jazz for Babies, an instinctive desire of Janisch to expose his baby daughter Eliza to high quality baby music from the earliest age. Recorded live in a London studio with further post production sound-work by Grammynominated engineer Tyler McDiarmid, the WWR in -house sound guy, a long time musical associate & friend of Janisch’s and a proud father of three. Jazz for Babies albums have an ingredient that no other baby music on the market has and that is ‘improvisation’. This is when a musician engages in spontaneous creativity, the jazz musician’s specialty. Recent studies have shown that improvisation in music triggers areas of the brain to do with individuality and creativity, so not only can JFB music help in calming and sending babies off to sleep, but their little minds are being gently stimulated by hearing truly creative music as well. The first five albums from the JFB series feature a themed lead instrument (Grand Piano, Trumpet, Vibraphone, Guitar, Saxophone) performing 15 classic songs adapted into Calm & Soothing Lullabies for both parent and baby to enjoy. Performed by world class jazz musicians on real instruments, each track also features a splash of melodic improvisation making our baby music completely unique. The albums will be released officially worldwide on June 10th, 2013 in CD shops, Online at over 50 digital retailers as well as in Mother and Baby Gift Stores, and are now available on the JFB site as advance copies: To listen to preview tracks of all the albums and to purchase visit the Jazz For Babies store.


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1961 RAre West end blues performance by louis armstrong unveiled 85 years ago, Louis Armstrong recorded one of his all-time masterpieces, “West End Blues,” one of the most important records in jazz history. For Jazz Appreciation Month, the historic house tours will feature an ultra rare recording of Louis Armstrong performing “West End Blues” live at Freedomland in 1961. This performance was recently donated to the Louis Armstrong House Museum’s Archives by the son of Freedomland sound engineer Peter Denis. Previously unissued and not in any discographies, it will be featured only during Jazz Appreciation Month! This recording ties into the current exhibit, Louis Armstrong at Freedomland that closes April 30, 2012. Also in April, three incredibly rare CDs from the late Gösta Hägglöf ’s “Ambassador Records” label of Sweden will be available for sale in museum’s gift shop beginning April 1st. These three volumes, beautifully remastered, of Louis Armstrong’s 1940s and 1950s Decca recordings are available exclusively from LAHM. The titles are Because of You 1950-1953, Heavenly Music 1949-1957 and Moments to Remember 1952-1956. For more information on the exhibition and the releases, visit www.louisarmstronghouse.org


Photography by MARK HIGASHINO

Dee Dee Bridgewater as Billie Holiday in Broadway production of lady day Dee Dee Bridgewater will portray the late, legendary jazz artist Billie Holiday in an Broadway production of Lady Day, which will begin previews Sept. 12 at Off-Broadway’s Little Shubert Theatre prior to an official opening Sept. 26. Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, Lady Day will make its New York debut after productions at the Theatre de Boulogne-Billancourt and Theatre du Gymnase Marie Bell in Paris as well as The Donmar Warehouse and The Piccadilly Theatre in London, where it received critical praise and received an Olivier nomination for Bridgewater. Lady Day is an original play based on the life of Billie Holiday, featuring many of Holiday’s hit songs and tells the story of how Billie attempts a final comeback performance. Along with Stahl’s newly revised book, the production features over 25 standards, including “Don’t Explain,” “Good Morning Heartache,” “A Foggy Day (In London Town),” “Them There Eyes,” “Strange Fruit,” “My Man,” “God Bless the Child” and “Mean to Me.” Preview performances are expected to begin Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 8 p.m. For more information and to buy tickets visit www.ladydaythemusical.com


NEW RELEASES 3/26/2013 AVAILABLE AT YOUR FAVORITE RETAIL AND ONLINE OUTLETS

BLUEY

DAVID BINNEY

GREG CHAMBERS

IVA BITTOVÁ

JIM SNIDERO

JOHN ZORN

LEAP OF FAITH LABEL: DOME RECORDS

IVA BITTOVÁ LABEL: ECM

KENDRICK SCOTT ORACLE CONVICTION LABEL: CONCORD JAZZ

LIFTED LANDS LABEL: CRISS CROSS JAZZ

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS LABEL: SAVANT RECORDS

LISA HILTON

GETAWAY LABEL: LISA HILTON

AFTER HOURS LABEL: GREG CHAMBERS

MYSTERIES LABEL: TZADIK RECORDS

STEVE COLEMAN & FIVE ELEMENTS

FUNCTIONAL ARRHYTHMIAS LABEL: PI RECORDINGS


FabSound Recording, Rehearsal Studio, Tour Van Rental

Fabsound, LLC 2113 West Walton Street Chicago IL 60622 773-227-1619 www.fabsound.info

Special Live Recording $25/hour and $30 for mix includes Yamaha acoustic piano, Maple custom jazz drum set, Rhodes stage, Nord electro keys, Hammond with Leslie and guitar and bass amps. Pro tools recording available. Rehearsal Studio from $10 to $15 / hour includes back line Yamaha acoustic piano , drums , bass and guitar amps, Hammond with Leslie , Nord electro keys, PA system with mics and more. Also Available Tour Vans rental $80/day 9 passenger and 12 passenger with TV /DVD.


NEW RELEASE of the week ROSCOE MITCHELL DUETS WITH TYSHAWN SOREY & HUGH RAGIN

WIDE HIVE RECORDS

Legendary Jazz Composer Roscoe Mitchell debuts on Wide Hive Records with one of his his most intriguing albums to date; ‘Duets with Tyshawn Sorey and Special Guest Hugh Ragin.’ Featuring fellow Chicago Arts Collective member Hugh Ragin and multi-instrumentalist modern composer Tyshawn Sorey, on eleven original compositions Roscoe plays Percussion, Saxophone, and an inspiring selection of other horns, woodwinds and flutes. Frequently called an innovative genius, Roscoe has a remarkable ability to catch the improvisational spark with a practiced and methodical accuracy.


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John Pizzarell

The nationally acclaimed Elkhart Jazz Festival promises another year of standout entertainment in downtown Elkhart, Indiana. Join us for hours of jazz over an extraordinary three-day weekend from more than 100 world class entertainers!

Also Scheduled to Appear: Greg Abate Quartet Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Dave Bennett Kris Brownlee Joan Collaso Davina and the Vagabonds The Faux Frenchmen Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra Carl Sonny Leyland Trio Nia Quintet Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub Ariel Pocock Trio Chuck Redd Quartet with Ken Peplowski, Frank Tate and Graham Dechter Tom Rigney and Flambeau Bria Skonberg Quintet Truth in Jazz VibeNation Whistle Pigs

Our event comes to life on both indoor and outdoor stages — June 21–23. With new faces and an ongoing commitment to bringing top jazz talent to our guests, the 2013 festival will really make your summer swing. This year, we are excited to announce that John Pizzarelli will be headlining our performances on Friday night, June 21st, and

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

will be our headline act Saturday evening, June 22nd. JLCO Presented by:

(Early Bird Ticket Prices expire April 15, 2013)

The patron pass, with its preferred seating and numerous patron-only events, is the very best way to experience the 26th year of the Elkhart Jazz Festival! This year you have the option of purchasing either standard or premium* passes. Order your passes early for the best value and select seating. FESTIVAL PASSES Early Bird Standard Jazz Pass ....... $110.00 Early Bird Premium Jazz Pass ......*$150.00

Early Bird Standard Patron Pass .......$190.00 Early Bird Premium Patron Pass .....*$245.00

* Premium passes include a ticket to see Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Early Bird premium ticket pricing for the Jazz and Patron passes are only available while supplies last.

SATURDAY EVENING HEADLINE SHOW ONLY Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Orchestra.... $115.00 Main/Mezzanine...$70.00 1st Balcony .... $50.00 2nd Balcony ....$40.00 SINGLE SESSION PASSES (Single Saturday evening passes do not provide entry to the Headline Show) Friday or Saturday Evening .............$45.00 $30.00 ...........................................................

Saturday or Sunday Afternoon ......................

STUDENT TICKETS (Must present student identification at the will call office. Student tickets do not provide entry to the Headline Show)

Student Jazz Pass ...$65.00

Student Evening.......... $27.50

Student Afternoon .. $17.50

You can purchase tickets by: • clicking on this ad and being directed to the Festival website, • visiting TheLerner.com and selecting the “now playing” tab, or • calling the Lerner Theatre Box Office directly at 1-800-294-8223. Email: info@downtownelkhart.org

DowntownElkhart.org


new release sneakpeek

Except...Sometimes

Available APRIL 9th on CONCORD RECORDS

molly ringwald

Photography by HUSSEIN KATZ


Except…Sometimes, the debut CD from actress and author Molly Ringwald, will be released by Concord Records on April 9th, 2013 (international release dates may vary). An homage to the Great American Songbook, Ringwald has crafted a carefully chosen selection of nine standards which she caps off with her take on The Breakfast Club classic, “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” The release of Except…Sometimes will be accompanied by select tour dates as well as appearances in conjunction with the release of her bestselling new novel, When It Happens to You. Except…Sometimes was produced by Peter Smith and features Clayton Cameron on drums, Allen Mezquida on alto saxophone, Peter Smith on piano and Trevor Ware on bass. Said Ringwald, ���I grew up in a home filled with music and had an early appreciation of jazz since my dad was a jazz musician [pianist Bob Ringwald]. Beginning at around age three I started singing with his band and jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing. I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It’s always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded.” An actress of both stage and screen, Molly was cast in Paul Mazursky’s film Tempest at the age of thirteen. Her performance as Miranda, the daughter of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and she went on to star in numerous films, including The Pick-Up Artist, For Keeps, Fresh Horses, Betsy’s Wedding, Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer, Billy Bob Thornton’s short film Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade, Jean-Luc Godard’s King Lear, and the now-iconic John Hughes’ movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. In 1992, a lifelong Francophile, Ms. Ringwald moved to Paris where she acted in such foreign films as Jean-Charles Tacchella’s Tous Les Jours Dimanche and Toni Marshal’s Enfants de Salaud, which she performed entirely in French. She frequently returned to the United States to star in television projects, including the critically acclaimed comedy series Townies, Stephen King’s The Stand, and the Emmy-nominated Allison Gertz Story. In 1997, Ms. Ringwald returned to the theater in New York City to star in Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive, a role she reprised at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Subsequent theater credits include playing the legendary “Sally Bowles” in the Broadway production of Cabaret; the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Enchanted April; and the London production of When Harry Met Sally. She created the role of Horton Foote’s Lily Dale in the NY off-Broadway production, performed the role of Salome (with Al Pacino) and starred in Jonathan Larson’s musical Tick Tick Boom! and the hit comedy Modern Orthodox, directed by James Lapine. Currently, Molly can be seen starring in the breakout hit The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family, and she is also on the road promoting her new novel, the national bestseller, “When It Happens to You.” www.mollyringwald.com | www.concordmusicgroup.com


chicago music revealed featuring Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic In this episode of Chicago Music Revealed, Mike Jeffers continues his conversation with Orbert Davis about the new show coming up at the Auditorium Theatre on April 13th called Havana Blue. Orbert talks about the collaborative effort between the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and River North Dance for this historic performance. Click here to watch.


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Jazz Jam Sessions

Chicago A jam session is a musical event, process, or activity where musicians play (i.e. “jam�) by improvising without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements. Jam sessions are often used by musicians to develop new material, find suitable arrangements, or simply as a social gathering and communal practice session. Jam sessions may be based upon existing songs or forms, may be loosely based on an agreed chord progression or chart suggested by one participant, or may be wholly improvisational. Jam sessions can range from very loose gatherings of amateurs to sophisticated improvised recording sessions intended to be edited and released to the public. Here are a selection of a weekly Jazz Jam Sessions in Chicago and in the area to check out.

Bring your ax! ...Figuratively speaking that is.


oCafe Mestizo Jam Session 6pm Chicago, IL (312) 942-0095

sun mon tue wed

oAndy’s Jazz Jam Session 7pm - 11pm 11 E. Hubbard Chicago, IL (312) 642-6805 oNorman’s Bistro Jazz Jam Session hosted by Ernest Dawkins 9pm - 12am 1001 E. 43rd St., Chicago, IL

oSerbian Village Tom Muellner Trio Pro Jam Session 8:30pm - 12:30am 3144 W. Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL (773) 478-2900

o(Every 3rd Tue) Joplin’s Java at Family Piano Jim Jacob’s Jazz Jam 14 Genessee, Waukegan, IL. o(Every 4th Tue) Elbo Room Linda’s Monthly Jazz Jam 2871 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL. 60657 (773) 549.5549

oCafe Zalute 7pm 9501 Devon Ave., Rosemont, IL (847) 685.0206 oJazz Institute of Chicago , Jazz Links Jam Session 5pm - 7pm 2nd Wed of each month at Randolf St. Cafe 78 E. Washington, St., Chicago, IL (312) 427-1676

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oChambers John Bany Trio Jazz Jam Sessions 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles, IL (847) 647-8282

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oThe Green Mill Quartet Jazz Jam 1am - 4am 4802 N Broadway St Chicago, IL (773) 878-5552


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 elkhart jazz 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


SUMMER

JAZZ2013 CAMPS

A selection of Chicagoland area & National Jazz Camps with nationally known jazz musicians and instructors providing educational programs for all ages and levels.

Please visit the represented Jazz Camps websites for detailed information & registration.

BIRCH CREEK MUSIC CENTER EGG HARBOR, WI SESSION 1 JULY 22-AUGUST 3, 2013 SESSION 2 AUGUST 5-17, 2013 920.868.3763 www.birchcreek.org JANICE BORLA VOCAL JAZZ CAMP NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE NAPERVILLE, IL JULY 22-27, 2013 630.416.3911 www.janiceborlavocaljazzcamp.org WISCONSIN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC 19TH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ CAMP

MILWAUKEE, WI JUNE 17-28, 2013 920.868.3763 www.wcmusic.org


MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO EVANSTON, IL & WINNETKA, IL SESSION 1 JUNE 17-21, 2013 SESSION 2 JUNE 24-28, 2013 847.905.1500 ext. 576 www.musicinst.org/jazz_camp

JAMEY AEBERSOLD SUMMER JAZZ CAMP LOUISVILLE, KY SESSION 1 JUNE 30-JULY 5, 2013 SESSION 2 JULY 7-12, 2013 800.456.1388 ext.5 www.summerjazzworkshops.com

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS @ CHICAGO CHICAGO, IL SESSION 1 JULY 15-20, 2013 SESSION 2 JULY 23-26, 2013 312.966.6068 www.theatreandmusic.aa.uic.edu/

SHELL LAKE ARTS CENTER SHELL LAKE, WI SESSION 1 JUNE 16-21, 2013 SESSION 2 JUNE 23-28, 2013 SESSION 3 JUNE 30-JULY 5, 2013 715.468.2414 www.shelllakeartscenter.org

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER JAZZ CAMP ELGIN, IL JULY 22-JULY 25, 2013 847.214.7188 www.elgin.edu

JAZZ FEST JAZZ CAMP 2013 SIOUX FALLS, SD JULY 16-20, 2013 605.274.5458 www.siouxfallsjazzfest.com/jazzcamp


Week of MARCH 26- April 1, 2013

IN The


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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 mayne stage 1328 Morse Ave., Chicago, IL (773) 381-4551 www.maynestage.com

OF THE WEEK saturday march 30, 2013 8PM

the story of

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As the railyard bled into dark warehouses, the stranger found himself alone. Street after street he walked with night taking control of his senses until his ears perked at the music of sirens. The dulcet tones of violin, bass, and the female voice spiraled through the darkness from the sole source of warmth in sight. Helplessly drawn in, he found the last lit trailer in camp that seemed to have sprung forth from another time, and there — in the form of three women — was both the past and the future in one. He introduced himself as Sam Random and explained that his path and his name were inextricably linked. Sensing a kindred spirit, they proffered their names: Marielle de Rocca–Serra held the violin, Stacy McMichael propped up the bass fiddle, and Candace Washburn’s voice had beckoned him in. As Sam sat at their fire and opened up his tattered guitar case, another man, his elder, stepped forth from the darkness having been drawn in from afar. Armed too with a guitar, he announced himself as Kevin Rush and sat with no concern as to whether he’d been invited – simply knowing he was home. Fueled by coffee black as the night they found themselves in and so dark it could have been wartime, they played through ‘til the sun began painting the eastern horizon red.


BUY TICKETS www.lepercolateur.com www.chicagosessions.com

NEW RELEASE OUT NOW!

Winding their caravan through the windiest of cities, lePercolateur has spent the time since this fateful night sweeping in to transport concert–goers to a time where music was a liberating and cathartic respite from persecution — where the frenetic energy of struggling simply to be coalesced with the unbridled spirit of gypsy music and burgeoned into swing dancing. The troupe transforms Katerina’s into a sold–out Parisian dance hall circa 1937 on a monthly basis. Their high–energy sideshow has made Percolateers of attendees of the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s 2011 & 2012 Jazz Tour, the 2010 and 2011 Chicago Cultural Center’s “Music Without Borders” series, and Purdue University’s Swing Dance. They were Featured Artists in both 2009 and 2011 in the Windy City Lindy Exchange, through which they flaunted their uncanny ability to seamlessly fuse two different eras via their reinterpretations of modern pop through the medium of hipster gypsy jazz. Along the way, these temporally displaced merry-makers placed 3rd at the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival’s “Last Banjo Standing” contest.


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Week of March 26- April 1, 2013

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


march 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 March 26- April 1, 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


march 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 March 26- April 1, 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.


march 2013 March 27 , 2013 IN THE SIDEBAR BAKERZMILLION 8PM $5 SUGGESTED DONATION March 28, 2013 SOUP & BREAD (HUNGER RELIEF FUNDRAISER) 6PM DONATIONS ENCOURAGED March 29 2013 ELISA GRACE; NICK SHAHEEN & ASSOCIATES; MICHELE McGUIRE (SINGER-SONGWRITERS) 9PM $10 March 30 , 2013 RONNIE BAKER BROOKS WITH BIG HEAD TODD 9PM $20 April 3 , 2013 IN THE SIDEBAR NEW STANDARD QUINTET 8PM $5 SUGGESTED DONATION April 7 , 2013 CHICAGO GRANDSTAND BIG BAND 6PM $10 ADULTS; $5 (17 & UNDER)

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Week of March 26- April 1, 2013

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


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

March 29, 2013 5PM THE FLIPSIDE SHOW WITH CHRIS FORMAN 9PM MAMA DIGDOWN’S BRASS BAND AFTER HOURS GREEN MILL QUARTET JAM SESSION March 30, 2013 3PM THE PAPER MACHETE 8PM MAMA DIGDOWN’S BRASS BAND 12AM AFTER HOURS JAZZ PARTY WITH SABERTOOTH ORGAN QUARTET March 31 2013 7PM UPTOWN POETRY SLAM 11PM SUNDAY NIGHT SOUL PARTY WITH THE PATERSON TRIO April 1, 2013 9PM PATRICIA BARBER QUARTET

LIVE JAZZ nightly


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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


march 2013 March 26, 2013 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY PRESENTS JAZZ COMBOS 7PM March 27, 2013 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY PRESENTS JAZZ VOCAL SHOWCASE 7PM March 28-31, 2013 DYNAMIC DUOS: TWO FOR BRAZIL GREG FISHMAN, PAULINHO GARCIA, STU KATZ, WILLIE PICKENS 8PM/10PM /4PM April 1, 2013 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY PRESENT LATIN JAZZ/LARGE ENSEMBLE 7PM April 2, 2013 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY PRESENTS NEW DEAL VOCAL JAZZ 7PM

April 3, 2013 SOLITAIRE MILES WITH SPECIAL GUEST PIANIST/VOCALIST CHAMPIAN FULTON 8PM/10PM April 4 -7, 2013 PIANIST ERIC REED TRIO 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...

PHOTO CB LINDSEY

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


march 2013 March 26 2013 8:30PM SANDRA ANTONGIORGI GROUP $8 COVER March 28, 2013 8PM BOUZOUKI VIRTUOSO DEMETRIOS MARINOS; PIANIST ANDREAS GEORGAS $10 COVER March 29, 2013 6:30PM NICOLE KESTLER & BRIAN O’HEARN NO COVER 10PM YOKO NOGE’S BLUES WITH JIMMY BURNS A JIMMY ELLIS $10 COVER March 30, 2013 6:30PM ARLENE BARDELLE $10 COVER 10PM CONJUNTO: AFRO-CUBAN & PUERTO-RICAN DANCE MUSIC $10 COVER April 5, 2013 6:30PM JULI WOOD WITH KELLY BRAND NO COVER 10PM REMBETIKA $10 COVER April 6, 2013 10PM THE RHYTHM ROCKETS $10 COVER

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

Week of March 26- April 1, 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


march 2013 SATURDAYS GYPSY MINSTRELS GUITAR & VIOLIN 6:30PM

March 30, 2013 A FIERY NIGHT OF FLAMENCO WITH DAVID CHIRIBOGA & ALBERTO ALVAREZ 8:30PM

April 6, 2013 MOSCOW ON A PLATE: COSSACKS TRIO 6:30PM

LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 6:30PM


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M lounge

Week of March 26- April 1, 2013 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


march 2013 March 26, 2013 JAZMIN SKY

March 27, 2013 DELIVERY POINT

April 2, 2013 JULIA HUFF & THE COMPANY BAND

April 3, 2013 GRAY MATTERS

April 9, 2013 STEPHEN LYNERD GROUP

April 10, 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


march 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 JOHN SCOFIELD’S HOLLOW BODY BAND AT SPACE EVANSTON ORBERT DAVIS QUINTET AT THE JAMES LUMBER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CJP & RIVER NORTH DANCE CHICAGO PRESENT HAVANA BLUE AT THE AUDITORIUM THEATRE DAVID SANBORN TRIO AT NORTHSHORE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS VOCALIST DENISE THIMES 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.


April 11th 7pm & 9:30pm

John Scofield’s Hollow Body Band

featuring Mike Stern, Ben Street and Bill Stewart

www.johnscofield.com


Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up the guitar at age 11, inspired by both rock and blues players. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. His Davis stint placed him firmly in the foreground of jazz consciousness as a player and composer. Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader (many already classics) including collaborations with contemporary favorites like Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Phil Lesh. He’s played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Terumasa Hino among many jazz legends. Throughout his career Scofield has punctuated his traditional jazz offerings with funk-oriented electric music. All along, the guitarist has kept an open musical mind.

SPACE EVANSTON 1245 CHICAGO AVENUE, EVANSTON, IL. 60202 847.492.5860 www.evanstonspace.com

BUY TICKETS

Photography by NICK SUTTLE

John Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R&B.


Photography by BRYAN THOMPSON


Friday, April 12, 2013 8pm

Orbert Davis Quintet

James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts 19351 W Washington Street Grayslake, Illinois 60030 Box Office: 847.543.2300

BUY TICKETS

Emmy® Award winning jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis, is one of Chicago’s busiest and most sought after musicians. He is co-founder, artistic director and conductor of the 55-piece symphonic jazz orchestra, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and host of The Real Deal with Orbert Davis, a three-hour weekly jazz radio program, airing on Chicago radio WDCB 90.9 FM (also streaming live online). Don’t miss this exciting quintet performance featuring Orbert Davis.

www.orbertdavis.com


Orbert Davis and the Chi in a collaboration with River North Dance Chicago In a momentous collaboration, the Artistic Directors of River North Dance Chicago and Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Frank Chaves and Orbert Davis, explore their shared Cuban experiences for a vibrant World Premiere of original live music and dance, bringing the culture’s rich history to life in a contemporary way. Co-commissioned by the Auditorium Theatre.

Photography by CHERYL MANN


icago Jazz Philharmonic o present Havana Blue at the Auditorium Theatre. BUY TICKETS

APRIL 13, 2013 8PM

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago 312-922-2110


DAVID SANBORN TRIO THURSDAY APRIL 18, 2013 8PM

buy tickets

www.davidsanborn.com

9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL. 60077 Box Office 847.673.6300 www.nothshorecenter.org


David Sanborn is one of the most influential and successful saxophonists who stretches musical genres from instrumental pop to R&B to straight forward jazz. He is joined by legendary Hammond B3 organist, Joey DeFrancesco and veteran drummer, Byron “Wookie� Landham for a thrilling concert from this all-star organ trio.


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

Special Sunday Evening Jazz Series march 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 31, 2013 vocalIST denise thimes

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 64

Abigail Riccards

Pg 83

James Bottoms

Pg 102

Mike Staron

Pg 65

Andrew Distel

Pg 84

James Sanders

Pg 103

Nanette Frank

Pg 66

Arlene Bardelle

Pg 85

Jesse Charbonier

Pg 104

Nia Quintet

Pg 67

Ava Logan

Pg 86

Jim Sellers

Pg 105

Nick Schneider

Pg 68

Bobby Lewis

Pg 87

Kelly Brand

Pg 106

Ray Bailey

Pg 69

Cécile Savage

Pg 88

Laury Shelley

Pg 107

Rhonda Browne

Pg 70

Chris White

Pg 89

Le Perolateur

Pg 108

Rita McConville

Pg 71

Corky McClerkin

Pg 90

Libby York

Pg 109

Robin Watson

Pg 72

Dave Flippo

Pg 91

Linda Solotaire

Pg 110

Roger Harris

Pg 73

Dave Shelton

Pg 92

Lindy Endres

Pg 111

Rusty Jones

Pg 74

Don Stille

Pg 93

Loretta Lee

Pg 112

Sam Fazio

Pg 75

Elaine Dame

Pg 94

Los Perros Cubanos

Pg 113

Shawn Maxwell

Pg 76

Erin McDougald

Pg 95

Marc Pompe

Pg 114

Skinny Williams

Pg 77

Frank D’Rone

Pg 96

Mark Moultrup

Pg 115

Stacy McMichael

Pg 78

Frank Portolese

Pg 97

Marlene Rosenberg

Pg 116

Stephanie Browning

Pg 117

Pg 79

Gina Gibson

Pg 98

Michael Hutchins

Steven Hashimoto

Pg 118

The Harris Group

Pg 80

Greta Pope

Pg 99

Mick Archer

Pg 119

Tom Muellner

Pg 81

Heather Moran

Pg 100

Mike Frost

Pg 120

Ty Cooper

Pg 82

J. Beam Band

Pg 101

Mike Jeffers

Pg 121

Zvonimir Tot


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GIGS Tuesday March 26, 2013 6PM

Pete Miller’s Wheeling

412 Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 847.243.3700 www.petemillers.com ______________________________________ Wednesday March 27, 2013 6PM

Pete Miller’s Evanston

1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 847.328.0399 www.petemillers.com ______________________________________ Sunday March 31, 2013 5PM

Sullivan’s

Lincolnshire, IL ______________________________________ Monday May 20, 2013 7PM

Cellar Bistro

Wheaton, IL ______________________________________

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.


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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 30, 2013 6:30PM-9PM

Katerina’s

1920 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 773.348.7592 www.katerinas.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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GIGS Friday April 12, 2013

Bobby Lewis Quartet Andy’s Jazz Club

11 E. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 312.642.6805 www.andysjazzclub.com ______________________________________ Saturday April 13, 2013

Bobby Lewis Quartet Andy’s Jazz Club

11 E. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 312.642.6805 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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GIGS THURSDAYS IN 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 Friday March 29, 2013 9PM

Performing w/t Sam Fazio

The Drake Hotel, Coq d’Or 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL. 312.932.4623 www.thedrakehotel.com

_________________________________________ Sunday March 31, 2013 5-9PM

Performing w/t Linda Solotaire Pete Miller’s Evanston 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 847.328.0399 www.petemillers.com

_________________________________________ Thursday April 4, 2013 8:30PM

Performing w/t Ty Cooper Club 3160 3160 N. Clark, Chicago, IL.

_________________________________________ Friday April 5, 2013 8PM

Jazz Faculty Recital with Art Davis 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.

North Central College 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville IL.

_________________________________________ Thursday April 11, 2013 6PM

Performing w/t Abigail Riccards Pete Miller’s Evanston 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL. www.petemillers.com

_________________________________________ Friday April 12, 2013 9PM

Performing w/t Sam Fazio

The Drake Hotel, Coq d’Or 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL. 312.932.4623 www.thedrakehotel.com

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CORKY McCLERKIN

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GIGS Wednesday March 27, 2013 8PM

Performing with James Perkins Quartet 50 Yard Line 111 E. 75th St.,Chicago, IL.

_________________________________________ Saturday March 30, 2013 7PM

Corky McClerkin Duo

Sullivan’s Steakhouse 432 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL.

_________________________________________ Thursday April 4, 2013 6PM

Corky McClerkin Trio

Pete Millers Evanston 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL. 847.328.0399 www.petemillers.com

_________________________________________ Friday April 5, 2013 8PM

Corky McClerkin Quartet

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.”

Pete Millers Evanston 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL. 847.328.0399 www.petemillers.com

_________________________________________ Saturday April 6, 2013 8PM

Corky McClerkin Quartet

Pete Millers Evanston 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL. 847.328.0399 www.petemillers.com

_________________________________________ Sunday April 7, 2013 5PM

Corky McClerkin Trio

Pete Millers Evanston 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL. 847.328.0399 www.petemillers.com


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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.

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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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.

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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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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Thursday March 28, 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 ______________________________________ Monday April 22, 2013 6:30PM-9PM

The Elaine Dame Duo Cellar Bistro

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

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 31, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday April 7, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday April 14, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday April 21, 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 ______________________________________ Sunday April 28, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

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 March 26, 2013 7PM-11PM

Hanging Gardens

8310 W. Belmont Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Wednesday March 27, 2013 8PM-11PM

Cafe Zalute

9500 W. Devon, Rosemont, 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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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.)

GIGS EVERY FRIDAY

The Ramada Inn Lake Shore, Hyde Park

4900 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL ______________________________________


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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 Sunday March 28, 2013 7PM-10PM

Heather Moran w/t Jeff Trudell Strawberry Moon

Wauconda, IL No Cover ______________________________________ Friday April 12, 2013 7:45PM-11PM

Heather Moran w/t Jeff Trudell Rugan’s

Antioch, IL ______________________________________ Wednesday April 24, 2013 7PM-10

KMP Presents Lerner, Loewe & Lane Metropolis Theater

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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 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 30, 2013 10PM

Performing w/t Conjunto Katerina’s

1920 W.Irving Park, Chicago IL www.katerinas.com ______________________________________

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 Saturday March 30, 2013 9PM-1AM

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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Coq d’Or

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

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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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JIM SELLERS

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GIGS Friday March 29, 2013 6PM-8PM

Cité Chicago (Lake Point Towers)

505 N. Shore Drive, 70th Fl., Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Thursday April 4, 2013 9PM-12AM

The Crimson Lounge

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

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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GIGS Friday April 5, 2013 6:30PM

Performing w/t Juli Wood

Katerina’s

1920 W.Irving Park, Chicago IL www.katerinas.com ______________________________________

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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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.

GIGS Tuesday May 19, 2013 4PM

Trinity United Methodist Church

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


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LE PERCOLATEUR

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GIGS 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 April 8, 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 ______________________________________ 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 ______________________________________ Thursday May 9, 2013 9PM

The BOB 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.

20 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616.356.2000 ______________________________________ Friday August 23, 2013 12:10PM-1PM

Music By The Fountain Fourth Presbyterian Church

Michigan Ave. at Chestnut, Chicago, IL 60611 312.787.4570 ______________________________________


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LINDA SOLOTAIRE

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GIGS EVERY 4TH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 8:30PM-12AM

Linda’s Monthly Jazz Jam Elbo Room

2871 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL. 60657 773.549.5549 www.elboroomlive.com ______________________________________ Tuesday March 26, 2013 8PM

Linda Solotaire Elbo Room

2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 773.549.5549 www.elboroomlive.com ______________________________________ Thursday March 28, 2013 6PM

Linda Solotaire Pete Miller’s Steakhouse

1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 www.petemillers.com ______________________________________ Friday March 29, 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 Pete Miller’s Steakhouse

1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 www.petemillers.com ______________________________________ Saturday March 30, 2013 12 Noon & Sunday March 31, 2013 11AM

Linda Solotaire Pete Miller’s Steakhouse

1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 www.petemillers.com ______________________________________


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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 Sunday April 7, 2013 7PM

Cafe Lulo

Graylake, IL ______________________________________ Sunday June 2, 2013 2PM

River Beach Pub

Chillicotha, IL ______________________________________ Friday June 28, 2013 8PM

Veranda Bar

Utica, IL ______________________________________ Thursday July 11, 2013 7PM

Port Clinton Square

Highland Park, IL ______________________________________

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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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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GIGS Sunday April 21, 2013 7PM

Performing w/t Donovan Mixon Qrt. Uncommon Ground

1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60660 ______________________________________

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 Thursday March 28, 2013 6PM-8PM

Walk to Defeat ALS Kick-Off Dinner 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 Mon. March 25- Fri. March 29, 2013 12PM-5PM

Beaudivan @ O’Hare (50th Anniv.)

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

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Blues 88s

Chicago IL No Cover ______________________________________

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 ______________________________________ Friday March 29, 2013 8PM

Performing w/t Joe Policasro and Demos Petropolous The Grill In The Alley

909 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 773.549.5549 www.thegrill.com ______________________________________ Saturday March 30, 2013 8PM

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.

Performing w/t Nick Schneider and Demos Petropolous The Grill In The Alley

909 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 773.549.5549 www.thegrill.com ______________________________________


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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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NIA QUINTET

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GIGS Thursday April 4 2013 7PM

Brooks Middle School Jazz Night

325 S. Kenilworth Ave, Oak Park, IL www.op97.org ______________________________________ Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:30PM

Jerry’s Sandwiches 1938 W. Division, Chicago, IL

847.729.7088 www.jerryssandwiches.com ______________________________________ Tuesday April 9, 2013 9:30PM

Jerry’s Sandwiches 1938 W. Division, Chicago, IL

847.729.7088 www.jerryssandwiches.com ______________________________________ Wednesday May 15, 2013 7PM

ETA Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL

www.etacreativearts.org ______________________________________

The Nia Quintet is an in-demand quintet from

Chicago featuring some of Chicago’s finest musicians. They have performed at all of Chicago’s finest Jazz clubs including the Jazz Showcase, The Green Mill, Andy’s Jazz Club, Hot House and many more. They play original music written and arranged by trumpeter/composer Scott Anderson, a semi-finalist in the 2012 International Songwriters Competition. Their first CD “End of Time” charted in the top 50 in the country for radio play and at number 15 on the College Music Journal Charts. Receiving rave reviews from all the major trades including JazzTimes, and Cadence magazine. Their second CD “Earth Sign” is being released this year, 2013.

Friday June 21, 2013

Elkhart Jazz Festival Elkhart, IN

www.downtownelkhart.org/arts-entertainment/jazzfestival.html

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NICK SCHNEIDER

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GIGS Saturday March 30, 2013 8PM

Performing w/t Mike Jeffers and Demos Petropolous The Grill In The Alley

909 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 773.549.5549 www.thegrill.com ______________________________________

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.

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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ROBIN WATSON

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GIGS Thursday April 11, 2013 9PM

3160 Piano Bar & Cabaret

3160 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60657 ______________________________________ 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

27NW371 North Ave., West Chicago, IL 60185 630.520.0593 www.johnandtonys.com ______________________________________ Thursday April 25, 2013 9PM

3160 Piano Bar & Cabaret

3160 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60657 ______________________________________ Saturday April 27, 2013 7PM -12PM

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.

Holy Family Jazz Extravaganza at Saint Ignatius Commons

1018 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60603 312.822.1239 www.holyfamilychicago.org ______________________________________ Sunday April 28, 2013 7PM

St. Lawrence Episcopal Church

Libertyville, IL ______________________________________ Thursday May 9, 2013 9PM

3160 Piano Bar & Cabaret

3160 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60657 ______________________________________


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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.

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RUSTY JONES

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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 29, 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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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 March 27, 2013 7PM

Geno’s

Calumet Park, IL ______________________________________ Thursday March 28, 2013 7:30PM

Majestic Star Casino

Gary, IN ______________________________________ Friday March 29, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

Oakbrook, IL ______________________________________ Saturday March 30, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

South Barrington, IL ______________________________________ Sunday March 31, 2013 9:15PM

Backroom

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Monday April 1, 2013 7PM

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.

Backroom

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Friday April 5, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

Oakbrook, IL ______________________________________ Sunday April 7, 2013 9:15PM

Backroom

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Monday April 8, 2013 9:15PM

Backroom

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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 April 3, 2013 7PM-10PM

Performing w/t Stephanie Aaron El Cid Mexican Restaurant

2645 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 773.395.0505 ______________________________________ Saturday April 27, 2013 7PM-10PM

Performing with Spider Saloff Katerina’s

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.

1920 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 773.348.7592 www.katerinas.com ______________________________________


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TY COOPER

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GIGS Thursday April 18, 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 ______________________________________ 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 ______________________________________

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.


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ZVONIMIR TOT

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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.

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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