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amina figarova r new release OF THE WEEK: TOMMY EMMANUEL & MARTIN TAYLOR “THE COLONEL & THE GOVERNOR” r SNEAK PEEK new release PREVEIW: BOB JAMES & DAVID SANBORN “QUARTETTE HUMAINE” r NEW RELEASES: WEEK OF 5/14/13 r news: DAVE REMPIS LAUNCHES NEW LABEL; SFJAZZ SUMMER JAZZ SESSIONS; BLUE NOTE RECORDS PARTNERS

WITH ARTISTSHARE; MADISON JAZZ SOCIETY YEAR END PARTY; essentially ellingtion winners announced

r plus special events, club & musician calendars


r INSIDE WEEKLY guide to

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Week of May 14-may 20, 2013

Publisher/Editor

Michael Jeffers

News of the Week Pg 4

Design & Production Joseph Wensell

New Releases Pg 14 New Release of the Week Pg 16 New Release Sneak Peek Pg 18

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Chicago Jazz Jam Sessions Pg 20 Chicagoland Jazz Festivals Pg 22 35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule Pg 24 Chicagoland Summer Jazz Camps Pg 26 In The Clubs Pg 28

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Gig of the Week Pg 30 Special Events Pg 42 Musicians Directory Pg 56 Jazz Photograph of the Week Pg 115

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Cover Photography by ROBERT BECK


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Chicago SAXMAN DAVE REMPIS LAUNCHES NEW LABEL Chicago based Saxophonist Dave Rempis has launched Aerophonic Records and is pleased to announce its two debut releases, Phalanx, by The Rempis Percussion Quartet, and Boss of the Plains, by Wheelhouse, set for a joint release on June 11th, 2013. Founded in the winter of 2013 by noted Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis (The Engines, Ballister, Rempis Percussion Quartet, Vandermark Five), Aerophonic will be the main avenue by which Rempis intends to release his recordings in the future. Although a number of well-run labels for jazz and improvised music still exist, Rempis intends to further capitalize on the overall trend of artist control and responsibility that has characterized jazz in the 21st century, whether it be in organizing tours, concert series, producing recordings, managing websites and social media presence, etc. When asked about his intentions for the label, and overall direction as an artist, Rempis says, “Over the last decade, it’s become clear that in the world of jazz, artists now have the means to control every angle of their own presentation, whether it be through live performance or recordings. Simultaneously, the infrastructure that once existed in jazz through a network of booking agents, venues, and record labels is simply disappearing. This trend is unlikely to change. But I view Aerophonic as an opportunity to further take the reins on my own career, rather than as a dissolution of things past. This is simply the way forward for an improvising musician in 2013. ” For more information about the label visit www.aerophonicrecords.com.


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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

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Photography by HENRIK KAM

SFJazz Summer Sessions concert series announced SFJAZZ—the leading nonprofit jazz organization on the West Coast has announced the first-ever SFJAZZ Summer Sessions Concert Series running July 10 to August 25, 2013. The new series highlights the organization’s newly expanded ability to present concerts and events in the SFJAZZ Center and create a context for artistic conversations between audiences and artists. “The Summer Sessions series is programmed with a single thread running through each night that connects artists, musical styles, and geography with collaborations, themes, and projects,” said Randall Kline, SFJAZZ Founder and Executive Artistic Director. The Summer Sessions Concert Series will take place at the SFJAZZ Center’s Robert N. Miner Auditorium and Joe Henderson Lab, and at Davies Symphony Hall. Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 22 at 11:00AM PST and to SFJAZZ Members on Wednesday, May 15 at 11:00AM PST. The SFJAZZ Center opened on January 21, 2013 is San Francisco’s vibrant Hayes Valley neighborhood. The Center features the state-of-the-art Robert N. Miner auditorium adjustable from 350 to 700 seats, the 80-seat multi-purpose Joe Henderson Lab, and the Southern-style cuisine from South at SFJAZZ, the café from Charles Phan of The Slanted Door Group. For more information and performance schedule, visit www.sfjazz.org/events/sessions/2013.


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BLUE NOTE RECORDS PARTNERS WITH ARTISTSHARE The legendary jazz label Blue Note Records, historic home to such greats as Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock, and current home to artists such as Wayne Shorter, Terence Blanchard, Joe Lovano, Jason Moran, JosÊ James and Norah Jones, has joined forces with the pioneer of crowdfunding, ArtistShare, to create a groundbreaking new partnership: Blue Note/ArtistShare. In recent years Blue Note has launched the careers of young jazz stars such as Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke, and Ambrose Akinmusire, and continues to release cutting-edge music from new talent such as bassist Derrick Hodge, whose debut album as a leader will come out this summer. The new joint label Blue Note/ArtistShare provides an additional channel for Blue Note to help nurture and promote up-and-coming young jazz artists, while creating a platform that offers a unique opportunity for fans to become directly involved with the creation of new music by tomorrow’s jazz stars. The Blue Note /ArtistShare collaboration was forged by Camelio, Lundvall, and Don Was, President of Blue Note Records. Under the arrangement, Blue Note will be involved in the selection of artists, and will lend its iconic logo and promotional support to the finished album, along with the potential to upstream the artist to the official Blue Note Records roster for future releases.


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Madison Jazz Society to celebrate at free year-end party The Madison Jazz Society will hold its annual year-end party, celebrating its 29th year of presenting and preserving jazz in Madison, on Sunday, June 9, from 1-4 p.m. at the Coliseum Bar, 232 East Olin Avenue, Madison. The Rand Moore Sextet with vocalist Angela Babler will perform at this free event. Drummer and leader Rand Moore also leads the Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra and the Rand Moore Jazz Quartet and is the drummer with the Madison Jazz Orchestra, the Jeff Peronto Jazz Orchestra and the Brian Whitty Group. He is the owner of Drums ‘n Moore, a music retail store and School of Music in Monona, that opened in 1994 and has grown steadily as a supplier of musical instruments to schools, churches, musicians and students. The School of Music provides teachers with degrees who are also active performing musicians. Vocalist Angela Babler sings with the Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra, Brian Whitty Group and Michael Hanson Jazz Group, as well as playing tenor sax and singing with Ladies Must Swing, an all-female 19-piece big band. Angela teaches private music lessons at Drums ‘n Moore School of Music and works for the Oregon School District. Saxophonist Bill Grahn played in Army bands for three years and taught Music in Belleville Public Schools from 1962-1983. He was a member of Doc DeHaven’s Combo from 1967-2003. He is a member of the Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra


and also is a member of the Society’s School Grant Selection Committee. Paul Muench has been an active pianist in Madison jazz and salsa groups since 1981, when he played with the MATC and UW big bands. Paul has played with his own trio, the Rand Moore Quartet, Mambo Blue, Charanga Agoza, Grupo Candela, Jeff Peronto Big Band and the Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra. Bassist John Schaffer is the Director of the UW-Madison School of Music and walks on bass with a groove that gels with Rand’s ride cymbal like no other. Vince Jesse, guitar, is the owner of The Bass Shop in Monona, an acoustic bass repair shop. He plays guitar in Phat Phunktion, Steely Dane and Mike & Scott’s Hammond Organ Nite at the Fountain in Madison. The day will include a short business meeting, at which officers and board members for 2013-15 will be elected. Door prizes will be awarded all afternoon. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. More information can be found at www. madisonjazz.com or by calling 608850-5400.


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Essentially Ellington Competition Winners announced Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly announced the high school jazz bands in the nation who took the highest honors at the prestigious 18th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival (EE) at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. After a packed three days of mentoring, jam sessions, and workshops, EE culminated with tonight’s final concert, where the top-placing bands each performed with a Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) member. The second half of the final concert featured the world renowned JLCO with Wynton Marsalis – whose members served as mentors for the finalist bands throughout the weekend performing a repertoire of tunes made famous by Duke Ellington. Each band was chosen by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians: Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Artistic and Managing Director Wynton Marsalis; composer, conductor, and Ellington authority David Berger; composer and arranger Rich DeRosa; educator and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Victor Goines; and bassist extraordinaire and educator Ron Carter. At the awards ceremony, Wynton Marsalis presented awards to each of the 15 finalist high school jazz bands. Doug Tidaback, director of Tucson Jazz Institute, accepted the 1st place trophy and an award


of $5,000. Julius Tolentino, director of Jazz House Kids, accepted the 2nd place trophy and an award of $2,500. Scott Brown, director of Roosevelt High School, accepted the 3rd place trophy and an award of $1,000. Dillard Center for the Arts, directed by Christopher Dorsey, received honorable mention and an award of $750. The remaining eleven bands were each awarded certificates of merit and cash awards of $500. All monetary awards are to be used for improving the jazz education programs of each respective high school. In the spirit of creativity and continuing the jazz legacy, Jazz at Lincoln Center also recognized Devon Gillingham, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the winner of the first Essentially Ellington Gerhard W. Vosshall Student Composition/ Arranging Contest. In celebration of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 25th anniversary, the 18th annual Essentially Ellington repertoire honored the music made famous by Duke Ellington. Visit www.jalc.org for the complete listing of winners, photo galleries, and more information on the event.

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NEW RELEASES 5/14/2013 AVAILABLE AT MOST OF YOUR FAVORITE RETAIL AND ONLINE OUTLETS

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new release of the week TOMMY EMMANUEL MARTIN TAYLOR THE COLONEL & THE GOVERNOR MESA/BLUEMOON

The world-renowned Australian “Fingerstyle” phenomenon Tommy Emmanuel and Britain’s jazz icon Martin Taylor release their highly anticipated duets CD, titled “The Colonel & The Governor,” on Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings. This CD re-creates jazz classics from masters such as Django Reinhardt, Karl Krass, and Eddie Lang, and features Standards like Jersey Bounce, The Nearness of You, and Lullaby of Birdland. Both Emmanuel and Taylor also contributed original compositions to the project. Taylor and Emmanuel had an instant chemistry. “Martin and I go back to the early 90s when I first saw him on TV in Australia.


www.tommyemmanuel.com www.martintaylor.com

I was so amazed by his playing, I rang the TV station and they gave me his hotel details,” recalls Tommy. “I immediately rang him and invited him to play with me at a beautiful theatre in Sydney. “I have learned so much from Martin, as he comes from a jazz background and I come from a country and rock background. We both have a strong love of melody and arrangements that allow our playing to interweave effortlessly. Sometimes it feels like time stands still when we are playing together. Martin once introduced me on stage as ‘the abominable showman’ — I have always called him The Governor.”


new release sneakpeek

BOB JAMES & DAVID SANBORN QUARTETTE HUMAINE OKeh Recordings

Available Everywhere May 21, 2013

OKeh releases keyboardist-composer-arranger Bob James and alto saxophonist David Sanborn’s new album since their 1986 Platinum-selling, GRAMMY® Award-winning album, Double Vision. An all-acoustic qua prime spotlight on his work that featured alto saxophonist Paul Desmond.

On their second go-round, the old masters eschew the pop and R&B production values that mark large chu compositions by James, three pieces by Sanborn, and two James-arranged covers (“My Old Flame,” “Gest proceedings are reflective, swinging, chock-a-block with unfailingly melodic improvising and beautiful tona The music business has changed. We have changed.” It’s a poignant coincidence that the recording sessions of as they gestated Quartette Humaine. “We talked about the interplay of Brubeck’s quartet with Paul Desm all the individual instruments. We had this beautiful 9-foot grand piano, and you can hear its sound ring ou

Indeed, both the tunes and treatments channel Brubeck’s gift for creating communicative music from high the lyric quality of the way they play takes it into an emotional-romantic concept rather than an intellectua taking us on an adventure, and some of the adventure was challenging. Just when you thought you knew wh Sanborn and James on Quartette Humaine. “It’s so much fun to do it this way,” Sanborn reflects. “I used to make it right. I want the studio to reflect that live experience—the fun of discovery, not knowing what’s goi


Photography by HOLLIS KING

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m, Quartette Humaine, on May 21, 2013. The project is the first collaboration between the two musicians artet offering, Quartette Humaine pays tribute to the late iconic pianist-composer Dave Brubeck, putting a

unks of their respective discographies, and offer instead an all-acoustic quartet recital consisting of four new te Humain”). Propelled by legendary drummer Steve Gadd and 21st century bass giant James Genus, the alities. “We felt it’s far more exciting and adventurous to move forward,” James says. “Times have changed. s occurred in December 2012, a week after the death of Dave Brubeck, who the protagonists were thinking mond,” Sanborn says. Coming from that, I assumed we’d make a quartet date. I like being able to really hear ut. You get more sonic purity without all those other elements.”

hbrow raw materials. “Dave has a similar capability to Paul Desmond—though in a different way—in that al one,” James says of Sanborn. “I felt—and I still do when I listen to the Brubeck quartet—that they were here you were going, they’d go somewhere different.” It’s this adventurous, “in-the-moment” spirit that fuels o separate live playing from being in the studio, and got into a mindset of having to labor over a record and ing to happen until it happens.”


Photography by BRYAN THOMPSON

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


The Chicago Jazz Festival has long been celebrated as the first of the lakefront music festivals, and as it marks its 35th year, the event will move to Millennium Park from festival grounds in Grant Park, August 29-September 1. Performances will also happen in the Chicago Cultural Center. (78 E. Washington) The festival is presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. (DCASE) and programmed in partnership with the Jazz Institute of Chicago. The first evening of the Chicago Jazz Festival, Thursday, August 29, will once again coincide with the final evening of Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz. Then on Friday, three stages will come alive with entertainment in Millennium Park (including the north and south ends of the Chase Promenade) as the festival begins that day at 2 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours will also be extended from previous years, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and an additional stage will feature live performances, resulting in the festival providing the most hours of free jazz music than it has in recent years. As is the tradition of the festival, the 2013 Artist in Residence is Chicago drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 30 MILLENNIUM PARK

SATURDAY AUGUST 31 MIL

VON FREEMAN PAVILLION (SOUTH PROMENADE)

VON FREEMAN PAVILLION (SOUTH

2:20PM-3:15PM CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE QUARTET 3:30PM-4:25PM BEN PATERSON ORGAN QUARTET 4:40PM-5:40PM MIGUEL DE LA CERNA QUARTET

12:15PM-12:55PM FRANK RUSS 1:10PM-2:05PM HAMID DRAKE WILLIAM PARKER & COO 2:20PM-3:15PM ERNIE KRIDVA 3:30PM-4:30PM SATOKO FUJII’

JAZZ & HERITAGE PAVILLION (NORTH PROMENADE) 2:00PM-3:00PM MIKE SMITH QUARTET 3:30PM-4:30PM HAMID DRAKE w/t MICHAEL ZERANG, EIGEN AOKI & TSUKASA DRUMMERS DIRECTED BY TATSU AOLKI 5:00PM-6:00PM “A TRIBUTE TO KEN CHANEY”

JAY PRITZKER PAVILLION 6:30PM-7:20PM GEOF BRADFIELD MELBA! 7:40PM-8:40PM WADADA LEO SMITH’S TEN FREEDOM SUMMERS PERFORMED BY WLS’S GOLDEN QUARTET AND PACIFICA RED CORAL WITH VIDEO ARTIST JESSE GILBERT 9:00PM-10:00PM CHARLES LLOYD QUARTET w/t SPECIAL GUEST BILL FRISELL

JAZZ & HERITAGE PAVILLION (NOR

12:30PM-1:30PM NICK MAZZA 2:00PM-3:00PM ERIN MCDOUG 3:30PM-4:30PM CHÉVRE DE CH

JAY PRITZKER PAVILLION

5:00PM-5:50PM STAFFORD JAM PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE f 6:10PM-7:05PM GREGORY POR 7:25PM-8:25PM RUDRESH MAH 8:45PM-10:00PM JASON MORA


Drake moved to the Chicago area in the early sixties, living on the same street as Fred Anderson who would mentor the pre-teen drummer. By the early seventies, Drake joined Anderson’s band, playing with him on stage at the inaugural Chicago Jazz Festival in 1979. His Artist Residency affords Chicagoans the rare opportunity to hear him in several contexts over the course of one weekend, and his appearance at the Chicago Jazz Festival – 34 years after he first played this event – encompasses the festival’s entire history.

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Photography by JIM NEWBERRY

THURSDAY AUGUST 29 CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER RANDOLPH CAFE 12PM-1PM CORYLUS 1:30PM-2:30PM FAT BABIES

CLAUDIA CASSIDY THEATER 12:15PM-1:15PM LARRY GRAY TRIO 1:45PM-2:45PM HARRISON BANKHEAD SEXTET

PRESTON BRADLEY HALL 12:30PM-1:30PM HINDA HOFFMAN TRIO 2:00PM-3:00PM TBA

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY’S GANZ HALL 5:00PM-6:00PM HAMID DRAKE’S CHICAGO TRIO w/t ERNEST DAWKINS & HARRISON BANKHEAD

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MILLENNIUM PARK JAY PRITZKER PAVILLION

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1 MILLENNIUM PARK

PROMENADE)

6:30PM MADE IN CHICAGO: WORLD CLASS JAZZ w/t JACK DEJOHNETTE: SPECIAL LEGENDS EDITION CHICAGO featuring MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS, LARRY GRAY, ROSCOE MITCHELL & HENRY THREADGILL

VON FREEMAN PAVILLION (SOUTH PROMENADE)

SELL BAND E QUARTET w/t KIDD JORDAN, OPER MOORE A QUARTET I’S ORCHESTRA CHICAGO

12:00PM-12:55PM FAST CITIZENS 1:10PM-2:05PM JULI WOOD QUINTET 2:20PM-3:15PM EVAN CHRISTOPHER 3:30PM-4:30PM ATOMIC

RTH PROMENADE)

12:30PM-1:30PM THE ENGINES 2:00PM-3:00PM FAREED HAQUE & TONY MONACO 3:30PM-4:30PM PAPO VAZQUEZ MIGHTY PIRATES TROUBADOURS

ARELLA TRIO GALD QUARTET HICAGO

JAZZ & HERITAGE PAVILLION (NORTH PROMENADE)

JAY PRITZKER PAVILLION

MES STRING & featuring M’BOOM RTER HANTHAPPA’S GAMAK AN:FATS WALLER DANCE PARTY

5:00PM-5:50PM JIMMY HEATH QUARTET w/t JEB PATTON 6:10PM-7:05PM HAMID DRAKE & BINDU: REGGAEOLOGY 7:25PM-8:25PM ROBERT GLASPER TRIO 8:45PM-10:00PM DONALD HARRISON AND THE CONGO SQUARE NATION w/t SPECIAL GUEST WILLIE PICKENS

For continuing updates on the 35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, visit www.chicagojazzfestival.us


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 May 7- MAY 13, 2013

IN The


click on club name

clubs FitzGerald’s Night Club The Green Mill The Jazz Showcase Katerina’s M Lounge


r Mayne stage

Gig

1328 W. Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626 (773) 381.4554 www.maynestage.com

OF THE WEEK friday may 17 2013 8PM

AMINA FIGAROVA TRIO

Amina’s pieces strike a perfect tone, employing genuinely beautiful harmonizations, to capture fleeting thoughts that accompany those precious moments when the puzzling jostle of daily existence comes into unexpected but deeply satisfying sync.


www.aminafigarova.com Composer and pianist Amina Figarova’s 12th album, titled Twelve - her debut release on the renowned independent German label In + Out - celebrates jazz is an international music and New York City as a locale where jazz gypsies may feel most at home. A suite of songs for sextet Figarova wrote swiftly in 2011 after moving with her husband and musical partner, flutist Bart Platteau, to Forest Hills, Queens from their longtime European base, Twelve is suffused with the heightened expectations, sense of adventure and fresh perceptions that voluntary emigrés enjoy, as well as the confidence, creative energies and nuanced fulfillment that artists gain from being in the right place at the right time. Amina was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan, Bart is from Belgium, and together they are citizens of the world. They’ve toured extensively, developing a tight-knit ensemble that, despite inevitable personnel changes, has attained a distinctive and inimitable voice by concentrating on all-original repertoire for almost 18 years. During that period, Figarova and Platteau have lived in Rotterdam, which they found to be a comfortable if not overly challenging launching pad for their careers. Having collaborated with musicians residing in both the U.S. and Europe and having built up a circuit of welcoming venues by taking it one gig at a time, the Amina Figarova Sextet has triumphed at the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival, been invited repeatedly to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, won critical and audience acclaim in Chicago, Detroit, Paris, Amsterdam — and of course New York. In 2010 they decided to make the daring, big move to the States, and having arrived, they couldn’t be happier.

Photography by ZAK SHELBY-SZYSZKO


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

Week of May 14-May 20, 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.


MAY 2013 May 8, 2013 OP97 MALLET MADNESS BENEFIT CONCERT 6PM $10, $5 (STUDENTS & CHILDREN); $12, $7 AT THE DOOR May 8 , 2013 IN THE SIDEBAR PETER LERNER QUARTET 8PM $5 SUGGESTED DONATION May 10 , 2013 AMERICAN ENGLISH (CHICAGO’S #1 BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND) 9PM $12 May 11 2013 A GOSPEL CELEBRATION: CHICAGO KNIGHTS FUNDRAISER 12PM $25 ADVANCE; $30 AT DOOR May 11 , 2013 LEON REDBONE 7PM $30 May 15 , 2013 JAZZ CONSORTIUM BIG BAND 7:30PM $10; $5 (17 & UNDER)

LIVE JAZZ WEEKLY


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

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

AdmissIons Visit website for entrance and details


MAY 2013 May 14, 2013 9PM THE FAT BABIES May 15, 2013 9PM ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN 2AM LATE NIGHT INDUSTRY SET WITH THE FRANK CATALANO SEXTET May 16, 2013 9PM ALAN GRESIK SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA

May 17, 2013 5PM THE FLIPSIDE SHOW WITH CHRIS FORMAN 9PM DANA HALL QUINTET 12AM AFTER HOURS GREEN MILL QUARTET JAM SESSION May 18, 2013 3PM THE PAPER MACHETE 8PM DANA HALL QUINTET 12AM AFTER HOURS JAZZ PARTY WITH SABERTOOTH ORGAN QUARTET May 19, 2013 11PM SUNDAY NIGHT SOUL PARTY WITH THE PATERSON TRIO

May 20, 2013 9PM ISRAELI JAZZ FEST FEATURING GILAD HEKSELMAN TRIO

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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


MAY 2013 May 14, 2013 MARK COLBY QUARTET + THE COLLEGE OF DUPAGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE 8PM/10PM May 15, 2013 VIBRAPHONIST JUSTIN THOMAS QUARTET 8PM/10PM May 16-19 , 2013 DEPAUL UNIVERSITY BIG BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST JIMMY HEATH 8PM/10PM/4PM May 20 , 2013 VOCALIST JULIA HUFF JAM SESSION NIGHT 8PM/10PM May 21, 2013 WDBC NIGHT FEATURING PETRA’S RECESSION SEVEN 8PM/10PM

May 23-26 , 2013 PIANIST GERALD CLAYTON TRIO 8PM/10PM/4PM May 28 , 2013 JARED HOCHBERG QUARTET 8PM/10PM

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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...

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


MAY 2013 May 14, 2013 8PM PAUL MARINARO TRIO: A SINATRA EVENING $10 COVER May 15, 2013 8:30PM GOLDEN $10 COVER May 16, 2013 8PM PETRA’S RECESSION SEVEN $10 COVER May 17, 2013 6:30PM JULIA HUFF NO COVER 10PM DEE ALEXANDER & THE EVOLUTION ENSEMBLE $10 COVER May 18, 2013 6:30PM KT McCAMMOND’S EARTHA KITT REVIEW $10 COVER 10PM PAULINHO GARCIA QUARTET $10 COVER May 20, 2013 8:30 PM “BLUE MONDAY” BLUES SERIES $10 COVER

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M lounge

Week of May 14-May 20, 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


MAY 2013 May 14, 2013 QUENTIN COAXUM QUINTET

May 15, 2013 KIMBROUGH & COMPANY

May 21, 2013 SARAH MARIE YOUNG

May 22, 2013 DELIVERY POINT

May 28, 2013 JAZMIN SKY

May 29, 2013 REGGIE “RAJAH” HELM

LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY Tuesday - Thursday 6pm-1am

Friday 6pm-2am

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


special


events VOCALIST JANE MONHEIT AT SPACE EVANSTON MULTI REEDIST AMIR GWIRTZMAN AT THE MAYNE STAGE OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA AT THE OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC GEORGE BENSON & BONEY JAMES AT THE CHICAGO THEATRE ORGANIST JUSTIN DILLARD AT ROOM 43 2013 JAZZ SEASON SCHEDULE AT CHICAGO SYMPHONY CENTER


Photography by TIMOTHY SACCENTI

jan


UPCOMING IN MAy 23 JOE LOUIS WALKER 25 RICKIE LEE JONES 30 HOWARD LEVY W/T CHRIS SIEBOLD

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

friday may 17, 2013 7PM BUY TICKETS

ne monheit

“Everything I’m singing now is a reflection of my truest self,” says Jane Monheit. “After all this time in the industry, after touring for 13 years, it’s time to just be me, with complete and utter freedom.” Monheit’s sense of liberation is apparent throughout The Heart Of The Matter, the acclaimed, Grammy-nominated vocalist’s ninth studio album. It can be felt in her wide- ranging choice of material, in the unique arrangements, and in her own fearless performances and interpretations. The diverse and very personal set of songs includes both familiar standards and compositions by Lennon/McCartney, Randy Newman, two songs by Ivan Lins, recorded in the original Portuguese, and, for the first time, a Monheit original.


AMIR GWIRTZMAN SUNDAY MAY 19 8PM 1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 Box Office 773.381.4554 www.maynestage.com

buy tickets

Amir Gwirtzman, world renowned Israeli multi-culti jazz artist, plays more than 20 different woodwinds, reeds, horns, pipes, flutes and percussion instruments as a one-man band called Inhale-Exhale. Gwirtzman infuses Inhale-Exhale with a combination of R&B, jazz and rhythms of Cuban jazz, along with Middle Eastern, Gypsy, Jewish klezmer, Armenian, Irish Celtic and Native American www.amirgwirtzman.com influences.


OTTMAR LIEBERT


BUY TICKETS THURSDAY JUNE 20, 8PM The Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625 773.728.6000 www.oldtownschool.org

T & LUNA NEGRA

Born in Germany to a Chinese-German father and Hungarian mother, Ottmar Liebert began playing guitar at 11, and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered. Liebert plays music in a “nouveau flamenco� style, which mixes elements of flamenco with jazz, bossa nova, and other genres.


george &

boney

The Smooth Jazz Cruise welcomes George Benson and Boney James, two of the most influential contemporary jazz musicians of the decade, to The Chicago Theatre on Friday, June 21, in an encore of 2012’s sell out performance. At various points along the four-decade continuum of George Benson’s career, he has been heralded as a jazz guitarist of unparalleled chops, a vocalist with great emotional range and sophistication or a combination of both. “It’s a very simple equation,” the National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master says of the longevity of his career and the ten Grammy Awards that have punctuated it along the way. “In the end, it’s about the songs and the stories. That’s what keeps the music fresh for me.” Boney James has four Gold albums, three Grammy nominations, a Soul Train Award and an NAACP Award nomination to his credit. He is currently touring to support his brand new hit cd The Beat. In 2010 Billboard Magazine named him “The No. 3 Top Contemporary Jazz Artist of the Decade.” Even so, James says, “I am just a saxophone player whose music has several different influences. Jazz is only one of them.”


Friday June 21, 2013

Chicago Theatre

benson

y james The show is being presented by The Smooth Jazz Cruise, which is owned and produced by St. Louis, Missouri-based Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC (Jazz Cruises) owns, produces and promotes The Smooth Jazz Cruise: The Greatest Party At Sea (www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com) and The Jazz Cruise (www.thejazzcruise.com), and is proud to work with Direct Holdings Americas, Inc. for The Malt Shop Memories Cruise (www.maltshopcruise.com), Country Music Cruise (www. countrymusiccruise.com), Celtic Thunder Cruise (www.celticthundercruise.com) and The Soul Train Cruise (www.soultraincruise.com). Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC prides itself on providing first-class musical vacation experiences featuring marquee stars from their respective genres for loyal passengers, many of whom make the cruises an annual affair. With its current slate of excursions, Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC (Jazz Cruises) will have produced 35 full-ship charter cruises. Additional information is available at www.ecpcruises.com. In addition to their concert at The Chicago Theatre, George Benson is fresh off his appearance on the 2013 Smooth Jazz Cruise. Boney James is co-hosting the inaugural West Coast Edition in Oct 2013, as well as, appearing on the 2014 Cruise.


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

Special Sunday Evening Jazz Series MAY Schedule Sun. MAY 5 2013 6pm King College Prep Big Band; 7:30pm Bassist Marlene Rosenberg Sun. MAY 12 2013 Vocalist Tecora Rogers sun. MAY 19 2013 Organist Justin Dillard sun. MAY 26 2013 Saxophonist Rajiv Halim


sunDAY MAY 19, 2013 organist justin dillard

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


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directory


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Abigail Riccards

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James Bottoms

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Nanette Frank

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Andrew Distel

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James Sanders

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Nia Quintet

Pg 60

Arlene Bardelle

Pg 78

Jesse Charbonier

Pg 97

Nick Schneider

Pg 61

Ava Logan

Pg 79

Jim Sellers

Pg 98

Ray Bailey

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Bob Bruce

Pg 80

Kelly Brand

Pg 99

Rhonda Browne

Pg 63

Bobby Lewis

Pg 81

Laury Shelley

Pg 100

Rita McConville

Pg 64

Cécile Savage

Pg 82

Le Perolateur

Pg 101

Robin Watson

Pg 65

Chris White

Pg 83

Libby York

Pg 102

Roger Harris

Pg 66

Corky McClerkin

Pg 84

Linda Solotaire

Pg 103

Rusty Jones

Pg 67

Dave Flippo

Pg 85

Lindy Endres

Pg 104

Sam Fazio

Pg 68

Dave Shelton

Pg 86

Loretta Lee

Pg 105

Shawn Maxwell

Pg 69

Don Stille

Pg 87

Los Perros Cubanos

Pg 106

Skinny Williams

Pg 70

Erin McDougald

Pg 88

Marc Pompe

Pg 107

Stacy McMichael

Pg 71

Frank D’Rone

Pg 89

Mark Moultrup

Pg 108

Stephanie Browning

Pg 90

Marlene Rosenberg

Pg 72

Frank Portolese

Pg 109

Steven Hashimoto

Pg 91

Michael Hutchins

Pg 110

Pg 73

Gina Gibson

The Harris Group

Pg 92

Mike Frost

Pg 111

Tom Muellner

Pg 74

Greta Pope

Pg 93

Mike Jeffers

Pg 112

Ty Cooper

Pg 75

J. Beam Band

Pg 94

Mike Staron

Pg 113

Zvonimir Tot


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GIGS Tuesday May 14, 2013 6PM

Pete Miller’s Wheeling

Wheeling, IL ______________________________________ Wednesday May 15, 2013 6PM

Pete Miller’s Evanston

Evanston, IL ______________________________________ Friday May 17, 2013 6PM

Eddie Merlot’s

Warrenville, IL ______________________________________ Saturday May 18, 2013 7PM

Event for Bright Horizons

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Sunday May 19, 2013 5PM

Sullivan’s

Lincolnshire, IL ______________________________________ Monday May 20, 2013 7PM

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.

Cellar Bistro

Wheaton, IL ______________________________________ Tuesday May 21, 2013 6PM

Pete Miller’s Wheeling

Wheeling, IL ______________________________________ Wednesday May 22, 2013 6PM

Pete Miller’s Evanston

Evanston, IL ______________________________________


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ANDREW DISTEL

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GIGS Monday May 15, 2013 9PM

Martyrs

3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 773.404.9494 ______________________________________ Friday May 24, 2013 8PM

Underground Wonderbar

Chicago, IL ______________________________________

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.


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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 No performances scheduled at this time.


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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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BOB BRUCE

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Bob Bruce began playing guitar at age 13 and at 15,

after hearing an album by jazz organist, Jimmy Smith, he was hooked on jazz. Subsequently, he marveled at the likes of Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel, Joe Pass, and other greats. Eventually, he studied rigorously with Charlie Banacos, Jack Grassel, and Jack Ceccini, with whom he studied classical guitar for eight years. Ultimately he qualified for master classes with worldrenowned classical guitarist Oscar Ghiglia, Segovia’s protege. Presently, Bob plays private and corporate events. Recent News Bob has started up the Heartland Guitar School in Riverside, IL teaching all ages, levels, and styles, with a speciality in jazz and classical guitar. www.riversideillinoisguitarlessons.com

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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BOBBY LEWIS

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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.

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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CÉCILE SAVAGE

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GIGS THURSDAYS IN MAY 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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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.

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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CORKY McCLERKIN

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GIGS Thursday May 16, 2013 5PM

Performing w/t James Ellis Quartet Andy’s Jazz Club

11. E. Hubbard Ave., Chicago, IL 312.642.6805 ______________________________________ Tuesday May 21, 2013 8PM

Performing w/t James Perkins Quartet 50 Yard Line

111. E. 75th St., Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Thursday May 23, 2013 5PM

Performing w/t James Ellis Quartet Andy’s Jazz Club

11. E. Hubbard Ave., Chicago, IL 312.642.6805 ______________________________________ Thursday May 30, 2013 5PM

Performing w/t James Ellis Quartet Andy’s Jazz Club 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.”

11. E. Hubbard Ave., Chicago, IL 312.642.6805 ______________________________________


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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.

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ERIN McDOUGALD

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GIGS Sunday May 19, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday May 26, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday June 2, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday June 9, 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 June 16, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday June 23, 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!”

GIGS Saturday June 22, 2013 9PM- 1AM

Chambers Restaurant

6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles, IL 847.647.8282 ______________________________________


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FRANK PORTOLESE

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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.

GIGS WEDNESDAYS 8PM-11PM

Cafe Zalute Jam Session

9501 Devon, Rosemont, IL ______________________________________


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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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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 FRIDAYS 7PM-10PM

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

7537 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 773.764.2200 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 ______________________________________

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 May 25, 2013 9PM

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

_________________________________________ Saturday June 8, 2013 9PM

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

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

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

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.

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JIM SELLERS

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Jim Sellers is a Chicago based jazz pianist, having

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

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KELLY BRAND

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Kelly Brand, composer and pianist, writes songs

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

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LAURY SHELLEY

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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 Thursday May 16, 2013 8PM

Porkchop

941 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Thursday May 23, 2013 8:30PM

Katerina’s

1920 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Thursday May 30, 2013 7PM

WDCB Night in Oak Park

Oak Park, IL ______________________________________ Thursday June 6, 2013 7PM

Untitled

111 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Wednesday June 19, 2013 10PM

Speakeasy

1072 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL ______________________________________

New Release Out Now

The debut album from lePercolateur, Pop Manouche, is now available on the Chicago Sessions record label. Out everywhere! Buy It!...and check them out on stage. “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 SUNDAYS 2013 12PM-2PM

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH

Cafe Sol

1029 Southard St., Key West, FL 33040 305.292.0230 ______________________________________ Monday May 20, 2013 9PM

The BOB

20 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616.356.2000 ______________________________________ Tuesday May 21, 2013 7PM-10PM

Bar Divani

15 Iona Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616.774.9463 ______________________________________ Friday August 23, 2013 12:10PM-1PM

Music By The Fountain Fourth Presbyterian Church

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

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.


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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 ______________________________________ Thursday May 16, 2013 8PM

Linda Solotaire Edgewater Beach Cafe

5545 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 773.275.4141 www.edgewaterbeachcafe.com ______________________________________ Sunday June 9, 2013 11:30AM

Linda Solotaire Edgewater Beach Cafe

5545 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 773.275.4141 www.edgewaterbeachcafe.com ______________________________________ 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

Thursday June 20, 2013 8PM

Linda Solotaire Edgewater Beach Cafe

5545 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 773.275.4141 www.edgewaterbeachcafe.com ______________________________________ Sunday July 14, 2013 11:30AM

Linda Solotaire Edgewater Beach Cafe

5545 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 773.275.4141 www.edgewaterbeachcafe.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 Saturday May 18, 2013 8PM

Zocalo

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Friday May 24, 2013 8PM

Zocalo

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Sunday June 2, 2013 2PM

River Beach Pub

Chillicotha, IL ______________________________________ Monday June 10, 2013 8PM

Zocalo

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Friday June 21, 2013

Kana’s Mojito Grill

Milwaukee, WI ______________________________________ Friday June 28, 2013 8PM

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.

Veranda Bar

Utica, IL ______________________________________ Thursday July 11, 2013 7PM

Port Clinton Square

Highland Park, IL ______________________________________


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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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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 May 23, 2013 11:30AM-1:30PM

Cure 90/90 ALS Association Daley Plaza

50 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Thursday June 6, 2013 5:30PM-7:30PM

Maine Township Chateau Ritz

9100 Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL ______________________________________

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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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 ______________________________________ Monday May 20, 2013 9PM

Performing with Vocalist Libby York The BOB

20 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616.356.2000 ______________________________________

Mike Frost has been a featured performer with

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


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MIKE JEFFERS

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GIGS TUESDAYS 8PM-11PM

Performing w/t the Stephanie Browning Trio

Bar Umbriago

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

Performing with Spiral (Jazz & Funk) Bar Umbriago

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

Mike Jeffers, drummer and president of Chicago

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


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MIKE STARON

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Mike Staron, acknowledged in JazzTimes as, “A

versatile, forwarding looking and accomplished performer” Mike began his professional career playing Latin Tropical music in Chicago’s inner city at age fifteen. Reviews in regards to the various facets of his bass playing have published in Cadence, Pulse, Jazz USA, Jazz Review, Jazz Word, Jazz Weekly, AMG, New City, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Wire, All About Jazz, Screen, Where, Progression Magazine, Jazz at a Glance, Chicago Reader, Beyond Coltrane, and live performances of Michael have been aired on BET, 190 North and local cable.

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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 Wednesday May 15, 2013 7PM

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

www.etacreativearts.org ______________________________________ Friday June 7, 2013 11PM

The Bird’s Nest

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Wednesday June 12, 2013 9:30PM

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

847.729.7088 www.jerryssandwiches.com ______________________________________ Friday June 21, 2013

Elkhart Jazz Festival Elkhart, IN

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

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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.


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NICK SCHNEIDER

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GIGS Wednesday May 15, 2013

Manhattan’s American Bar & Grill

300 S. Schmale Rd., Carol Stream, IL. 630.871.2991 ______________________________________ Friday May 31, 2013 7:30PM

Millrose Restaurant

45 S. Barrington Rd., South Barrington, IL. 847.382.ROSE www.millroserestaurant.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.

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ROBIN WATSON

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GIGS Saturday May 18, 2013

Tapas 7232

7232 W. Madison, Forest Park, IL ______________________________________ Thursday May 23, 2013 9PM

3160 Piano Bar & Cabaret

3160 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60657 ______________________________________ Saturday June 1, 2013

John & Tony’s

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

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.


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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 Thursday May 16, 2013 9PM

Sam Fazio Duo

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

_________________________________________ Friday May 17, 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.

GIGS Thursday May 30, 2013 7PM-10PM

Adelle’s

535 W. Liberty Dr., Wheaton, IL ______________________________________


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SKINNY WILLIAMS

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GIGS Friday May 24, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

Oakbrook, IL ______________________________________ Saturday May 25, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

South Barrington, IL ______________________________________ Tuesday May 28, 2013 6PM

Seabourn Spirit Santorini, Greece ______________________________________ Wednesday May 29, 2013 6PM

Seabourn Spirit Mykonos, Greece ______________________________________ Thursday May 30, 2013 6PM

Seaborn Spirit Mykonos, Greece ______________________________________ Friday May 31, 2013 6PM

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.

Seabourn Spirit Paros, Greece ______________________________________


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STACY McMICHAEL

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GIGS Thursday May 16, 2013 8PM

Porkchop

941 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Thursday May 23, 2013 8:30PM

Katerina’s

1920 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Thursday May 30, 2013 7PM

WDCB Night in Oak Park

Oak Park, IL ______________________________________ Thursday June 6, 2013 7PM

Untitled

111 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Wednesday June 19, 2013 10PM

Speakeasy

1072 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL ______________________________________

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 ______________________________________

Tommy Muellner is a respected Chicagoland

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


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TY COOPER

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GIGS Thursday May16, 2013 8:30PM-12AM

Ty Cooper Quartet 3160 Chicago’s Piano & Cabaret

3160 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657 773.327.5969 www.3160chicago.com ______________________________________ Thursday May 30, 2013 8:30PM-12AM

Ty Cooper Quartet 3160 Chicago’s Piano & Cabaret

3160 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657 773.327.5969 www.3160chicago.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.

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