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NEWS ITEM OF THE WEEK ORPHEUS PERFORMS WITH JAZZ LEGEND WAYNE SHORTER AT CARNEGIE HALL ON FEB 1, 8 PM

Since its founding in 1972, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has sought to challenge itself by collaborating with some of the most innovative minds in music. Proving that ensemble techniques are centered around constant listening and learning rather than rigid genre constraints, Orpheus has not shyed away from performing with artists from other musical worlds, such as Ravi Shankar, Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, and now jazz living legend, Wayne Shorter. Continuing their landmark 40th season, Orpheus will appear at Carnegie Hall on February 1, 2013 with Wayne Shorter and his quartet. Together they will explore the intersections and convergences of classical and jazz music by playing several compositions by Shorter arranged for orchestra. Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Ives’s Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meeting complete the evening’s program. Beethoven composed The Creatures of Prometheus in 1801, just as he was coming to accept his gradual loss of hearing. Little is known about the ballet performed at the Imperial Theatre in Vienna for which the piece was written, but Beethoven’s charming overture has become one of the most beloved in the repertoire. Ives’s Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meetinglike much of the composer’s work-draws inspiration from church music and popular hymns that Ives knew as a child in Connecticut. Filled with complex harmonies and meters, the symphony received its premiere more than 40 years after its composition with the help of composer and Ives devotee Lou Harrison. The piece would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Wayne Shorter, who turns 80 this year, marked a musical milestone in 2007 by joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other world-class orchestras to unveil his new symphonic repertoire including striking reworkings of earlier compositions and newly composed material. Since then, Shorter has worked extensively in classical music. The rich harmonic palette and the interaction between orchestra and soloists make the music compelling and interesting to audiences as well as energizing for orchestral musicians. Orpheus will function as a leading voice in the dialogue and interplay with improvisations by Shorter and his quartet. The Wayne Shorter Quartet is comprised of Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade, John Patitucci, and Danilo Pérez. Drummer Brian Blade has worked with artists such as Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Bill Frisell. He has also released three solo albums. John Patitucci is a two-time Grammy-winning jazz double bass and jazz fusion electric bass player. His first solo recording reached No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz charts, and he is currently Professor of Jazz Studies at City College of New York. Born in Panama in 1965, pianist Pérez has influenced contemporary music through his distinctive Pan-American jazz. He currently directs the Berklee Global Jazz Institute at Berklee College of Music; serves as the President of the Danilo Pérez Foundation, which provides outreach music programs to children living in extreme poverty in Panama; and was recently named a UNESCO Artist for Peace. More info at www.orpheusnyc.com


WISHING OUR FRIENDS, READERS, AND SUPPORTERS

A great 2013

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2012! FROM THE STAFF OF CHICAGO JAZZ MAGAZINE


NEW RELEASES 1/8/2013 AVAILABLE AT YOUR FAVORITE RETAIL AND ONLINE OUTLET

JOE LOVANO US5

SANDY STEWART & BILL CHARLAP

JAMIE CULLUM

ENRICO RAVA

BILLY MARTIN’S WICKED KNEE

BEN SIDRAN

RED BANK JAZZ ORCHESTRA

JOE LOCKE QUARTET

GRANT STEWART

CROSS CULTURE LABEL: BLUE NOTE

RAVA ON THE DANCE FLOOR LABEL: ECM

STRIKE UP THE BAND! LABEL: CD BABY

SOMETHING TO REMEMBER LABEL: GHOSTLIGHT

HEELS OVER HEAD LABEL: AMULET

WISH UPON A STAR LABEL: MOTEMA

IN THE MIND OF JAMIE CULLUM LABEL: DISTRICT 6

DON’T CRY FOR NO HIPSTER LABEL: BONSA

LIVE AT SMALLS LABEL: SMALLS LIVE


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SÃO PAULO UNDERGROUND TRÊS CABEçAS LOUCURAS CUNEIFORM

ROB MAZUREK, Cornet, Electronics GUILHERME GRANADO Keyboards, Electronics, Samples MAURICIO TAKARA Drums, Percussion, Cavaquinho, Electronics, RICHARD RIBEIRO Drums

Written by Hrayr Attarian Listening to Três Cabeças Loucuras is an exhilarating experience, as it is simultaneously retro and avant-garde. The quartet behind the music is São Paulo Underground, the fruit of collaboration between the innovative Brazilian percussionist, Mauricio Takara, and intrepid Chicago cornetist Rob Mazurek. The densely textured, often ethnic flavored music is electronically heavy deconstruction of familiar themes. The jarring, static heavy, opening bars of “Pigeon” settle into a West African groove with Takara’s kora-like cavaquinho and Richard Ribero’s deeply thudding drums. Mazurek’s cornet has a visceral and organic feel as it lets out series of assertive calls that contrast nicely with the synth-popish background. Cornet and cavaquinho’s dulcet duet is at the core of the cleverly disarranged samba “Carambola.” Futuristic techno-surroundings enhance the intense angularity. Psychedelic Caribbean sounds abound on the hypnotic and mesmerizing “Just Lovin’,” as the clear and crisp notes of vibraphone lead to a percussion and drums duel. Meanwhile “Lado Leste’s” lilting air exhibits a strong Chinese influence. Here, as elsewhere on the record, delicious dissonance gives the song a stimulating edge. Not all tracks are inspired by individual world folk genres. “Colibri” is a fantastic lullaby with Guilherme Granado sampling distorted vocal projections that float over the melody. Mazurek’s bluesy horn adds a nocturnal feeling to the tune. The remaining three pieces are more cinematic. “Jagoda’s Dream” is replete with electronically enhanced percussive vamps. Mazurek’s furious and ragged tone blows over the rhythmic harmonies like a wind over an expansive desert. “Six Six Eight” hints more to Blaxploitation film music while “Rio Negro,” with Mazurek’s dark and full cornet and ambient electronica, could very well be the soundtrack of a Western set in a dystopian future. Compellingly atmospheric and intentionally short on improvisational rigor, this engrossing disc is nevertheless highly enjoyable and thought provoking with its tight thematic structure embellished by a variety influences.


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JASON STEIN QUARTET THE STORY THIS TIME DELMARK

JASON STEIN, Bass Clarinet JOSHUA ABRAMS, Bass KEEFE JACKSON, Tenor Sax & Contrabass Clarinet FRANK ROSALY , Drums

Written by Hrayr Attarian One of those rare musicians who plays exclusively bass clarinet, Jason Stein has rapidly developed his own style, making him artistically even more unique. On The Story This Time he pays homage to four jazz giants who each redefined the word “originality.” In addition to contributing five originals, Stein revives three obscure Thelonious Monk compositions, as well as one apiece by Lennie Tristano and his distinguished disciples, Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz. Monk’s “Gallop’s Gallop” maintains shades of its boppish origins, but evolves into a free exchange of ideas between Stein and fellow woodwind player Keefe Jackson. The result is an invigorating duet replete with pops, screeches and squawks that nevertheless maintains the innovative spirit of its composer. The melody gently seeps in supported by Joshua Abrams’ walking bass, as the tune comes to a satisfying conclusion. On his own pieces, Stein weaves threads of more “established” genres into his avant-garde explorations. “Badlands” opens with Abrams’ percussive bass, while Stein’s mordant clarinet builds the modal structure over which Jackson’s tenor sax blows lilting bars with Arabic flair. The horn’s alternating brassy staccato enhances the desolate and contemplative mood before Stein’s clarinet’s cascading notes cool the ambience like a rain shower on a summer day. The quartet deconstructs Konitz’s “Palo Alto” into a refreshingly unfettered stormy sax and clarinet improvisation, while Abrams and drummer Frank Rosaly anchor the music to less radical harmonies. Rosaly lets loose his polyphonic and brilliantly chaotic drumming on the furious and Ayler-esque “Hoke’s Dream,” and navigates the more “mainstream” yet intricately complex rhythms on Marsh’s incongruently named “Background Music.” Ironically Tristano’s “Lennie Bird” receives the most “traditional” (yet quite stimulating) treatment of the record. This adventurous and imaginative album immediately gets hold of mind and soul and does not let go until long after the disc has stopped spinning.


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BOBBY BROOM UPPER WEST SIDE STORY ORIGIN

BOBBY BROOM, Guitar DENNIS CARROLL, Bass KOBY WATKINS, Drums MAKAYA McCRAVEN, Drums

Written by Dan Healy Although Bobby Broom has been a mainstay as one of the great modern guitarists in the Chicago scene for many years, he pays tribute to his upbringing in Harlem with his new disc, Upper West Side Story. The recording is Broom’s first that features all original compositions, as performed by some of the finest modern musicians in Chicago, including Dennis Carroll on bass, as well as Kobie Watkins and Makaya McCraven alternating on drums. Not only are Broom’s originals dynamic and compelling, but the trio expertly balances cerebral group interaction with shades of soul that make for gripping guitar trio music. While Broom hints at modern guitar greats such as George Benson and Pat Metheny, his style is certainly his own. In particular, the way in which he often follows the capricious logic of his improvisations to their logical conclusion is quite impressive. Bassist Dennis Carroll displays particularly incisive accompaniment, following his bandmates’ exploration while anchoring the trio in a deep soulful swing feel. Drummers Watkins and McCraven are both equally electrifying, often ratcheting up the intensity of many of Broom’s terrific originals. Broom begins the disc on a particularly groovy note with “D’s Blues,” a slow, yet busy blues that is drenched with soul to the core. Carroll opens strong with a brief cadenza, laying down his huge, woody sound before playing a rock solid ostinato that sets up the melody. Broom is all soul on a wonderful melody that could have been neatly at home on a ‘70s George Benson album. What is so impressive about this track is how the trio explores with modernist dazzle all while retaining the deep feeling of the blues. Special credit goes to Watkins who provides sympathetic, virtuosic accompaniment to Broom’s melody on “Upper West Side Story.” Broom in particular delivers a wonderfully creative and dynamic solo over the modal tune, with Carroll adding remarkable spontaneous, intuitive accompaniment. “After Words” is a beautifully whimsical 3/4 tune. Broom and Carroll solo with particular invention over a groove that is loose but always in control.

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HUMAN SPIRIT DIALOGUE ORIGIN

THOMAS MARRIOT, Trumpet MARK TAYLOR, Alto Sax MATT JORGENSEN, Drums ORRIN EVANS, Piano ESSIET ESSIET, Bass

Written by Nik Stevanovich Though this is the premier release by the group Human Spirit, founding members, trumpeter Thomas Marriot, alto player Mark Taylor and drummer Matt Jorgensen have over a dozen previous releases between them. Rich and tender with its saturated sound, Human Spirit’s Dialogue gives us a fresh taste of contemporary jazz at its finest. The fact that the album was recorded live at the Earshot Jazz Festival only makes it sound even sweeter for lovers of both traditional and contemporary jazz. It is notable that two-thirds of Human Spirit’s rhythm section is provided by guest collaborators, Orrin Evans (piano) and Essiet Essiet (bass). Dialogue is a fine mesh of sound reflecting city light and day and invites us in, beginning with drummer Jorgensen’s “In Unity” and carrying on to “Stepford and Sun,” a splendid, almost twelveminute song that features wonderful lifts from Evans’ piano to Marriot’s trumpet. Other highlights include the uplifting third track, “Reversal of Fortune,” and the thrilling tempo of “Song for Samuel,” on which alto sax player Mark Taylor gives us ten minutes worth of in-the-pocket brass. The instrumental styling of Thomas Marriot’s trumpet decorates the album with the last two tracks “148 Lexington,” which features a moving solo, and “Pelham Gardens.” Highly recommended.


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Photography by Bryan Thompson Graffiti Photographic

Haynes didn’t emerge as a leader until relatively late in his career. He was too busy, and perhaps too contented, accompanying artists like Sarah Vaughan in the 1950s and ‘60s to make the move into the spotlight. But the Boston native has made up for lost time. No living drummer is more celebrated, or more praised. His ability to embellish and recast a tune on the run is undiminished. His witty ingenuity behind the traps, as a rhythm king and melody maker, is unequalled. He has fully earned the crown he’s wearing on his latest album, Roy-Alty.

from the CJM ARCHIVE

And then, there are all the younger stars who have had their work cut out trying to keep up with Haynes as he has swung through his seventies and eighties. If you asked the members of his Fountain of Youth Band––saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, pianist Martin Bejerano and bassist David Wong––who’s being challenged by whom, their sheepish grins would tell you all you need to know. “It’s beginning to amaze me!” said Haynes, who at 87 defines words like indefatigable, indestructible and inspirational.

ROY HAYNES

At this point in Roy Haynes’ illustrious career, it’s gotten a little boring to recite all the jazz legends with whom he has played drums, live and on record. The amazing list (deep breath) includes Louis Armstrong, Lester Young, Charlie Parker. Bud Powell, Lennie Tristano, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Chick Corea...well, you get the idea. The man is a walking repository of modern jazz history.


Week of JANUARY 1-8 2013

IN The


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


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the GREEN MILL

friday jan 4, 2013 9PM & saturday JAN 5, 2013 8PM 4802 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60605 www.greenmilljazz.com

roB MAZUREK P Born in 1965 in Jersey City, NJ, Mazurek rose to prominence in the fertile mid-1990s Chicago jazz scene, quickly venturing beyond the traditional tenets of the idiom to become one of the most compelling improvising composers of his generation. Working within a multitude of stylistic contexts, electro-acoustic composer/cornetist Rob Mazurek has helped redefine the aesthetic boundaries of artistic expression for well over a decade. Born in 1965 in Jersey City, NJ, Mazurek rose to prominence in the fertile mid-1990s Chicago jazz scene, quickly venturing beyond the traditional tenets of the idiom to become one of the most compelling improvising composers of his generation. Emblematic of his position as a scene leader, Mazurek has been awarded a number of commissions. In 2010, he received the Commissioning Music/USA grant from Meet the Composer for a multi-media work developed in collaboration with video artist/choreographer Marianne Kim, with world premieres planned for late 2012-2013.


Photography by François Perica

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PULSAR QUARTET In a career spanning over 25 years, Mazurek has written nearly 200 original compositions, as featured on over 40 recordings issued by an assortment of labels, including Aesthetics, Cuneiform, Delmark, Family Vineyard, Mego, Northern-Spy, Submarine and Thrill Jockey. Beyond his collaborative efforts, Mazurek’s solo projects reflect his interest in musique concrete and electronic sound manipulation, with releases on Aesthetics, Bottrop-Boy, Delmark, Mego and Moikai. Additionally, Mazurek continues to develop as a visual artist (incorporating sound, painting and video) with numerous international performances, exhibitions and artist residencies. He has shown his multi-media works at locations throughout the US and Europe . In 2011, he was commissioned to compose “Violent Orchid Suite” by the Jazz & Wine Festival in Cormons, Italy and “Transgressions Suite” by the Sant’Anna Aressi Jazz Festival in Sardinia, Italy.


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

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

APPETIZERS entrees dessert

Cicchetti, Crostini, Salumi, Cheese

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

Cioccolato, Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, Gelato, Sorbetto


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

LIVE JAZZ WEEKLY TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM-11PM


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

Week of January 1-8, 2013

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

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

parties of 4 or less

parties of 5 or more


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


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

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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.


january 2013 January 5, 2013 KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN 8PM $25 January 6, 2013 BILL O’CONNELL’S CHICAGO SKYLINERS 6PM $10 ADULTS/$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


january 2013 January 1, 2013 9PM THE FAT BABIES January 2, 2013 9PM ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN 2AM LATE NIGHT INDUSTRY SET WITH THE FRANK CATALANO SEXTET January 3, 2013 9PM ALAN GRESIK SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA

January 4, 2013 5PM THE FLIPSIDE SHOW WITH CHRIS FORMAN 9PM ROB MAZUREK PULSAR QUARTET RECORD RELEASE PARTY AFTER HOURS GREEN MILL QUARTET JAM SESSION January 5, 2013 3PM THE PAPER MACHETE 8PM ROB MAZUREK PULSAR QUARTET RECORD RELEASE PARTY 12AM AFTER HOURS JAZZ PARTY WITH SABERTOOTH ORGAN QUARTET January 6, 2013 7PM UPTOWN POETRY SLAM

January 7, 2013 9PM PATRICIA BARBER QUINTET

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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


january 2013 December 26, 2012 - January 1, 2013 ROY HARGROVE QUARTET 8PM/10PM $25 January 3-6 , 2013 BOBBY LEWIS QUINTET 8PM/10PM

January 8, 2013 VOCALIST ROBECCA SULLIVAN QUARTET 8PM/10PM

January 9, 2013 VOCALIST ARLENE BARDELLE QUINTET 8PM/10PM

January 10, 2013 BOB DOGAN QUINTET 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...

PHOTO CB LINDSEY

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


january 2013 January 3, 2013 8:30PM EASTERN BLOK $10 COVER January 4, 2013 6:30PM NICOLE KESTLER & PIANIST BRIAN O’HEARN NO COVER 10PM REMBETIKA $10 COVER January 5, 2013 6:30PM SOUTHPORT RECORDS PRESENTS RICHARD CANTU $5 COVER 10PM THE RHYTHM ROCKETS $10 COVER

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

Week of January 1-8, 2013

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

APPETIZERS entrees dessert

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

Sausage Stuffed Chicken Thigh, Bucharest Signature Brased Short Rib Goulash

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


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

LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 6:30PM


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M lounge

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

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

cocktails

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


january 2013

LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY Tuesday - Thursday 6pm-1am

Friday 6pm-2am

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


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viper alley

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

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

february 16 2013 6:30PM ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY DOORS OPEN AT 6PM RESTAURANT OPENS AT 5PM


january 2013 January 9, 2013 9PM THE WAILERS

February 16, 2013 6:30PM ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY & LIZ CALLAWAY-BOOM

LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY Visit website for updated performance information.


special


events TERRY BLAINE SWINGS THE BENNY GOODMAN SONGBOOK CJO featuring RANDY BRECKER & ART DAVIS: A TRIBUTE TO ART FARMER SAXOPHONIST IRVIN PIERCE AT ROOM 43 2013 JAZZ SEASON AT CHICAGO SYMPHONY CENTER JAZZ VESPERS AT LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION


FRIDAY

JANUARY 11, 2013

8PM 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL 60030-1198 (847) 543-2300 http://jlc.clcillinois.edu Box Office Hours, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m COMING Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m.

Orbert Davis Quintet


THE JAMES LUMBER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS at the College of Lake County

Swingin’

the benny goodman songbook Classic jazz and 1930s swing music with the incomparable Terry Blaine!


a tribute to

February 9, 2013 evanston jazz festival evanston township high school www.chicagojazzorchestra.com

February 16, 2013 Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville CJO presents its most highly regarded presentations: A Tribute to Ray Ch


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jeff lindberg’s chicago jazz orchestra featuring trumpeters Randy Brecker & art davis

o art farmer

auditorium 1600 Dodge ave evanston IL www.ethsjazz.com 847.424.7848

harles. April 3, 2013 Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston for a remarkable evening of Cole Porter’s music with Kurt Elling.


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

Special Sunday Evening Jazz Series january Schedule Sun. jan 6 2013 irvin pierce saxophone Sun. jan 13 2013 chris greene saxophone sun. jan 20 2013 lady T vocals sun. jan 27 2013 julia huff vocals


Sunday january 6 2013 saxophonist irvin pierce

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


LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION SUNDAY JANUARY 6, 2013 7:30PM

JAZZ VESPERS MARC POMPE QUARTET MARC POMPE VOCALS DAVE POE BARITONE SAXOPHONE BRIAN SANDSTROM BASS RUSTY JONES DRUMS

8450 N. SHERMER RD., NILES, IL. 60714 847.965.8210 www.lcotr.com


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Andrew Distel

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Arlene Bardelle

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Ava Logan

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James Bottoms

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Mike Frost

James Sanders

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Mike Jeffers

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Jesse Charbonier

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Mike Staron

Bobby Lewis

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Jim Sellers

Pg 88

Nanette Frank

Pg 54

Cécile Savage

Pg 72

Kelly Brand

Pg 89

Nick Schneider

Pg 55

Chris White

Ray Bailey

Pg 56

Laury Shelley

Pg 90

Corky McClerkin

Pg 73

Pg 91

Dave Flippo

Le Perolateur

Rhonda Browne

Pg 57

Pg 74

Pg 92

Rita McConville

Pg 58

Dave Shelton

Pg 75

Libby York

Pg 93

Robin Watson

Pg 59

Don Stille

Pg 76

Linda Solotaire

Pg 94

Roger Harris

Pg 60

Elaine Dame

Pg 77

Lindy Endres

Pg 95

Sam Fazio

Pg 61

Erin McDougald

Pg 78

Loretta Lee

Pg 96

Shawn Maxwell

Pg 62

Frank D’Rone

Pg 79

Los Perros Cubanos

Pg 97

Skinny Williams

Pg 63

Frank Portolese

Pg 80

Marc Pompe

Pg 98

Stacy McMichael

Pg 64

Gina Gibson

Pg 81

Mark Moultrup

Pg 65

Greta Pope

Pg 82

Marlene Rosenberg

Pg 66

Heather Moran

Pg 83

Michael Hutchins

Pg 102 Tom Muellner

Pg 67

J. Beam Band

Pg 84

Mick Archer

Pg 103 Zvonimir Tot

Pg 99 Stephanie Browning Pg 100 Steven Hashimoto Pg 101 The Harris Group


getting to know VOCALIST

linda solotaire Linda Solotaire is a jazz vocalist, leader, curator and mentor.Born to an artistic family, she started training for the stage at 5, and made her debut 11. She studied dance, voice, music and acting with notable teachers including, for acting - William Hickey at HB Studio in NYC, and for voice Carol Loverde, Typhanie Monique and Elaine Dame in Chicago. Linda joined AEA in 1985, and has since had principal roles in scores of theatrical and on-camera projects. She received her BA from Columbia College Chicago. With a background in theory, classical, and 20thcentury music, she has enjoyed roles in musical theater, studio session work, as well as collaborations on original jazz, classical and new music works. She has performed in a variety of performance venues around the world including the Lake Placid Olympic Arena, ancient Turkish ruins, and the deck of a battleship in the Mediterranean Sea. Wanting to spend more time with family, Linda stepped away from performing, and started her own consulting business, which focused on marketing and development for small arts organizations and independent artists. After her youngest was began college, she slowly reclaimed herself, returning to the stage after ten years - that was more than three years ago. As a band leader she has established a monthly residency for herself and The Linda Solotaire Quartet at the Edgewater Beach Cafe, and has begun to play some of the more established jazz venues in Chicago in addition to playing for private affairs. Recognizing the significant changes in the music business, she has begun to work on creating more opportunities for jazz artists as a producer, continues to mentor young artists, and coaches more established artists in self-marketing and public relations.

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Q&A Biggest Obstacles you have faced in your musical career? Self promotion, being my own agent. It’s easy to write or talk about someone else’s achievements - it’s hard to toot ones own horn without feeling self conscious and uncomfortably egocentric. There are always the feelings of self doubt, the vague sense of being an impostor or something. Greatest Achievements in Music to this point? When I realized what success means. I was in Turkey, two weeks into a 9 week DOD tour. We had performed at a remote communications base there, where the service men served 6 month and longer tours without their families (this was long before skype and the internet.) Who has inspired you over the years to continue with your musical career? In the early years it was the producer who hired me for the season that would lead to my getting my Actors Equity card his confidence in me, and the respect that he paid me was so mater of fact - I had no choice but to believe in myself. For this round of my career, it has been my husband. His support has been unwavering, and when I hit my lows, he is always there to tell me that this is what I was meant to do - so get over it! Favorite CD in you are listening to right now? Dave Brubeck’s Indian Summer Favorite cuisine to cook at home? Italian! My favorite for the perfect balance of long slow roasted flavors mixed with crisp fresh ingredients. For Christmas dinner I made eggplant parmesan, pasta primavera and a gorgeous salad of mixed baby greens with balsamic vinaigrette - everything from scratch with fresh organic ingredients, and of course the best olive oil. Last book you’ve read? ‘Cleopatra: A Life’ by Stacy Schiff Last concert you have attended? Chris Greene Quartet at the Mayne Stage. Favorite TV Show? Ooo. I REALLY like TV these days (ever since we got a DVR.) I love Boardwalk Empire, Dexter and Homeland - and Covert Affairs. Favorite place in Chicago to hang out? The Lincoln Park Conservatory, and anywhere on the lake accessible by bike.


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ANDREW DISTEL

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Andrew Distel is a vocalist and trumpet player.

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

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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ARLENE BARDELLE

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GIGS Wednesday January 9, 2013 8PM-11PM

Arlene Bardelle Quintet The Jazz Showcase

806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago IL 312.360.0264 www.jazzshowcase.com ______________________________________ Wednesday January 19, 2013 6:30PM-9:30PM

Arlene Bardelle Duo Cyrano’s Farm & Kitchen

546 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654 312.467.0546 ______________________________________

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.


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AVA LOGAN

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Ava Logan “Chicago Jazz Singer” and Chicago Jazz

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

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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BOBBY LEWIS

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GIGS Thursday January 3 - January 6, 2013 8/10/4PM

Bobby Lewis Quintet The Jazz Showcase

806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago IL 312.360.0264 www.jazzshowcase.com ______________________________________

Bobby Lewis’ tasteful trumpet and flugelhorn

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


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CÉCILE SAVAGE

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GIGS EEVRY THURSDAY 6PM-10PM

Cécile Savage with Calvin “Koco” Brunson, Curtis Prince, Fred Jackson

Benny’s Chophouse

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

Cécile Savage is a French woman Jazz bassist/ vocalist leading a multi cultural/ multi-ethnic jazz trio or quartet. Cécile plays who she is: a blend of French Cabaret and American Jazz.

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


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CHRIS WHITE

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GIGS Friday January 18, 2013 9PM

Performing w/tSam Fazio

Coq d’Or at The Drake Hotel 140 E. Walton, Chicago, IL 312.787.2200 www.thedrakehotel.com

_________________________________________ Friday January 25, 2013 9PM

Performing w/t Sam Fazio w/t Coq d’Or at The Drake Hotel 140 E. Walton, Chicago, IL 312.787.2200 www.thedrakehotel.com

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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.


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CORKY McCLERKIN

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GIGS Friday January 4, 2013 8PM

Corky McClerkin Quartet Pete’s Steakhouse

412 N.Milwaukee, Wheeling, IL 847.243.3700 ______________________________________ Saturday January 5, 2013 8PM

Corky McClerkin Quartet Pete’s Steakhouse

412 N.Milwaukee, Wheeling, IL 847.243.3700 ______________________________________

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.”


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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.

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DON STILLE

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Don Stille is a Chicago-based pianist and

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

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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ELAINE DAME

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

The Elaine Dame Trio

w/t Guitarist Kyle Asche & Jake Vinsel on Bass

Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa

777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, IN 219.879.7711

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Saturday January 12, 2013 7PM-10PM

The Elaine Dame Trio Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse

185 N.Milwaukee, Lincolnshire, IL.60069 847.276.2000 www.eddiemerlots.com ______________________________________ Saturday January 26, 2013 7PM-10PM

The Elaine Dame Trio Eddie Merlot’s Steakhouse

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

Elaine Dame is a Chicago Jazz Singer, flautist,

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


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ERIN McDOUGALD

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GIGS Sunday January 6, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday January 13, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday January 20, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday January 27, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

Erin McDougald is a savvy, rhythmically jazz-

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

NEW WEBSITE ONLINE

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

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


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FRANK D’RONE

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

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

GIGS Saturday February 16, 2013 9:05PM-10:05PM

The 13th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa 949.759.5003 www.newportbeachjazzparty.com ______________________________________


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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 EVERY WEDNESDAY 9PM-Midnight

Chicago By Night Jam Session

5600 Belmont Ave., Chicago, 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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HEATHER MORAN

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Heather Moran, over the past several years, has

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

GIGS Visit Heather’s Website for performance schedule.


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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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Biographical Information Not Available

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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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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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GIGS Thursday January 3 , 2013 7:30PM-10PM

Performing w/t Jeannie Tanner

Marie’s Pizza 4127 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Friday January 4 , 2013 7:30PM-10PM

Performing w/t Jeannie Tanner

Marie’s Pizza 4127 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Sunday January 6, 2013 8PM-10PM

Performing w/t Spider Saloff

Uncommon Ground 1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL ______________________________________

Jim Sellers is a Chicago based jazz pianist, having

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


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KELLY BRAND

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Kelly Brand, composer and pianist, writes songs

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

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LAURY SHELLEY

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GIGS Thursday January 3, 2013 12:15PM

Laury Shelley Trio Chicago Cultutal Center/Lunch Break Series

78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL ______________________________________ February 26, 2013 8PM-11:30PM

Laury Shelley Trio Jazz Showcase

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

Laury Shelley has been a performing artist ever

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


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LE PERCOLATEUR

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lePercolateur Hipster Gypsy Jazz New Release Coming Soon

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

GIGS January 5, 2013 8PM

Untitled

111 W. Kinzie Chicago, IL ______________________________________


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LIBBY YORK

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GIGS Every Sunday beginning December 2012 - 2pm Sunday Jazz Brunch Cafe Sole 1029 Southard Street Key West, FL 33040 Reservations (305) 292-0230 _________________________________________ January 14, 20138PM

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

111 Front St., Key West, FL 33040 305.294.9911 ______________________________________ January 15, 20138PM

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

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

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 Sunday January 13, 2013 11:45AM

Linda Solotaire Edgewater Beach Cafe

5545 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL. 60640 773.275.4141 www.edgewaterbeachcafe.com ______________________________________ Wednesday January 16, 2013 6:30PM

Linda Solotaire Pete Miller’s Evanston

1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 847.328.0399 www.petemillers.com ______________________________________ Thursday January 17, 2013 6PM

Linda Solotaire Edgewater Beach Cafe

5545 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL. 60640 773.275.4141 www.edgewaterbeachcafe.com ______________________________________ Tuesday January 22, 2013 8PM Linda Solotaire is a jazz vocalist and leader with The

Linda Solotaire Quartet. She also performs an eclectic jazz, rock & rock blues repertoire with her musical partner, arranger/ guitarist & bassist Stu Greenspan, Linda Solotaire & Friends. Linda is classically trained in music and theatre, and began her career as an actress in the late 1970’s. As a solo jazz vocalist, she is most deeply influenced by singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Sheila Jordan, and Judy Garland. GETTING THE WORD OUT 101 WORKSHOP DIY PRESS RELEASES FOR MUSICIANS & PERFORMING ARTISTS JAN 29, 2013 5:30PM8PM. FEES $20 + $15 FOR MATERIALS. MORE INFO VISIT http://solorohm.net/coaching

Linda Solotaire Elbo Room

2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 773.549.5549 www.elboroomlive.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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GIGS Saturday February 9, 20134PM-7PM

Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Ctr.

1250 W. 119th St., Chicago, IL 60643 $35 in Advance/$40 at Door ______________________________________ Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30PM-8:30PM

Prairie State College

202 South Halsted, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 $35 in Advance/$40 at Door ______________________________________

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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Los Perros Cubanos feature the music of Cuba’s

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

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

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MARC POMPE

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Marc Pompe began performing around Rush

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

GIGS Sunday January 6, 2013 7:30PM

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

8450 N. Shermer Rd., Niles, IL 60714 ______________________________________


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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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GIGS MONDAYS 9PM-1AM

Performing w/t Marquis Hill Quartet Andy’s Jazz Club

11 E.Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 312.642.6805 www.andysjazzclub.com ______________________________________

Marlene Rosenberg has emerged as one of the

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


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MICHAEL HUTCHINS

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GIGS Saturday January 12, 2013 8PM-10PM

Gelato & Sinatra Via Gelato & Cafe

1853 Tower Drive, Glenview, IL 847.729.7088 www.viagelato.com ______________________________________ February 9, 2013 8PM-10PM

Gelato & Sinatra Via Gelato & Cafe

1853 Tower Drive, Glenview, IL 847.729.7088 www.viagelato.com ______________________________________ March 9, 2013 8PM-10PM

Gelato & Sinatra Via Gelato & Cafe

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

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

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


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MICK ARCHER

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GIGS MONDAYS - FRIDAYS 12PM-2PM

Beaudivan @ O’Hare

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

______________________________________ MONDAYS -FRIDAYS 12PM-5PM

Bubbles Wine Bar @ O’Hare

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

______________________________________ 3RD THURSDAY EACH MONTH 8PM-12AM

Blues 88s

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

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

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Mick Archer has toured the world as a solo act and

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


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MIKE FROST

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GIGS THURSDAYS 8PM-11PM

Performing with Spiral Bar Umbriago

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

Mike Frost has been a featured performer with

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


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MIKE JEFFERS

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GIGS TUESDAYS 8PM-11PM

Performing w/t the Stephanie Browning Trio

Bar Umbriago

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

Performing with Spiral (Jazz & Funk) Bar Umbriago

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

Mike Jeffers, drummer and president of Chicago

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


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MIKE STARON

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NOTEABLE QUOTES

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

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NANETTE FRANK

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

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

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NICK SCHNEIDER

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GIGS Sunday December 30, 2012 7PM-10PM

Performing with Zvonimir Tot Krug

718 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL ______________________________________

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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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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SAM FAZIO

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GIGS Friday January 11, 2013 6PM

APAP Showcase New York, NY www.apapnyc.org

_________________________________________ Friday January 18, 2013 9PM

Sam Fazio w/t Chris White Coq d’Or at The Drake Hotel 140 E. Walton, Chicago, IL 312.787.2200 www.thedrakehotel.com

_________________________________________ Friday January 25, 2013 9PM

Sam Fazio w/t Chris White Coq d’Or at The Drake Hotel 140 E. Walton, Chicago, IL 312.787.2200 www.thedrakehotel.com

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Sam Fazio made his return to the Chicago music scene

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


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SHAWN MAXWELL

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GIGS Thursday January 3, 2013 6PM-10PM

Shawn Maxwell Trio Pete Miller’s Evanston 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL ______________________________________ Friday January 4, 2013 8PM-12AM

Shawn Maxwell Quartet Pete Miller’s Evanston 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL ______________________________________ Saturday January 5, 2013 8PM-12AM

Shawn Maxwell Quartet Pete Miller’s Evanston 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL ______________________________________ Sunday January 6, 2013 5PM-9PM

Shawn Maxwell Trio Pete Miller’s Evanston 1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL ______________________________________

Shawn Maxwell has the urge—a quality

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


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SKINNY WILLIAMS

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GIGS Saturday January 5, 2013 7PM

Pinstripes

Oakbrook, IL ______________________________________ Friday January 11, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

South Barrington, IL ______________________________________ Saturday January 12, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

South Barrington, IL ______________________________________ Friday January 18, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

South Barrington, IL ______________________________________ Saturday January 19, 2013 7PM

Pinstripes

Oakbrook, IL ______________________________________ Wednesday January 23, 2013 7PM

Skinny Williams is an accomplished saxophonist

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

Geno’s

Calumet City, IL ______________________________________ Friday January 25, 2013 7PM

Pinstripes

Northbrook, IL ______________________________________ Saturday January 26, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

South Barrington, IL ______________________________________


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STACY McMICHAEL

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GIGS January 5, 2013 8PM

Performing with lePercolateur Untitled

111 W. Kinzie 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 Serbian Village Restaurant

3144 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago IL 773.478.2900 ______________________________________ Monday January 7, 2013 9PM-1AM

Tommy & Phil’s Serbian Village Pro Jazz Jam Anniversary Party

w/t Larry Kohut & Philly “Toe” Gratteau

Serbian Village Restaurant

3144 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago IL 773.478.2900 ______________________________________ Wednesday January 9, 2013 8PM & 10PM

Performing w/t Arlene Bardelle, Eric Schneider, Jim Cox, Phil Gratteau

Jazz Showcase

806 S.Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL www.jazzshowcase.com ______________________________________ Friday January 11, 2013 6:30PM-10PM

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.

Performing w/t Karen Wilhelm Bodega Grill

750 S. Milwaukee, Gurnee, IL ______________________________________ Thursday January 24, 2013 7PM-10PM

Performing w/t Chris Greene Adelle’s

Wheaton, IL ______________________________________


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ZVONIMIR TOT

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GIGS Friday January 4, 2013 8PM-11PM

Duo w/t Kelly Sill Sushi House

1107 Lake St., Oak Park, IL 708.660.8899 ______________________________________

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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