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r getting to know vocalist marc pompe WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE CLUBS AND AROUND TOWN


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Publisher/Editor

Week of FEB.12-18 2013

Michael Jeffers

Design & Production Joseph Wensell

News of the Week Pg 4 New Releases of the Week Pg 6

Advertising & Marketing

Where To Go For Valentine’s Day Pg 8

Michael Jeffers (Tel): 773.927.0396 (Email): ads@chicagojazz.com

Recommended Listening Pg 10

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A Look At The Detroit Int’l Jazz Festival Pg 14 In The Clubs Pg 16

Corporate Address

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Special Events Pg 38 Musicians Directory Pg 46 Getting To Know Vocalist Marc Pompe Pg 48

How To Succeed In Today’s New Music Industry Lecture Marketing-Public Relations Radio Promotion-Distribution and so much more!

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Collectively led by drummer and vocalist Guillermo E Brown, bassist Keith Witty and saxophonist Christophe Panzani, THIEFS is a grammatically incoherent jazz bastardization. Fully acoustic to fully electronic, THIEFS weaves elements of modern composition and improvisation into a boundary-less foundation of beats. Between them, Brown, Witty and Panzani have supported artists as varied as Amel Larrieux, Anthony Braxton, Carla Bley, David S. Ware, EL-P, Hocus Pocus, Jamie Lidell, Saul Williams, Somi and VIjay Iyer. As THIEFS, their experiences and influences make a hot mess in the melting pan. THIEFS has recently been named an FAJE (French American Jazz Exchange) grantee for 2012-2013, a joint program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with generous funding from The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (SACEM), Florence Gould Foundation, and InstitutFrançais.


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Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble Performs Award-Winning Music from DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, in conjunction with University of Chicago Presents, premieres the first live performance of artistic director Orbert Davis’ Emmy-winning score to the 2010 WTTW television documentary, DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis, at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago on February 16, 2013. Two performances will be held, a shorter, family-friendly matinee ideal for children aged 7 and up at 2 pm, and a full performance at 7:30 pm. The 19-member Ensemble performance will feature guest artists Maggie Brown and Ari Brown, plus video highlights from the documentary telling the compelling story of the development of Chicago’s AfricanAmerican culture and its impact on the nation. Family matinee tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 17. Full evening performance tickets are $35 general admission and $10 for students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 773.702.ARTS (2787), online at http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/ or at the Logan Center Box Office, 915 East 60th Street.


...and the grammy goes to... Best Jazz Vocal Album ESPERANZA SPALDING Radio Music Society [Heads Up Int’l]

Best R&B Album ROBERT GLASPER Black Radio [Blue Note]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album PAT METHENY UNITY BAND Unity Band [Nonesuch]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album ARTURO SANDOVAL Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You) [Concord Jazz]

Best Latin Jazz Album THE CLARE FISCHER LATIN JAZZ BIG BAND ¡Ritmo! [Clavo]

Best Pop Instrumental Album CHRIS BOTTI Impressions [Columbia]

Best Improvised Jazz Solo GARY BURTON & CHICK COREA “Hot House” soloists 
Track from: Hot House [Concord Jazz]

Best Blues Album DR. JOHN Locked Down [Nonesuch]


NEW RELEASES 2/12/2013 AVAILABLE AT YOUR FAVORITE RETAIL AND ONLINE OUTLETS

PAUL MOTIAN

OMAR SOSA

QUEST

RON CARTER’S GOLDEN STRIKER TRIO

PHILIP CATHERINE & NIELS-HENNING ØRSTED PEDERSEN

DIZZY GILLESPIE

KENNY BLAKE featuring MARIA SHAHEEN

KEN HATFIELD SEXTET

LIVE ON BROADWAY VOL. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 LABEL: WINTER AND WINTER

SAN SEBASTIAN LABEL: IN + OUT

MARIO BIONDI

SUN LABEL: COLUMBIA

EGGUN LABEL: OTA

CIRCULAR DREAMING: QUEST PLAYS THE MUSIC OF MILES’ 60s LABEL: ENJA

MEETS THE PHIL WOODS QUINTET LABEL: TIMELESS JAZZ LEGACY

ART OF THE DUO LABEL: ENJA JAZZ CLASSICS

GO WHERE THE ROAD LEADS LABEL: SUMMIT

FOR LANGSTON LABEL: ARTHUR CIRCLE MUSIC


NEW RELEASE of the week www.joeclarkbigband.com

joe clark big band

The title of this album is Lush. The word “lush” by itself can describe a man who drinks and becomes flirtatious, or it can depict something that is savory and appealing to the senses. The album includes a little of both, with characters like the Femme Fatale living in an unwritten story set in the streets of New Orleans, along with some of the richest and most beautiful new music in the big band repertoire. The listener will quickly fall in love with Joe’s musical characters that show us humor, heartbreak, love, and beauty as their story unfolds. The album is made up of five arrangements and three originals. Joe shines as an arranger with his Nelson Riddle-inspired Lush Life (Comm. New Trier High School, Nic Meyer, dir.), funky second-line infused Well You Needn’t, thoughtfully orchestrated Tenderly, inventive Samba de Martelo, and hardswinging Yesterday’s Gardenias. His real compositional voice is most apparent in his three originals: Red Sky, Free-Wheeling (Comm. Wheeling High School, Brian Logan, dir.), and Femme Fatale. The one-take performance of Red Sky most clearly reflects Joe’s deep understanding of composition and orchestration. Free-Wheeling, like Well You Needn’t, reflects Joe’s passion for the greasy sound of New Orleans brass bands. And Femme Fatale gives the world a look into Joe’s film-noir-savvy mind. “This album was an absolute pleasure to be a part of, and the listener is in for a real treat.” There is more in store for this group because as Joe said himself, “this is just the beginning” of the next wave of great Chicago music.


Where to go for

valentine’s day Bar Umbriago Katerina’s The Jazz Showcase Little Bucharest Bistro M Lounge Terzo Piano at The Art Institute of Chicago


February 21 – 24, 2013

Elmhurst College 46th Annual Jazz Festival Experience a weekend of jazz through the sounds of world class artists

Denis DiBlasio, Bobby Floyd, Dennis Mackrel, Byron Stripling, The Dave Douglas Quintet and The Maria Schneider Orchestra. Plus Collegiate jazz groups from across the country round out the weekend performances.

For more details visit www.elmhurst.edu/jazzfestival


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DOUG MACDONALD’S

REORGANIZED QUARTET

A journeyman in the best sense of the word, Los Angeles-based jazz guitarist Doug MacDonald exhibits an easy, old school, blues-tinged sense of swing that recalls such straight ahead influences as Kenny Burrell and Barney Kessel. On this potent outing, MacDonald is surrounded by a pair of like-minded old school burners on the LA scene in tenor saxophonist Clarence Webb and Hammond B-3 master and Bobby Pierce (who recorded with a young Pat Martino in his band on a couple of Cobblestone and Muse sessions from the early 1970s). Tenor saxophonist Rodger Neumann and drummer Harold Acey round out the personnel on MacDonald’s 11th as a leader. The collection kicks off with the jaunty, loping shuffle-swing number “G Jazz Blues,” which establishes the down home flavor of this inspired organ outing. The bouncy and ebullient 16-bar swinger “G.G.,” named for another significant MacDonald influence, the great guitarist and Blue Note recording artist Grant Green, demonstrates the tight unisons between MacDonald’s guitar and Webb’s tenor. “Bandera,” named for the Los Angeles restaurant where MacDonald has played for thirteen years, is a mellow bossa nova that features a string of potent solos from Pierce, Webb and the leader. The up-tempo swinger “Bat Into Hell,” with its allusions to John Coltrane’s “Lazy Bird,” is yet another showcase for MacDonald and Pierce both together and as individual soloists. Drummer Acey steps out with some relaxed vocals on a swinging rendition of the standard “I Remember You” while MacDonald showcases his beautiful chord melody playing on an unaccompanied medley of “Moon River” (a tune forever identified with the late crooner Andy Williams) and “Moonlight in Vermont” (a hit in 1952 for Stan Getz and guitar great Johnny Smith). Pierce, a real-deal B-3 burner from way back, showcases his considerable keyboard chops along with some earthy vocals on a dynamic rendition of the blues classic “Muddy Water.” Pierce also wails with unparalleled authority on the B-3 here. And the melancholy Gershwin staple “Isn’t It a Pity” is a perfect showcase for the smoky tenor sax of elder Webb. MacDonald’s gorgeous unaccompanied guitar intro to “Yesterdays” segues to an inventive 3/4 version of that oft-recorded jazz standard. Tenor saxophonist Neumann joins MacDonald on the frontline for some intricate unisons on the guitarist’s exuberant original “Indecisive” (based on the old Swing era Charlie Shavers number “Undecided”) and the shuffling “I’ve Got the Minor Blues,” a tune that MacDonald can trace back to his earliest gigs in Hawaii. The seasoned guitarist exhibits some beautiful chord melody work on an inventive take on “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes,” which shifts nimbly from alluring samba to swing. And he closes out Reorganized with his accomplished crew wailing in up-tempo mode on a rendition of Duke Pearson’s bebop classic, “Jeannine.”


“ “ The results are scintillating...

Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes, JazzIz, Downbeat magazines contributor

AVAILABLE NOW at CD Baby

www.dougmacdonald.net


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

jazz festivals

2013

chicagoland


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


A LOOK AT chicagoland jazz festivals

The Detroit International Jazz Festival was founded in 1980 by Robert McCabe and the Detroit Renaissance. Along with the Detroit Grand Prix and the International Freedom Festival, Jazz Fest was intended to bring people into the city and to provide all segments of the population with world-class entertainment. It quickly became a Labor Day Weekend tradition at Hart Plaza, a city park along the Detroit River designed by Isamu Noguchi and Shuji Sadao. From 1980 to 1991, the festival flourished through a partnership with the highly regarded international jazz festival in Montreux, Switzerland, sharing performers and commissioned poster art. In 1991, the festival merged with Detroit’s Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, where it resided until September 2005. In March 2005, Detroit philanthropist and Mack Avenue Records Chairman Gretchen Valade emerged as a major sponsor of the festival. With additional support from the Knight Foundation, the festival expanded programmatically and physically. The new footprint, covering three blocks of Woodward Avenue north to the newly developed Campus Martius Park, provided two additional stages and more space for food vendors and other activities. The result was record-breaking attendance and revitalization of the festival. In January 2006, Valade founded the Detroit International Jazz Festival Foundation, which took over production and management of the festival. Valade also committed $10 million to establish an endowment that would provide much-needed seed money for festival operations. The Detroit Jazz Festival is a major cultural institution, providing year-round concerts and educational programming that culminates in one of the world’s premier jazz festivals on Labor Day Weekend. Now in its 34th year, the festival takes place over several city blocks in downtown Detroit – from Hart Plaza to Campus Martius – with five stages and 100 acts over four days. It also offers educational activities for adults and children, fireworks, late-night jam sessions, rare opportunities to meet the artists and much more. And it’s all FREE.


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viper alley

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

OF THE WEEK sat february 16 2013 6:30PM/9:45PM

liz CALLAWAY & ann hampton CALLAWAY

BOOM!

When LIZ CALLAWAY and ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY combine musical forces in their new show BOOM, memories come alive through the music of such greats as Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Carly Simon, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Jimmy Webb and Stevie Wonder, to name a few. The two Tony Award nominated stars share heartwarming and humorous stories of their years growing up in Chicago and New York. One of today’s most celebrated sister acts put their unmistakable stamp on solos and duets of songs such as “Both Sides Now”, “Up, Up and Away”, “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be”, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” and “Downtown” among other classics. As a champion of the great American Songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. Ms. Callaway is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on five of Barbra Streisand’s recent CD’s. Ms. Callaway has been a special guest performer with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood and is featured at many of the Carnegie Hall tributes. She has sung with more than twenty-five of the world’s top orchestras and big bands, and has performed for President Clinton in Washington, D.C. and at President Gorbachev’s Youth Peace Summit in Moscow. A versatile performer, she has also begun work on a new PBS-TV variety show “Singers Spotlight with Ann Hampton Callaway” that recently aired in Chicago with special guests Liza Minnelli and 2007 Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole. Liz Callaway, the award-winning actress, singer and recording artist, made her Broadway debut inStephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby, and for five years, sang “Memory” as Grizabella in Cats. She has also starred in the original casts of Miss Saigon, The Three Musketeers, and The Look of Love. Off-Broadway, she received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in The Spitfire Grill, and also appeared in No Way To Treat A Lady, Marry Me a Little, Godspell, and Brownstone. Other New York appearances include Hair in Concert, the legendary Follies in Concert at Lincoln Center, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, and Fiorello! at Encores! She also starred as Venus in the Chicago Ovations! production of One Touch of Venus, and in Elegies at Reprise! in Los Angeles.


www.lizcallaway.com www.annhamptoncallaway.com


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

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

APPETIZERS entrees dessert

Cicchetti, Crostini, Salumi, Cheese

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

Cioccolato, Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, Gelato, Sorbetto


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

LIVE JAZZ WEEKLY TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM-11PM


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

Week of February 12-18, 2013

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

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

parties of 4 or less

parties of 5 or more


february 2013

Visit website for updated performance information

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


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

Week of February 12-18, 2013

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

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


february 2013 February 12, 2013 FAT TUESDAY PARTY w/t Lil’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS, RONNIE BAKER SMITH, BROTHER JOHN, ROY RUBINSTEIN’S CHICAGO HOT SIX 6PM $15 February 13, 2013 IN THE SIDEBAR PETER LERNER QUARTET 8PM 2 SETS $5 SUGGESTED DONATION February 17, 2013 LIMITED EDITION BIG BAND; YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE OF DUPAGE 6PM $10 ADULTS; $5 17 & UNDER February 20, 2013 JOE URBAN AND THE TEAPOTDOME ORCHESTRA 7:30PM $10 ADULTS; $5 17 & UNDER February 20, 2013 IN THE SIDEBAR JAROD BUFE QUARTET 8PM $5 SUGGESTED DONATION February 23, 2013 TAB BENOIT 9PM $20

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

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

AdmissIons Visit website for entrance and details


february 2013 February 12, 2013 9PM THE FAT BABIES February 13, 2013 9PM ALFONSO PONTICELLI & SWING GITAN 2AM LATE NIGHT INDUSTRY SET WITH THE FRANK CATALANO SEXTET February 14, 2013 9PM ALAN GRESIK SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA

February 15, 2013 5PM THE FLIPSIDE SHOW WITH CHRIS FORMAN 9PM STEPHANE WREMBEL AND HIS BAND AFTER HOURS GREEN MILL QUARTET JAM SESSION February 16, 2013 3PM THE PAPER MACHETE 8PM STEPHANE WREMBEL AND HIS BAND 12AM AFTER HOURS JAZZ PARTY WITH SABERTOOTH ORGAN QUARTET February 17, 2013 7PM UPTOWN POETRY SLAM 11PM SUNDAY NIGHT SOUL PARTY WITH THE PATERSON TRIO February 18, 2013 9PM ROB MAZUREK’S ALTERNATE MOON CYCLES

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JAZZ SHOWCASE

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

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


february 2013 February 12, 2013 VOCALIST DENISE LA GRASSA TRIO w/t JOHN KREGOR TRIBUTE TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH 8PM/10PM February 13, 2013 WDCB NIGHT 8PM/10PM February 14-17, 2013 VOCALIST AVA LOGAN QUARTET w/t WILLIE PICKENS, LARRY GRAY, ROBERT SHY 8PM/10PM /4PM February 18, 2013 JAZZLADY ROBIN WATSON AS LADY DAY: A BILLIE HOLIDAY REVUE AND CD RELEASE PARTY 8PM/10PM/4PM February 19, 2013 STEVE SCHNECK QUARTET w/t NEAL ALGER, SCOTT MASON & RUSTY JONES 8PM/10PM

February 20, 2013 JOHN MOULDER QUARTET w/t LARRY GRAY, PAUL WERTICO & JIM TROMPETER 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.


february 2013 February 12, 2013 8PM FOUR WOMEN MUSIC SERIES $10 COVER February 13, 2013 8:30PM DOUG ROSENBERG QUARTET $8 COVER February 14, 2013 7:30PM SPIDER SALOFF’S VALENTINE CONCERT $10 COVER February 15, 2013 6:30PM JULI WOOD w/t KELLY BRAND NO COVER 10PM RIO BAMBA $10 COVER February 16, 2013 6:30PM BOB DOGAN TRIO $10 COVER 8:30PM YOKO NOGE’S BIRTHDAY BLUES w/t JIMMY BURNS & JIMMY ELLIS $10 COVER February 18, 2013 8:30PM “BLUE MONDAY” BLUES SERIES $10 COVER February 19, 2013 8PM BANY BASS BENEFIT $15 COVER

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

Week of February 12-18, 2013

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

APPETIZERS entrees dessert

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

Sausage Stuffed Chicken Thigh, Bucharest Signature Brased Short Rib Goulash

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


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

February 14, 2013 VALENTINE’S DAY CONTEST LOVE DECLARATIONS AND MARRIAGE PROPOSALS 7:30PM

LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS 6:30PM


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M lounge

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

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

cocktails

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


february 2013 February 12, 2013 CLIF WALLACE TRIO

February 13, 2013 STEPHEN LYNERD GROUP

February 14, 2013 WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE

February 19, 2013 SARAH MARIE YOUNG

February 20, 2013 SAMUEL SAVOIR FAIRE WILLIAMS TRIO

February 26, 2013 CHRIS DAVIS JAZZTET

LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY Tuesday - Thursday 6pm-1am

Friday 6pm-2am

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


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viper alley

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

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

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


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

LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY Visit website for updated performance information.


special


events JEFF LINDBERG’S CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA: A TRIBUTE TO RAY CHARLES SAXOPHONIST BERNARD SCAVELLA AT ROOM 43 2013 JAZZ SEASON SCHEDULE AT CHICAGO SYMPHONY CENTER


aFebruary tribute to 16, 2013 Wentz C

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


www.chicagojazzorchestra.com

jeff lindberg’s chicago jazz orchestra

ray charles Concert Hall in Naperville

emarkable 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. FEB 10 2013 DRUMMER TAYLOR MOORE Sun. FEB 17 2013 BERNARD SCAVELLA saxophone sun. FEB 24 2013 MAGGIE BROWN VOCALS


Sunday FEBRUARY 17, 2013 SAXOPHONIST BERNARD SCAVELLA

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


jazz at Symphony Center chicago

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


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


Playin’ around town

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directory


click on artist name Pg 50

Andrew Distel

Pg 68

James Bottoms

Pg 85

Mike Frost

Pg 51

Arlene Bardelle

Pg 69

James Sanders

Pg 86

Mike Jeffers

Pg 52

Ava Logan

Pg 70

Jesse Charbonier

Pg 87

Mike Staron

Pg 53

Bobby Lewis

Pg 71

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 99

Stephanie Browning

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 100 Steven Hashimoto Pg 101 The Harris Group


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getting to know

marc pompe

www.marcpompe.com

“As a performer, in my teens I started playing out in piano bars as a piano/vocal, and later went to I wanted to have a trio like the ones in New York at Jilly Rizzo’s “Jillys”, and after my Army tour Botti, with gigs at Jilly’s, in NYC, Sinatra’s hang, and up and down the east coast from Atlanta to years in New York ‘66 to 69’) at Eddie’s Back Street and the Tramway. After St. Thomas, I came h Bob Ojeda and the Pieces of Eight Orchestra. You can catch me at Cyrano’s, The Chambers, Kate


photography: Bill Klewitz

Biggest Obstacles you have faced in your musical career? To be honest I’d have to say that at times, my own low self esteem has created unnecessary obstacles for me; when I felt that peoples expectations of what my music should be I could never live up to but I’ve always really appreciated those who like my choice of material and interpretation of tunes. Greatest Achievements in Music to this point? Greatest achievements...I’d count them as the great musicians that have been willing to record and work with me. Who has inspired you over the years to continue with your musical career? There again, these great musicians have inspired me starting with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross who I first heard at Bob Centano’s early on. Favorite CD you are listening to right now? I’m always most interested in hearing piano players and Monk is one of the most fascinating. Lately I’ve been listening to Carmen McCrae’s last CD featuring all Monk tunes. What are your future musical goals? I do have plenty to work on as far as piano playing skills, and that’s my focus now and of course, trying to keep my pipes exercised daily, so as to not deteriorate to drastically as I go towards that ‘final glide pattern’ if you get my drift. favorite cuisine to cook at home? Now there’s an interesting question. You know, you can almost feed your body any old thing when you’re young, or in what I laughingly call the ‘on borrowed time’ period of your life. But things do catch up with you and as of the last year and a half I’ve been on the Raw Organic Low Glycemic diet, that is, you eat nothing that has a face .I eat cia seeds, elixors greens tomatos avocados seeds and nuts. Beverage of choice? I drink only elixors, almond milk and a couple of teas that are potent. Last book you’ve read? I haven’t finished it yet, but the book called Emergance by Barbara Marx Hutton. Last concert you have attended? A Jazz Vespers by Ira Sullivan at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Niles, IL. Favorite TV Show? I’m into Ancient Aliens, The Universe, and Through the Wormhole. Favorite place in Chicago to hang out? I frequent John Baney’s Chambers, Katerina’s, The Jazz Showcase and Tommy Muellners jam session at the Serbian Village.

o DePaul Music School. My first Rush St. gigs were La Rue 32, and later Buzzy Rifkin’s Le Bistro. r ’60-63’ I went to New York and was booked out of the Morrison agency by a great agent, Tony o Toronto with my trio. I was intoxicated with St. Thomas and lived and played there after three home to Chicago and started playing here in the late 70’s. Currently, I’m working on a DVD with erina’s, and other venues throughout the Chicagoland area.”


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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.

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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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GIGS February 14-17 2013 8PM/10PM/4PM

Ava Logan Quartet w/t Willie Pickens, Larry Gray, Robert Shy

Jazz Showcase

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

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.


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BOBBY LEWIS

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GIGS Thursday March 14, 2013 5:30PM

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

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

Bebop Brass Jazz Institute of Chicago Tuley Park

501 E. 90th Place, Chicago, IL ______________________________________

Bobby Lewis’ tasteful trumpet and flugelhorn

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


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CÉCILE SAVAGE

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GIGS THURSDAYS JAN & FEB 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 Thursday February 14, 2013 8PM

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

_________________________________________ Wednesday February 20, 2013 8PM

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

_________________________________________ Friday February 22, 2013 9PM

Performing w/t Sam Fazio

The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place, 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.

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

_________________________________________ Wednesday February 27, 2013 8PM

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

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CORKY McCLERKIN

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GIGS Wednesday February 13, 2013 8PM

Performing w/t James Perkins Quartet 50 Yard Line

111 E.75th St., Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Friday February 15, 2013 7PM

Corky McClerkin Duo Sullivan’s Steakhouse

432 N.Dearborn, Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Friday February 16, 2013 7PM

Corky McClerkin Duo Sullivan’s Steakhouse

432 N.Dearborn, Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Friday February 22, 2013 7PM

Corky McClerkin Duo Sullivan’s Steakhouse

432 N.Dearborn, Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Saturday February 23, 2013 7PM

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.”

Corky McClerkin Duo Sullivan’s Steakhouse

432 N.Dearborn, Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Wednesday February 27, 2013 8PM

Performing w/t James Perkins Quartet 50 Yard Line

111 E.75th St., Chicago, IL ______________________________________


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DAVE FLIPPO

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Dave Flippo has divided his musical efforts

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

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DAVE SHELTON

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David Shelton’s music draws from his classical and

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

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DON STILLE

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Don Stille is a Chicago-based pianist and

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

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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ELAINE DAME

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

The Elaine Dame Trio

w/t Guitarist Kyle Asche & Jake Vinsel on Bass

Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa

777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, IN 219.879.7711

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Thursday February 14, 2013 6:30PM-9:30PM

The Elaine Dame Duo Affresco Pizzeria & Lounge

11 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL 847.292.0233 ______________________________________ Monday February 25, 2013 6:30PM-9PM

The Cellar Bistro

132 N. Hale St, Wheaton, IL 630.653.6299 www.thecellarbistro.com ______________________________________ Tuesday February 26, 2013 7:30PM-10:30PM

The Elaine Dame Duo Salt Creek Wine Bar 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.

8900 Fairview Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513 708.387.2432 www.saltcreekwinebar.com ______________________________________


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ERIN McDOUGALD

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GIGS Sunday February 17, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

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

The Crimson Lounge

Hotel Sax 333 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 312.923.2473 www.crimsonchicago.com ______________________________________ Sunday March 3, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

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

The Crimson Lounge

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 March 17, 2013 8:45PM

The Crimson Lounge

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

The Crimson Lounge

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 Wednesday February 13, 2013 7PM-11PM

Cafe Zalute

9500 W. 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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HEATHER MORAN

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GIGS Thursday February 14, 2013 7PM-10PM

Heather Moran w/t Jeff Trudell Strawberry Moon

Wauconda, IL No Cover ______________________________________ Friday February 22, 2013 7PM-10PM

Heather Moran Eddie Merlot’s

185 N.Milwaukee, Lincolnshire, IL.60069 847.276.2000 www.eddiemerlots.com No Cover ______________________________________ Thursday February 28, 2013 7PM-10PM

Heather Moran w/t Jeff Trudell Strawberry Moon

Wauconda, IL No Cover ______________________________________

Heather Moran, over the past several years, has

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


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J. BEAM BAND

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

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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JAMES BOTTOMS

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GIGS February 16, 2013 7PM-10PM

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

6120 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 773.338.7562 www.ethiopiandiamondcuisine.com ______________________________________ March 2, 2013 7PM-10PM

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

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

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

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

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

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

Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant

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

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


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JAMES SANDERS

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GIGS LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH 10PM

Performing w/t Conjunto Katerina’s

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

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 Thiursday February 14, 2013 11:30AM-1:30PM

SPECIAL GOLD COAST VALENTINE’S DAY CONECRT

737 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL www.thedrakehotel.com ______________________________________ Saturday February 16, 2013 9PM-1AM

The Drake Hotel’s Coq d’Or

140 E. Walton, Chicago, IL. 60611 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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GIGS Friday February 15, 2013 7:30PM-10:30PM

Performing with the Cash Michaels Trio Marie’s Pizza

4127 W. Lawrence 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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GIGS Friday February 15, 2013 6:30PM

Performing with Juli Wood Katerina’s

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

Kelly Brand, composer and pianist, writes songs

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


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LAURY SHELLEY

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GIGS 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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Thursday February 21, 2013 8PM

Pork Chop

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

CD RELEASE SHOW Mayne Stage

1328 W. Morse , Chicago, IL 60626 ______________________________________

lePercolateur Hipster Gypsy Jazz New Release Coming Soon

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


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LIBBY YORK

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GIGS Every Sunday beginning December 2012 - 2pm Sunday Jazz Brunch Cafe Sole 1029 Southard Street Key West, FL 33040 Reservations (305) 292-0230 _________________________________________ February 22, 2013 8PM

“To Paris with Love” The Studios of Key West

600 White St. (at Southard) Key West, FL 33040 ______________________________________ March 11, 2013 8PM

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

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

NOTE WORTHY NEWS

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

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

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

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

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


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LINDA SOLOTAIRE

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GIGS Thursday February 21, 2013 6PM

Linda Solotaire Edgewater Beach Cafe

5545 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL. 60640 773.275.4141 www.edgewaterbeachcafe.com ______________________________________ Tuesday February 26, 2013 8PM

Linda Solotaire Elbo Room

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

Linda Solotaire Edgewater Beach Cafe

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

5545 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL. 60640 773.275.4141 www.edgewaterbeachcafe.com ______________________________________ Saturday March 23, 2013 8PM

Linda Solotaire Open Door Theater

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


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LINDY ENDRES

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Endres, music played a bit of a different

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

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LORETTA LEE

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Loretta Lee for many years has been known as an

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

GIGS Saturday February 23, 2013 5:30PM-8:30PM

Prairie State College

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


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LOS PERROS CUBANOS

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GIGS March 8, 2013

Maya Del Sol

Oak Park, IL ______________________________________ March 16, 2013

Rhode Theatre

Kenosha, WI ______________________________________

Los Perros Cubanos feature the music of Cuba’s

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

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


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MARC POMPE

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GIGS Thurs-Sat February 14-16, 2013 6PM-10PM

Solo Piano & Vocals Cyrano’s

546 N.Wells St., Chicago, IL 312.467.0546 ______________________________________ Saturday March 2, 2013 6PM-10PM

Solo Piano & Vocals Cyrano’s

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

Marc Pompe began performing around Rush

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


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MARK MOULTRUP

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Mark Moultrup is a keyboardist, vocalist,

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

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MARLENE ROSENBERG

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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 March 9, 2013 8PM-10PM

Gelato & Sinatra Via Gelato & Cafe

1853 Tower Drive, Glenview, IL 847.729.7088 www.viagelato.com ______________________________________ April 13, 2013 8PM-10PM

Gelato & Sinatra Via Gelato & Cafe

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

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

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


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MICK ARCHER

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GIGS MONDAYS - FRIDAYS 12PM-2PM

Beaudivan @ O’Hare

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

______________________________________ MONDAYS -FRIDAYS 12PM-5PM

Bubbles Wine Bar @ O’Hare

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

______________________________________ 3RD THURSDAY EACH MONTH 8PM-12AM

Blues 88s

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

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

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Mick Archer has toured the world as a solo act and

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


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MIKE FROST

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GIGS THURSDAYS 8PM-11PM

Performing with Spiral Bar Umbriago

6 West Hubbard, Chicago IL 773.555.1212 www.barumbriago.com ______________________________________ Thursday February 14, 2013 6PM-10PM

Mike Frost Quartet Valentine’s Day Dinner Terzo Piano at The Art Institute of Chicago 312.443.8650 www.terzopianochicago.com ______________________________________

Mike Frost has been a featured performer with

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


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MIKE JEFFERS

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GIGS TUESDAYS 8PM-11PM

Performing w/t the Stephanie Browning Trio

Bar Umbriago

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

Performing with Spiral (Jazz & Funk) Bar Umbriago

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

Mike Jeffers, drummer and president of Chicago

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


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MIKE STARON

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NOTEABLE QUOTES

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

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NANETTE FRANK

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

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

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NICK SCHNEIDER

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Nick Schneider is rated as one of the top bass

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

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RAY BAILEY

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Ray Bailey is an accomplished musician and band

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

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RHONDA BROWNE

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Rhonda High Browne has been a singer/

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

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RITA McCONVILLE

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Rita McConville has been singing professionally

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

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ROBIN WATSON

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GIGS Monday February 18, 2013 8PM

Jazz Showcase CD Release Event

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

NEW RELEASE OUT NOW Robin Watson’s “Fine and Mellow: A Tribute to Billie Holiday”

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.

Robin Watson’s new CD release “Fine and Mellow” is a personal tribute to Lady Day Billie Holiday. Ms. Watson, an accomplished singer of the Jazz, Blues, Pop and Soul genre in her own right, highlights the nuance of Holiday’s unique vocal style while incorporating her own energy and range that has kept her in demand locally as well as past tours outside of the USA. Her rendition of Billie’s classic “You’ve Changed,” the prophetic tune “God Bless the Child,” to the bluesy swing of the title tune, “Fine and Mellow,” not only show Ms. Watson’s range of emotion and depth as a singer, but she understands the history behind the lyrics. It is a perfect balance of honoring one of the pioneers of women jazz singers with a fresh look. Pianist David Turner, bassist Rolfe Hokanson and drummer, Harold Morrison, set the groove just right. Without any studio antics, as a team this combo make the listener feel like they are in the very same room setting down a mellow tone. The CD is currently available for sale via my website www.jazzladyrobin.com. February 18, it will be available on cdbaby and I-tunes.


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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 Thursday February 14, 2013 9PM

Sam Fazio Duo

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

_________________________________________ Friday February 15, 2013 9PM

Sam Fazio Duo

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

_________________________________________ Friday February 22, 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 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 Saturday February 16, 2013 8:30PM-11:30PM

City Gate Grille

2020 Calamous Court, Naperville, IL ______________________________________ Thursday February 28, 2013 7PM-10PM

Adelle’s

535 W. Liberty Dr., Wheaton, 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 Tuesday February 12, 2013 12PM

Diplomat West Banquet Hall

Elmhurst, IL ______________________________________ Tuesday February 12, 2013 6:30PM

Majestic Star Casino

Gary, IN ______________________________________ Thursday February 14, 2013 9:15PM

Backroom

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Friday February 15, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

South Barrington, IL ______________________________________ Saturday February 16, 2013 7:30PM

Pinstripes

South Barrington, IL ______________________________________ Sunday February 17, 2013 9:15PM

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.

Back Room

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Monday February 18, 2013 9:15PM

Backroom

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Thursday February 21, 2013 9:15PM

Backroom

Chicago, IL ______________________________________ Friday February 22, 2013 9:15PM

Backroom

Chicago, IL ______________________________________


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STACY McMICHAEL

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GIGS Friday February 15, 2013 8PM

Performing w/t Eddie Harrison’s Paris Swing Dragon Lounge at Sushi House

Oak Park, IL. ______________________________________ Thursday February 21, 2013 8PM

Performing w/t lePercolateur Pork Chop

941 W. Randolph, 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.

GIGS No performances scheduled at this time.


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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 ______________________________________ Monday February 11, 2013 9PM & 1AM

SPECIAL EVENT VALENTINE’S DAY Performing w/t Eric Schneider

Serbian Village Restaurant

3144 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago IL 773.478.2900 ______________________________________ Thursday February 14, 2013 8:30PM & 12PM

SPECIAL EVENT VALENTINE’S DAY Performing w/t Spider Saloff

Katerina’s Tommy Muellner is a respected Chicagoland

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

1920 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL www.katerinas.com ______________________________________ Saturday February 23, 2013 8:30PM & 12PM

Performing w/t Spider Saloff Katerina’s

1920 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL www.katerinas.com ______________________________________ Wednesday March 6, 2013 7PM & 10PM

Performing w/t Stephanie Aaron El Cid Mexican Restaurant

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


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ZVONIMIR TOT

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GIGS Thursday February 14, 2013 11PM-1AM

Performing w/t Branislav Djordjević Serbian-American Museum St. Sava

7403 W.Madison St., Forest Park, IL ______________________________________ Sunday February 17, 2013 4PM-6PM

Performing w/t Terry Sullivan Trio Pleasant Home Foundation

217 Home Ave., Oak Park, IL ______________________________________ Saturday February 23, 2013 8PM-11PM

Duo w/t Catherine Whitney Avenue Flower Shop and Winebar

10632 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn, IL ______________________________________

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

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


FabSound Recording, Rehearsal Studio, Tour Van Rental

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

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


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