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Delmark special shows for 2011!


February 2011 -Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - annual tour for Black History Month - Kahil El'Zabar, Corey Wilkes and Ernest Dawkins

Fri, February 4 - JAZZ BAKERY -(Musicians Institute Concert Hall) - Los Angeles - 9pm -- 1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA

Mon February 7 - Kuumbwa Jazz - Santa Cruz, CA -8pm-, 320-2 Cedar Street - Since 1975!

Wed February 9 -The ND - Austin, TX - 501 N. I-H 35, Austin, TX

Thurs Feb. 10 8-11 PM -live at The Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St., Houston, TX

Mon February 14 - Field Museum, Chicago - ALL NEED LOVE Festival -

Tues February 15 - Mercury Lounge - Ottawa, CANADA- 8pm

Wed February 23 - Takoma Park, MD , 8pm- Takoma Park Community Center

Thu, Feb 24, 2011 8:30 pm - Lincoln Center, NYC - - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City

Sat Feb 26 - An Die Musik - 8pm- Baltimore, MD

Sun February 27 - Erie Arts Museum - 411 State St, Erie, PA,


A Fred Anderson Birthday Celebration - Tuesday, March 22, 2011

 

featuring: "The Brotherhood of Fred"

*Edward "Kidd" Jordan

*Tatsu Aoki

*Jim Baker

*Harrison Bankhead

*Hamid Drake

*Chad Taylor

 

in two sets followed by a jam session.

The Jazz Showcase, 806 South Plymouth Court, Between State and Clark at Dearborn Station, Chicago, Illinois, 60605 U.S.A.

6:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. start $20 at the door, $10 for seniors and musicians. $5 for students.

 

This is one in a series of presentations planned in honor of Baba Fred.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Velvet Birdhouse Coalition,

which is working to provide venues in the tradition of Fred Anderson.

 

http://www.jazzshowcase.com/

Image credit: "Baba Fred" © JEFF SCHLANGER, music WITNESS ®  2011, appears here courtesy of the artist. Please view www.musicWitness.com for more about his work


*Friends and Fans to Honor Fred Anderson's Endurance in Concert Series*

 

*Velvet Birdhouse Coalition Vows to Keep the Music Alive*

 

CHICAGO -- The Velvet Birdhouse Coalition will present its first in a series

of concerts dedicated to continuing the tradition, spirit and vision of Fred

Anderson, the cherished Chicago mentor, club owner and creative musician who

passed away last year. Its unusual name comes from the two altruistic venues

Mr. Anderson operated during his lifetime for the purpose of supporting and

presenting creative improvised music.

 

Mr. Anderson?s efforts inspired generations of musicians and fans and spread

his goodwill and creativity around the world. Supporters of this coalition

feel a sense of duty to continue is good work by creating and enhancing

venues for the music to continue.

 

The special concerts, hosted by International Entertainment Restaurants

Corp. are set for the South Loop Hotel, in the L26 Restaurant, 2600 S. State

St., on Chicago's Near South Side. Street parking is available as well as in

the hotel parking lot adjacent to 26th Street. Public transportation also

serves this location.

 

The first concert will begin with doors opening at 9 p.m. and the first set

at 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. It will feature Corey Wilkes and the Velvet

Lounge All-Stars with Corey Wilkes trumpet; Kevin Nabors, tenor saxophone;

Justin Dillard, piano; Christian Dilingham, bass and Isaiah Spencer, drums.

Admission is $15. Proceeds will be shared with the performing musicians and

allocated support a musical celebration of Mr. Anderson's birthday in March.

Upcoming concert dates will be announced soon.

 

 

Contact: Nicole Mitchell

blackearthmusic@gmail.com


STARLICKER debuts new portoluz improv series in Andersonville

Starlicker, a trio comprised of Rob Mazurek (cornet), John Herndon (percussion), and Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), is Rob Mazurek's newest project. Deeply rooted in the Chicago and International avant garde and post rock scenes, Mazurek, Herndon and Adasiewicz expel sound with pervading energy and other-worldy delicacy. Starlicker is a unique trio, blending the origins of sound with imperative immediacy and sublime power.

Friday February 4th $5

 TRANSISTOR , 5045 North Clark Street , (312) 863-1375 transistorchicago.com

Next in series : April 8 - Jim Baker & Brian Sandstrom

http://portoluz.org/


The 51st Annual Folk Festival

will be February 11-13, 2011. (Artists below are listed in no particular order:)

http://uofcfolk.org/2010/schedule.html

 

Friday, February 11 8:00 PM

John Williams

Jason Frey & Co.

Byther Smith

Kanawha Tradition

Evening Light Brothers

 

Saturday, February 12 7:30 PM

Mike Compton & Friends

John Williams

Jason Frey & Co.

Eddie C. Campbell

Frank Fairfield

 

Sunday, February 10, 6:00 pm

Mike Compton & Friends

Eddie C. Campbell

Kanawha Tradition

Frank Fairfield

Evening Light Brothers

 

Mandel Hall -1131 E. 57th St. - Chicago, IL 60637


***** catch these Delmark recording artists at their next performance *****

Sort artists by: BLUES or JAZZ   

JAZZ Artists:

 

Josh Abrams -Bass, (percussion, piano) Josh's MySpace

*every Tuesday. 11pm, RODAN w/ Jeff Parker , John Herndon (& Selina Trepp, Dante Carfagna), Chicago

Sun FEbruary 27 -Hungry Brain - Chicago - 2319 W Belmont Ave - 10 pm SET I: Jackson/Stein/Kimmel/Labycz SET II: Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society

March 20 - Hungry Brain - CHicago - Baker/Abrams/Ra

March 24 - ELASTIC - Bishop/Mazzarella/Abrams/Daisy

Muhal Richard Abrams - piano, (synthesizer, reeds. voc) - Muhal's AACM page - Wikipedia page - Facebook

Jason Adasiewicz- vibraphone, drums - (also on Jason Ajemian's Art of Dying, Rob Mazurek's Sound Is, and Josh Berman's Old Idea) - Jason's website - MySPace - Facebook

02.02.11 | 10PM - HIDEOUT, Chicago - playing duo of all original compositions with guitarist Jeff Parker = www.umbrellamusic.org

Friday February 4th STARLICKER debuts new portoluz improv series in Andersonville - Starlicker, a trio comprised of Rob Mazurek (cornet), John Herndon (percussion), and Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), is Rob Mazurek's newest project. Deeply rooted in the Chicago and International avant garde and post rock scenes, Mazurek, Herndon and Adasiewicz expel sound with pervading energy and other-worldy delicacy. Starlicker is a unique trio, blending the origins of sound with imperative immediacy and sublime power. TRANSISTOR , 5045 North Clark Street , (312) 863-1375 transistorchicago.com http://portoluz.org/

July 24, 2013 The Hideout (Chicago)

August 4, 2013 w/ Sun Rooms SESC (San Paulo, Brazil)

August 9, 2013 L'Arme Festival (Berlin, Germany)

August 11, 2013 Cafe' Otto (London, England)

August 24, 2013 w/ Living by Lanterns- Sant' Anna Arresi Jazz Fest (Sardina, Italy)

August 29, 2013 w/ Living by Lanterns- Willisau Jazz Fest (Willisau, Switzerland)

October 25, 2013 w/ Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystals- Edmonton Jazz Society (Alberta, Canada)

October 26, 2013 w/ Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystals- Earshot Festival (Seattle, Washington)

Jason Ajemian - bass- Jason's MySpace- Jason's Website - SMOKELESS HEAT: Noritaka Tanaka & Tim Haldeman (with Jaimie Branch, Jason Adasiewicz & Matt Schneider)- HighLife- Facebook - HighLife FBOOK

Eric Alexander - sax - Eric's website - Eric's MySPace - Facebook

Othello Anderson - sax

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Famoudou Don Moye -ART ENSEMBLE CHICAGO MYSPACE- Art Ensemble MySpace - Website - Facebook

Jim Baker - keys, synthesizer - Baker bio

*Every Monday, 8:30 pm - FREE! - Extraordinary Popular Delusions with Jim Baker, Steve Hunt (percussion) Brian Sandstrom (bass,guitar), Mars Williams (sax) -every Monday at Beat Kitchen - 2100 W. Belmont, Chicago

THURSDAY 2/24/11 - ELASTIC, CHicago - 10:00PM - $8 IMPROVISED MUSIC SERIES Series REMPIS/HOFF DUO Dave Rempis &endash; saxophones, Devin Hoff &endash; bass REMPIS/BAKER/HOFF/REED Dave Rempis &endash; saxophones, Jim Baker &endash; piano/electronics, Devin Hoff &endash; bass, Mike Reed - drums

March 20 - Hungry Brain - CHicago - Baker/Abrams/Ra

Billy Bang - violin - Billy AAJ article - Billy MySpace - Wikipedia

Josh Berman - trumpet, cornet -(also on Chicago Luzern Exchange and Keefe Jackson's CDs)- Umbrella Music Chicago Improv Jazz Website- Josh Berman myspace - MySpace - Web - Fbook

Josh Berman cornet -Keefe Jackson tenor saxophone and bass clarinet -Jason Adasiewicz vibraphone- Anton Hatwich bass -Nori Tanaka drums - Frank Rosaly drums

*every Monday - Old Town Ale House, Chicago (North and Wells), 9pm - with matt schneider on guitar and jason roebke on bass.

*Tuesdays - 10:00PM-1:00PM at the Charleston, 2076 N Hoyne,* Alive In The Woods and Friends : Jason Stein, Josh Berman, Matt Schneider, Anton Hatwich, Dylan Ryan 10:00PM

Thurs February 17 - ELASTIC - Chicago- 10:00PM - $8 IMPROVISED MUSIC SERIES Series JOSH BERMAN'S OLD IDEA Josh Berman &endash; cornet, Keefe Jackson &endash; reeds, Anton Hatwich &endash; bass, Marc Riordan - drums

Josh Berman & His Gang-

September 1, 2013 Chicago Jazz Fest (Chicago)

Anthony Braxton -sax, reeds - Braxton's AACM page -MySPace - Braxton's Wesleyan page - Facebook- FBook - Facebook Fan

Zach Brock (and Tom Wright's Common Ground) - violin and guitar - Zack's Website - Zack's MySpace - Facebook

02/22/11 Zach Brock & The Magic Number in Philadelphia, PA Chris' Jazz Cafe : 7:00pm. $10.: (215) 568-3131. 1421 Sansom St. 215-568-3131. Zach Brock & The Magic Number Philadelphia CD Release Concert! 7-10PM

03/04/11 Zach Brock & The Magic Number in Delaware Water Gap, PA Deer Head Inn 7:00pm. Admission: $5. 5 Main St. Venue phone: 570-424-2000.

03/05/11 Zach Brock & The Magic Number in Ithaca, NY Delilah's 7:00pm. Admission: $8. Address: 106 S Cayuga Street. 607-277-9143.

03/06/11 Snarky Puppy in New Orleans, LA Blue Nile 10:00pm. Address: 532 Frenchmen Street. Venue phone: (504) 948-2583.

03/07/11 Snarky Puppy in Lafayette, LA Artmosphere 10:00pm. Address: 902 Johnston Street.

03/08/11 Snarky Puppy in Hattiesburg, MS The Thirsty Hippo 10:00pm. Address: 211 North Main St # A.

03/12/11 Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble in Venice Al Vapore -Italy 8:00pm. Address: Via Fratelli Bandiera 8 Marghera. Venue phone: 041 93 07 96.

03/17/11 Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble in Vienna Sargfabrik Austria -8:00pm. Address: Goldschlagstra. Venue phone: 01 988 98 111.

03/18/11 Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble in Florence Jazz Club Firenze Italy 8:00pm. Address: Via Nuova de' Caccini, 3.

03/22/11 Zach Brock (solo) in Brooklyn, NY Branded Saloon 11:00pm. $10 Suggested Donation. 603 Vanderbilt Ave. 718-484-8704.

04/01/11 Zach Brock & The Magic Number in Lexington, KY Natasha's Bistro & Bar 9:00pm. Admission: $15. 112 Esplanade. Venue phone: 859-259-2754.

04/02/11 Zach Brock & The Magic Number in Thomas, WV The Purple Fiddle 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (304) 463-4040 21 East Ave. Venue phone: (304) 463-4040. For the Love of Music &endash; A Purple Fiddle Benefit (with Zach Brock, Stephanie Nilles,

04/08/11 Frank Vignola in Chocorua, NH -Brass Heart Inn 7:30pm.$25. 88 Neighborhood Road. Venue phone: 800-833-9509.

04/09/11 Frank Vignola in Carlisle, MA -Union Hall Coffeehouse 7:30pm. Admission: $21. -978-287-5745. 27 School Street. Venue phone: 978-287-5745.

04/15/11 Zach Brock & The Magic Number in Marlboro, NY Live At The Falcon 7:00pm. Admission: $10 (845 236-7970. Address: 1348 9W. Venue phone: 845-236-7970. Opening for the Mandingo Ambassadors. One set only!

04/16/11 Zach Brock & The Magic Number in Easton, PA Lafayette Bar 9:00pm. Admission: Free!. Address: 11 N 4th St. Venue phone: 610-252-0711. Related post.

April 19 - Zach Brock (solo) in Brooklyn, NY Branded Saloon 11:00pm. $10 Suggested Donation. 603 Vanderbilt Ave. 718-484-8704.

04/23/11 Eric Doney & Zach Brock in Delaware Water Gap, PA -Deer Head Inn 7:00pm. Admission: $12 &endash; $6 after 9:30. 570-424-2000. 5 Main St. Venue phone: 570-424-2000

May 3 - Zach Brock (solo) in Brooklyn, NY Branded Saloon 11:00pm. $10 Suggested Donation. 603 Vanderbilt Ave. 718-484-8704.

May 17- Zach Brock (solo) in Brooklyn, NY Branded Saloon 11:00pm. $10 Suggested Donation. 603 Vanderbilt Ave. 718-484-8704.

May 31- Zach Brock (solo) in Brooklyn, NY Branded Saloon 11:00pm. $10 Suggested Donation. 603 Vanderbilt Ave. 718-484-8704.

07/10/11 with Frank Vignola in Norwood, NY Norwood Village Green Band Shell 7pm

08/12/11 Zach Brock & The Magic Number in Ashland, KY Paramount Arts Center 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 1300 Winchester Avenue. (606) 324-3175.

Bobby Broom -guitar
* Every Tuesday night - Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway - 9pm-1am - w/ Deep Blue Organ Trio
* Every Wednesday night - Pete Miller's - 1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL - Bobby Broom Trio, 8:30 pm-12:30 am

(for more info visit the Bobby Broom Website or Deep Blue Organ Trio's website.) - Bobby's MySPace - Facebook

Saturday, February 19 2011 @ 01:00 PM Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Reginald Cyntje conducts Master Class in the Truman Room Rockville, MD US 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD,

Saturday, February 26 2011 @ 07:00 PM Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival The Bobby Broom Trio, Tim Warfield, Kirk Whalum, Paul Carr, Eric Alexander, Randy Brecker... Freddie Cole Rockville, MD US

Ari Brown - sax, reeds, piano - Ari's AACM page - Ari on SoundSlope - AAJ - Facebook

February 9 - The Cove, Chicago 773-994-7687

Fri., Feb. 18, 5 p.m - Gallery 175 Loop 175 W. Jackson phone 312-781-2500 - Ari Brown & Avreeayl Ra

Fri, Sat February 18, 19 - Green Mill, Chicago - ARI BROWN QUINTET Friday, February 18; 9pm-1am Saturday, February 19; 8pm-midnight $12 cover featuring: Ari Brown, saxophone Kirk Brown, piano Josef bin Israel, bass Avreeayl Ra, drums Dr. Cuz, percussion

John Burnett Swing Orchestra (w. Frieda Lee)- John's website . Frieda's website - John's MySpace- Facebook

Friday, February 11 - 6:30 p.m. to midnightas always, at WDCB's annual "Winter Gala Fundraiser - Dinner & Big Band Dance" Drury Lane - Oak Brook Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through WDCB. (630) 942-4200 $150 per person/$100 per person for "Friends of WDCB"

Sunday FEb 27 - Fitzgerald's = Berwyn, IL - 6pm - as part of 90.9fm WDCB Public Radio's "Sunday Big Band Jazz Party" ...with plenty of tunes from John Burnett's newest CD "Down for Double" on Delmark Records ,FitzGerald's 6615 Roosevelt Road - Berwyn, IL 60402

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 7 to 9 p.m. "Organ Extravaganza XV" Classic Big Band and Big Band Jazz Historic Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet 102 N. Chicago Street - Joliet, IL 60432 (815) 726-6600

Roy Campbell - trumpet, flugelhorn, flute - Roy's website - MySpace - Facebook - Fbook2

Frank Catalano - sax - Frank's Website - Catalano's MySpace - Facebook

*Catalano trio every Wednesday late nite set at Green Mill , 2am-3am, free! Chicago's Uptown

*last Sunday of the month - Long Room, Chicago (Irving Park and Ashland) - 10pm-1am

Friday, February 4, 2011 Frank Catalano @ Night Town 12387 Cedar Rd, Cleveland, OH - 7pm

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Frank Catalano Quartet @ Chicago Cultural Center , 12:15 pm - 78 E Washington, Chicago, IL

Saturday, February 19, 2011Frank Catalano Band @ Governors State University 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL - 8pm

Friday, Saturday March 4, 5 2011 Frank Catalano Band @ Andy's Jazz Club 11 E Hubbard St., Chicago, IL - 9:30pm

Monday, March 14, 2011Frank Catalano Band @ Webster Wine Bar -1480 West Webster Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Fri, Sat June 17, 18 - Andy's Jazz Club- Chicago

Fri, Sat July 15, 16 - Andy's Jazz Club - Chicago

Fri, Sat Sept 16, 17 - Andy's Jazz Club - Chicago

Fri, Sat Nov 18, 19 - Andy's Jazz Club - Chicago

Chicago Luzern Exchange (Keefe Jackson, Josh Berman, Frank Rosaly, Mark Unternahrer)
(for more info visit the
Chicago Luzern Exchange website) - Marc Unternaher's MySPace

Chicago Underground Trio (Rob Mazurek, Chad Taylor, Jason Ajemian) -CU MySpace page - Chicago Underground Duo Facebook

Jodie Christian-piano - All Music Guide - Wikipedia

Jim Cooper -vibraphone (for more info visit the Jim Cooper Website.) - Jim's MySPace - Facebook

Thurs. 2/3: Jim Cooper Trio with Dan Delorenzo @ Brookfield IL Jazz Society concert @ The Cottage, Irish Times Pub and Restaurant, 8869 Burlington Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513, 7.30pm

Mon. 2/14: Valentines Day Special; with Chicago vocalist Erin McDougald Quintet @ the Jazz Showcase, 806 Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL. 8 - 11pm, $10.

Sat. 2/19: Jim Cooper Trio (Mike Van Lente and Joe Oprea) @ Jazz Vespers, Grand Rapids, MI.

Thurs. 3/10: Cooper, Hay, Van Lente Group @ Pinnacle Center, Fundraiser for Holland Hospital Foundation, Hudsonville, MI, 6 pm.

4/6: with Dave Bennett Tribute to Benny Goodman, Frankfurt, IL

Rich Corpolongo - sax, reeds - Rich's Website - Facebook

*Every Thursday,7pm to 10pm with THE BRIAN PATTI BAND At Mango Mexican Restaurant 8743 N. Milwaukee - Niles, IL - 847 967-0030 - http://mangoinniles.com/

Tuesday, 12 noon, March 1, 2011 At Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL

Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble - sax, reeds, voc -Ernest Website- Ernest Dawkins AACM page and Chicago Creative Arts page - YouTube - FACEBOOK - FbookWiki

February 2011 - Annual Black History Month Ethnic Heritage Ensemble tour!

Fri, February 4 - JAZZ BAKERY -(Musicians Institute Concert Hall) - Los Angeles - 9pm -Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA

Mon February 7 - Kuumbwa Jazz - Santa Cruz, CA -8pm- Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, 320-2 Cedar Street - Since 1975!

Wed February 9 -The ND - Austin, TX - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 501 N. I-H 35, Austin, TX

Thurs Feb. 10 8-11 PM &endash; Ethnic Heritage Ensemble live at The Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St., Houston, TX

February 14 - Field Museum, Chicago - ALL NEED LOVE Festival - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 15 - Mercury Lounge - Ottowa, CANADA- 8pm - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 23 - Takoma Park, MD , 8pm- Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Thu, Feb 24, 2011 8:30 pm - Lincoln Center, NYC - Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Corey Wilkes and Ernest Dawkins- David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City

Feb 26 - An Die Musik - 8pm- Baltimore, MD - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 27 - Erie Arts Museum - 411 State St, Erie, PA, - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

ERNEST DAWKINS TRIO

--July 20, 2013 AACM Concert Series @ Southside Community Center (Chicago)

Deep Blue Organ Trio - (Chris Foreman, Bobby Broom, Greg Rockingham)(for more information visit the Deep Blue Organ Trio website) Facebook
* Every Tuesday night - Green Mill - 4802 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL

* Chris Foreman performs every Friday at Green Mill for Cocktail Hour Show (solo), 5-8pm and every Sunday at Green Mill, 11pm-2am w/ Andy Brown (gtr) and Kimberly Gordon (voc)-Chicago's premier B3 Organ player!

Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio - drums, percussion, voc - Kahil's Website - Facebook

January 29 - Sons D'Hiver Fest - Paris, France "NOW'S THE TIME PROJECT" KAHIL EL'ZABAR & THE ETHNIC'S FEATURING NONA HENDRYX

NONA HENDRYX, voix / OSUNLADE, DJ, claviers, voix / ROBERT BAABE IRVING III, claviers, trombone, tuba / KEVIN NABORS, cuivres, percussions / COREY WILKES, trompette, percussions / JUNIUS PAUL, contrebasse / KAHIL EL'ZABAR, percussions, voix, composition

February 2011 - Annual Black History Month Ethnic Heritage Ensemble tour!

Fri, February 4 - JAZZ BAKERY -(Musicians Institute Concert Hall) - Los Angeles - 9pm -Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA

Mon February 7 - Kuumbwa Jazz - Santa Cruz, CA -8pm- Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, 320-2 Cedar Street - Since 1975!

Wed February 9 -The ND - Austin, TX - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 501 N. I-H 35, Austin, TX

Thurs Feb. 10 8-11 PM &endash; Ethnic Heritage Ensemble live at The Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St., Houston, TX

February 14 - Field Museum, Chicago - ALL NEED LOVE Festival - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 15 - Mercury Lounge - Ottowa, CANADA- 8pm - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 23 - Takoma Park, MD , 8pm- Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Thu, Feb 24, 2011 8:30 pm - Lincoln Center, NYC - Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Corey Wilkes and Ernest Dawkins- David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City

Feb 26 - An Die Musik - 8pm- Baltimore, MD - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 27 - Erie Arts Museum - 411 State St, Erie, PA, - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - (Kahil El' Zabar, Ernest Dawkins, (Fareed Haque), Corey Wilkes) - Blip video - Facebook

January 29 - Sons D'Hiver Fest - Paris, France "NOW'S THE TIME PROJECT" KAHIL EL'ZABAR & THE ETHNIC'S FEATURING NONA HENDRYX

NONA HENDRYX, voix / OSUNLADE, DJ, claviers, voix / ROBERT BAABE IRVING III, claviers, trombone, tuba / KEVIN NABORS, cuivres, percussions / COREY WILKES, trompette, percussions / JUNIUS PAUL, contrebasse / KAHIL EL'ZABAR, percussions, voix, composition

February 2011 - Annual Black History Month Ethnic Heritage Ensemble tour!

Fri, February 4 - JAZZ BAKERY -(Musicians Institute Concert Hall) - Los Angeles - 9pm -Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA

Mon February 7 - Kuumbwa Jazz - Santa Cruz, CA -8pm- Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, 320-2 Cedar Street - Since 1975!

Wed February 9 -The ND - Austin, TX - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 501 N. I-H 35, Austin, TX

Thurs Feb. 10 8-11 PM &endash; Ethnic Heritage Ensemble live at The Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St., Houston, TX

February 14 - Field Museum, Chicago - ALL NEED LOVE Festival - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 15 - Mercury Lounge - Ottowa, CANADA- 8pm - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 23 - Takoma Park, MD , 8pm- Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Thu, Feb 24, 2011 8:30 pm - Lincoln Center, NYC - Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Corey Wilkes and Ernest Dawkins- David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City

Feb 26 - An Die Musik - 8pm- Baltimore, MD - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 27 - Erie Arts Museum - 411 State St, Erie, PA, - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Exploding Star Orchestra - MySpace -ThrillJockey Site - Mazurek site- Facebook (Rob Mazurek - Director, Composer, Cornet, electro-acoustic constructions; Nicole Mitchell - Flutes and voice; Matt Bauder - Clarinet, Tenor saxophone; Jason Stein - bass clarinet; Jeb Bishop - Trombone; Jason Adesewicz - Vibraphone; Greg Ward - alto sax; Matthew Lux - Bass guitar; Josh Abrams - bass; Mike Reed - drums; John Herndon - drums; Carrie Biolo - gongs, temple blocks, vibes, percussion; Jeff Kowalkowski - piano)

Jan 7 & 8 -The Green Mill -Exploding Star Orchestra |Rob Mazurek, Nicole Mitchell, Matt Bauder, Jeb Bishop, Jeff Parker, Adasiewicz, Matt Lux, Josh Abrams, Mike Reed, John Herndon, Damon Locks|

Scott Fields -guitar -(for more info visit the Scott Fields Website) - Scott's MySpace - Facebook

February 23, 2011 Cologne, Germany &emdash; Loft &emdash; Scott Fields Freetet &emdash; Hugo Antunes…contrabass, João Lobo…drums, Matthias Schubert…tenor saxophone, SF…electric guitar

February 25, 2011 Cologne, Germany Multiple Joy(ce) Orchestra

March 10, 2011 Cologne, Germany &emdash; Ateleier Dürrenfeld/Geitel &emdash; with Josh Berman… cornet, Keefe Jackson…tenor saxophone, Anton Hatwich…bass, Marc Riordan…drums, Matthias Muche…trombone, Carl Ludwig Hübsch…tuba, SF…electric guitar

March 22, 2011 Cologne, Germany &emdash; Loft &emdash; Fields-Schubert &emdash; Matthias Schubert…tenor saxophone, SF…electric guitar

April 1 2011 Graz, Austria &emdash; Fields-Schubert &emdash; Matthias Schubert…tenor saxophone, SF…electric guitar

April 2 2011 Linz, Austria &emdash; Fields-Schubert &emdash; Matthias Schubert…tenor saxophone, SF…electric guitar

Yves Francois' Rocambu Jazz - trumpet, flugelhorn - Yves' MySpace page - Yves Website - FACEBOOK - RocambuJAzz

*First Tuesday of the Month . 9:30P, Quencher's Chicago, Illinois, 2401 N. Western

George Freeman - guitar, (sax) - George's MySpace

*every Thursday at Sids Tropical Den, 7209 S. Exchange, Chicago

*Sundays - Jazz Brunch at Blue Bayou - 3734 N. Southport, Chicago

Von Freeman - sax
* Every Tuesday at the New Apartment Lounge, Chicago, IL. -
Von page - Von on AAJ - Wikipedia - Facebook

December 31 - Green Mill - Uptown, Chicago - Battle of saxes with Ed Petersen

January 1, 2010 - Green Mill - Uptown, Chicago - Battle of saxes with Ed Petersen

Curtis Fuller - trombone - Curtis' Hard Bop page - Curtis MySpace - Wikipedia - AAJ - Facebook

Brad Goode - trumpet - Brad's Website - Facebook

*Monday Night Jam Session at CAFFE SOLE, in South Boulder. EVERY MONDAY: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Brad Goode trumpet Stephen Thurston piano Mike Facey bass Ed Breazeale drums NO COVER CHARGE Caffe Sole 637R South Broadway Boulder, CO (Behind King Soopers) http://www.caffesole.com/coffeeshop.html

Al Green - drums -

Francine Griffin - vocalist - The Songbird on AAJ

Red Holloway - sax - (also on Big Walter Horton/Alfred Harris' Harmonica Blues Kings - DD 712 and The Five C's Tell Me - DE 776) - Red's website Red's MySpace - Facebook

February 8: KSDS Radio - Saville Theatre, San Diego City College, Downtown

Jim Holman-piano website- www.jimholman.com

Delmark Record Release August 2013

July 12, 2013 (Every Saturday and Sunday ) Solo Jazz Piano (Chicago Chophouse-Chicago)

Keefe Jackson - sax, clarinet - Keefe's Website - Keefe MySpace

* New cd on Delmark coming Aug. 20th, 2013

Up-ComingSHOWS

8/29 Elastic (Chicago)

8/30 Sugar Maple (Milwaukee)

8/31 Dubuque

9/1 Chicago Jazz Fest (Chicago)

9/12 Elastic (Chicago)

9/21 Constellations (Chicago)

9/22 The Hungary Brain (Chicago)

9/25 Hideout (Chicago)

 

Joseph Jarman - sax, reeds, percussion - Art Ensemble Jarman page - Jarman's Wikipedia - AACM page - AAJ - Facebook

The Jazz O'Maniacs - check out DVD trailer - Sun Times Blog

Andrew Lamb - sax, reeds, (harp, percussion) - Sound Vision Orchestra - MySpace - Facebook

Zane Massey -sax - All Music Guide - Chicago Reader

Rob Mazurek - cornet, trumpet, keys, electronics- Rob's website - Rob's MySpace - Facebook

Friday February 4th STARLICKER debuts new portoluz improv series in Andersonville - Starlicker, a trio comprised of Rob Mazurek (cornet), John Herndon (percussion), and Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), is Rob Mazurek's newest project. Deeply rooted in the Chicago and International avant garde and post rock scenes, Mazurek, Herndon and Adasiewicz expel sound with pervading energy and other-worldy delicacy. Starlicker is a unique trio, blending the origins of sound with imperative immediacy and sublime power. TRANSISTOR , 5045 North Clark Street , (312) 863-1375 transistorchicago.com http://portoluz.org/

Feb. 12 and 13, 2011 Yusef Lateef Live in Brazil Yusef Lateef will play 2 nights in Sao Paulo Brazil on february 12th and 13th at SESC Pompeia with William Parker bass, Jason Adasiewicz vibrophone, Thomas Roher rabeca, Mauricio Takara percussion, cavaquino and electronics and Rob Mazurek cornet.

Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (Ahra Difda)- sax, reeds - Kalaparusha AAJ article - AACM Page - Wikipedia - AMG - Facebook

Mikrokolektyw (MicroCollective -Polish Jazz Duo of Kuba Suchar on drums, electronics and Artur Majewski on trumpet, electronics) -MySPace - YouTube - Facebook

Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble - flute, piccolo - Nicole's website - Nicole's MySpace - AACM page - Facebook - Wikipedia

02.25.11 | 10PM South Loop Hotel - Chicago, IL with the Nicole Mitchell Quartet: Nicole Mitchell - flutes, Jeff Parker - guitar, Harrison Bankhead - bass, Avreeayl Ra - drums. 11 W. 26th St., Chicago - Velvet Birdhouse Concert Series

Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystals...up coming shows

October 25, 2013 w/ Jason Adasiewicz- Edmonton Jazz Society (Alberta, Canada)

October 26, 2013 w/ Jason Adasiewicz-Earshot Festival (Seattle, Washington)

Roscoe Mitchell - sax, reeds, percussion - Art Ensemble of Chicago - Art Ensemble MySPace - AACM page - Wikipedia - AAJ - Facebook

Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six (with Andrew Bird) - drums (and Andrew Bird on voc, violin) - Andrew Bird's Website - Kevin's House Theatre - Andrew BirdFbook

Wednesday January 5 - Martyr's - Chicago - Kevin O'Donnell's Epiphany Spectacular - KO'D is ringing in the end of the holiday season with a special concert of music written for the stage, but performed live on stage for the first time.Featuring : Rachel Ries, Casey Meehan, Andy Wagner, Josh Bell, Evan Bivins, Kasey Foster, and the House Theatre All-Stars : Carolyn Defrin, Nathan Allen, Tommy Rapley, Maria McCullough, Shawn Pfautsch, Cliff Chamberlain, Mike Przygoda, and Bob Lovecchio.Performing music from The Sparrow, The Valentine Trilogy, and more.

Harold Ousley -sax, flute - AAJ review - Facebook/WIki

Jeff Parker - guitar - Jeff's Website (finally!) - Jeff's MySpace page - AACM page - Wikipedia - Facebook/Wiki

Up Coming Shows

July 18, 2013 Constellation (Chicago)

July 23, 2013 The Whistler (Chicago)

July 25, 2013 Constellation (Chicago)

July 28, 2013 w/ Jeff Parker's Trio- Simon's Tavern (Chicago)

July 30, 2013 The Whistler (Chicago)

August 3, 2013 Elastic Arts (Chicago)

August 6, 2013 MCA (Chicago)

August 8, 2013 Pritzker Pavillion Millinium Park (Chicago-6:30pm)

August 9, 2013 w/ Jeff Parker Organ Quartet- Constellation (Chicago)

August 28, 2013 Santa Narressi Jazz Fest (Sardegna, Italy)

September 1, 2013 Chicago Jazz Fest (Chicago)

November 23, 2013 All Tomorrow's Parties (w/ Tortoise) (London, England)

Ed "Sweetbread" Petersen - sax - Ed's web page and Ed's MySpace - tours with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

February 15 - Irvin Mayfield's PlayHouse in Royal Sonesta Hotel- New Orleans, LA

Reginald Robinson -piano - Reginald's Webs - Reggie's MySpace - Facebook/WIki

February 17 & 19, 2010 McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn, IL

February 18-19, 2011 Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre The Athenaeum Theater Chicago, IL

April 16-17 2011 CCB in Lisbon, Portugal.

May 4, 2011 Private event - Chicago IL

Roy Rubinstein's Chicago Hot Six - trombone - see Norrie Cox's Website

*first Thursday of the month at Niko's, 41W379 Route 64, Wasco, IL 630-443-8000

March 8: Fitzgerald's - Berwyn, IL - Mardi Gras Party, Roy Rubenstein's Hot 6 and Chicago Cajun Aces

Sabertooth Jazz -tandem sax, flute - (Pat Mallinger, Cameron Pfiffner) B3 organ (Pete Benson), drums (Ted Sirota) - Sabertooth MySpace - Pat Mallinger FBook

*every Saturday, midnite until 4am!! at the Green Mill, Chicago's Uptown - AFTER HOURS JAZZ PARTY!

The Salty Dogs - Salty Dogs webpage - 60th year performing since 1947!! - MySpace

Wednesdays, 5pm, Andy's Jazz Club, Chicago

Savoir Faire (Sam Williams) - violin - Savoir Faire's Website - Savoire's MySPace - Facebook

*artist in residence at Potbelly's. You can see me perform every Friday (at 2248 N lincoln) and Sunday (at 754 w Belmont) from 12 - 2 pm.

Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens - alto saxophone, bass clarinet - Aram's Website - MySpace - Facebook - Fbook2

February 2 Pink Canoes @ Ivy Room, Albany, CA

February 3 Keefe Jackson Group @ Elastic, Chicago, IL

February 6 Aram Shelton Quartet @ Hungry Brain, Chicago, IL

February 7 Aram Shelton Quintet with Jason Adasiewicz @ Skylark, Chicago, IL

February 9 Fast Citizens @ the Hideout, Chicago, IL

February 10 Aram Shelton Quartet @ the Sugar Maple, Milwaukee, WI

Archie Shepp - sax (piano, voc) - Archie's website - Archie's MySPace - Fan MySpace - French Website - Facebook - FBook#2

Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls - drums (for more info visit the Ted Sirota website) - Facebook - Ted's MySPace
*EVERY 3rd MONDAY OF THE MONTH; 8:00-10:00PM @ Morseland (1218 W. Morse in Rogers Park).

*Ted drums with the Sabertooth Quartet every Saturday midnight til 4 am at Green Mill

*new series, every Wednesday night at Boocoo with Ted Sirota's Freedom Sounds, 1823 Church St, Evanston,IL ,8:30pm, www.boocoo.org

John Skillman's Barb City Stompers - clarinet -with Roy Rubinstein - Coast to Coast Jazz Band website

Mike Smith - sax - Mike Smith Sax Website - Mike MySPace

*every Wednesday, 9pm at Andy's Jazz Club

Ira Sullivan - trumpet, reeds - Ira's Website - Ira's MySpace - Facebook - Twitter

Sun Ra Arkestra - webpage - Sun Ra's MySpace - Arkestra MySpace - Sound of Joy MySpace - Arkestra fan page - Facebook

Chad Taylor -drums (Chicago Underground, Active Ingredients)- Chad's MySpace - Website - Facebook

Jul 31 - HUNGRY BRAIN - Chicago -Jeff Parker -Chris Lopes -Chad Taylor

Sir Charles Thompson- piano - AAJ article on Sir Charles - AMG Bio - Facebook/Wiki

Duane Thamm - vibraphone - AMG bio

Ken Vandermark - sax, reeds - Ken's Website --- Umbrella Music- Ken's MySpace. - Facebook Fbook#2 - Twitter

Feb 04,05 2011 Chicago :: USA GREEN MILL, Lawrence & Broadway- Jason Moran, Jeff Parker, Ken Vandermark, Nasheet Waits.

Feb 17, 2011 Vienna :: Austria CINC: Paul Lytton (drums), Philipp Wachsmann (violin/electronics), Ken Vandermark (reeds).

Feb 18, 2011 Weikersheim :: Germany CINC: Paul Lytton (drums), Philipp Wachsmann (violin/electronics), Ken Vandermark (reeds).

Feb 19, 2011 Hasselt :: Belgium CINC: Paul Lytton (drums), Philipp Wachsmann (violin/electronics), Ken Vandermark (reeds).

Feb 20, 2011 Hofheim Am Taunus :: Germany CINC: Paul Lytton (drums), Philipp Wachsmann (violin/electronics), Ken Vandermark (reeds).

Feb 22, 2011 Brest :: France CINC: Paul Lytton (drums), Philipp Wachsmann (violin/electronics), Ken Vandermark (reeds).

Mar 02, 2011 Chicago - RESONANCE FESTIVAL: at the Hideout, Chicago - Reed Trio (Mikolaj Trzaska, Ken Vandermark, Waclaw Zimpel); Inner Ear (Tim Daisy, Per-Ake Holmlander, Steve Swell, Mikolaj Trzaska)

March 3, 2011 Chicago - RESONANCE FESTIVAL: at ELASTIC , Chicago - Reed Trio (Mikolaj Trzaska, Ken Vandermark, Waclaw Zimpel); Inner Ear (Tim Daisy, Per-Ake Holmlander, Steve Swell, Mikolaj Trzaska)

Mar 04, 2011 Milwaukee :: USA RESONANCE FESTIVAL: Four: (Tim Daisy, Devin Hoff, Dave Rempis, Waclaw Zimpel); Brass Trio (Magnus Broo, Per-Ake Holmlander, Steve Swell);

Mar 05, 2011 Milwaukee :: USA THE RESONANCE ENSEMBLE.

Mar 06, 2011 Chicago :: USA CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER - THE RESONANCE ENSEMBLE

Mar 08, 2011 Chicago :: USA Ken Vandermark SOLO (8pm), Follows (9pm), The EX (10pm).

Mar 15, 2011 Milwaukee :: USA Paul Lytton, Nate Wooley, Ken Vandermark.

Mar 16, 2011 Chicago :: USA Paul Lytton/Ken Vandermark duo, Paul Lytton/Nate Wooley duo, Lytton/Vandermark/Wooley trio.

Mar 18, 2011 NY :: USA SET 1: Joe McPhee [reeds/brass]/Ken Vandermark [reeds] duo -- SET 2: Paul Lytton, Nate Wooley [trumpet/electronics], Ken Vandermark [reeds] trio.

Mar 19, 2011 NY :: USA SET 1: Joe Morris [guitar]/Ken Vandermark [reeds] duo -- SET 2 (Joe Morris [bass]/Nate Wooley [trumpet/electronics]/Ken Vandermark [reeds] trio.

Apr 06, 2011 Chicago :: USA KEN VANDERMARK solos and duos with Jeb Bishop.

Apr 17, 2011 Zurich :: Switzerland Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet.

Apr 18, 2011 London :: UK Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet.

Apr 19, 2011 London :: UK Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet.

Apr 20, 2011 London :: UK Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet.

Apr 21, 2011 Wuppertal :: Germany Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet.

Apr 22, 2011 Wuppertal :: Germany Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet.

Apr 23, 2011 Wuppertal :: Germany Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet.

Apr 24, 2011 Stuttgart :: Germany Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet.

Apr 26, 2011 Russelsheim :: Germany Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet.

Apr 27, 2011 Amsterdam :: Netherlands Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet.

Mike Walbridge's Chicago Footwarmers featuring Kim Cusack and Don Stiernberg - tuba, cornet - West End Jazz - AAJ review - Don's web - Kim's web

tuba (on Terry Waldo's Gutbucket Syncopators, Bay City Jazz Band,Salty Dogs, Albert Nicholas) West End Jazz Band

February 27, 2011 - The West End Jazz Band              John Otto - Reeds Leah Bezin - Banjo, vocals Mike Walbridge - Tuba Andy Schumm - Drums Frank Gualtieri - Trombone Mike Bezin - Cornet For ticket information or to become a member visit  www.illianajazz.com or call Herta: 708 672-3561 write to P.O. Box  1459, Oak Park, IL 60304

Terry Waldo's Gutbucket Syncopators - piano - Terry's Website - Facebook/Wiki

Wednesday, February 16 7:00 - 8:00 PM Banjo Jim's 700 E. 9th St. & Ave. C (212) 777-0869 http://www.banjojims.com/ Terry Waldo - Solo

Sunday, February 20 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Fat Cat Billiards 75 Christopher St (Just West of 7th Ave.) NYC 10014 (212) 675-6056 www.fatcatmusic.org Stride Piano Jam Terry Waldo, Ahud Asherie & Special Guests

Corey Wilkes - trumpet - Corey's Website - Corey'sMySpace- Corey's AACM - Facebook- FBOOK#2

Fri, February 4 - JAZZ BAKERY -(Musicians Institute Concert Hall) - Los Angeles - 9pm -Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA

Mon February 7 - Kuumbwa Jazz - Santa Cruz, CA -8pm- Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, 320-2 Cedar Street - Since 1975!

Wed February 9 -The ND - Austin, TX - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - 501 N. I-H 35, Austin, TX

Thurs Feb. 10 8-11 PM &endash; Ethnic Heritage Ensemble live at The Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St., Houston, TX

February 14 - Field Museum, Chicago - ALL NEED LOVE Festival - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 15 - Mercury Lounge - Ottowa, CANADA- 8pm - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 20 - Tralf Music Hall - Buffalo, NY - 6pm- - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 23 - Takoma Park, MD , 8pm- Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Thu, Feb 24, 2011 8:30 pm - Lincoln Center, NYC - Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Corey Wilkes and Ernest Dawkins- David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City

February 25 - Thunderbird Cafe- Pittsburgh, PA - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Feb 26 - An Die Musik - 8pm- Baltimore, MD - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

February 27 - Erie Arts Museum - 411 State St, Erie, PA, - Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

 


recently passed on to that great gig in the sky

Fred Anderson - sax -(for more info visit Fred Anderson's Velvet Lounge website.) - Fred's MySpace - AACM page -- Facebook - REST IN PEACE, MR. ANDERSON!

Andy Goodrich - saxophone - AMG bio - RIP Dr. Goodrich (1928-2008)

Johnny Griffin - sax - (on Ira Sullivan's Blue Stroll - DE 402)- Johnny's Hard Bop page - Johnny, rest in peace! (1924-2008)

Chuck Hedges -clarinet - www.chuckhedges.com
rest in peace, Mr. Hedges - http://www.jsonline.com/news/obituaries/97141424.html

Franz Jackson - sax, clarinet - Franz' Website- rest in peace, Franz (November 1, 1912 - May 6, 2008) Chicago jazz will not be the same - Franz' MySpace - FBOOK - Facebook

Eddie Johnson -sax - Red Saunders page - Rest in peace, Eddie - ('21-'10)

Carl Leukaufe - vibes - rest in peace, Carl ('34-'10)

Cecil Payne -( b Dec. 14, 1922 -d Nov. 27, 2007-) Rest in peace, Cecil . You and your baritone sax will be much missed! - Wiki/FBook

John Young - piano- rest in peace, forever young John (1922- April 16, 2008)

 



FRIENDS OF DELMARK- Jazz Artists/Leaders on Delmark as "sidemen/women"

Tom Abbs - bass (on Active Ingredients' Titration - DG 547)- Tom's MySpace

Ernie Adams - drums - (on Jodie Christian's CDs)- Ernie's MySpace

Tatsu Aoki - bass, drums (on Fred Anderson's CDs) -Tatsu's website

Dee Alexander -vocals (on Malachi Thompson's CDs and Corey Wilkes' Drop It - DE 582) - Dee's Website - AACM page

*TUESDAYS: Dee Alexander Quartet , Jazz Showcase, Chicago, Sets at 8 and 10 Mon-Sat, and at 4 PM and 8 and 10 on Sundays

Harrison Bankhead - Bass, guitar - (on Fred Anderson's CDs) - Harrison anf Fred Youtube

Thurman Barker - drums, percussion - (on Jarman. Muhal, Kalaparausha's) - Thurman's bio Thurman's MySpace

Robert Barry - drums - (on Sun Ra's Sun Song, Lin Halliday's Where or When, Ken Vandermark's) - Robert's AMG bio

Gary Bartz - sax (on Malachi Thompson's CDs) - Gary's JazzCorner Website

Matt Bauder - clarinet, tenor sax - (on Exploding Star Orchestra) - MySpace

Marcus Belgrave - trumpet, flugelhorn - (on Cecil Payne's Scotch and Milk- DE 494) - Marcus' Website

Steve Berry - trombone - (on Malachi Thompson's, Ernest Dawkins', Byther Smith's, and Willie Kent's CDs)- Steve's AACM page

Andrew Bird - voc, violin, guitar, whistling (on Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six's Heretic Blues -DE 513 and Control Freak- DE 522) - Bird's Website

Jeb Bishop- trombone - (on Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls' Breeding Resistance -DE 551 and Keefe Jackson's Project Project) - Jeb's Website - Jeb's MySpace

Hamiet Bluiett - baritone sax, clarinet (on Malachi Thompson's Talking Horns -DE 532)- Hamiet's Website

Mwata Bowden - clarinet, sax, reeds - (on Dave Clark's Switchin' In The Kitchen- DE 768) - Mwata's AACM page

Joseph Bowie - trombone, percussion (on Ethnic Heritage Enemble's, Kahil El Zabar's Infinity Orchestra's Transmigration -DE 576) - DeFunkt's Website

David Boykin - sax (on Active Ingredients-Titration- DG-547)- David's MySpace

Sundays 6 pm Jam Session with David Boykin , Cafe Mestizo, Chicago (312) 942-0095

Jaimie Branch -trumpet and flugelhorn (on Keefe Jackson's Project Project) - Jaimie's MySpace

Randy Brecker - trumpet - (on Frank Catalano's Live at the Green Mill - DG 536) - Randy's website

Bill Brimfield - trumpet (on Joseph Jarman's Song For DD 410 and Ed Petersen's The Haint DE 474)

Nick Broste - trombone (on Keefe Jackson's Project PRoject) - Nick's MySpace

Kirk Brown - piano (on Ari Brown's CDs, Malachi Thompson's New Standards DE 473)

Maurice Brown -trumpet (on Ernest Dawkins' Mean Ameen -DE 559 and The Messenger - DE 570/DVD 1570) - Maurice's Website

Rahn Burton - piano - (on Roy Campbell's La Tierra del Fuego DE 469)

Dennis Carroll -bass (on Brad Goode, Lin Halliday, Jodie Christian, Bobby Broom)

Bryan Carrot - Vibraphone, Marimba- (on Roy Campbell's New Kingdom - DE 456)

Adegoke Steve Colson -piano (on Kahil's Bright Moments' Return of the Lost Tribe DE 507)- Steve's website AACM page

Ronnie Cuber -baritone sax (on Bobby Broom's Modern Man- DE 530) - Ronnie at AAJ

Kim Cusack - clarinet, sax (on Salty Dogs' CDs and Mike Walbridge's Chicago Footwarmers - Ragtime Ramblers' bio

*every Wednesday, 5pm, Andy's Jazz, Chicago - the Kim Cusack Quartet

Edwin Daugherty - sax, reeds - (on Muhal Richard Abrams' Things To Come From Those Now Gone- DD 430) -

Vincent Davis - drums - (on Jodie Christian's Experience - DD 454 and Rain or Shine DE 467) - Vincent's MySpace

Buddy DeFranco - clarinet (on John Burnett's Swing Orchestra - DE 596 - Down For Double) - #1 Be-Bop Jazz Clarinetist

Ron Dewar - sax, clarinet- Memphis Nighthawks' Jazz Lips

Justin Dillard -piano (Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble)- Justin MySpace

Bob Dogan - Piano (on Jim Cooper's CDs, Jesse Fortune, Dave Specter's Blueplicity 664)- Bob Dogan web

Axel Dorner - trumpet (on Josh Abrams' Cipher - DG 546) - Axel's European Free Improv page

Hamid Drake - drums, percussion (on Fred Anderson's CDs and Roy Campbell's Ethnic Stew and Brew -DE 528)- Hamid on AAJ

Jacey Falk - vocals (on Curtis Fuller's Up Jumped Spring -DE550)

James Falzone - clarinet (on Keefe Jackson's Project Project)

Alvin Fielder -drums, percussion (on Roscoe Mitchell's Sound DE 408)- Alvin's NYC AAMC page - AACM page

George Fludas - drums (on Lin Halliday's and Eric Alexander's)

Michael Formanek - bass - (on Scott Fields' Mamet 527)- MySpace AMG bio

Larry Gray - bass - Larry's Website - (on Jodie Christian's CDs, Lin Halliday's Where or When DE 468, Curtis Fuller's Up Jumped Spring DE 550)

Chris Greene - sax (on Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six's CDs) - Chris' Website

Guillermo Gregorio - clarinet, sax (on Josh Abrams' Cipher - DG 546 and Keefe Jackson's Project Project)- Guillermo's on Avant

Henry Grimes - bass - (on Fred Anderson's 21st Century Chase DVD- 1589)

Richard Hadlock - clarinet, saxophone - www.kcsm.org - on Garvin Bushell's One Steady Roll (DE 250)

Anton Hatwich - bass - www.antonhatwich.com - on Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens "Ready Everyday," Keefe Jackson's Project Project "Just Like This," Josh Berman's "Old Idea," and Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens "Two Cities.

Tim Haldeman - sax (on Jason Ajemian's Smokeless Heat)

Dana Hall - drums- (on Brad Goode's Hypnotic Suggestion- DE 567) - Chicago Jazz Ensemble

Fareed Haque - guitar, sitar, voc (on Ethnic Heritage Ensemble's CDs, Ed Peterson's Upward Spiral -DE 445)- Fareed's Website

Billy Harper -sax (on Malachi Thompson's CDs)- Billy's Website

Barry Harris - piano (on Dona;d Byrd's First Flight - DD 407) - Barry's website

Billy Hart - drums- (on Andy Goodrich's Motherless Child - DE 495) -Billy's Website

Albert "Tootie" Heath - drums - Tootie's MySpace

Eddie Henderson - trumpet -(on Andy Goodrich's Motherless Child DE-495) - Eddie AAJ article

John Herndon -drums, percussion, vibes, keys (on Chicago Underground Orchestra's Playground- DE 503, Exploding Star Orchestra) Tortoise Website

Marquis Hill - trumpet, flugelhorn - (on Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble's The Prairie Prophet, DE-598) - Website

Eric Hochberg- bass - (on Rich Corpolongos' Just Found Joy DE 489 and Frank Catalano's Live at Green Mill DG 536) - Eric's MySpace

Art Hoyle - trumpet -(on Sun Ra's CDs, Harold Ousley's Grit-Gettin' Feelin DE 520) - Art interview on WBEZ

Freddie Hubbard - trumpet - (on Cecil Payne's Cerupa -DE 478)- Freddie's Website - Rest in peace, Freddie

Robert Irving III - piano, keys, synth - (arranges on Kahil's Transmigration - DE 576 and Corey Wilkes' Drop It, DE 582)- Robert's bio

Yosef Ben Israel - bass (on Ernest Dawkins', Kahil El'Zabar's, Malachi Thompson's New Standards, Ari Brown's live at Green Mill and VENus)

Michael Jackson - sax (numerous liners/photos) - Bangers & Mash

Jeff Jenkins - Piano (on Brad Goode's Nature Boy)- JazziestJeff's MySpace

Leroy Jenkins - violin (1932-2007, R.I.P.) (on Muhal Richard Abrams' ...Degrees of Light DD413 and A. Braxton's 3 Compositions...DD 415 - AACM page

Shaun Johnson - trumpet - (on Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble's The Prairie Prophet, DE-598) - MySpace

Elvin Jones - drums - (on Jimmy Forrest's All The Gin Is Gone DD 404 and Black Forrest- DD 427) - Elvin's Jazz Machine

Edward "Kidd" Jordan - sax - (on Fred Anderson's 21st Century Chase - CD 589/DVD 1589) - - MySpace - Kidd Jordan

Leon Joyce, Jr. - drums (on Malachi Thompson's Blue Jazz)

Jeff Kowalkowski - piano (Exploding Star Orchestra) - Milkwood

Noel Kupersmith - bass (Chicago Underground Trio)

Oliver Lake - sax (on Malachi Thompson's Talking Horns DE 532) - Oliver's Website

Lester Lashley - trumpet, flute, cello, woodwinds- (on Joseph Jarman's As If It Were the Seasons, Roscoe Mithcell's Sound, George Freeman's Birth Sign, Muhal's)

Yusef Lateef - flute, reeds - (on Donald Byrd's First Flight -DD 407) - Yusef's Website

Bobby Lewis - trumpet, flugelhorn - (on Jim Beebe's Saturday Night Function -DE 218) - Bobby's website

Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello (on Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens' Ready Everyday DE 571) - Fred interview in Perfect Sound Forever

Chris Lopes - bass, flute, guitar - (on Jeff Parker's Like-Coping DG 543 and Chicago Underground) - Chris' MySpace

Matt Lux - bass guitar (Rob Mazurek's Sound Is, Exploding Star Orchestra)

Harold Mabern -piano (on Eric Alexander's CDs and Andy Goodrich's Motherless Child- DE 495)- Harold on AAJ

Bill MacKay -guitar - (on Savoir Faire's Running Out of Time DE 562) - Bill's MySpace

Nate McBride - bass - Nate's MySpace

Jim McNeely - piano - (on Chris Woods' Modus Operandi- DE 437)

Ravish Momin -drums, percussion (on Kalaparusha's Morning Song DE 553) - Ravish's website

Jemeel Moondoc - alto sax - on Active Ingredients' Titration (DG 547)- Jemeel on AMG

Famoudou Don Moye - percussion - Don's Website - AACM page

Idris Muhammad (Leo Morris)-drums (on Bobby Broom's Modern Man DE 530)- Idris' AAj article Idris' MySpace

David Murray -sax, clarinet -(on Kahil El Zabar's Love Outside of Dreams -DG 541) - David's webpage

Amina Claudine Myers - voc, piano - (on Maurice McIntyre's Humility 419) - Wikipedia - MySpace

Leon Oakley - cornet -Riverwalk - on William Warfield's Something Within Me (DD 772) and Garvin Bushell's One Steady Roll (DE 250)

William Parker - Bass (on Roy Campbell CD's and Zane Massey's Brass Knuckles- DD 464) - William's website

Junius Paul - Bass - Website

Ron Perillo - piano (on Mike Smith's Sinatra Songbook- DE 480) - Ron AAJ article

Willie Pickens - piano (on too many to list here!) - Willie's Website

*WEDNESDAYS: Willie Pickens Trio & Friends , JAZZ SHOWCASE, Chicago, Sets at 8 and 10 Mon-Sat, and at 4 PM and 8 and 10 on Sundays

Julian Priester - trombone (on Sun Ra's Sun Song - DD 411 and Sound of Joy - DD 414)

Avreeayl Ra - drums - (Malachi Thompson's CDs, Ernest Dawkins' CDs, Active Ingredients, Ari Brown's) - Avreeayl on AAJ - AACM page - MySPace

Mike Reed - drums - Mike's Website - Umbrella

Rufus Reid -bass - (on Muhal Abrams' Things To Come...DD 430) - Rufus' JazzCorner Website

Tomeka Reid -cello (on Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble) - Tomeka's MySpace

Dave Rempis - alto and baritone saxophone - (on Keefe's Project Project) - Dave's Website- Umbrella

Melvin Rhyne - organ - (on Jimmy Coe's Say What DD011) - AMG Bio

Frank Rosaly - drums (on Keefe Jackson's DE 571 and DE 580 and Chicago Luzern Exchange) - Frank's blog

Jim Rotondi -trumpet - (on Eric Alexander's CDs, Cecil Payne's Chic Boom -DE 529) - Jim's Website

Pharoah Sanders - Sax, reeds (on Kahil El Zabar's Africa N'da Blues -DE 519) - Pharoah's Website

Brian Sandstrom - bass, guitar (NRG Ensemble. Frank Catalano's Cut It Out, Von & Ed, Ed Petersen' THe Haint)

Darius Savage - bass - (on Ernest Dawkins' CDs) LowEnd SPecialist MySpace

Eric Schneider - sax (on Jim Beebe's Saturday Night Function- DE 218 and Sir Charles Thompson's CDs)

*every Friday, noon @ Andy's Jazz Club

Robert Shy - drums (Mike Smith, Ed Petersen, Frank Catalano, Von Freeman, Harold Ousley,

Kelly Sill - bass (on Brad Goode's Hypnotic Suggestion DE 567 and Cy Touff/Sandy Mosse)

Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet - (on Anthony Braxton's 3 Compositions -DD 415, Muhal Abrams' Young At Heart DE 423, Maurice McIntyre's Humility 419) - Leo's Website - AACM page

Dr. Lonnie Smith -organ (on Bobby Broom's Modern Man -DE 530) - Lonnie's Website

Isaiah Spencer -drums (on Ernest Dawkins' Messenger- Live at Velvet and The Prairie Prophet - DE 598) - MySpace

Jason Stein - bass clarinet (on Keefe Jackson's Project Project, Exploding Star Orchestra) - Jason's MySpace - Jason's Website

Don Stiernberg - mandolin, banjo, guitar -(on Mike Walbridge's Chicago Footwarmers)- Don's Website

Steve Swell - trombone - (on Active Ingredients' Titration- DG 547)- Steve's MySpace Swell Website

John Tchicai - alto sax - (on Archie Shepp's New York Contemporary Five - DE 409) - Website - Wikipedia

Butch Thompson - piano, clarinet -(on Norrie Cox's Live at the Illiana -DE 241) - Butch's Website

Henry Threadgill -flute, sax (on Muhal Richard Abrams' Young At Heart -DE 423 on Frank Walton's Reality- DE 436) - Henry's Europe Jazz Network page - AACM page

Ugochi -vocals (on Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble) - Ugochi's website- African Buttafly MySpace

Marc Unternahrer - tuba (Chicago Luzern Exchanger, Keefe Jackson's Project Project) - Marc's MySpace

Greg Ward - alto saxophone (Exploding Star Orchestra) - Greg's website - Occidental Brothers Dance Band International

Paul Wertico - drums (on Rich Corpolongos's Just Found Joy- DE 489 and Catalano's Live at Green Mill DG 536) - Paul's Website

John Whitfield - bass (on MIke Smith, Jodie Christian, Malachi Thompson, Harold Ousley, Othello/Al Green..)

Pharez Whitted - trumpet (on Ari Brown's Live at the Green Mill- DVD/DE 1577/577 and Jimmy Coe's Say What DD 011) -Pharez Wikipedia

Brad Williams - piano (on Ed Peterson's Upward Spiral - DE 445) - Brad's website

Buster Williams - bass (on Andy Goodrich's Motherless Child- DE 495) - Buster's Website

Mars Williams - sax (on NRG Ensemble's This Is My House -DE 485) - Liquid Soul's Website

Dr. Odies Williams - trumpet, flugelhorn - (on Al Green/Othello Harrington's Mr. Lucky 539)

*every Tuesday, 9pm, Andy's Jazz CLub, Chicago - with Jordan Baskin Trio (piano)

Reggie Workman - bass. percussion- (on Roscoe Mitchell's In Walked Buckner - DE 510)- Reggie's AAJ interview

David Young - trumpet (Nicole Mitchell)- David on Centerstage

Michael Zerang - drums, percussion - (on Scott Fields' Mamet 527) - Zerang's MySpace

 

BLUES Artists

 

Lurrie Bell -voc, guitar - Lurrie's Website and Lurrie's Blogspot and Lurrie page and Lurrie MySpace - YouTube - AMG bio - Facebook

Fri Feb 18 - B.L.U.E.S on Halsted, Chicago

Sat Feb 19 - Buddy Guy's Legends - Chicago

Sat March 26 - Rosa's Lounge, Chicago

Big DooWooper - vocal, keys- Chicago Reader article - AMG Bio - ABC News story

Sunday morning baptist gospel church - 7859 S. Ashland - 9am - Missionary Baptist Church - 652 W. 79th St, Chicago

Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express -vocals -BTS - Wikipedia page - AMG Bio -- Facebook/Wiki -YouTube
*Saturdays - Jimmy G's BBQ - 9:30 pm - 3809 N. Harlem, Chicago 773 685 7447

*every Sunday at Blue Chicago - 536 N. Clark, Chicago

Thurs Feb 18 - B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted, Chicago

Lonnie Brooks - voc, guitar - Lonnie's website - Lonnie's MySpace - YouTube - AMG bio - Facebook - Facebook/WIki

Fri 03/04/11 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

Willie Buck -vocals - MySpace - Website - Facebook - Facebook

*every Sunday - Woodlawn Tap, Hyde Park, Chicago - 1172 E 55th St - 4pm - with Scott Dirks, Justin O'Brien, Willie Greeson, Dave Waldman

*most Sundays - Geno's Playmate Lounge, 4239 W. Cermak (and 22nd St) - 9-12pm

Rockin' Johnny Burgin - voc, guitar - He's BACK!!/ Martin Lang (harp) - often plays with Tail Dragger - WEBSITE - Johnny's MySpace - AMG - Centerstage - FaceBook

* some Saturdays - ROOSTER's - with TAIL DRAGGER - 4501 W. Madison - 10pm-3am!

*most Fridays - The Water Hole - with Mary Lane! 1400 S. Western Ave, Chicago - 9pm -1am

2/1/2011 Tour Spain, Italy TBA February 2011

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/2/2011

La Alquitara Cafe

Bejar, Spain

w. QuiQue Gomez, great Spanish harp player

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/3/2011

Cafe Corrillo

Salamanca, Spain

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/4/2011

Savoy Music and Drinks

Gijon, Spain

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/5/2011

La Cueva del Jazz

Zamora, Spain

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/10/2011

Teatro Arbole

Zaragoza, Spain

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/11/2011

Sala Eden

Huesca, Spain

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/12/2011

Fonda El Tozal

Teruel, Spain

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/13/2011

Sala Clamores

Madrid, Spain

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/19/2011

Cafe De Noot

Amersfoort, Netherlands

Rockin Johnny w QuiQue Gomez

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/23/2011

Corcovado Pub

Lanciano, Italy

w Luca Giordano and Marco Pandolfi

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/25/2011

Virgin Queen

Silvi Marina, Italy

w Luca Giordano and Marco Pandolfi

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/26/2011

La Lucciola E La Luna

Pomezia, Rome, Italy

w Luca Giordano and Marco Pandolfi

The Rockin Johnny Band

2/28/2011

Batard

Modena, Italy

w Luca Giordano and Marco Pandolfi

The Rockin Johnny Band

3/2/2011

Chuck's

5557 W 79th St, Burbank

1rst Wed of every month is open jam night!

The Rockin Johnny Band

3/5/2011

Curley's

downtown Glen Ellyn

9:30pm-1am, Welcome Home party from European tour!

The Rockin Johnny Band

3/12/2011

JT's Porch

665 W Roosevelt Rd, Lombard

9am-1am, NEW VENUE for RJB, be there!

3/19/2011 Nick's Beergarden 1516 N Milwaukee, Chicago 10pm-1am

Eddie Burns -voc, guitar - Detroit Blues Legend - AMG bio -YouTube

Jimmy Burns -voc, guitar, harp - www.jimmyburnsband.com- YouTube -Facebook - AMG bio
* Jimmy Burns Every other Monday, hosting the jam at
Buddy Guy's Legends
* Every Wednesday at
Kingston Mines

Feb 19 - House of BLues Back Porch Stage, Chicago

Feb 22 - House of BLues Back Porch Stage, Chicago

Feb 24 -House of BLues Back Porch Stage, Chicago

Aron Burton - voc, bass - Aron's MySpace - Aron Earwig Bio - AMG bio - YouTube - Facebook

*Thursdays, Gino's East, 8725 W. Higgins, Chicago- Two for the Blues

Eddie C. Campbell - voc, guitar - MySpace -Facebook - Wiki/Fbook

Saturday, Sunday Feb 12, Feb 13 - 51st Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival - Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street, Chicago - http://uofcfolk.org/2010/performers.html

Karen Carroll -vocals - MySpace - YouTube - AMG bio - website

Dave Clark's Blues Swingers- sax, guitar - AMG review - Facebook

Eddy Clearwater - voc, guitar - "The Chief" website - You Tube - Facebook

Friday February 25 - Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

March 18, 2011 Southern Blues Night - Heerlen, Holland

March 19, 2011 Evening with the Blues - Tiel, Holland

March 20, 2011 De Korenbloem - Zingem, Belgium

March 22, 2011 Bluesnight Vienna, Austria

March 23, 2011 Jukebox Club - Bucharest, Romania

March 25, 2011 Bluesnight Zwolle, Holland

March 26, 2011 Blues Alive Cuyck, Holland

July 15, 2011 Tupelo Music Hall - Londonderry, NH

July 16, 2011 North Atlantic Blues Festival Rockland, ME

Michael Coleman & the Back Breakers - voc, guitar - www.funkymichaelcoleman.com - Michael's MySpace - AMG bio- YouTube -Facebook

*every Sunday: Bobby Rocket's Bar in Lyons, Wisconsin. Sun 3pm-7pm Thurs 8-11 pm, www.bobbyrocketsbar.com

Little Sammy Davis - voc, harp - Little Sammy's MySpace - YouTube - AMG bio - Facebook

Jimmy Dawkins -voc, wes cide gitar - MySpace - Jimmy' website - 2nd website - AMG bio - YOuTube - - FACEBOOK - Facebook

Steve Freund -voc, guitar- stevefreund.com - Steve's MySpace - YouTube - AMG bio - Facebook

Every Tuesday:  Blues Jam at the Mojo Lounge, Fremont Ca.  8:30-12 Midnite http://www.themojolounge.net/  

2011-02-18

09:30pm

Cafe Van Cleef w/ Charles Wheal

Oakland

California

2011-02-25

04:00pm

Saloon/w Jan Fanucchi

San Francisco

California

2011-02-25

09:30pm

Mojo Lounge

Fremont

California

Lacy Gibson - voc, guitar- Lacy article in Jefferson - AMG bio

Jimmy Johnson - voc, guitar - Jimmy's website - AMG bio - YouTube - Facebook

Wed Feb 23 - Buddy Guy's Legends - Chicago

Friday Feb 25 - Buddy Guy's Legends - Chicago

Shirley Johnson- vocals -Shirley MySpace - AMG Bio - YouTube - - Facebook

* every Thursday at Blue Chicago, 536 North Clark Street

Fri, Sat Jan 28, 29 - Blue Chicago, Chicago

Syl Johnson - voc, guitar, harp - Syl Discography- Syl AMG Bio - Syl MySpace -YouTube - Facebook - FBook - Facebk

James Kinds - voc, guitar - MySpace - Iowa Blues Hall of Fame - Facebook

Grana' Louise & TroubleMaker - vocals -Website - Facebook - YouTube

*every Monday - Blue Chicago, 536 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL w/ Tom Holland

Fri, Sat February 18, 19 - Blue Chicago, Chicago, IL w/ Grana Louise

Lenny Lynn - vocals - Lenny page - AMG bio

Magic Slim and the Teardrops - voc, guitar - Magic Slim's website - Slim's MySpace - AMG bio - YoUTube - Facebook - Fbook

Saturday Feb 5 - Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Fri 03/04/11 Chicago, IL Buddy Guy's Legends

Sat 03/05/11 Springfield, IL Knights Of Columbus Hall

Fri 04/01/11 Naestved, Denmark Vershuset

Sat 04/02/11 Jyderup, Denmark Musikforeningen Brage

Wed 04/06/11 Svendborg, Denmark Kulturhus

Thu 04/07/11 Rodovre, Denmark Viften

Fri 04/08/11 Hileroed, Denmark Stoeberihallen

Sat 04/09/11 Helsingor, Denmark Chili Blues Bar

Wed, Thurs 04/13,14/11 Malmo, Sweden Victoriateatern

Fri 04/15/11 Horsens, Denmark Club Blueskartellet

Tue 04/19/11 Odense, Denmark Dexter

Wed 04/20/11 Sonderborg, Denmark Sonderborghus

Thu 04/21/11 Haderslev, Denmark Maanen

Thu 06/30/11 Goteborg, Sweden Villa Belparc

Fri 07/01/11 Skanevik, Norway Skanevik Blues Festival Grounds

Sat 07/16/11 Rockland, ME Public Landing

Sat 07/30/11 Lake Harmony, PA Big Boulder Ski Resort

Sun 07/31/11 Lake Harmony, PA Big Boulder Ski Resort

Quintus McCormick - voc, guitar - Quintus' MySpace - Facebook

**Kingston Mines every Tuesday starting at 10:30 PM - Chicago

Al Miller -voc, harp - AMG review - Wild Cards - re released - Back in print on CD!

Mississippi Heat - Pierre LaCocque (harp) Inetta Visor (vocals) Lurrie Bell, Carl Weathersby, Giles Corey, John Primer (guitars) - Mississippi Heat Website - MySpace -AMG -Facebook

Thu 02/03/11BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 700 S. WABASH STREET CHICAGO, IL 60605 (312) 427-1190

Thu 02/10/11 SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 EAST HUBBARD STREET CHICAGO, IL, 60611 (312) 527-2722

Fri 02/18/11 NICK'S BEER GARDEN -- CHICAGO [NO COVER] 1516 N. MILWAUKEE AVENUE - Chicago - www.nicksbeergarden.com

Sat 02/19/11 BLUES AT THE BLUEBIRD - LEELAND, MI - 102 RIVER STREET

Sun 02/20/11 HOUSE OF BLUES - CHICAGO --- NEW SCHEDULE !!! - 239 N. DEARBORN

Sat 03/05/11 THE BLUES BAR - MOUNT PROSPECT, IL 2 WEST BUSSE HIGHWAY MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (847) 788-9977

Thu 03/10/11 SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 11 EAST HUBBARD CHICAGO, 60610 (312) 527-2722 www.shawscrabhouse.com

Thu 03/17/11 EUROPEAN TOUR - MARCH 17TH TO MARCH 26TH: SLOVENIA, HOLLAND, GERMANY ...

Fri 03/18/11 HOLLAND: HEERLEN -- SOUTHERN BLUES NIGHT HEERLEN, HOLLAND

Sat 03/19/11 HOLLAND: TIEL -- AN EVENING WITH THE BLUES

Sun 03/20/11 GERMANY: WENDELSTEIN JEDELSCHEUNE

Mon 03/21/11 GERMANY: WEINHEIM [TBC]

Thu 03/24/11 GERMANY: ULM - CHAVARI CLUB

Fri 03/25/11 HOLLAND: ZWOLLE -- ODEON THEATER

Sat 03/26/11 HOLLAND: CUIJK -- BLUES ALIVE FESTIVAL

Fri 04/08/11 FAT FISH BLUES - CLEVELAND, OH 21 PROSPECT AVENUE EAST

Thu 04/14/11 THE CANAL HOUSE - TUSCARAWAS, OH 108 S. MAIN STREET TUSCARAWAS, OH 44682 (740) 922-1255

Fri 04/15/11 MADAM'S ORGAN - WASHINGTON, DC 2461 18TH STREET NW WASHINGTON, DC, 20009 (202) 667-5370

Thu 05/12/11 SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 11 EAST HUBBARD CHICAGO, 60610 (312) 527-2722 www.shawscrabhouse.com

Tue 05/31/11 CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER CAFE - CHICAGO, IL 78 E. WASHINGTON -CHICAGO, IL - 12:15 pm

Thu 06/09/11 SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE www.shawscrabhouse.com

Sat 06/11/11 NORWAY [TENTATIVE]: JUNE 6TH, 2011

Sun 06/12/11 THE ARK - ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - 316 S. MAIN STREET - 7:30 pm

Sat 06/18/11 - BLUES FESTIVAL - KENTUCKY -- WITH CARL WEATHERSBY [TENTATIVE DATE]

Fri 07/01/11 EUROPE: CROATIA, ITALY... [TENTATIVE]

Sat 07/02/11 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BLUES FESTIVAL - DAVENPORT, IOWA - LECLAIRE PARK -TENT STAGE - 7:30PM-9:00PM.

Sun 07/03/11 - EARLY JULY - JULY 15TH: CANADA-QUEBEC TOUR [TENTATIVE]

Thu 07/14/11 - SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE -21 EAST HUBBARD STREET -CHICAGO

Sat 07/16/11 - STERLING MAIN STREET BLUES FESTIVAL - STERLING, IL - - 3RD STREET & LOCUST STREET -9:00 PM START.

Sun 07/17/11 JULY 17TH - EARLY AUGUST: EUROPEAN TOUR: CROATIA, ITALY, SPAIN.... [TENTATIVE]

Tue 07/19/11 EUROPEAN TOUR: MID-JULY-EARLY AUGUST [TENTATIVE]

Sat 09/10/11 PRINCETON HOMESTEAD BLUES FESTIVAL - PRINCETON, IL [RAIN OR SHINE] ALEXANDER PARK PARK AVENUE WEST/PARK AVENUE WEST

4:30PM-6:30PM. TWO 50-MINUTE SETS. WE WILL PERFORM INDOORS IF WEATHER IS NOT COOPERATING.

Thu 10/13/11 EUROPEAN TOUR: TOURNON-D'AGENAIS, FRANCE; ETC: OCTOBER 13TH --- OCT 30TH

Aaron Moore - voc, piano - http://www.earwigmusic.com/aaron.shtml - AMG bio - YouTube

Johnny B. Moore - voc, guitar - Johnny is making a comeback! Now playing with Tail Dragger and his own band - AMG bio - YouTube - MySpace - Facebook

Frank Morey -voc, guitar
(for more info visit the
Frank Morey website) - Morey MySPace - AMG bio - YouTube - Facebook

Tad Robinson - voc, harp (for more info visit the Tad Robinson Website) - MySpace - AMG bio - YouTube - Facebook

* every Monday at- Daddy Jack's - 8-11:30 w/ Soul Bus -96th & Meridian, Indianapolis, IN

February 12 (Sat.) 8:00PM Players Pub -Bloomington, Indiana

February 19 (Sat.) Birdy's -First Annual Indianapolis Blues Fest 9:00PM

February 24 (Thur.) 9:00PM Slippery Noodle -Indianapolis

March 3 (Thur.) 9:00PM Slippery Noodle Inn w/Soul Bus

March 5 (Sat.) 8:00PM Swizzle Stick Greencastle, Indiana

March 8 (Fat Tues.) 6:00PM Chief's in Greencastle, In Fat Tuesday Celebration w/Kevin Anker at the piano

March 11 (Fri.) 8:30PM Players Pub (812) 334-2080 Bloomington, In

March 27 - April 3 FINLAND TOUR Helsinki, Lahti, Kuopio....details later

April 7 (Thur.) 9:00PM Slippery Noodle Inn

April 22 (Fri.) 8:00PM Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis

Otis Rush - voc, guitar - Otis' Website - MySpace - AMG bio - YouTube - Facebook

Ken Saydak -voc, keys- (for more info visit the Ken Saydak Website) - AMG bio - YouTube - Facebook

Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang - voc, sax - Eddie & the Wolf Gang - AMG bio - Eddie's MySpace -YouTube - Facebook

# Friday Feb 18...Venue...Portland, Maine

# Saturday Feb 19...Elks Hall...Franklin, NH

# Monday Feb 21...Time Out Pub...Rockland, Maine

Byther Smith - voc, guitar- Byther Website - Byther's MySpace page - AMG bio - YouTube - Facebook

Friday Feb 11- 51st Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival - Mandel Hall, 1131 East 57th Street, Chicago - http://uofcfolk.org/2010/performers.html

Dave Specter & the Bluebirds -guitar - for more info visit the Dave Specter Website - Specter MySpace - AMG bio -YouTube - YOu Tube CHannel - Facebook - Blues & Beyond FBOok - Fret12

Wed Feb 9: Buddy Guy's Legends 9:30-1:00 700 S. Wabash Chicago, IL (312) 427-1190

Feb 24: SPACE Adventures in Guitar w/Nick Moss & Brother John Kattke 8:00-11:00

March 1: Shaw's Crab House 7:00-10:00 21 E. Hubbard Chicago, IL (312) 527-2722

March 8: Shaw's Crab House 7:00-10:00 21 E. Hubbard Chicago, IL (312) 527-2722

March 9: Buddy Guy's Legends 9:30-1:00 700 S. Wabash Chicago, IL (312) 427-1190

March 26: Nick's 10:00-1:30 1516 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago (773) 252-1155

Studebaker John & the Hawks/ Maxwell Street Kings (with Rick Kreher on guitar, Steve Cushing on drums)- John Grimaldi-voc, guitar, harp - Website - MySpace - Facebook

Friday February 18 - Fitzgerald's - Berwyn, IL - Side Bar

Sat Feb 26 - Redkey Palace Theater - Redkey, IN

Tail Dragger - vocals - Tail Dragger YouTube clip - Crawlin James MySpace - AMG bio - Facebook

*some SATURDAYs - ROOSTER's - with Rockin Johnny - 4501 W. Madison - 10pm-3am!

Friday, Saturday January 7, 8 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ - Tail Dragger live recording session Friday and Saturday at the Rhythm Room! The mighty Tail Dragger makes a trip from Chicago to Phoenix -Tail Dragger will be backed by the Rhythm Room All-Stars (Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, and Brian Fahey) plus very special guest Kirk "Eli" Fletcher.

Saturday Feb 12 - Buddy Guy's Legends - Chicago

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames with Abb Locke -- Website -MySpace - Facebook - WeldFacebook- New Delmark CD with Lil' Ed!

Friday Feb 4 - This must be the place!! Lemont Il great stage, sound system, our first time, really can't wait! bring your friends!

Sat Feb 5 - Ottowa lions club, really fun get together, celebrating and dancing with nice people, lots of oldie requests for the band!

Charles Wilson - vocals - Charles Wilson Website- Charles' MySpace - AMG bio - Soul Website - Facebook

James Wheeler -voc, guitar - James MySpace - James Youtube clip - AMG bio

*every Thursday @ Rosa's Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage, Chicago, 9:30 pm

Zora Young -vocals - (for more info visit: www.zorayoung.net) - AMG bio - YouTube - MySpace

 



Recently passed on to that great gig in the sky...

Jesse Fortune - vocals - ('30-'09) - - AMG bio - Webpage - rest in peace, Fortune Tellin' Man!

Piney Brown -vocals - Piney's Website - AMG review - YouTube - Rest in peace, Piney! ('22-'09)

Mad Dog Lester Davenport - voc, harp - Wikipedia - AMG Bio - Rest in Peace, Mad Dog - RIP '09

Little Arthur Duncan -voc, harp - Little Arthur MySpace -YouTube- AMG bio- We'll miss you dearly, Arthur! Rest in peace (2/5/1934-8/20/2008)

Robert Ward - voc, guitar - Wikipedia Bio - AMG bio - Riverside Studio Delmark DVD You Tube - REST IN PEACE, King of the Magnatone! (38-08)

Sax Kari - guitar - Sax Kari story - (on Honkers and Bar Walkers, Vol 3 -DE 542) - February 6, 1920-October, 9 2009 - Bandleader, pianist and guitarist., rest in peace

Phil Guy - voc, guitar - Phil's website - rest in peace, Phil! (4/28/1940-8/20/2008) (on Jr Wells' On Tap and Live at Theresa's 1975)

Pete Allen -voc, guitar - (on Zora Young's Tore Up From The Floor Up -DE 784)- RIP - d. Sept 2, 2008- Pete, We'll miss you!!!!!

Chico Banks - voc, guitar -('61-'08) MySpace (on Willie Kent's Long Way To Ol' Miss, DE696 and upcoming Delmark CD, Jimmy Dawkins presents The LERIC Story- Chico's first recordings, with the late Johnny Christian! )


FRIENDS OF DELMARK- Blues Artists/Leaders on Delmark as "sidemen/women"

Melvina Allen -vocals (on Johnny B. Moore's Live at Blue Chicago, DE 688)

Kenny Anderson - trumpet (on many Delmark CDs! The Chicago Horns) - Kenny on AMG

Herman Applewhite - bass (on Jr Wells' On Tap DD 635 and Dave Weld's Burnin' Love DE 806)

Billy Boy Arnold - voc, harp, guitar (on Blues Before Sunrise Benefit- DE 699) - MySpace - Wikipedia Billy Boy Unterberger interview

Gene "Daddy G" Barge - sax, arranger, producer - (on Tad Robinson's One To Infinity, Syl Johnson's Talkin' Bout Chicago)

Barrelhouse Chuck - voc, piano - (on Specter's Left Turn On Blue, Specter/Freund's Is What It Is)- Chuck's website

Dave Bartholomew - trumpet, voc - (on Jump 'N' Shout - DE 715)

Allen Batts - keys, voc - (on Lester Davenport's I Smell A Rat, Aron Burton's Good Blues To You, Shirley Johnson's Killer Diller)

Steve Behr -piano - (on Jim Beebe's, Michael Coleman's Blues Brunch - DE 785) - Boogie Woogie Masters AAJ

Dennis "The Long Man" Binder - Dennis' website - (on Long Man Blues -DE 717)

Billy Branch - voc, harp- Billy's Website -(on Willie Kent's Too Hurt To Cry - DE 667, Bonnie Lee's DE 676, Tail Dragger's CDs, Aron Burton's DE 727)

every Monday at Artis' Lounge, 1249 E. 87th, Chicago

every Wednesday with Nellie Tiger Travis, Genesis Lounge, 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: 8 PM

Mark Braun (Mr.B) - piano - (on Steve Freund's I'll Be Your Mule) - Mr. B's website

Rodney Brown and Hot Rod - sax, voc - (on Big Time Sarah's CDs)

Tommy Brown - vocals - Tommy's website (on Big Walter Horton/Alfred Harris' Harmonica Blues Kings - DD 712)

John Brumbach -sax -(on Specter's, Tad Robinson's, Al Miller's, Zora Young's Learned My Lesson, Jimmy Burns' Leaving Here Walking)- John's website

Nora Jean Bruso - vocals - website - MySpace (on upcoming Delmark CD - Jimmy Dawkins presents The LERIC Records Story - her first recordings!)

Mojo Buford - harp, voc - (on Chicago Ain't Nothin' But A Blues Band on JoJo Williams' Atomic- H)

Sam Burckhardt -sax - (on Steve Freund's CDs, Eddie C. Campbell's Tear this World Up) - Sam and Airway Records Website

Larry Burton - guitar, voc - (on Aron Burton's Good Blues To You, DE 727 and Jimmy Johnson's North/South DD 647) - Website

Birmingham "Harmonica" George Conner - voc, harp - (on Chicago Ain't Another Blues Band- DE 624)

Giles Corey- guitar, vocals - Lubriphonic (on Mississippi Heat's Hattiesburg Blues-DE 795 and Let's Live It Up! - DE 807)

Pete Crawford -guitar - (on Steve Freund's "C" For Chicago - DE 734)

Will Crosby - guitar (on Syl Johnson's Back In the Game) - Will's MySpace

Steve Cushing - drums, blues historian/DJ! (on Lurrie Bell's Mercurial Son- DE 679, Big Wheeler's Bone Orchard, Jimmie Lee Robinson's Lonely Traveller) - Blues Before Sunrise

Katherine Davis - vocals - www.katherinedavis.com - (on Dixie Stompers' Ain't Gonna Tell Nobody 'Bout DE 224)

Steve Dawson - voc, guitar - (on Barkin Bill's Gotcha!) -Steve Dawson Music

Jerry "Hot Rod" DeMink - guitar (on A.C. Reed's Junk Food - DE 726) -Website

Wendy Dewitt - piano (on Freund's "C" For Chicago) - Queen of Boogie Woogie

Scott Dirks - harp, voc- (on Jimmie Lee Robinson's Lonely Traveler - DE 665 and producer on many) - Little Walter web page

Michael Dotson - voc, guitar (on Jimmy Burns' Back to the Delta -DE 730) - Michael's website

Danny Draher -voc, guitar - (on Zora Young's Learned My Lesson -DE 748) - Danny's website

Ronnie Earl -guitar - (on Dave Specter's Bluebird Blues -DD 652) - Ronnie's website

Dietra Farr -vocals (on Dave Specter's Bluebird Blues -DD 652)- Dietra's website

Sammy Fender - voc, guitar (on A.C.Reed's Junk Food - DE 726) BaronDrums

Billy Flynn - voc, guitar, mandolin, harp - Billy's Web site - (on Little Arthur Duncan's DE 733, Mad Dog Lester's I Smell A Rat - DG 763, Willie Kent's DE 723)

Hank Ford - sax - (on many Delmark CDs- The Chicago Horns)

Johnny B. Gayden - bass (on A.C. Reed's Junk Food DE726) - WhistlePigs - AMG

Henry Gray -voc, piano - Henry's website (on Chicago Ain't Nothin' but A Blues Band DE 624 and Morris Pejoe's Wrapped In My Baby - DD 716)

Buddy Guy - voc, guitar - Buddy's website (on Jr Wells' Hoodoo Man Blues, Southside Blues Jam)

Steve Guyger - voc, harp - (on Freund's "I'll Be Your Mule"- DE 752)- Steve's Website

Terry Hanck -sax (on Steve Freund's "C" For Chicago - DE 734)- Terry's website

Willie Henderson - sax (baritone) (on many Delmark CDs!!- Chicago Horns) - Willie's Soul Walking page

HI Rhythm Section - Mabon "Teenie" Hodges on guitar and his brothers Leroy and Charles on bass and organ respectively, along with drummer Howard Grimes-(on Syl Johnson's CDs)- Ponderosa Stomp page

Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings - voc, guitar (on Grana' Louise's Gettin Kinda Rough - DE 812)

Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors- voc, harp - Mark's website (on Specter/Freund's Is What It Is)

Illinois Slim -guitar, (harp, voc) (on Blues Before Sunrise - DE 699 and Little Arthur Duncan's)

Arthur "Sambo" Irby - (drums, voc, air harmonica!) - (on A.C. Reed's Junk Food - DE 726) - plays w Pat Smilie, Siegel-Schwall

Morris Jennnings - drums (on Syl Johnson's Back In the Game 674)

Criss "Righteous" Johnson - guitar (on Jimmy Johnson's North/South DD 647) - Youtube

Plas Johnson -sax (on Jump 'N' Shout - DE 715) - Plas' website

Syleena Johnson - vocals (on Syl Johnson's Back In The Game - DE 674) - MySpace

Lynne Jordan - vocals (on Women of Blue Chicago -DD 690)- Lynne's website

Brother John Katke - voc, guitar, keys (on Dave Specter, Live Rosa's, Legends DVD/CD) - Brother John's website

Vance Kelly - voc, guitar - (on upcoming CD - Jimmy Dawkins presents the Leric Story - DE 808 - his 1st recordings!) - MySpace

Rick Kreher - guitar (on Rockin' Johnny, Little Arthur Duncan, Studebaker John) - Muddy Waters' MySpace

Sam Lay - drums, (guitar, voc) - (on Eddy Clearwater's Boogie My Blues Away -DD 678 and Carey Bell's Heartaches and Pain - DD666)- Sam's Howlin Wolf page

Bob Levis -guitar - (on Lonnie Brooks' CD, Karen Carroll's CD, Otis Rush -DE 781- Bob's Crossroads page

Sharon Lewis - vocals (on Dave Specter DVD/CD, Live in Chicago DE 794/DVD 1794) - Sharon's Texas Fire website

Lil' Ed - vocals, guitar (on Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames' Burnin' Love - DE 806) website - MySpace - Lil Ed Williams

Abb Locke - sax (on Otis Rush's Cold Day in Hell - DE 638 and Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames' Burnin' Love - DE 806) - Dave Weld web

Lynwood Slim - voc, harp - Lynwood's Webpage - (on Dave Specter's Left Turn On Blue - DE 693)

Minoru Maruyama - rhythm guitar - (on Johnny B. Moore's Troubled World -DE 701) - plays with Tail Dragger

Dave Maxwell - piano (on Steve Freund's "C" For Chicago -DE 734) - Dave's Website

Bill McFarland and the Chicago Horns - trombone- (on many Delmark CDs)

Rico McFarland - guitar (on Big Time Sarah's CDs, Jimmy Johnson's Johnson Whacks -DD 644)

Kevin McKendree - keyboards, voc -( on Tad Robinson's Last Go Round )- Kevin's website

Mojo Mark Cihlar- harp, guitar, keys (on Eddie C. Campbell's Tear this World Up - DE 799)

Joe Moss - voc, guitar (on Lurrie Bell's Blues Had A Baby - DE 736) - Joe's Website

Nick Moss - voc, guitar, harp, bass - Nick and Kate Moss website (on It Ain't Over - 55 Years of Delmark BLues- CD and DVD (DE 800/1800))

Matt "Guitar" Murphy -guitar, voc (on Memphis Slim's CDs and Chicago Ain't Nothin' But A Blues Band) - You Tube clip w/Memphis Slim

Pete Nathan - guitar (Syl Johnson, Big DooWopper, Aaron Moore)- Crown Royals/ Sol Rey's MySpace- DIRTY FUNK GUITAR!!!!!

Pinetop Perkins - voc, piano - Pinetop's Website (on Carey Bell's Blues Harp - DE 622)

Lucky Peterson -voc, guitar, keys (on Little Milton's Live at Westville Prison -DE 681)- Lucky's MySpace

John Primer - voc, guitar - John's Website- (on Shirley Johnson's Killer Diller - DG 757, Jesse Thomas' Blues Is A Feeling - DE 749, Willie Buck-DE 805 and Mississippi Heat's Let's Live it Up!)

Roosevelt "Mad Hatter" Purifoy - keys (on Carey/Lurrie Bell's Gettin Up DE 791, Johnny B. Moore, Big Time Sarah, Shirley Johnson, Karen Carroll, Jimmy Burns, and more! )

Luke Pytel - guitar, voc - Website (on Shirley Johnson's Blues Attack - DE 798)

Bernard Reed - blues and soul bass legend! (on Dave Weld's Burnin' Love- DE 806) - AMG bio

Bob Riedy - piano - Bob's website (on Jimmy Johnson's Pepper's Hangout - DD 745 and Carey Bell's Heartaches and Pain -DD 666, Eddy Clearwater's)

Freddie Roulette - Hawaiian Steel guitar - (on Sweet Home Chicago with Luther Allison - DD 618) - MySpace

Marty Sammon - keyboards - (on Eddie C. Campbell's Tear This World Up - DE 799) - Website - plays with Buddy Guy

Boz Scaggs - voc, guitar (on Steve Freund's "C" For Chicago - DE 734) - Boz' website

Jesse Scinto - sax, voc (on Rockin's Johnny's Straight Out of Chicago, DE 720) - Blow Jesse Blow!

Walter Scott - guitar, voc - (on Karen Carroll's Tallk To The Hand - DE 707 and Zora Young's Tore Up From The Floor Up -DE 784)

Alex Schultz -guitar - (on Tad Robinson's CDs) - Alex's website

Kenny Smith - drums, voc - Kenny's Bio - Website - (on Lurrie Bell's, Rockin' Johnny's, Mississippi Heat's, Ken Saydak's Foolish Man, Little Arthur Duncan's Singin with the Sun, The Big DooWopper's All in the Joy, Stever Freund's I'll Be Your Mule, Detroit, Jr's Blues on the Internet, Tail Dragger's My Head is Bald)

Willie "Big Eyes" Smith -voc, drums, harp - Willie's MySpace - (harp on Morris Pejoe/Arthur "Big Boy" Spires - Wrapped Up Baby DD 716)

Carl Snyder - keys - (on Jimmy Johnson's Johnson Whacks -DD 644) - The Illinois Slim band

Bob Stroger - bass, voc - Bob's website - Bob's MySPace

Hubert Sumlin - guitar - on Carey Bell's never released Delmark '72 LP - 1 track on anthology - This is the Blues Harmonica (DE 746)

Eddie Taylor, Jr. - voc, guitar (on Little Arthur Duncan's Singin' With The Sun -DE 733) - Eddie Taylor, Sr.

*every Monday, noon, Buddy Guy's Legends, 754 S. Wabash

Jeff Taylor - vocals, drums, harp - on Dave Weld's Burnin' Love - DE 806)- Dave Weld website

Larry Taylor - voc, drums (on Eddie Burns' Snake Eyes - DE 758 and Jimmy Burns' Back To The Delta - DG 770) - Larry's website

Harlan Terson -bass (on Dave Specter, Lurrie Bell, Barkin' Bill) - Harlan's website

Little Al Thomas - vocals - (on Delmark DVD/CD with Little Arthur Duncan, Live at Rosa's!)

Gloria Thompson-Rodgers -vocals (on James Wheeler's Ready- DE 719) - Gloria's website

Twist Turner - drums, voc, - blues storyteller supreme- Twist's website and Twist's MySpace (on Little Arthur Duncan's Live at Rosa's Lounge - DE 793/DVD 1793)

Maurice John Vaughn - voc, guitar, sax - (on Detroit Jr.'s Blues On The Intenet -DE 777, A.C.Reed's Junk Food (DE 726) & Shirley Johnson's Killer Diller- DG 757) Wikipedia - AMG

*Wednesdays at Kingston Mines- Chicago

Dave Waldman - harp, guitar - (on Big Wheeler's Bone Orchard, Jimmie Lee Robinson's Lonely Traveller, with Tail Dragger on Blues Brunch at the Mart DE785)

Herb Walker - guitar (on Barkin' Bill's Gotcha! -DE 672 and Shirley Johnson's Blues Attack - DE 798)

Carl Weathersby -voc, guitar (on Charles Wilson's If Heartaches Were Nickels -DE 771 and Mississippi Heat's Hattiesburg Blues-DE 795 and Let's Live It Up! - DE 807 - Carl's website

*Mondays at Kingston Mines -Chicago

Jody Williams - guitar, voc - (on J.T. Brown's Windy City Boogie - DE 714) - Jody page

Kim Wilson - harp, voc - T-Birds Site (on Steve Freund's "C" For Chicago - DE 734)

Juli Wood - baritone sax - (on Eddie C. Campbell's Tear This World Up- DE 799)

Joey Woolfolk - guitar - (on Professor's Blues Revue feat Karen Carroll- DD 650) - plays gospel guitar with many - Otis CLay, Ricky Dillard. Marvin Sapp

Ed Wooten - guitar - (on A.C. Reed's Junk Food - DE 726) - played w Junior Wells - w Russ Green, Doranne

Mark Wydra - guitar, voc (on Ken Saydak's Love Without Trust DE 751, Dave Clark's Switchin in the Kitchen -DE 768)

Willie Young -sax (on Rockin Johnny's, Tail Dragger's CDs) - Willie at Joe's Corner

 



 PREVIOUS SPECIAL DELMARK SHOWS

 

 New Year's Eve - Blues and Jazz in Chicago - December 31, 2010

Von Freeman and Ed Petersen - The Battle of the Saxes - Green Mill

Magic Slim & the Teardrops - Buddy Guy's Legends

Rockin' Johnny & Mary Lane - The Water Hole, 14th and Western

Vance Kelly & Big James - Kingston Mines

Jimmy Johnson with Rico McFarland & Demetria Taylor - B.L.U.E.S.

Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues- Rosa's Lounge

Katherine Davis - Andy's Jazz Club

Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames - Pete Miller's - Wheeling, IL

Dave Specter with the Fabulous Fish Heads - Shaw's Crab House w/Harlan Terson, Mark Wydra & Jon Hiller8:00-12:30 - 21 E. Hubbard

 

Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang - .Key Palace Theatre...Red Key, IN

Studebaker John & the Hawks - Fargo's in Edmonton, ALberta, CANADA

Steve Freund - American Fish, Las Vegas, NV

 

 


Just announced!

Studebaker John's MAXWELL STREET KINGS - Official Chicago Delmark CD Release party for their killer new CD, That's The Way You Do!

Friday November 19th at Rosa's Lounge

This evening will be a special tribute to the much missed Live Blues on the famous MAXWELL STREET in Chicago

We will be showing Maxwell Street documentaries before the live performance from the one and only Studebaker John (vocals, harp, slide guitar) and his Maxwell Street Kings, with Rick Kreher on guitar and Steve Cushing on drums. That's right - a trio with no bass, a la Hound Dog Taylor and the House Rockers!!

http://www.studebakerjohn.com/

http://www.rosaslounge.com/

3420 W Armitage Ave., Chicago IL 60647 (Kimball and Armitage)

Phone: 773.342.0452


Sun, Nov. 14 - Delmark CD Release party for CHicago area's favorite Swingin' Big Band - John Burnett Orchestra - DOWN FOR DOUBLE

John Burnett Orchestra, 6pm, $10

The John Burnett Orchestra specializes in '40s-style big band swing - keeping alive the sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and others. Each musician is highly professional and most have played with many of the top American big bands such as the Miller, Herman and Buddy Rich Bands. In addition to swing music the orchestra performs current big band jazz charts and many vocal ballads such as those of Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn.

johnburnettorchestra.com

The orchestra is directed by John Burnett; morning host of 90.9FM WDCB - Public Radio From College of DuPage - Chicago's leading jazz radio station. John hails from England and attended the Royal Academy of Music. The orchestra consists of five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones, piano, bass, drums and at least one vocalist. It is rapidly establishing the reputation of being one of the best bands in Chicago; grabbing the attention of both old and young alike.

Jazz programming at FitzGerald's is generously sponsored by public radio 90.9 FM WDCB, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

FITZGERALD's ! The famous music roadhouse in Berwyn, IL

6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL


Studebaker John's MAXWELL STREET KINGS - Delmark CD Release party at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn!

 

Friday, October 22, 9 pm in the side bar

 

Come out and celebrate the Delmark debut of one of Chicago area's most talented bluesmen, Studebaker John Grimaldi (vocals, harp, guitar)

along with his Maxwell Street Kings, featuring the one and only Rick Kreher (Muddy Waters' last guitarist, and Rockin' Johnny's rhythm guitarist) and Steve Cushing on drums! The long time host of the world famous radio show. Blues Before Sunrise, also happens to be one of our favorite drummers! These guys know their shit, and play the real blues like it should be played- they've learned directly from the masters! These talented veterans have been on the scene a long time and play with tons of feeling, restraint, emotion, knowledge, passion, and subtle power!

 

FITZGERALD's ! The famous music roadhouse in Berwyn, IL

6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL

http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/listings.html#Oct22b

http://www.studebakerjohn.com/

 

Check out Studebaker John with Rick Kreher on YOu Tube at Buddy Guy's LEgends

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXTvsml405U&feature=related

 


Boss Tenors, A Tribute To Gene Ammons, starring Chicago sax legends,

Ari Brown, Eric Schneider, Greg Fishman and Hank Ford.

 October 26, 2010 at Mayne Stage in Rogers Park, Chicago

The legendary Jazz DJ Daddio Daley loved the music of tenor sax master Gene Ammons. Daddio said it best:

"The man who set the tone for the Chicago Tenor Saxophone, Jug, Gene Ammons."

 

The fat warm tone, the relaxed swinging style has made Gene Ammons a hero and stylistic role model to many a tenor saxophonist.

 For a few years in the early 60's Gene Ammons recorded some of his best work, hard swinging, melodic and always so musical.

 Tuesday October 26th we proudly honor the tenor sax sound of Gene Ammons with a concert at Mayne Stage:

 Boss Tenors, A Tribute To Gene Ammons, starring Chicago sax legends, Ari Brown, Eric Schneider, Greg Fishman and Hank Ford.

 Each are masters of the tenor saxophone and bring a love and respect of Gene Ammons to the show. Boss Tenors features an all star hard swinging rhythm section with Dan Trudell organ and piano, Dennis Carroll on acoustic bass, George Fludas on drums.

 This will be an evening of classic Chicago Jazz "Jug" Style. (Jug, Gene Ammons nickname)

 Swinging fat tenor sax, Jazz Chicago Style, one night only Tuesday  October 26 at Mayne Stage 1328 W Morse, Chicago IL.

 www.maynestage.com


JASON ADASIEWICZ - Delmark CD Release Party for the rising star Chicago vibraphone player and his new CD - Sun Rooms!

Wednesday, October 6 - at the Hideout! Hideout, Chicago -

Jason Adasiewicz - vibes, Nate McBride- bass, Mike Reed - drums

 http://jasonadasiewicz.com/

 


Schedule set for Fifth annual Umbrella Music Festival, November 3rd-7th, 2010

Event celebrates jazz and improvised music from Chicago and beyond

Umbrella Music is pleased to announce the final schedule for the fifth annual Umbrella Music Festival, November 3rd-7th. The event celebrates jazz and improvised music from Chicago and beyond.

Called by the Chicago Reader "the most impressive and adventurous jazz event of the year," the Umbrella Music Festival features cutting-edge jazz and improvised music from around the world, with a particular focus on artists from the diverse, cooperative, and thriving local scene.

The festival opens Wednesday, November 3rd with a special evening of FREE concerts dubbed "European Jazz Meets Chicago," co-presented by Umbrella Music, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and ten different European consulates and cultural organizations.  These concerts will feature some of the best improvising musicians on the European scene, some of them with their regular working groups, and some of them in first-time collaborations with their Chicago counterparts.  In 2010, this partnership has expanded to include a second night of FREE concerts on Thursday, November 4th.

The festival continues over the weekend at the regular Umbrella Music venues, and features an incredible lineup of world-renowned artists including David S. Ware, Ellery Eskelin, Mark Helias, Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Gunter "Baby" Sommer, and many more!

You can find the complete schedule below, and at www.umbrellamusic.org.

UMBRELLA MUSIC is a group of Chicago musicians and presenters working to provide performance opportunities for creative and improvising musicians. Umbrella members produce weekly concert series on Wednesdays at The Hideout, Thursdays at Elastic, and Sundays at The Hungry Brain.  More information on the group and on the events they coordinate is available at WWW.UMBRELLAMUSIC.ORG.

UMBRELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2010 SCHEDULE AND LINEUPS

 

WEDNESDAY,  NOVEMBER 3RD @ THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

78 E. Washington St. / FREE!! / www.chicagoculturalcenter.org / 312-744-6630

"EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETS CHICAGO" : NIGHT ONE

Produced in partnership with The Austrian Consulate General, The Consulate General of France, The Goethe Institut Chicago, The Italian Culture Institute of Chicago, The Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Chicago, The Consulate General of The Netherlands, The Consulate General of Poland, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, The Consulate General of Sweden, The Consulate General of Switzerland, and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

6:30 Pm : Xavier Charles TRIO - FRAnce

Xavier Charles &endash; clarinet

Nate McBride &endash; bass

Tim Daisy &endash; drums

Claudia Cassidy Theater

 

7:15 Pm : MaRraffa/Braida DUo - ITALY

Edoardo Marraffa &endash; reeds

Alberto Braida &endash; piano

Preston-Bradley Hall

 

8:00 PM : Kurzmann/FALZONE DUO -AUSTRIA

Christof Kurzmann &endash; electronics, etc.

James Falzone - clarinet

Claudia Cassidy Theater

 

8:45 PM : Agusti Fernandez SOLO - SPAIN

Agusti Fernandez&endash; piano

Preston-Bradley Hall

 

9:30 PM : Joost Buis ENSEMBLE - The Netherlands

Josh Berman - cornet

Jorrit Dijkstra &endash; alto saxophone

Keefe Jackson - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Dave Rempis - tenor/baritone saxophone

Joost Buis - trombone

Jason Roebke - bass

Mike Reed - drums

Charles Rumback - drums

Claudia Cassidy Theater

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH @ THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER

78 E. Washington St. / FREE!! / www.chicagoculturalcenter.org / 312-744-6630

 "EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETS CHICAGO" : NIGHT TWO

 produced in partnership with The Austrian Consulate General, The Consulate General of France, The Goethe Institut Chicago, The Italian Culture Institute of Chicago, The Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Chicago, The Consulate General of The Netherlands, The Consulate General of Poland, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, The Consulate General of Sweden, The Consulate General of Switzerland, and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

 

6:30 PM : Arkadijus Gotesmanas TRIO - Lithuania

Mars Williams &endash; saxophones

Harrison Bankhead &endash; bass

Arkadijus Gotesmanas &endash; drums

 Claudia Cassidy Theater

 

7:15 PM : CHICAGO LUZERN EXCHANGE - SWITZERLAND

Josh Berman &endash; cornet

Keefe Jackson &endash; reeds

Marc Unternaehrer &endash;tuba

Frank Rosaly &endash; drums

 Randolph St. Cafe

 

8:00 PM : Waclaw Zimpel QUARTET - POLAND

Waclaw Zimpel &endash; bass clarinet

Matt Schneider &endash; guitar

Devin Hoff - bass

Tim Daisy &endash; drums

Claudia Cassidy Theater

 

8:45 PM : The Long Run Development of the Universe - GERMANY

Matthias Schubert &endash; alto saxophone

Walter Wierbos &endash; trombone

Carl Ludwig Huebsch &endash; tuba

Randolph St. Cafe

 

9:30 PM : Fredrik Ljungkvist sextet - SWEDEN

Fredrik Ljungkvist &endash; reeds

Nicole Mitchell - flute

Nick Mazzarella &endash; alto saxophone

Jim Baker - piano

Josh Abrams &endash; bass

Marc Riordan &endash; drums

Claudia Cassidy Theater

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH @ ELASTIC

2830 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Floor / $15 cover

www.elasticarts.org / 773-772-3616

 

9 PM : SLOW CYCLE

Josh Berman - cornet

Jason Stein - bass clarinet

Nate McBride - bass

Frank Rosaly - drums

 

 10 PM : DAVID S. WARE SOLO

 David S. Ware - saxophone

 

11 PM : MARK HELIAS' OPEN LOOSE

Ellery Eskelin - saxophones

Mark Helias - bass

Tom Rainey - drums

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH @ THE HIDEOUT

1354 W. Wabansia / $15 cover

www.hideoutchicago.com / 773-227-4433

 

9 PM : NICK BROSTE TRIO

Nick Broste - trombone

Keefe Jackson - reeds

Anton Hatwich - bass

 

10 PM : LJUNGKVIST/BUIS/MCBRIDE/REED

 Fredrik Ljungkvist &endash; reeds

Joost Buis &endash; trombone

Nate McBride &endash; bass

Mike Reed - drums

 

11 PM : TRIO 3

Oliver Lake - saxophones

Reggie Workman - bass

Andrew Cyrille - drums

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH @ THE HUNGRY BRAIN

2319 W. Belmont / $15 suggested donation

www.emergingimprovisers.org / 773-935-2118

 

9 PM : THE OUTSKIRTS

Dave Rempis - saxophones

Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten - bass

Frank Rosaly - drums

 

10 PM : WADADA LEO SMITH/GUNTER "BABY" SOMMER DUO

Wadada Leo Smith - trumpet

Gunter "Baby" Sommer - drums

 

 FIND MORE INFORMATION AND UPDATES ONLINE AT : WWW.UMBRELLAMUSIC.ORG

 The fifth annual Umbrella Music Festival is presented in conjunction with THE EMERGING IMPROVISERS ORGANIZATION and THE ELASTIC ARTS FOUNDATION.

 PRESS Contacts:

Umbrella Music, Dave Rempis      - daverempis@hotmail.com        

 European Jazz Meets Chicago -Eugene Sampson - Goethe Institut Chicago - Eugene.Sampson@chicago.goethe.org

 


Creative Music Summit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

Friday-Sunday, November 19-21, 2010 Part of the MCA Composers Stage series.

 

More than fifty composers and musicians of varied practices unite from across the US for a unique series of concerts with two of Chicago's driving forces for the creative music scene: the Association for the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM) and the Asian American Jazz Festival (AAJF).

 

The November 19 and 21 multiple bill concerts celebrate the AACM's 45th Anniversary and feature Renee Baker's Brass Epiphany; Roscoe Mitchell in New Experimentals; the AACM Percussion and Vocal Ensembles featuring Kelan Phil Cohran; and Douglas Ewart's Inventions. The November 20 concert joins leaders and emerging artists from Asian Improv aRts for an AAJF celebration of Chicago debuts including Francis Wong's Legends and Legacies; Dohee Lee's FLUX; and Miya Masaoka's LED Kimono.

http://www.mcachicago.org


Ol' school real deal Chicago Blues throwdown "Wolf vs. Muddy" - Tail Dragger and Willie Buck with special guests, including James Kinds!

Saturday September 11, 2010 - Live at Rosa's Lounge

Delmark CD release party for Willie Buck's fantastic new CD of his rare '82 LP with the Aces and John Primer- The Life I Love -

which just received **** 4 Stars in MOJO Magazine- September 2010!

 

and a celebration for Tail Dragger whose Delmark DVD with Rockin' Johnny and Jimmy Dawkins, Live at Rooster's Palace, just won the 2010 Living Blues Critics Award for best DVD of the year

Two of the best Chicago blues singers/entertainers in one night! This special event should not be missed if you want to experience traditional Chicago blues at its most authentic!

 Special guest just added- Incredible blues/soul singer from Iowa, James Kinds! Come check out why we're so excited about this powerful, distinctive voiced long time former Chicagoan - his Delmark debut is coming this fall, with special guest Eddie Shaw.

http://www.myspace.com/jameskindsandtheallnightriders

 

ROSA'S LOUNGE - 3420 W. Armitage, Chicago - Phone: 773.342.0452 Fax: 773.342.0515 Club Management: tony@rosaslounge.com

 

 

 

 

 

The one and only Tail Dragger. aka "Crawlin' James!"

Trailer for Tail Dragger's Delmark video

http://www.delmark.com/delmark.bluevid.htm

 

Willie Buck singin "Mannish Boy" at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap in Hyde Park

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se1qoAKSysk


JUST ANNOUNCED!!!

 

Eddie C. Campbell - Live at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn, IL - Friday September 17, 2010

Welcome home Eddie C "The King of the Jungle/West Side Funk Blues" from a month long European tour!

http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/this.html


 Please don't forget to vote for your favorite Chicago Blues and Delmark Artists in the BLUES BLAST Awards and DOWNBEAT !

2010 BLUES BLAST MUSIC Awards - go online to vote- you have til August 31

http://www.thebluesblast.com/

 *Eddie C. Campbell - nominated for Best Traditional Blues CD for Tear This World Up!

*Mississippi Heat (with John Primer and Carl Weathersby) - nominated for Best Traditional Blues CD for Let's Live It Up

*Quintus McCormick - nominated for Best Blues Song for "Hey Jodie!" and Best New Artist Debut Release for Hey Jodie!

*Zora Young - nominated for Best Female Blues Artist

 

Congrats to the following Delmark artists on their victories in the

2010 LIVING BLUES AWARDS CRITICS POLL

*DVD of the Year- Tail Dragger- Live at Rooster's Palace - with Rockin' Johnny and Jimmy Dawkins

*Comeback Artists of the Year - Eddie C. Campbell for his acclaimed album, Tear This World Up!

*Blues Artist of the Year- John Primer - featured on Mississippi Heat's new CD, Let's Live It Up!

*Most Outstanding Musician, Harmonica- Billy Branch - featured on It Ain't Over- Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues- Live at Buddy Guy's Legends

*Most Outstanding Musician, Bass - Bob Stroger - featured on It Ain't Over- Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues- Live at Buddy Guy's Legends

*Most Outstanding Musician, Drums - Kenny Smith - featured on Mississippi Heat's Let's Live It Up! and It Ain't Over- Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues- Live at Buddy Guy's Legends


 Congrats go out to the following Delmark jazz artists for their high rankings in the 58th Annual DOWNBEAT Critics Poll!

http://www.downbeat.com/

Don't forget to vote for the 75th Annual DownBeat Reader's Poll with many Delmark artists up for awards , including

Record label of year - Delmark Records

Best JAZZ CD - Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Strings - RENEGADES

Best BLUES CD - Zora Young's FRENCH CONNECTION

Blues Artist of the year- Eddie C. Campbell


 

Jesse Fortune , rest in peace, friend!

 Obituary in CHicago Sun Times - http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/1745785,CST-NWS-xfort01.article

Collapsed on stage, died

JESSE FORTUNE | 1930-2009 | South Side barber, blues singer noted for powerful falsetto voice

September 1, 2009

BY ROSE SOBOL Staff Reporter

A well-known Chicago blues singer died early Monday morning after collapsing during a performance at a Southwest Side club.

Jesse Fortune, 79, of the 3800 block of West Jackson Boulevard, died of a heart attack at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:51 a.m. Monday, officials said.

On Sunday, Mr. Fortune was singing on stage at Gene's Playmate Lounge, 4239 W. Cermak Rd., when he collapsed around midnight, said lounge owner Eugene Payton.

Mr. Fortune sang at Gene's and other small bars around the city frequently, Payton said.

Mr. Fortune, a barber by day and a Chicago blues favorite by night, grew up in Mississippi and sang the blues for nearly 50 years, said Delmark Records Promotions Director Kevin Johnson.

"He was such a sweet guy. His voice was so amazing," Johnson said. ''He was an older gentleman, but he had this really intense, powerful voice.''

Johnson said Mr. Fortune, born in 1930, would often sit in at gigs at South and West Side clubs and was known for singing B.B. King songs.

Mr. Fortune's one album --''Fortune Tellin' Man'' -- came out in 1993 on the Delmark label, but Fortune recently had planned to record another one, Johnson said.

"He had some songs ready, but it didn't happen,'' Johnson said.

A tune he was probably most well known for became popular in 1963 -- "Too Many Cooks," which featured Buddy Guy on guitar, Johnson said. The song was written for Mr. Fortune by Willie Dixon and was later covered by Grammy-winning bluesman Robert Cray, according to Johnson.

"That was one of his hits, and he would continue to sing it,'' Johnson said of the song.

Mr. Fortune had a barber shop on the South Side.

"He was a totally kind, generous, nice guy,'' Johnson said.

Johnson said the last time he saw Mr. Fortune play was in June at Reggie's Rock Club in the South Loop at an "after Blues Fest" gig. "He was on the bill. He sang five numbers.''

"He had this wonderful falsetto, higher pitched voice,'' Johnson said. ''He always brought down the house.''

"He was such a strong singer he didn't even need a microphone. You couldn't forget his voice," said local blues guitarist, Dave Specter who produced "Fortune Tellin' Man.''

The play on words became his nickname, according to Specter. ''He was a really powerful passionate blues singer," Specter said.

"He was very much influenced by B.B. King. He could sing B.B. King slow blues as well as anybody,'' according to Specter, who said his favorite B.B. King songs were "Three O'Clock in the Morning" and "Sweet Sixteen.''

Specter recalled a favorite memory of the singer that happened when he was about to sign with Delmark in 1993.

"It was funny. One of the conditions he demanded was that they release a 45 for him,'' Specter said.

Mr. Fortune wanted to be able to play them in his favorite South and West Side clubs which still had jukeboxes in them.

"He [Fortune] said, 'I'll do a CD for you but you have to put out a 45 for me,''' Specter recalled with a laugh.

It came out with the songs "Lovingest Woman in Town'' on one side and "Fortune Tellin' Man" on the other.

Another Chicago blues guitarist, Johnny Burgin, played a regular gig with Mr. Fortune every Monday night at Smoke Daddy restaurant and bar at Division and Wood from 1999 to 2001.

"He'd do slow blues. He played [the song] "Heavy Heartbeat" -- it was just breathtaking . . . it showed off all his vocals. It was the perfect song for him,'' said Burgin.

"He was an underground legend for the real [blues] aficionados. He was a show-stopper,'' Burgin said.

 


We will miss you dearly, Mr. Fred Anderson ('29-'10)

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Chicago's beloved Fred Anderson. Words cannot express what he meant to the music world, and specifically the Chicago creative jazz community. Please go out and support Chicago's Velvet Lounge - Fred Anderson's home for Chicago Jazz! Thank you for your generosity and kindness.

http://www.velvetlounge.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Anderson_(musician)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-100618-fred-anderson-dead,0,7672641,full.column

"It may be impossible to fully measure saxophonist Fred Anderson's impact on music in Chicago--and around the world.

As tenor saxophonist, he invented a rugged, craggy musical language that influenced generations of "free jazz" improvisers.

As clubowner, he helped launch the careers of hundreds of players, among them the brilliant flutist Nicole Mitchell, the explosive percussionist Hamid Drake, the ascending trumpeters Corey Wilkes and Maurice Brown, the leonine saxophonist Edward Wilkerson, Jr. and the magisterial bassist Tatsu Aoki.

And as jazz advocate, Anderson co-founded an organization the revolutioned jazz in the 1960s, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). As such, Anderson long ago emerged as a fire-breathing symbol of everything new, progressive and daring in Chicago jazz. He had suffered a heart attack on June 14.

Anderson, a virtuoso tenorist who owned and operated the Velvet Lounge at 67 E. Cermak Rd., died Thursday, June 24, at age 81, said his sons Eugene and Michael Anderson." - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

We'll miss you dearly, Mr. Fred Anderson

http://www.downbeat.com/default.asp?sect=stories&subsect=story_detail&sid=869


CHICAGO JAZZ FEST - JAZZ BRUNCH AT THE MART

 Sunday, September 5 - 10 am - noon - Free!

Delmark and Jazz Record Mart and WDCB Radio present our annual JAZZ RECORD MART Breakfast with WDCB - during Chicago Jazz Fest weekend - featured performances from ....

Colorado based Trumpet master Brad Goode and his Quartet with Kelly Sill on bass and Coloradans Adrean Farrugia on piano and Anthony Lee on drums- celebrating their new Delmark CD - "Tight Like This"

Veteran all-star vibes player Jim Cooper

Legendary Chicago saxophonist Ari Brown

and trumpet phenom Corey Wilkes as well as a very special surprise guest, Ira Sullivan!


Rich Corpolongo Trio - Delmark CD Release Party at the Jazz Showcase! http://www.jazzshowcase.com/ = Rich Corpolongo's Website

Wednesday, September 8 - Come out and celebrate with the hugely talented jazz tenor saxophonist and his trio with legendary drummer Rusty Jones and bassist Dan Shapera - GET HAPPY - Delmark 592


Chicago Jazz Festival is coming soon!! September 2-5, 2010

http://www.jazzinchicago.org/

 

The supremely talented and lovely flautist and composer, Nicole Mitchell will be the Chicago Jazz Festival artist in residence!

 

Produced by the Mayor's Office of Special Events and Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago

 

Thursday, September 2

Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Jazz Presenters / Partnership

12:00 - 12:50 Umbrella Music: Bridging Improvised Music and Dance

1:05 - 1:55 Jodie Christian Quintet

2:10 - 3:00 The MIYUMI Project Big Band: "Trans-Rooted" featuring JASC Tsukasa Taiko

3:15 - 4:00 Jim Wagner's All Stars featuring Willie Pickens, Ari Brown, Jimmy Ellis, Robert Shy, Frank Russell, Corey Wilkes and Maggie Brown

 

Friday, September 3

Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph

Randolph Café

12:00 - 1:00 Hector Silveira Septet

1:30 - 2:30 The Grilly Brothers Sextet

 

Claudia Cassidy Theater

12:15 - 1:15 James Dapogny: "Art of the Solo"

1:45 - 2:45 AACM Experimental Ensemble

 

Preston Bradley Hall

12:30 - 1:30 Tomeka Reid's Hear In Now Trio

2:00 - 3:00 Jim Cooper's Mallet Madness - Tribute to Carl Leukaufe, rest in peace ('34-'10)

 

Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion

4:00 - 4:50 Lincoln Park High School Jazz Ensemble and

Noteworthy: CPS Jazz Band Teachers

5:00 - 5:50 James Dapogny

6:00 - 6:55 Mike LeDonne Trio with special guest Eric Alexander

7:10 - 8:10 Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Orchestra

8:30 - 9:30 Ramsey Lewis 75th Birthday Celebration

 

Saturday, September 4

Grant Park

Jazz on Jackson Stage

12:00 - 12:55 Douglas Ewart Nyahbingi Drum Choir

1:10 - 2:05 Paul Giallorenzo's GitGo

2:20 - 3:15 Maggie Brown: "A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln"

3:30 - 4:30 Dana Hall Quintet with special gust Nicholas Payton

 

 

Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage

12:00 - 12:30 Chi-Arts Jazz Combo

12:45 - 1:15 Jazz Ambassadors Combo

1:30 - 2:10 Kenwood Academy Jazz Ensemble

2:25 - 3:05 Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School Jazz Ensemble

3:20 - 3:50 Lincoln Park High School Jazz Ensemble

4:05 - 4:50 Roosevelt University Jazz Ensemble

 

Jazz and Heritage Stage

12:30 - 1:30 West End Jazz Band

2:00 - 3:00 Cameron Pfiffner's Marco Polo

3:30 - 4:30 Nicole Mitchell's Sonic Projections

 

Presented by Close Up 2 and 87.7FM…

6:00 - 7:30 Corey Wilkes

8:00 - 9:00 Steve Cole

 

Petrillo Music Shell

5:00 - 5:50 Chuchito Valdez Afro-Cuban Ensemble

6:00 - 6:55 Rene Marie "High Maintenance" Quartet

7:10 - 8:10 Charisma: "A Lee Morgan Tribute"

8:30 - 9:30 The Either/Orchestra with special guests Getachew Mekurya and Teshome Mitiku

 

Sunday, September 5

Grant Park

Jazz on Jackson Stage

12:00 - 12:55 Paulinho Garcia Quintet

1:10 - 2:05 Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble

2:20 - 3:15 Brad Goode Quartet

3:30 - 4:30 Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band

 

Chicago Community Trust Young Jazz Lions Stage

12:00 - 12:30 Northside College Prep Jazz Combo

12:45 - 1:15 Whitney Young Magnet High School Jazz Combo

1:30 - 2:10 Lakeview High School Jazz Ensemble

2:25 - 3:05 John Hersey High School Jazz Ensemble

3:30 - 4:05 University of Chicago Jazz X-Tet

 

Jazz and Heritage Stage

12:30 - 1:30 Bethany Pickens Trio

2:00 - 3:00 NOMO

3:30 - 4:30 Saalik Ziyad's 5 After 7 Project

 

Presented by Close Up 2 and 87.7 FM...

6:00 - 7:30 Harlan Jefferson

8:00 - 9:00 Norman Brown

 

Petrillo Music Shell

5:00 - 6:00 Brad Mehldau Trio

6:15 - 7:05 Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls

7:20 - 8:15 Henry Threadgill's Zooid

8:30 - 9:30 Kurt Elling Quintet with special guest Ernie Watts

 


Chicago Jazz Fest - AfterParty - September 3-5, 2010

UNDERGROUND FEST 2010

hosted by award winning jazz percussionist Kahil El Zabar and Toyota Creative Lounge - 1564 N. Damen Ave, Chicago - 10:30 pm nightly

Friday, September 3

Kahil El Zabar's Experimental Big Band

Saturday September 4

Dwight Trible w. Kahil EL Zabar

Sunday September 5

Corey Wilkes' Abstract Pulse w. Kahil El Zabar


Wednesday, September 8, Delmark RECORD RELEASE PARTY, 8pm and 10pm At THE JAZZ SHOWCASE - Dearborn Station - 806 S. Plymouth Ct. - Chicago, IL (312) 360-0234

RICH CORPOLONGO TRIO - GET HAPPY!

Rich Corpolongo- tenor sax, Dan Shapera-bass, & Rusty Jones-drums

celebrate their much much acclaimed new release on Delmark!

"All in all, Get Happy is an attention-grabbing listen from a seasoned improviser with a remarkable story-telling ability."- All About Jazz

"Classy small group jazz that harkens back to the classic trio recordings of Sonny Rollins can be found on this album." - Music & More

 


http://home.nestor.minsk.by/jazz/news/2010/08/3001.html

Memorial for Carl Leukaufe to be Held at Chicago's Jazz Showcase - Monday, October 11 at 8pm

Carl Leukaufe, a vibraphonist who was considered a treasure of the Chicago jazz scene for the past several decades, passed away on August 18 after a brief illness. He was 76. Hazel, his wife of 53 years, passed away in November, 2009. A memorial to celebrate his life and music will take place on Monday, October 11 at 8pm at Chicago's Jazz Showcase. The Jazz Showcase is located at 806 South Plymouth Court in Chicago. Leukaufe's daughter Susan and son Paul are hopeful that musicians who have known and worked with their dad over the years will bring their instruments to the memorial and honor his memory with music.

Leukaufe had been scheduled to perform at the upcoming 2010 Chicago Jazz Festival as part of a three-vibrophone group when he was hospitalized on July 25. That performance will now be dedicated to Leukaufe. Considered to be a master of the vibraphone, he began his musical career playing the piano but switched to the vibes at age 15 when his brother, a talented pianist who performed with Coleman Hawkins, brought home a set of vibes. He was, for the most part, self-taught but always credited jazz icon Charlie Parker for providing the greatest influence over his musical development. Throughout his career, he strived to bring both sound and emotion to every performance. The CD, Carl Leukaufe, Warrior, produced by Delmark Records in 1996, demonstrates that he clearly accomplished his goal.

Friends who wish to participate in the evening's musical tribute to Leukaufe are encouraged to send an email to the family at kleukaufe@colum.edu or phone 773-401-6373.



DELMARK WINS BIG In Memphis for the 2010 Blues Music Awards!! The 2009 DVD of the year from the National Blues Music Awards (formerly the Handys)

IT AIN'T OVER ! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues - Live at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago (DVD 1800) - recorded live March 7, 2008

How 'bout lil' ol' Delmark Records beating out some guy named B.B. King for DVD of the year!!

Zora Young, Kevin Johnson, Smilin' Bob Stroger - photo courtesy of Amy Brat

Shirley Johnson "The Queen of Blue Chicago" - Kevin Johnson - Bob Stroger - photo courtesty Amy Brat

Congrats to all of the artists involved in this historical document of an incredibly wonderful all-star traditional Chicago Blues tribute concert featuring:

Zora Young, Jimmy Johnson with Dave Specter, Aaron Moore, Little Arthur Duncan, Lurrie Bell, Shirley Johnson, Eddie Shaw, and Tail Dragger!

The house bands for this special evening were guitarist Lurrie Bell, bassist Bob Stroger, drummer Kenny Smith, and Roosevelt Purify on keyboards, along with guitarist Dave Specter's band of bassist Harlan Terson, drummer Marty Binder, and Brother John Kattke on keyboards. Special guests included guitarists Nick Moss, Rick Kreher, Kevin Shanahan, & Scott Cable and harpists Billy Branch & Big D.

A shout out to other Delmark performing artists who did not end up on the final DVD - Byther Smith, The Big Doo Wopper, and Johnny B. Moore!

 

Congrats to all of the past and present Delmark artists and the Delmark staff of head honcho/honoree Bob Koester, Sr., his lovely wife, Sue, son, Bob, Jr, brother/DVD director Tom Koester, GM/producer Steve Wagner, shipping mgr/ cameraman Frank Corpus, and PR man, Kevin Johnson.

Additonal thanks to Buddy Guy and the staff of Buddy Guy's Legends, including Brian Fadden and Harvey McCarter, and sound engineer, Dave Katzman. Additional thanks to performer/art designer Kate Moss, Richard Guzman, Ron Cotherine, Terry Lee, Barry Dolins, Neil Tesser, Dick Shurman, David Whiteis, and to all of our FANS!!

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Delmark's Riverside Studio in Chicago by Steve Wagner, Erik Butkus, and Dave Katzman.

 

 

(l to r) Steve Wagner, Lurrie Bell, Zora Young, Dave Specter, Byther Smith, Johnny B. Moore, Shirley Johnson, Bob Koester, Sr, the Big DooWopper, Tail Dragger, Aaron Moore, Bob Stroger, and the late Little Arthur Duncan. (Eddie Shaw, Jimmy Johnson, Buddy (?) & others are hidden in background) . Photo by Jen Wheeler

 

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Bob Koester, Sr and Buddy Guy "discussing" the Grammy award for Delmark's classic recording from 1965, Junior Wells' Hoodoo Man Blues (with Friendly Chap, aka Buddy Guy on guitar)

photo by Jen Wheeler


Exciting news just in from THe Jazz Journalists Assoc,

The inspiring legend of Chicago Jazz , Fred Anderson and his Delmark DVD, 21st Century Chase with Kidd Jordan, Chad Taylor, Jeff Parker, Henry Grimes, Harrison Bankhead is nominated for DVD of the year!! Recorded Live at Fred's Velvet Lounge, Chicago - March 22, 2009- Fred's 80th Birthday! Fred is also up for tenor saxophonist of the year!

2010 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards Nominations:

DVD of the Year

21st Century Chase, Fred Anderson, Delmark Records, Extraordinary Life and Music of a Jazz Legend, Svend Asmussen Shanachie, Live in Berlin & Stockholm 1968, Count Basie & His Orchestra, Impro Jazz, Thelonious Monk: American Composer, Medici Arts, Anita O' Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer, AOD Productions/Elan Entertainment, Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker, Medici Arts

 

 Tenor Saxophonist of the Year

Fred Anderson, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Branford Marsalis, Chris Potter, Sonny Rollins

 

 Other Delmark artists up for awards!

Nicole Mitchell is up for Flutist of the Year!

Muhal Richard Abrams is up for Liftetime Achievement in Jazz!

Jason Adasiewicz is up for Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year!

Kahil El ' Zabar and Hamid Drake are up for Percussionist of the Year!

Billy Bang is up for Violinist of the Year!

 

 


The Hyde Park Jazz Festival - September 25, 2010

Presenting the 2010 4th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival Line-up (times and venues are subject to change): http://hydeparkjazzfestival.org/schedule/

 

Nicole Mitchell and the Black Earth Ensemble

4:00&endash;5:00pm | Experimental Station

 

Ernest Dawkins Organ Trio

5:00&endash;6:00pm | Hyde Park Art Center

 

Reginald R. Robinson

5:00&endash;6:00pm | International House

 

Brad Goode Trio

5:30&endash;6:30pm | Quadrangle Club

 

 John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

5:30&endash;6:30pm | Little Black Pearl

 

 


2010 LIVING BLUES Awards - Reader's Ballots- go online to vote - you have til Thursday July 15th!

http://www.livingblues.com/

 

*Eddie C. Campbell - nominated for Blues Artist of the Year (Male) and Best Blues Album of 2009 (New Recordings) for Tear This World Up (produced by Dick Shurman)

*Shirley Johnson - nominated for Blues Artist of the Year (Female)

*Tail Dragger - nominated for Best Blues DVD of 2009 for Live at Rooster's Lounge with Rockin' Johnny and Jimmy Dawkins

*Various Artists It Ain't Over- Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues - (Zora Young, Tail Dragger, Aaron Moore, Little Arthur Duncan, Lurrie Bell, Jimmy Johnson, Shirley Johnson, Dave Specter, Eddie Shaw) - nominated for Best Blues DVD of 2009

*Nick Moss - nominated for Most Outstanding Musician (guitar) - plays on Delmark's DVD, It Ain't Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues

*Billy Branch - nominated for Most Outstanding Musician (harmonica) - plays on Delmark's DVD, It Ain't Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues

*Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials - nominated for Best Live Performer - plays on Dave Weld's Delmark CD, Burnin' Love


SOUTH SHORE ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL - Sat, Sun August 7, 8 - South Shore Cultural Center- 7059 S. South Shore Drive - 773.874.8000 ext 4024 - FREE! www.jazzunitesinc.org

with Corey Wilkes, Nicole Mitchell, Otis Clay, Lou Donaldson, Dianne Reeves, Henry Johnson, Nellie Travis and more!


Tortoise 2.0 (with Nicole Mitchell, Jim Baker and more!)

When: Thu., July 29, 6:30 p.m. - Free! Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park -Chicago - millenniumpark.org/artandarchitecture/jay_pritzker_pavilion.html

I've been listening a lot lately to last year's Beacons of Ancestorship (Thrill Jockey), which strikes me as one of the most consistent and assured records Tortoise has ever made. Dense with deep grooves and almost aggressively catchy, it's a thoroughly charted-out, tightly arranged piece of work that makes clearer than ever that no matter how many jazz festivals they're invited to play, Tortoise are a rock band. But for me that only makes the premise of this show more interesting. The group was commissioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jazz Institute of Chicago to kick off the series Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz with an original composition incorporating some of the city's most interesting jazz players. Reedists Ed Wilkerson Jr. and Greg Ward, flutist Nicole Mitchell, pianist and ARP wizard Jim Baker, and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm won't merely be stepping up in turn to improvise solos&emdash;they were invited to rehearsals to develop their own parts and help shape the work. The Tortoise guys tend to write new music at the pace of their namesake, so I'm looking forward not just to watching them interact with this distinguished cast but also to hearing a whole set of all-new material. &emdash;Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader


Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames with Abb Locke with special guest Lil' Ed! - Delmark CD release party at Buddy Guy's Legends - Tuesday, July 20th

 

Come out to the new Buddy Guy's and celebrate with Dave and his house rockin' boogie blues band as they celebrate their fantastic Delmark debut, Burnin' Love, their much anticipated return to the studio!


2010 VISION FESTIVAL in New York City!! - The best in heavy jazz!!!

 

Official website: www.visionfestival.org

MySpace: www.myspace.com/visionfestival

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vision.festival

http://visionfestival.org/news/vip-pass

Billy Bang to be Honored at Vision Festival XV by the community of Vision Artists

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Vision Festival XV Schedule / Venues / Ticket Info

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FESTIVAL OF INNOVATIVE JAZZ- 7 venues / 11 days

When, Where & Tickets

JUNE 20 (afternoon):Poetry & Music @ Tribes (285 East 3rd St., 2nd Floor)

JUNE 21 (afternoon): FREE Little Huey & Roy Campbell @ Campos Plaza playground (13 Street between Ave. A & Ave. B)

JUNE 21 (evening): Evolving Music @ The Local 269 (269 E. Houston St. & Suffolk)

JUNE 22: FUNK Jazz @ Drom (85 Avenue A between B & C)

JUNE 23 - 29:Innovative Music/Dance/Art @ Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

JUNE 23 - 29 (late night): Join The Conductions @ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk Street)

JUNE 30: Akron/Xtended/Family @ Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street)

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Monday 06/21:

FREE Outdoor Concert

@ Campos Plaza (13th St. between Ave. B & C)

5:00PM

William Parker's Little Huey Sextet

6:00PM

Roy Campbell Trio

Roy Campbell // William Parker // Michael Wimberly

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Tuesday 06/22:

Jazz Funk @ Drom (85 Avenue A)

9:00PM

Celestial Funk Band

Patricia Nicholson // Kidd Jordan // Cooper-Mooore // Lewis Barnes // Asim Barnes // Vernon Reid // Mazz Swift // William Parker // Hamid Drake

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Wednesday 06/23:

VISION FOR VISION Benefit

@ Abrons Art Center (466 Grand St.)

*Support the Artists who Support the Vision!

7:00PM on the Main Stage

Opening Ceremony

Patricia Nicholson Parker // William Parker // Matthew Shipp // Roy Campbell, Jr. // Hamid Drake // Rob Brown

7:30PM

The Blues Escaped

Roy Campbell, Jr. // Kidd Jordan // Jason Kao Hwang

10:30PM

In Order To Survive

Rob Brown // Lewis Barnes // William Parker // Hamid Drake ~

Midnight Conduction

@ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk St.)

12:00AM (midnight)

Kidd Jordan

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Thursday 06/24:

Celebrating a Lifetime of Achievement: Muhal Richard Abrams

@ Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street)

7:00PM

Muhal Richard Abrams - Solo

8:00PM

tribute to Fred Anderson

trib to Fred Anderson // Chad Taylor

9:00PM

Lifetime Trio

Joseph Jarman // John Ehlis // Rob Garcia

10:00PM

Muhal Richard Abrams Trio

Muhal Richard Abrams // Ari Brown // Harrison Bankhead~

Midnight Conduction

@ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk St.)

12:00AM (midnight)

Hamid Drake

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Sunday 06/27: - EVENING

@ Abrons Art Center (466 Grand St.)

8:00PM

Billy Bang's Spirit of Sir One

Billy Bang // Andrew Bemkey // Dick Griffin // Henry Warner // Hill Greene // David Colding // Taylor Newman Baker

9:30PM

David S. Ware Trio

David S. Ware // William Parker // Warren Smith

10:30PM

Peace Out Trio

Dave Burrell // William Parker // Hamid Drake

11:30PM

Roy Campbell

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Monday 06/28:

The European Link + Chicago

@ Abrons Art Center (466 Grand St.)

7:00PM

The Stone Quartet

Joelle Léandre // Roy Campbell // Marilyn Crispell // Mat Maneri

8:30PM

Touch the Earth II

Günter "Baby" Sommer // Wadada Leo Smith

8:30PM

Mike Reed's People, Places & Things

Greg Ward // Tim Haldeman // Jason Roebke // Mike Reed

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Tuesday 06/29:

Tributes To RASHIED ALI + Dance & Baltimore Giant

@ Abrons Art Center (466 Grand St.)

7:30PM

By Any Means

Muhammad Ali // William Parker // Charles Gayle

10:00PM

Drum Tribute for Rashied Ali

Hamid Drake // Gerald Cleaver // Michael Wimberly // Vladimir Tarasov // Brahim Fribgane

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Wednesday 06/30:

VF15 Closing Performance

@ Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St.)

9:00PM

William Parker's Southern Satellites

William Parker // Rob Brown // Lewis Barnes // Hamid Drake // Asim Barnes // Isis

10:00PM

Seth Olinsky // Dana Janssen // Miles Seaton // William Parker // Hamid Drake

 


Sunday - June 13 - Jazz Recort Mart and Delmark present our annual BLUES BRUNCH AT THE MART!! Always free, with refreshments and live blues performances from Mississippi Heat with John Primer with special guests Tail Dragger, Rockin' Johnny, Dave Weld, and Willie Buck!

10am - noon


  Wed June 9- S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston

Dave Specter's Adventures in Guitar with special guest, Bay area blues guitar master Steve Freund!

(Jimmy Johnson and Dave will be playing the famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest in May!) May 2, 2010

Dave Specter's "Adventures in Guitar" will feature Dave and his band performing with a featured guest guitarist from the musical worlds of blues, jazz and rock & roll in a series of six annual performances at SPACE.

Guitarist, producer and Delmark Recording Artist Dave Specter straddles the fence between blues and jazz with a hip disregard for arbitrary restrictions. His soulful, reverb drenched sound is featured on dozens of recordings including his latest Delmark CD/DVD "Live in Chicago" which was named to Downbeat magazine's best recordings of 2008. He's headlined Chicago's Millennium Park and clubs and festivals worldwide.

"A gifted instrumentalist with a variety of styles at his disposal, Specter is an unsung talent on the Chicago blues scene. Specter is no blues purist, but rather an enthusiast who incorporates elements of bluesmen like T-Bone Walker, Magic Sam, and Otis Rush in his work, along with jazzier influences like Kenny Burrell" &endash; About.com - best blues recordings of 2008.

8PM - $12 in advance // $15 day-of // $20 reserved table seating -

http://www.davespecter.org/index.html


The 2010 Chicago Blues Festival is announced!

 

Sunday - June 13 - Jazz Recort Mart and Delmark present our annual BLUES BRUNCH AT THE MART!! Always free, with refreshments and live blues performances from Mississippi Heat with special guests Tail Dragger, Rockin' Johnny, Dave Weld, and Willie Buck!

10am - noon


June 11, 12, 13, 2010 in Chicago's Grant Park (Jackson Blvd & Columbus Dr.)

Many Delmark artists featured, including Tail Dragger and Jimmy Dawkins together and Zora Young headlining with Steve Freund in a Sunnyland Slim and Howlin Wolf tribute!

The world's largest Blues Fest - always free!

 

 

Friday, June 11, 2010 "Smokestack Lightning"

Front Porch

11:30 am-1pm - Blues in the Schools featuring Eric Noden, Katherine Davis and the Stone Academy Blues Students and more (Katherine appears on Delmark CD, The Dixie Stompers' Ain't Gonna Tell Nobody 'Bout, DE 224)

1:30-2:30 pm - Henry Gray and Andy Cornett (Mr. Gray appears on Delmark's anthology, Chicago Ain't Nothin' But A Blues Band, DE 624)

3-4:30 pm - Jimmy Dawkins w / Taildragger - (celebrating their upcoming Delmark CD- Jimmy Dawkins presents The LERIC Records Story - anthology featuring Tail Dragger's 1st recordings!, along with Tail Dragger's new live CD and DVD, Live at Rooster's Palace with Jimmy Dawkins and Rockin' Johnny, DE 803/1803)

 

 Gibson Guitar Crossroads

12-1:15 pm - Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames with Abb Locke (celebrating their new Delmark CD and Delmark debut, Burnin' Love - DE 806)

1:45-3:15 pm - Mary Lane and the No Static Blues Band with Rockin' Johnny

 

Mississippi Juke Joint

2-3 pm - Sam Lay (appears on Eddy Clearwater's Boogie My Blues Away on Delmark-DD 678)

1:30-3:30 pm - Discussing Wolf: 100 Years of Remembrances moderated by Dick Shurman, with Betty Kelly. Barbara Marks, Eddie Shaw, Hubert Sumlin, and Josh Hecht.

 

 3:45 to 4:45 &endash; Lurrie Bell & Chris Harper

5:00 to 6:00 - Steve Freund & Dave Specter with Bob Stroger, Kenny Smith and Barrelhouse Chuck

 

 Petrillo Music Shell - Main Stage

5-5:55 pm - Howlin' Wolf alumni featuring Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang with Jody Williams, Sam Lay, Henry Gray, Abb Locke, Corky Siegel and special guest Hubert Sumlin (Jody Williams appears on on Delmark's J.T. Brown's Windy City Boogie - DE 714

7:10-8:10 pm - James Cotton Blues Band with special guest Matt "Guitar" Murphy (MT Murphy appears on both Memphis Slim's Delmark CDs and Chicago Ain't Nothin' But A Blues Band)

8:20-9:30 pm - Zora Young's Tribute to Wolf and Sunnyland with special guest Hubert Sumlin and Steve Freund

 

Saturday, June 12, 2010 "Spoonful"

 Front Porch

2:45-4 pm - Nora Jean (will be appearing on upcoming Delmark CD- Jimmy Dawkins presents The LERIC Records story- her first recordings!)

 

7:35-9:30 pm - Chicago Blues A Living History featuring Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Branch, John Primer, Lurrie Bell and special guest Carlos Johnson

 

Sunday, June 13, 2010 "Sitting On Top of the World"

 Gibson Guitar Crossroads

12-1:15 pm - Quintus McCormick

1:45-3 pm - Gibson Guitar Showdown w/ Carl Weathersby and Larry McCray (Carl appears on Mississippi Heat's Delmark CDs)

 

 Windy City Blues Society Street Stage

 1:15 to 2:15 - Cash Box Kings featuring Billy Flynn, Jimmy Sutton & Oscar Wilson

3:45 to 4:45 - Chicago Blues Round Robin with John Primer, Jimmy Burns, Carl Weathersby, Kenny Smith, Jimmy Sutton, Steve Doyle and Dave Katzman

5: 00 to 6:00 - Lil' Ed & Mike Garrett

 

 

Petrillo Music Shell - Main Stage

6-7 pm - Vivian and Vance "Guitar" Kelly and the Backstreet Blues Band (Vance will be featured on upcoming Delmark CD- Jimmy Dawkins presents The LERIC Records Story- his first recordings!)

 

http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/special_events/mose/chicago_blues_festival.html


 Friday May 28 - Jim Cooper Quintet with the legendary Ira Sullivan!, Live at the Green Mill ! a Nutville re-release party with special guest, IRA SULLIVAN @ The Green Mill, Lawrence and Broadway, Chicago, IL 9 - 1am, $12.

LET'S GET NUTTY with Bob Dogan on piano, Dan Delorenzo on bass, Bob Rummage on drums and Alejo Poveda on percussion


Hope you voted for the Delmark nominees for the National BLues Music Awards in Memphis!

http://www.blues.org/#ref=bluesmusicawards_nominees

We're excited to announce several Delmark artists were nominated for the 2009 National Blues Music Awards (formerly the Handys) in Memphis

 

A big Congrats goes out to the following Delmark blues artists:

 

31st National Blues Music Award Nominees

 

Album of the Year - Eddie C. Campbell, Tear This World Up

DVD of the Year- Delmark Records, It Ain't Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues, Live at Buddy Guy's Legends

 

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year - Zora Young and Shirley Johnson

 

 Album of the Year - Eddie C. Campbell, Tear This World Up (Delmark 799)

 

"THE KING OF THE WEST SIDE FUNK BLUES" returns with his highly anticipated comeback CD, Tear this World Up!

Eddie C. Campbell (born Duncan, MS 1939) is one of the most distinctive, original bluesman you'll ever come across. He is one of the last of the originators of the West Side sound of Chicago blues still performing in their prime. Eddie C. is the absolute master at deep funk blues grooves, mesmerizing audiences with his devastatingly wild, vibrato guitar on his reverb-drenched metallic purple Fender Jazzmaster and his powerful, resonating, rich, & wide ranging vocals, along with a unique, personal, & witty songwriting style.

We're more than excited to present the Delmark debut of this unforgettable Chicago Blues/funk legend, his first new recording in over a decade! Special mention must go out to our friend, blues historian/producer Dick Shurman (Dick co-produced Eddie's classic first LP "King of the Jungle" from '77 and many other modern blues classics, i.e, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, Roy Buchanan.)

Some standout originals are the opening cut "Makin' Popcorn," a relentless deep Mississippi boogie groove, while "Big World" is a hilarious original about sleepiness overcoming lust. "Voodoo' is a spooky hypnotic groove with multiple guitar parts, and another killer funk blues is "Care"- check out his wild vocals. Eddie's "All Nite" is a remake of one of his earliest 45's on Hawaii Records in the late 60's.

 

Magic Sam meets James Brown meets Johnny Guitar Watson on Chicago's West Side! myspace.com/eddieccampbell

 

 Eddie C. is currently on tour in SPAIN!

23 February Madrid: Conciertos Radio 3

25 Feb Bilbao: Sala Fever

26 Feb Madrid: Sala Clamores

27 Feb Zizurkil: Festival de Blues Zizurkil (Guipúzcoa)

28 Feb Puerto de Santa María: Sala Milwaukee

3 March Oviedo: Teatro de Oviedo

4 March Soria: EnViBop

5 March Toledo: Círculo del Arte

6 March Zamora: Café Avalon

 

Traditional Blues Female Artists of the Year

- Shirley Johnson (Blues Attack, Delmark 798 and It Ain't Over!) and Zora Young (The French Connection, Delmark 802 and It Ain't Over!)

 

 

DVD of the Year -

Delmark Records, It Ain't Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues, Live at Buddy Guy's Legends (Delmark DVD 1800/CD 800)

 

This DVD and CD features Zora Young (vocals), Jimmy Johnson (voc, gtr), Aaron Moore (voc, piano), the late Little Arthur Duncan (voc, harp), Lurrie Bell (voc, gtr), Shirley Johnson (voc), Eddie Shaw (voc, sax), Tail Dragger (voc), Dave Specter (gtr), Bob Stroger (bass), Harlan Terson (bass), Kenny Smith (drums), Marty Binder (drums), Roosevelt Purifoy (keys), Brother John Kattke (keys), Nick Moss (gtr), Rick Kreher (gtr), Scott Cable (gtr), Kevin Shanahan (gtr), Billy Branch (harp), & Big D (harp)

 

Don't forget about the sidemen!

 

Bass player of the Year- Bob Stroger (on It Ain't Over!)

 

Drummer of the Year - Kenny Smith (on It Ain't Over!)

 

Guitarist of the Year - Lurrie Bell (on It Ain't Over!)

 

Horn Player of the Year - (sax) Eddie Shaw (on It Ain't Over!)

 

A big congrats and welcome home from their wildly successful European tours go out to the one and only Eddie C. Campbell and the charismatic Zora Young.

 

**Zora Young's version of Sunnyland Slim's "Goin' Back To Memphis" on her fantastic new CD, The French Connection, now has extra special significance!

 

**And Eddie C. Campbell's birthday happens to fall on the same day as the

BMA's!!! - MAY 6th!!!!!!!


Record Store Day !

Apri 17- Saturday - noon

Josh Berman's Old Idea will be performing at JAZZ RECORD MART

Josh Berman- cornet, Jason Adasiewicz- vibes, Keefe Jackson-tenor sax, Anton Hatwich-bass, Frank Rosaly-drums

http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home

Jazz Record Mart - http://www.jazzmart.com/

Oldest music retailer in Chicago-over 55 years, also home to Delmark Records-oldest single owned label in US. Specializing in jazz & blues, with nice selections of world, gospel, new music (including modern classical) & soul. CD, LP, cassette, 78, 45, DVD, VHS, cylinders, mags, Ts, posters, etc...

27 E Illinois St, Chicago downtown Chicago, on Illinois, just north of the Chicago River at Wabash. Easily accessible by Red Line. 2 blocks from Michigan Ave..


New Delmark Blues CDS are here from Mississippi Heat (with John Primer and Carl Weathersby), Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames (with Abb Locke and Lil' Ed), and Willie Buck (with the Aces, Little Mack Simmons, and John Primer!)

DELMARK BLUES CD RELEASE PARTIES!!

Mississippi Heat CD Release Party - Friday May 7 - Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago

Let's Live It Up! (Delmark 807)

From the earliest days of Mississippi Heat it was Pierre Lacocque's intention to assemble a group of the best Chicago blues veterans around to play original music in the tradition of the great Chicago blues bands of the 1950s. Mississippi Heat has gone through a lot of changes, but certain elements of the band's winning formula have remained constant: Pierre has remained the driving force behind the band. One of today's tastiest Chicago blues harp players, Pierre has a knack for soulful melodies, tone, and phrasing! His harmonica playing is rooted in tradition but is always fresh and void of cliche's.

www.mississippiheat.net

 

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames CD Release Party-Friday April 30 - Big Cities, Rockford, IL- Crossroads Blues Society party! 905 E. State St - www.bigcitieslounge.com, www.crossroadsbluessociety.com

Delmark Records is excited and proud to present the Delmark debut recording of one Chicago's long time favorite blues bands, Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames. This is a killer veteran all-star, real deal Chicago blues band at its house rockin' best, led by the Hound Dog Taylor and J. B. Hutto influenced guitarist/vocalist Dave Weld. This band is one of the hardest working, longest running and most talented and cohesive Chicago blues bands around. The Imperial Flames feature the one and only Abb Locke on saxophone (you should read his bio!), Dave Kaye on bass (and often legendary bassists Bernard Reed and Herman Applewhite!), the vastly underrated Jeff Taylor on drums and additional lead vocals (he also plays a mean harp), and the talented singer Monica Garcia on additional lead and harmony, all adding much depth and variety to this tough Chicago blues recording. The Imperial Flames have recorded and played with so many heavies, including J.B. Hutto Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin. Elmore James, Earl Hooker, The Rolling Stones, and many, many more. There will also be a very special guest second guitarist/vocalist on the soon to be released Delmark CD, Burnin Love. This long time good friend and former band mate of Dave Weld's name is Ed smiles endlessly, and is Lil'! Since 1988, the Imperial Flames have been on the road, LIVIN and LOVIN the real deal blues ‚ and they are ready to bring their one of a kind show to your town - no bar is too far!

www.daveweld.com


Nicole Mitchell: Intergalactic Beings

Friday, April 30, 2010 - 7:30 pm - Live performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art

220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.280.2660 | 312.397.4010 - Tickets $25, MCA members $20, Students $10

Nicole Mitchell Intergalactic Beings: Xenogenesis II - Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble

Inspired by the seminal Afrofuturist science-fiction writer Octavia Butler, flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell evokes a journey into the unknown in the second chapter of her Xenogenesis Suite, "Intergalactic Beings." Mitchell composed "Intergalactic Beings" for her Black Earth Ensemble, an improvising chamber orchestra, and taps into the emotional and surreal qualities of Butler's alien abduction tale of survival. The MCA Stage, Chicago, presents the premiere of the full-length musical piece on Friday, April 30, 2010"Intergalactic Beings" is an affecting sonic expression of resilience, resistance, and transformation. Spoken text and poetry, written by Mitchell, and nonverbal vocals are combined with dissonant instrumental arrangements to convey the haunting story of a woman abducted by aliens after all civilization is nearly lost in a nuclear war. The woman's resistance and resilience as she interacts with the intelligent extraterrestrials is expressed along with the shock and horror experienced by the aliens as they observe the devastated human condition.The Black Earth Ensemble consists of Nicole Mitchell on flute, Josh Abrams on bass, Renee Baker on violin, David Boykin on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet, Marcus Evans on drums, Jeff Parker on guitar, Arveeayl Ra on percussion, Tomeka Reid on cello, David Young on trumpet, and vocalist Mankwe Ndosi. Mitchell and the Black Earth Ensemble have recorded five albums and toured internationally.

 Mitchell's first Xenogenesis Suite: "A Tribute to Octavia Butler" was commissioned by Chamber Music America and premiered at the Vision Festival in 2007. Xenogensis Suite was released by Firehouse 12 Records in 2008.

 The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, presents Nicole Mitchell: Intergalactic Beings on Friday, April 30, at 7:30 pm, at the MCA Stage, 220 East Chicago Avenue. Performance tickets ($25) are available at the MCA Box Office at 312.397.4010 or mcachicago.org. Student tickets to MCA Stage performances are $10 and subject to availability. For more information, visit the MCA website at mcachicago.org.


  Wednesday, March 31, 8:30pm: Masters Series --at Velvet 

Rob Mazurek plays with a new improvising quartet featuring Jason Adasiewicz (vibes -- Loose Assembly, Rolldown), John Herndon (drums -- Tortoise, the For Carnation) with special guest from São Paulo, Brazil, Guilherme Granado (percussion/electronics -- São Paulo Underground, Bodes e Elefantes); http://www.aesthetics-usa.com/artists/spu/bio.html; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LACil9kHSBM

 


2nd Annual Fred Anderson Birthday Benefit Festival for the Velvet Lounge

 

Friday, March 19, 9:00pm: Asian Improv Records Tribute to Fred Anderson

Set I: Vikas Deo Trio (guitar)

Set II (10:30pm): Jeff Chan Trio +1 featuring Jeff Chan (woodwinds), Ed Wilkerson (woodwinds), Tatsu Aoki (bass/shamisen), with special guest Jimmy Ellis (woodwinds);

Set III (12 midnight): Fred Anderson (tenor sax), Tatsu Aoki (bass/shamisen), Avreeayl Ra (drums), with special guest Tim O'Dell (saxes, Brunswick, ME); http://www.timodellmusic.com/

 

Saturday, March 20, 8:00pm: Blackout Festival Tribute to Fred Anderson

Set I: Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse (Kevin Nabors, Junius Paul, Isaiah Spencer);

Set II (9:30pm): Dee Alexander's Evolution Ensemble (James Sanders, Junius Paul, Ernie Adams) with special guest Ernest Dawkins

Set III (11pm): The Chicago Trio (Ernest Dawkins, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake), with special guest Amiri Baraka

Set IV (12:30am): Jam for Fred

 

Sunday, March 21, 7pm:  Fred Anderson's 81st Birthday Party!

Sets I & II: Fred Anderson Quartet (Jeff Parker, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake);

10:30pm:  Velvet Lounge Sunday Jam Session featuring Isaiah Spencer & the Velvet All-Stars with Kevin Nabors (saxes/percussion), Norman Palm (trombone), Adrian Ruiz (keyboards), Junius Paul (bass/percussion);

 

Wednesday, March 24, 8:30pm: Masters Series Tribute to Fred Anderson:

Set I: Richard Davis (bass, from Madison, WI) and Willie Pickens (keyboards);

Set II (10pm): Fred Anderson (tenor sax), Richard Davis (bass, Madison, WI), Ernie Adams (drums);


Monday, 3/22:  Kathy Kelly, Jim Cooper and Mallet Madness @ 

Green Mill Lounge, 4802 Broadway (at Lawrence), 

Chicago, IL, 9 pm -1 am.  $6

 

Vibists Jim Cooper and Kathy Kelly join for a nite of good vibes, performing compositions by Kelly, Cooper, as well as jazz favorites. 

This edition of Mallet Madness features Kathy Kelly, composer and vibes, Jim Cooper, composer and vibes and marimba, bells, John 

McLean, guitar, Dan DeLorenzo, bass and Andre Beasley, drums

 

Ira Sullivan presents Jim Cooper's Nutville - Back in print on Delmark!

 


Rob Mazurek's SOUND IS Quintet reveals a mixed pedigree--equal parts indie rock and jazz. Drummer John Herndon (Tortoise, the For Carnation) and electric bassist Matthew Lux (Isotope 217, Iron and Wine) bring an accessible pop sensibility to the driving rhythms and soaring melodies of Mazurek's sanguine tunes. Acoustic bassist Josh Abrams (Town and Country, Black Earth Ensemble) and vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz (Loose Assembly, Rolldown) provide sophisticated harmonies and colorful textures befitting their jazz lineage.

 

Feb 26 Show - Padova, Italy - Cinema Teatro Torresino 21:00

Feb 27 Show - Forli, Italy - Area Sismica - 22:30

Feb 28 Show - Rome, Italy - Sala Teatro Studio - 21:00

Mar 3 Show - Lugano, Switzerland - Studio 2 RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera -20:30

Mar 4 Show - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik Kulturzentrum - 20:30

Mar 5, Show - Warsaw, Poland - Powiekszenie

Mar 6 Show - Poznan, Poland - Estrada Pozanska - 20:30

Mar 7 Show - Wroclaw, Poland - OPT

 

The guys are back in Chicago, playing at the Hungry Brain on April 25th, 2010.


 

 

Sunday, Feb 14 - 50th Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival -http://www.uofcfolk.org/2010/schedule.html - 1212 E. 59th St. Chicago

Aaron Moore

Chicago-based blues pianist, singer and songwriter Aaron Moore spent most of the last 40 years in Chicago, working with the likes of Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and B.B. King. Born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi, Moore was encouraged in his piano playing by his mother, who was a music teacher and church piano player; early on, he was influenced by Curtis Jones, and later Memphis Slim. Later on, he learned from boogie-woogie paragon Roosevelt Sykes, and the two would often team up in blues clubs around Chicago. In 1996 he released his first album, Hello World, on Delmark records, and his newest CD is Boot Em Up.


2009 New Year's Eve Delmark Blues and Jazz Shows !

Fred Anderson - VELVET Lounge, - New Year's/Kwanzaa Celebration - with the Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble

Nicole Mitchell - VELVET Lounge - New Year's/Kwanzaa Celebration - Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble with special guest cameo appearance by Fred Anderson

Corey Wilkes - Andy's Jazz Club

Von Freeman and Ed Peterson - The Green Mill

Dave Specter -Shaw's Crab House w/The Fabulous FishHeads featuring Mark Wydra, Harlan Terson & Kenny Smith

Shirley Johnson - Blue Chicago, 736 N. Clark

Magic Slim & the Teardrops - Buddy Guy's Legends

Jimmy Johnson - B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted

Little Sammy Davis - ~ New Years Eve Ramble- The Levon Helm Band - Guest Band, The Alexis P. Suter Band, Little Sammy Davis & Fred Scribner, Woodstock, NY

Jim Cooper - with Dave Bennett's Tribute to Benny Goodman, St. Joseph, MI.

Eddie Shaw - AUBURN HILLS,MI...CALLAHAN'S

Jason Ajemian and the HIGH LIFE - Heaven Gallery, Chicago with John Herndon DJing - also with Matt Bauder's White Blue Yellow and Clouds,


Wednesday December 30

The Immediate Sound Series presents

two sets with

Josh Berman's Old Idea - Live at the Hideout, Chicago - http://www.hideoutchicago.com/

featuring

Josh Berman cornet, Keefe Jackson tenor sax, Jason Adasiewicz vibraphone, Anton Hatwich bass, Marc Riordan drums

DJ sets Peter Margasak Gets Random

Josh Berman's Old Idea in Bill Meyer's Reader Critic's Choice


Delmark CD release party for Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens' TWO CITIES!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

 

 

Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens @ 10pm at the Hungry Brain,

2319 W Belmont Chicago, IL, (773) 935-2118

 

Aram Shelton - alto saxophone, clarinet

Josh Berman - cornet

Keefe Jackson - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Anton Hatwich - bass

Marc Riordan &endash; drums

(on CD, Frank Rosaly is drummer, and Fred Lonberg-Holm adds cello!)

 

http://www.aramshelton.com/citizens.html

 

The Fast Citizens are the Chicago based sextet of Aram Shelton, Keefe Jackson, Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Anton Hatwich and Frank Rosaly. Formed in 2002 by Jackson, the Fast Citizens have decided upon a rotating leader chair and for their sophomore release Shelton has taken the reins as main composer. The title Two Cities reflects the geographic locale of Shelton, (currently based in Oakland, California), and his continued relationship with the active music scene in Chicago. Focusing on orchestration and structural variety, the Fast Citizens present a stylistically diverse album that includes hard swing, lush ballads, high-energy free improvisation, modern composition and Sun-Ra inspired grooves.

 

Fast Citizens continues to forge its own direction, reaching beyond formulaic conventions to embrace new forms. Much like their debut, Two Cities yields a formidable hybrid of venerable post-bop and avant-garde traditions. -All About Jazz

 

Their debut album, Ready Everyday (Delmark DE-571), was hailed by critics and described as "a meeting of highly skilled and individualistic players who channel their hard work into a cogent and coherent whole". Two Cities documents the progress of this unique ensemble, comprised of increasingly visible members of the international jazz and improvised music community.

 

Excerpts from the liner notes by John Litweiler, author of Jazz After 1958, and Ornette Coleman, A Harmolodic Life:

 

   There's no comparing this music to any other. True, flashes of sound and song suggest kinship with other artists, and moreover, as Larry Kart pointed out in the Ready Everyday notes, jazz's past has enriched Fast Citizens' present: "These are the ears and sensibilities of musicians who know both their Ornette Coleman and their Sidney Bechet, their Morton Feldman and their Ruby Braff..." Yes, their sense of playing together has been refined by experience and big ears. More than that, and I think the reason this album is so moving, is each man's strong sense of presence, immediacy....

 

   Emphatically, all the Fast Citizens don't just improvise -- they compose on the spot, together. It's what Shelton does, especially in The Twenty-Seven in the loveliest alto-sax solo I've heard Mr. Coleman came to town... He plays clarinet in In Cycles, building a musical edifice with spaced, broken phrases and stuttered notes, and in another alto style, with many notes, in his Two Cities trio improvisation... each of his improvisations has its own integrity, its unity, its sense of being composed on the spot.

December 16, 2009 Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens @ 201212 1212 10th St Charlotte, NC

December 17, 2009 Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens @ Bobo Gallery, 22 N Lexington Ave Asheville, NC

December 18, 2009 Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens @ the Whig, 1200 Main Street Columbia, SC

December 19, 2009 Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens @ Ya Ya 367 East Main Street Lexington, KY

December 20, 2009 Aram Shelton's Fast Citizens @ the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Chicago, IL



Thursday, December 31 - VELVET Lounge, Chicago - New Year's/Kwanzaa Celebration - Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Ensemble with special guest cameo appearance by Fred Anderson


Quintus McCormick's HEY JODIE ! -(Delmark DE 801)

CD release party - Thursday, November 19 - Kingston Mines - 2548 N. Halsted, Chicago - www.kingstonmines.com

Delmark is excited to present the debut studio recording from a "young veteran" of the Chicago blues scene, Quintus McCormick. Quintus is one of the most popular and busiest players on the ultra competitive contemporary blues club scene in Chicago. Delmark's GM/producer Steve Wagner flat out says this is the strongest blues record he's worked on in a long time (and he's been at Delmark for almost 20 yrs!) Hey Jodie! is Quintus' first Delmark CD (he put out a rare live CD in the mid 90's) and features 14 new compositions of original, heartfelt blues, r&b and soul. Kenny Anderson and the Chicago Horns and Ted Reynolds' tasty harp adds a full sound. We love the title track, a catchy "Jody" answer song about cheating and back door lovers.

Quintus McCormick has toured the world with some of the most important blues artists including James Cotton, Otis Clay, A.C. Reed, and Lefty Dizz. Working as a sideman, (often with bassist/bandleader J.W. Williams) Quintus' reputation as a brilliant guitarist, gifted songwriter and astonishing vocalist spread like wildfire. Born in '57 and raised in Detroit, Quintus moved to Chicago where Buddy Guy and James Cotton encouraged Quintus to form his own band. In 1994, The Quintus McCormick Band was formed, and he has been a mainstay of the Chicago blues scene since, appearing frequently in the city's world-renown nightclubs and at countless festivals and concerts.

 

"It's that meld of skilled craftsmanship and inspired emotional commitment that sets Quintus apart from many of his contemporaries." David Whiteis, from liners.

Myspace.com/quintusmccormickband


Fred Anderson Delmark CD/DVD release party at THE VELVET LOUNGE - 67 E. Cermak, Chicago, 312-791-9050

Wednesday, October 14

Delmark new release - 21st Century Chase (DE 589/DVD 1589) - available on CD and DVD

Don't miss this show celebrating this historical document of legendary Fred Anderson's 80th Birthday Celebration !

 http://www.velvetlounge.net/

 


Chicago Blues Fans

Delmark All-Star Blues Concert and new Delmark DVD screening

("It Ain't Over! 55 Years of Blues) at Buddy Guy's Legends-

 

When: Friday, July 24, 2009 - 5:30 pm til 2 am!!

Where: Buddy Guy's Legends, 754 S. Wabash, Chicago, south Loop - http://www.buddyguys.com/

Who:Live performances from Delmark All-Stars,

including Aaron Moore, Quintus McCormick, Michael Coleman with special guests Shirley Johnson, Zora Young, and Jimmy Johnson! The rhythm section will be Merle Perkins on drums, Roosevelt "The Mad Hatter" Purifoy on keys, and Andre Howard on bass.

 A very special live concert featuring many all-star blues performers from Delmark's celebrated roster, and this night will also include a showing of our recently released, much celebrated DVD and CD documenting Delmark Records' 55th Anniversary Concert from last year at Legends, IT AIN'T OVER! 55 Years of Blues (Delmark 800/1800)

5:30 - 6:30 pm Aaron Moore -(vocals, piano) solo boogie woogie blues piano - from one of the masters of classic blues piano which has become so hard to find these days!

 Aaron's Earwig page http://earwigmusic.com/aaron.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywYk4P7_Pz8

 

 (7:00 - 8:30 pm) Delmark DVD screening, It Ain't Over ! 55 Years of Blues

 

Delmark's 55th Anniversary Blues Bash at Buddy Guy's Legends featured most of Delmark's local blues roster, a Delmark Day proclamation from Mayor Daley, and a GRAMMY Hall of Fame Award for the groundbreaking HOODOO MAN BLUES album from Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. Live performances by Lurrie Bell, Tail Dragger, Zora Young, Jimmy Johnson with Dave Specter, Aaron Moore, Eddie Shaw, Shirley Johnson, and the late Little Arthur Duncan (his last recorded performances!) - sizzling live Chicago blues - there was truly something magic in the air that night! This historic BLUES PARTY was thankfully captured live at Legends on March 7, 2008. The featured band most of the night was Lurrie Bell (guitar) Bob Stroger (bass) Roosevelt "Mad Hatter" Purifoy (keys) and Kenny Smith (drums)

 

"I have a lot of respect for "thoroughbred" Bob Koester; he has brought a lot of sweet music to the soul and heart of this city they call Chicago!" - Eddie Shaw - Blues Legend

 9:00- 10:00 pm) Quintus McCormick (vocals, guitar)

Look for Quintus' studio debut- HEY JODY, out soon on Delmark! - A much anticipated blues/soul recording of originals from the ever popular, hard working, young talent of Chicago's Quintus McCormick! Featuring the Chicago Horns.

Quintus' MySpace

http://www.myspace.com/quintusmccormickband

 (10:30 til close) Michael Coleman (vocals, guitar) with Zora Young (vocals) and Shirley Johnson (vocals) and Jimmy Johnson (vocals, guitar) as special guests!

 Michael Coleman (voc, guitar)

-one of the FUNKIEST guitarists on the Chicago area scene -

Michael's MySpace

http://www.myspace.com/funkymichaelcoleman

 Shirley Johnson (vocals) "The Queen of Blue Chicago!"

*Shirley's current Delmark CD, BLUES ATTACK is currently #1 on the LIVING BLUES radio charts!!

*Shirley Johnson just headlined the first night of the Chicago Blues Fest, Friday Night on the Petrillo Main Stage

* Shirley Johnson is nominated for 2 categories in the 2009 Blues Blast Music Awards! Best Female Artist and Best Traditional Blues Recording for Delmark's Blues Attack!

you can vote here for the 2009 Blues Blast Awards - http://www.illinoisblues.com/bbma/2009/bbmavote2009.php

Shirley's All Music Guide Bio

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:fjfpxql5ldje~T1

Zora Young (vocals) - one of the most charismatic blues singers of all! Look for her new CD on Delmark in Sept, recorded in France- THE FRENCH CONNECTION! "Young demonstrates confidence and fire on the bandstand, and can also be sentimental, sultry, and suggestive. She's an ace performer, and this is her best work yet.- NASHVILLE CITY PAPER

Zora's All Music Guide bio and MySpace

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:0xfqxqq5ldae~T1

http://www.myspace.com/zorayoung

Jimmy Johnson (voc, guitar)

"The Bar Room Preacher" The ageless (is he really 80?!) Johnson continues to be on top of his game - He's one of the most original, distinctive bluesmen around, the master at tasteful, funky soul blues!

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:fjftxql5ld6e~T1

http://www.shauntemusic.com/

 


The Queen of Blue Chicago, Shirley Johnson, will celebrate her recent Delmark CD, BLUES ATTACK, at Blue Chicago on Friday, Saturday, July 10, 11 at 736 N. Clark, downtown Chicago!

Shirley's BLUES ATTACK is currently #1 on Living Blues Magazine Radio Chart, and Shirley is coming off a very successful headlining gig at the main stage of the recent CHicago BLues Festival in June - the World's Largest Blues Fest! Congrats Shirley!!


Hey Chicago Blues Fans

THe 2009 Chicago Blues Festival Lineup has been announced! Woo Hoo!! AND THIS IS FREE!!!

 

Delmark's annual Blues Brunch at the Mart - Sunday, June 14, 2009- 10am til noon - Jazz Record Mart, 27 E. Illinois, Chicago, IL (Illinois and Wabash) - always FREE! http://www.jazzmart.com/ (312) 222-1467

Mississippi Heat with special guests....Tail Dragger

One of Chicago's favorite and hardest working blues bands, our dear friends from Mississippi Heat- led by the vastly talented harp player and songwriter, Pierre Lacocque, along with one of Chicago's most underrated dynamic vocalists, blues chanteuse Inetta Visor.

Special guest vocals from the one and only Tail Dragger-- "someday this boy will take my place" Howlin' Wolf (and that day is NOW!!)

www.mississippiheat.net

http://www.myspace.com/taildraggercrawlinjames

 

www.chicagobluesfestival.us

 Friday June 12th, will be a special 70th Birthday Party for the "King of the Jungle/King of the West Side Funky Blues" - Eddie C. Campbell!

This will also be the CD release party for Eddie C. with his highly anticipated Delmark debut - Tear This World Up! (available end of May, produced by the legendary Dick Shurman)

 Eddie C. Campbell (born Duncan, MS 1939) is one of the most distinctive, original bluesman you'll ever come across. He is one of the last of the originators of the West Side sound of Chicago blues still performing in their prime. Eddie C. is the absolute master at deep funk blues grooves, mesmerizing audiences with his devastatingly wild, vibrato guitar and powerful, resonating vocals, along with a unique, personal songwriting style.

Eddie C's upcoming special performances - celebrating his 70th Birthday and his new absolutely killer new release- TEAR THIS WORLD UP!- Delmark debut!

*Friday, May 29 - Buddy Guy's Legends - 9:30 pm - Eddie C - full band, electric West Side Blues at its FONKIEST!

Thursday, June 11 - WLUP- Chicago's Rock Station - The LOOP - Eddie C. Campbell and band -live performance on Johnny B's morning show - 9:20 am!

*Friday, June 12- Chicago Blues Fest- Petrillo Main Stage- headlining first night of biggest Blues Fest in the World! Tear it up, Eddie!

*Saturday, June 13 - Reggie's Music Joint - 8pm - 2105 South State Street, Chicago -

"Delmark Records Revue!! The Incredible Blues Comeback Concert featuring:

Eddie C. Campbell CD release party, Rockin' Johnny Burgin, Tail Dragger, Johnny B. Moore and Jesse Fortune. With many special guests, including westside guitarist Cadillac Zack from Los Angeles."

 

Friday, June 12, 2009 - Petrillo Music Shell (7:00-9:30 pm) - Main Stage

 • 7:00-8:10 pm - Shirley Johnson - celebrating her new release on Delmark - Blues Attack!

• 8:20-9:30 pm - Eddie C. Campbell-70th Birthday Celebration - also celebrating his upcoming Delmark debut release - Tear This World Up!

 

Saturday, June 13, 2009 - Front Porch Stage

• 12:00-1:30 pm - Earwig Record's Tribute to Sunnyland featuring Aaron Moore, Allen Batts and Dennis Binder

Gibson Guitar Crossroads Stage

• 12:00-1:15 pm - Lurrie Bell


SHIRLEY JOHNSON - CD Release party for Delmark's BLUES ATTACK (DE 798)

Friday and Saturday, July 10, 11 - Blue Chicago, 536 N. Clark, CHicago


Yes, 2009 brings us the return of Rockin' Johnny!!

West Side Chicago Blues!! Rooster's on 4501 W. Madison with the one and only Tail Dragger to welcome back Good Rockin' Johnny Burgin to the Chicago Blues scene. Every Saturday night - 10pm til 3am!!!

Can he re-claim his title as the Modern King of the West Side Chicago Blues Guitar?!

Come out to Smoke Daddy BBQ on Saturday May 16 - Rockin' Johnny's return to his long time home venue. Johnny packed the house there every Blue Monday and many weekends for many years. Let's welcome him back home! 1804 W. Division, Chicago - 9pm

 

Saturday, June 13 - Reggie's Music Joint - 8pm - 2105 South State Street, Chicago -

"Delmark Records Revue!! The Incredible Blues Comeback Concert featuring: Rockin' Johnny Burgin !

Eddie C. Campbell Delmark CD release party - with the one and only Tail Dragger, Johnny B. Moore and Jesse Fortune. With many special guests, including westside guitarist Cadillac Zack from Los Angeles."


Josh Berman's Old Idea - Chicago cornet master's Delmark debut as a leader! With Berman (cornet), Keefe Jackson (tenor sax,) Jason Adasiewicz (vibes,) Anton Hatwich (bass,) and Nori Tanaka (drums.)

Delmark CD release parties!

Wed, June 3, 2009 9pm - Hideout, Chicago- Delmark debut CD Release party for Old Idea (DE 588)

Sun, June 7, 2009 - 9pm - Hungry Brain, Chicago - Delmark debut CD Release party for Old Idea (DE 588)


JEFF PARKER and DAVE SPECTER - Live at S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston - Thurs, June 25, 2009- 8pm

 Great double bill of 2 of the best Chicago guitarists performing on same night! Chicago Soul Jazz at its best! With Hammond B3 Master, Pete Benson! (Sabertooth, Mighty Blue Kings, Typhanie Monique)

http://www.evanstonspace.com/

http://www.davespecter.org/index.html

http://www.davespecter.org/index.html

http://www.myspace.com/peffjarker


 Wednesday, November 4 - S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston

Dave Specter's Adventures in Guitar with special guest Billy Flynn

Dave Specter's "Adventures in Guitar" will feature Dave and his band performing with a featured guest guitarist from the musical worlds of blues, jazz and rock & roll in a series of six annual performances at SPACE.

Guitarist, producer and Delmark Recording Artist Dave Specter straddles the fence between blues and jazz with a hip disregard for arbitrary restrictions. His soulful, reverb drenched sound is featured on dozens of recordings including his latest Delmark CD/DVD "Live in Chicago" which was named to Downbeat magazine's best recordings of 2008. He's headlined Chicago's Millennium Park and clubs and festivals worldwide.

"A gifted instrumentalist with a variety of styles at his disposal, Specter is an unsung talent on the Chicago blues scene. Specter is no blues purist, but rather an enthusiast who incorporates elements of bluesmen like T-Bone Walker, Magic Sam, and Otis Rush in his work, along with jazzier influences like Kenny Burrell" &endash; About.com - best blues recordings of 2008.

Specter's first featured guest for "Adventures in Guitar" will be world renowned bluesman Billy Flynn.

Guitarist, mandolinist and blues-harp man Billy Flynn is one of the most in-demand musicians on today's Chicago's and international blues scene, Flynn regularly performs with artists such as Billy Boy Arnold, Kim Wilson, Jimmy Dawkins, Pinetop Perkins, and Otis Rush. Recently featured on the soundtrack of Cadillac Records, Billy's mastery of classic Chicago blues has earned him a worldwide reputation as a musician's musician.

"Billy Flynn has brought Chicago's musical heritage to a worldwide audience with taste and mastery that are unequaled" - Chicago Blues Guide

8PM - $12 in advance // $15 day-of // $20 reserved table seating -

http://www.davespecter.org/index.html

http://www.billyflynn.com/



Hey all you Big Band Swingers!

New weekly gig for John Burnett Swing Orchestra! - www.johnburnettorchestra.com

Wednesdays at Green Dolphin Street (except Wednesday, April 15)

April dates: April 1, 8, 22 and 29

 Green Dolphin Street - http://www.jazzitup.com/ - 2200 N. Ashland, Chicago(773) 395-0066 - $15 cover



Lurrie Bell's 50th Birthday Party!! at Buddy Guy's Legends, Saturday December 13

www.lurrie.com Can you believe Lurrie's turning a half century?? Lurrie's been playing since he was a kid, learning directly from all of the Chicago blues masters, completely immersed in real deal blues; Lurrie IS THE BLUES!!!!

Please come out and celebrate with Lurrie and wish him a Happy Birthday and congratulate him on his plethora of recent Blues Awards!

Lurrie Bell has just been named 2008 Blues Artist Of The Year by Living Blues Magazine!

2008 Living Blues Awards Critics' Poll Blues Artist of the Year (Male) and Readers' Poll Blues Artist of the Year (Male)

The one and only Tail Dragger will be opening up for the Lurrie Bell band!


March 18-22, 2009 - Velvet Lounge - Happy 80th BDay party Mr. Fred Anderson!

The Velvet is planning a major celebration honoring our founder, mentor, and inspiration Fred Anderson in tribute to his 80th birthday on Sunday, March 22.  The festivities will begin on Wednesday, March 18 and continue the entire week, culminating in a special performance by the venerable Mr. Anderson himself (with special guests to numerous to list, many from all over the country) at 7pm on Sunday, March 22, followed by the legendary Jazz Jam.  The Wednesday through Saturday shows will feature multiple groups and again numerous special guests.  Nothing is definitively confirmed yet, however some of the out of town folks we expect to participate include Kidd Jordan, Maurice Brown, Richard Davis, Henry Grimes plus many other Chicago legends and Velvet regulars. Much, much more to follow…!


 

DELMARK Records is 55 years old this year!!!

We're excited to announce that we are throwing a party for Bob Koester and Delmark to celebrate this monumental music milestone. Do not miss this chance to honor one of the world's longest running single owned and operated independent record labels- Blues and Jazz since 1953!!

Friday. September 26, 2008, 8pm

at Old Town School of Folk Music in Lincoln Square, Chicago

Dave Specter will be hosting a jazz/blues summit with many special artists from Delmark!-

Ari Brown, Nicole Mitchell, Corey Wilkes, Jimmy Johnson, Lurrie Bell, and many more special guests will be throwin' it down at the Old Town School!!!

4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago - 773-728-6000

www.oldtownschool.org


Little Arthur Duncan is now forever "Singin' With the Sun!"- Low-reen

Little Arthur Duncan Benefit/Memorial/Backscratcher party at Rosa's Lounge, Chicago- Sept 19

We will be celebrating the life of Little Arthur Duncan with a memorial benefit for the family at Rosa's Lounge on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Live performance from the BackScratchers and many special guests, including Tail Dragger, Billy Boy Arnold, Zora Young, Eddie Taylor, Jr.!

 

 

Very, very sad Chicago blues news to report. Two of the nicest Chicago bluesmen passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008, our dear friends Little Arthur Duncan (from complications from brain surgery) and Phil Guy. Arthur and Phil were not only both underappreciated outstanding blues musicians, but truly great fans of the blues. While many musicians do not go out to the clubs unless they are playing, both Arthur and Phil were seen out all the time with big infectious smiles listening to their favorite blues artists.

Little Arthur Duncan was absolutely the sweetest guy I personally knew on the Chicago blues scene. He was a great friend, a proud and very well respected man, a wonderful story teller with a great sense of humor, and one of the last of the down home Chicago blues singers and harp players- Blues with a FEELING. Mr. Duncan also held the best blues parties, with his great southern soul food cooking. We'll miss you, Mr Back Scratcher!

This is from our friend Bob Corritore....

• RIP Little Arthur Duncan 2/5/1934-8/20/2008: It is with great sadness that we report yet another passing in this terrible week of losses to our blues community. Chicago harmonica ace Little Arthur Duncan passed away Wednesday morning, August 20, 2008 at Kindred Hospital in Northlake, IL. He was 74. He had been incapacitated for months with little hope of recovery. Born February 5, 1934 in Indianola, Mississippi, Arthur moved to Chicago at age 16, where he heard and befriended Little Walter, who inspired him to take up the harmonica. While holding down a construction day job, he began performing around Chicago with John Brim, Floyd Jones, and Hip Lankchan. He would later own and operate the Artesia Lounge on Lake Street, which moved to West Madison Street and reopened as Backscratcher's Social Club. Owning a club gave Arthur a regular place to perform, and he became a popular neighborhood attraction on the West Side. Twist Turner produced some of Arthur's first recordings, which appeared first on cassette and then on Cannonball Records' Blues Across America series. As Arthur's stature grew in Chicago, he recorded more, cutting two beautiful CDs for Delmark (Singin' With The Sun and Live At Rosa's Blues Lounge (on DVD and CD), and one for Random Chance (Live In Chicago). He was a simply great vocalist, with tremendous power and expressiveness; and his sparse harmonica was always on the money. He specialized in third position and chromatic harmonica. His final band included Illinois Slim, Rick Kreher, and Twist Turner. He had a warm and gracious personality, and his passing leaves a huge hole in the Chicago blues scene, as he was one of a handful of the dwindling old school harmonica masters. We will miss you, Arthur.

• RIP Phil Guy 4/28/1940-8/20/2008: This news form Steve Hecht of Piedmont Talent and Buddy Guy's Legends: Guitarist/vocalist Phil Guy, the younger brother of the legendary Buddy Guy, passed away today at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, IL, after a battle with kidney and liver cancer. He was 68. Born April 28, 1940 in Lettsworth, Louisiana, Phil learned to play guitar as a child. He followed in Buddy's footsteps, playing after him with Baton Rouge artists Big Poppa and Raful Neal. He recorded as accompanist for his brother in 1957, for Raful Neal around 1958, and for Slim Harpo in the mid-60s. He joined his brother's band in Chicago in 1969, and has been based there ever since. He has worked and recorded with many of the city's leading artists, such as his brother, Junior Wells, Byther Smith, and Jimmy Dawkins. Phil began focusing his efforts on advancing his own musical career during the 80's and he developed a solid reputation as a tough, electrified Chicago blues guitarist. He toured all around the world; and though he never achieved the fame or recognition that his brother did, he was considered a star in his own right. His recordings are numerous and appear on labels such as JSP, Wolf, Isabel, and Red Lightning.

*You can also some incredibly underrated guitar from Phil Guy on Delmark's Junior Wells recordings, On Tap, and Live at Theresa's, 1975!



 Chicago Jazz Festival celebration at Jazz Record Mart!! 27 E. Illinois, Chicago (312-222-1467)

Sunday, August 31, 2008- 10:15 am

Ari Brown Quartet - Live performance w/ Ari Brown, Kirk Brown, Yosef Ben Israel, Avreeayl Ra, and poss. special guests

Admission is free- Refreshments provided



 **Intense Chicago bluesman Byther Smith will be celebrating his new Delmark release on DVD and CD, Blues On the Moon, Saturday, August 9th at Buddy Guy's Legends!

 


Corey Wilkes, Drop It ! www.coreywilkes.com -

CD release party Friday, June 20, Close Up 2, Chicago

COREY WILKES' new Delmark CD, Drop It, is here!! Chicago jazz trumpet phenom Corey Wilkes' recording debut (as a leader) just came in !

"Corey Wilkes has blossomed into one of the boldest, most versatile young trumpeters in Chicago jazz. Whether inventing strangely inventive sounds with the Art Ensemble of Chicago or fronting a straight ahead group, he proves that a nimble technique and a sense of adventure can distinguish a musician from his peers." &endash; Howard Reich, esteemed Chicago Tribune Jazz critic

Drop It, Delmark CD release party, Friday, June 20, Close Up 2 (416 S. Clark, Chicago), 11pm- 2am

Corey Wilkes : trumpet, flugelhorn, efx, Jabari Liu: alto sax, Kevin Nabors : tenor sax, Robert "Baabe" Irving III : keys, Junius Paul : bass, Makaya McCraven : drums, and possible special guest: Dee Alexander : vocals

Friday, June 20- Directly preceding the CD release party @ 8pm - 9:45 pm, is a special "Jazz" Festival at Pritzker Park (Van Buren and State )

Close Up 2 Smooth Jazz Festival (Corey Wilkes and Black Slang is headlining Friday, Stanley Jordan is headlining Saturday), www.closeup2jazz.com

featuring Corey Wilkes and Black Slang:

Corey Wilkes - trumpett/efx/vocals, Kevin Nabors - tenor sax, Will Kurk - keys, Junius Paul - bass, Big Ant - drums, Frankie Blaze - guitar, Yaw - vocals, Phenom - hip hop MC, Mashawune Wilkes, Tosha Alston, and Imania Dietry - African Dance!!

After the festival Friday, go directly to Close Up 2 (416 S. Clark) to celebrate Corey's debut CD release on Delmark Records- LATE NITE PARTY!!!!!!

We're very excited to announce the recording debut as a leader for the charismatic rising star on the Chicago jazz scene, Corey Wilkes!

This highly anticipated diverse release will also feature the keyboard work from Robert "Baabe" Irving III (Miles Davis' late period keys man) and the powerfully wild and beautiful vocals of Dee Alexander (on cuts "Funkier than a mosquita's tweeter!" and "Ubiquitous Budafly!")

Take a look at some of the recordings Corey has been an integral part of, performing on trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion., including Roscoe Mitchell, Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Tortoise! Corey is featured trumpet player with Art Ensemble of Chicago and Kahil el ' Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble.

 



 

We had an absolute blast at Buddy's in March! THank you to everyone involved!

Friday, March 7, 2008 at Buddy Guy's Legends @ 9pm

This will be a special Delmark 55th Anniversary tribute concert with a who's who in Chicago Blues scheduled to perform:

Byther Smith, Jimmy Johnson, Eddie Shaw, Zora Young, Little Arthur Duncan, Lurrie Bell, Tail Dragger, Dave Specter, The Big DooWopper, Aaron Moore, Shirley Johnson, Billy Branch, Johnny B. Moore, and many more special guests (maybe Friendly Chap ?!) Bob Stroger, Kenny Smith and Roosevelt "Mad Hatter" Purifoy was the house band, along with Harlan Terson, Brother John Katke, and Marty Binder.

 Delmark and Jazz Record Mart present or annual Blues Brunch at the Mart!

Sunday June 8, 10am-noon (until to you head off to Chicago BLues Fest!)- FREE!

Mississippi Heat will be performing their hits off their new fantastic Delmark CD, Hattiesburg Blues! www.mississippiheat.net

Jazz Record Mart, 27 E. Illinois, (Illinois and Wabash) Chicago, 312-222-1467, www.jazzmart.com


**DELMARK MYSPACE PAGE (http://www.myspace.com/delmarkrecords) is up and running with DVD trailers and slide shows!!

** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT **

TAILDRAGGER and SYL JOHNSON to play the 7th Annual PONDEROSA STOMP in New Orleans, LA- House of Blues New Orleans- April 29, 30 2008- Dr. Ike and the Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau throw down our favorite roots music fest of all!- celebrating unsung heroes of blues, soul, funk, rockabilly, garage rock, swamp pop, New Orleans R&B - do not miss this insane musical mayhem fest!

Festival Lineup (so far): Ronnie Spector, Roky Erickson, Mary Weiss, Question Mark and The Mysterians, The Collins Kids, The Green Fuz, Syl Johnson, The Hi Rhythm Section, William Bell, The Bo Keys, Bobby Parker, The Mighty Hannibal, Nathaniel Mayer, Eddie Bo, Zigaboo Modeliste, Lazy Lester, Barbara Lynn, Travis Wammack, Tammy Lynn, Al Johnson, Lil Buck Sinegal and The Top Cats Featuring Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Warren Storm, Mac Rebennack, Jean Knight, Skip Easterling, Hayden Thompson, Sonny Burgess, Joe Clay, Jay Chevalier, Deke Dickerson and The Eccofonics, Little Freddie King, Henry Gray, Louisiana Red, Eddie Powers, Earl Stanley, James Blood Ulmer, Wardell Quezergue and His Rhythm and Blues Revue, Roy Head, Dale Hawkins, King Lloyd, Roscoe Robinson, Ralph "Soul" Jackson, Herman Hitson, Wiley and The Checkmates, and Rockie Charles, East of Edens Soul Express, and the TAILDRAGGER !

 


Live DAVE SPECTER DVD/CD is in!!!

LIVE IN CHICAGO , Release Date: April 22, 2008

Recorded in Chicago at Buddy Guy's Legends and Rosa's Lounge

Featuring Special Guests: Jimmy Johnson, Tad Robinson & Sharon Lewis

with Brother John Kattke, Harlan Terson & Marty Binder

 

Dave Specter CD/DVD release parties for Live in Chicago:

Wed, May 21: Buddy Guy's Legends, 9:30-1:00

"Live in Chicago" DVD/CD Release Party! Featuring Tad Robinson & many special guests.

Thurs. May 22: SPACE (Dave's new club!) = Society for Preservation of Arts & Culture in Evanston, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL

"Live in Chicago" DVD/CD Release Party! Featuring Tad Robinson & many special guests. 9:00-?


DELMARK CD release party for Mississippi Heat's "Hattiesburg Blues"

FRIDAY, MAY 30TH, BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS with special guest Carl Weathersby!! 754 S. Wabash, @10pm

MISSISSIPPI HEAT, Hattiesburg Blues, (Delmark CD - DE 795), with special guests Lurrie Bell and Carl Weathersby -

www.mississippiheat.net , www.lurrie.com , www.carlweathersby.org , www.gilescorey.us

This very underrated Chicago blues band is led by harp innovator/ band leader Pierre LaCocque and dynamic female vocalist Inetta Visor, along with their fantastic new guitarist Giles Corey (check out his guitar and vocals on his spotlight song "Say Something Good!") Chris "Hambone" Cameron on keys (including clavinet) and the ubiquitous all star drummer Kenny Smith. Special guests besides heavies Lurrie Bell (singing a new Chicago Blues anthem "Chicago Is My Home!") and Carl Weathersby ("Hell and Back") are guest vocalist, Devin Thompson (Chicago Catz, Rico), and latin percussionist Ruben Alvarez (Howard Levy's Chevere) and the Chicago Horns (Willie Henderson, Hank Ford, Bill McFarland, and Kenny Anderson) - making for a very full sounding (but not cluttered) blues recording, with some unique twists!

You can listen to sound samples of this at http://www.mississippiheat.net/disc/hattiesburg.html


 

Delmark recording debut as leader for Jason Ajemian (Born Heller, Chicago Underground Trio, A Cushicle, Exploding Star Orchestra, and many more!)

JASON AJEMIAN's Smokeless Heat - Delmark CD release party on Wednesday, April 30, Heaven Gallery, Chicago

Former Chicagoans Jason Ajemian and Nori Tanaka back in Chicago for special rare performance!!

Jason Ajemian's Smokeless Heat Delmark CD release party for The Art of Dying,

Wed. April 30, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee, 2nd floor, Chicago's Wicker Park, www.heavengallery.com

 

 


**Little Arthur Duncan's 74th Birthday Party & Soul Food Buffet with the Backscratchers and special guests!!- Saturday, Feb 2, 2008 - Rosa's Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage, Chicago


**DELMARK CD RELEASE PARTIES **

Recent Delmark CD/DVD release parties in 2008! Come out and celebrate with both new and veteran Delmark artists

*BRAD GOODE's NATURE BOY- Friday, Saturday February 15, 16, 2008 - The Green Mill, Lawrence and Broadway, Chicago's Uptown

Brad Goode Quartet : Brad Goode (trumpet), Jeff Jenkins (piano), Johannes Weidenmuller (bass), and Todd Reid (drums) (www.bradgoode.com)

 

*KEEFE JACKSON's Project Project - JUST LIKE THIS- Sunday, February 24, 10 pm, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, Chicago (www.keefejackson.com)

Project Project : Keefe Jackson (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Josh Berman (cornet), Jaimie Branch (trumpet and flugelhorn), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Nick Broste (trombone), Marc Unternahrer (tuba), James Falzone (clarinet), Guillermo Gregorio (alto sax, clarinet), Dave Rempis (alto and baritone sax), Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Anton Hatwich (bass), and Frank Rosaly (drums)

 

*Check out the new and updated AACM- Chicago web page!! www.aacmchicago.org

 

*SABERTOOTH's Dr. Midnight, Live at the Green Mill - Friday, January 4, 2008, 9pm - The Green Mill , Lawrence and Broadway, Chicago's Uptown. Delmark debut from this wildly popular quartet who hosts the Green Mill "After Hours Jazz Party" every Saturday night. Funky sax tandem B3 organ jams all night!!

Sabertooth Jazz Quartet (myspace.com/sabertoothquartet) is Pat Mallinger (tenor and alto sax, flute), Cameron Pfiffner (tenor and soprano sax, flute, piccolo), Pete Benson (Hammond B3 organ), and Ted Sirota (drums)

*Little Arthur Duncan and the BackScratchers, Live at Rosa's Lounge - Friday, January 11, 2008, 9pm - Rosa's Lounge, Chicago's friendliest blues club, Kimball and Armitage. Come out and shake your money maker with Arthur and his "Young Fashioned Ways" at the Backscratcher down home "Blues With A Feeling" party. This will also be a double birthday celebration for Illinois Slim and Delmark Kevin!

Little Arthur Duncan (vocals, harp), Illinois Slim (guitar), Rick Kreher (guitar), Twist Turner (drums), and Michael Azzi (bass) (myspace.com/littlearthurduncan)

*Mike Walbridge's Chicago Footwarmers featuring Kim Cusack Crazy Rhythm! - Sunday January 27, Madison Jazz Society presents the Footwarmers in a Delmark CD release party and an early Mardi Gras party from 2-5 p.m. at the Coliseum Bar, 232 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI..Traditional Jazz Fans unite!  The Chicago Salty Dogs are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year (since 1947!!) and are performing a special holiday show at Fitzgerald's Club in Berwyn, IL on Thursday, December 27, 7pm. Salty Dogs include legendary trad jazz players Mike Walbridge (tuba, cornet) and Kim Cusack (clarinet, sax) who just released new 2007 Delmark studio recordings with Mike Walbridge's Chicago Footwarners, also featuring Don Stiernberg on banjo and guitar.

 

 


TAIL DRAGGER and Lurrie Bell just returned home after a month plus long European Tour!! Take a look at this all-star real deal Chicago Blues Band- Chicago wishes this band played at home regularly!

"Chicago Blues Festival Tour 2007 " - Featuring:

Tail Dragger (voc) Lurrie Bell (voc, guitar), Eddie Taylor Jr. (guitar, voc), Martin Lang (harp), Willie Hayes (drums) and Russell Jackson (bass, voc)


 

 NICOLE MITCHELL's Black Earth Ensemble DVD/CD release party !!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - Fred Anderson's Velvet Lounge, Chicago

Black Earth Ensemble: Nicole Mitchell (flute, composer) David Boykin (saxophone) David Young (trumpet) Jeff Parker (guitar) Justin Dillard (piano)Tomeka Reid (cello) Josh Abrams (bass) Marcus Evans (drums) and Ugochi (vocals) (*Parker will not be performing at the release party.)

Nicole Mitchell will be celebrating her highly anticipated Delmark debut recording, Black Unstoppable at the Velvet! Delmark will be releasing simultaneously a DVD of a recent Nicole Mitchell performance at the Velvet and a studio CD recorded at Riverside/Delmark of Nicole's brilliant compositions. In the August 2007 issue of Downbeat Magazine, Nicole Mitchell has placed #1 in the Rising Star Flutist category. This is her third year to carry the title.

Highly critically acclaimed flautist and composer Nicole Mitchell's trajectory is rising fast. Check out the recent CHICAGO READER for a fantastic front page full feature on Nicole from Peter Margasak. " AN IMPROVISED LIFE...on her way to becoming the greatest living flutist in jazz!!"

 

 

 


 

 

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND TRIO performed live in Europe in November, while screening their recent Delmark DVD, CHRONICLE with visual improvisations by filmmaker Raymond Salvatore Harmon, including a date, November 14th at the prestigious Copenhagen International Film Documentary Festival !

Delmark and CUT's Chronicle was in the running for the 2007 Award. Congrats to Joy Division- Lil' ol' Delmark is in GREAT company!! **Chicago Underground Trio - Chronicle, Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who, Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, Dub Echoes, Gang Gang Dance: Retina Riddim + Otomo Yoshihide: The Multiple Otomo Project, Global Metal, Joe Strummer - The Future Is Unwritten, Nömadak TX, Pilgrimage From Scattered Points + Bogman Palmjaguar, Sigur Rós - Heima, Joy Division, Lou Reed's Berlin

 

  Delmark's recent DVD/CD Recordings!-

  *Wednesday, Octboer 10, 2007 : Corey Wilkes at Close Up 2, 7pm, 416 S. Clark, Chicago

"During the past few years, Corey Wilkes has blossomed into one of the boldest, most versatile young trumpeters in Chicago jazz. Whether inventing strangely innovative sounds with the Art Ensemble of Chicago or fronting a straight- ahead group, he proves that a nimble technique and a sense of adventure can distinguish a musician from his peers"  Howard Reich- Chicago Tribune Arts Critic

1) Friday, August 17 :*Byther Smith - Smitty is one of the last of the intense, no nonsense real deal Mississippi to Chicago bluesmen - searing guitar and passionate vocals

*live at the NATURAL RHYTHM Private Social Club, 2000 W. 59th St (corner of Damen and 59th), Chicago

 

2) Saturday, August 18: *LITTLE ARTHUR DUNCAN and the Back Scratchers with special guest vocalist LITTLE AL THOMAS : Rosa's Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage, Chicago, 9pm -1am

*get ready to shake your money maker to live down home blues from the one and only Little Arthur Duncan on vocals and harmonica - Watch out ladies!!

 

*DAVE SPECTER with special guests Jimmy Johnson on voc/guitar, Tad Robinson on voc/harp, and Sharon Lewis on vocals.

3) Monday, August 20: Rosa's Lounge 3420 W. Armitage, Chicago, 9:00pm-1:00am -Dave Specter w/ vocalist Sharon Lewis "Texas Fire" and Brother John Kattke, Harlan Terson & Marty Binder

4) Tuesday, August 21: Buddy Guy's Legends, 754 S. Wabash, Chicago 9:30pm-1:30am Dave Specter w/Jimmy "The Bar Room Preacher" Johnson, Tad "Mr. Blue Eyed Soul" Robinson, Brother John Kattke , Harlan "The Bluesperson" Terson & Marty Binder


FRED ANDERSON'S 80th Birthday Tribute Festival - March 18-22, 2009 - Velvet Lounge - www.velvetlounge.net (312-791-9050)

   In honor of Fred Anderson's 80th birthday, March 22nd, the Velvet Lounge is presenting a five-day 80th Birthday Tribute Festival beginning Wednesday, March 18, and culminating on Sunday, March 22, with Fred's birthday party.  The event (to benefit the Velvet Lounge) will feature multiple bands each night, special out-of-town guests, a limited edition commemorative poster, and the release of a limited edition "official bootleg" cd of the Fred Anderson Trio (with Tatsu Aoki and Chad Taylor) recorded live at the Velvet Lounge on March 22nd, 2000, Fred's 72nd birthday.  Advance tickets for each night are available at the Velvet Lounge.

Wednesday, March 18, 8:30pm: Wednesday Masters Series Tribute to Fred Anderson

SET 1 Richard Davis & Willie Pickens

SET II Edwin Daugherty/Ari Brown/Dawi Williams/Dushun Mosley with special guests Douglas R. Ewart & Henry Grimes

 

Thursday, March 19, 8:30pm: Justin Dillard Tribute to Fred Anderson

SET I Justin Dillard & the D-O-3-O Organ Trio (Dave Miller & Cliff Wallace) with special guest Mike Moynihan

SET II Kahil El' Zabar Trio (Justin Dillard & Junius Paul) with special guest Ernest Dawkins

 

Friday, March 20, 9:00pm: Asian Improv Records Tribute to Fred Anderson

SET I Jeff Chan's Clarinet Quartet featuring Mwata Bowden, Ed Wilkerson and special guest Jimmy Ellis

SET II Tatsu Aoki & Miyumi Project "Big Band Edition" with special guests Jeff Chan, Jimmy Ellis, Ed Wilkerson, Jeff Parker & Avreeayl Ra

SET III Fred Anderson, Jeff Parker, Tatsu Aoki & Chad Taylor

 

Saturday, March 21, 8:00pm: "Blackout Festival" Tribute to Fred Anderson

SET I Ernest Dawkins & the New Horizons Ensemble (Steve Berry, Darius Savage, Isaiah Spencer) with special guest Corey Wilkes

SET II Dee Alexander Quartet (Miguel de la Cerna, Harrison Bankhead, Leon Joyce) with special guest Nicole Mitchell

SET III Ari Brown Quartet (Kirk Brown, Yosef Ben Israel, Avreeayl Ra) with special guest Pharez Whitted

SET IV "Jam for Fred" with above plus special guests Hamiet Bluiett, Henry Grimes & more

 

Sunday, March 22, 7:00pm: Fred Anderson's 80th Birthday Party!

SET I Fred Anderson, Jeff Parker, Harrison Bankhead & Hamid Drake with special guest Kidd Jordan

SET II as above with special guests Billy Brimfield, Henry Grimes, Chad Taylor & Francis Wong

SET III Free Jazz Jam" with all above plus surprise special guests

SET IV Isaiah Spencer & the Velvet Jam All-Stars featuring Kevin Nabors, Chris McBride, Scott Hesse, & Junius Paul followed by the Velvet Lounge Jazz Jam….

 

Wednesday March 25 , 9:30 pm- Fred Anderson, Harrison Bankhhead, and Tim Daisy - Encore bonus gig at the Hideout, Chicago - 2 sets

 

to reserve tix and further inquiries, call Stuart 847-917-0776 or email jazz.mann@comcast.net

Chicago Jazz Flutist supreme, Nicole Mitchell, will celebrate her new release and her debut recording of her BLACK EARTH STRINGS group - RENEGADES at the Velvet Lounge on Wednesday , August 5 -67 E. Cermak Rd, Chicago's South Loop area - http://www.velvetlounge.net/

http://www.nicolemitchell.com/

Tuesday, September 1 - Nicole Mitchell's jazz commission: Honoring Grace: A Tribute to Michelle Obama

The Jazz Institute of Chicago is honoring First Lady Michelle Obama with a specially commissioned jazz composition dedicated to her accomplishments and the importance of her current role to women everywhere.

The world premiere of the composition by rising star composer and flutist Nicole Mitchell will be performed at the Jazz Instute gala on September 1, 2009 at the Spertus Museum in Chicago, 610 S. Michigan Ave. Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Orchestra will present "Honoring Grace: Michelle Obama"

"Michelle Obama's story is a great inspiration to me, and I was thrilled to be commissioned by the Jazz Institute of Chicago to honor her through music. The more I learn about Michelle, the more I understand that she's like a South Side friend from next door, who keeps opening doors in all our minds and lives by her very example. She is committed, community-oriented, and conscientious. Michelle Obama is a light on America's heart - she is the real deal. I want my composition, Honoring Grace, to shine with her effervescence, to celebrate her spirit of excellence, her warm ways, her style and craft." - Nicole Mitchell

Spertus Museum - 610 S. Michicgan Ave. - Chicago, 60605

http://www.jazzinchicago.org/gala-tickets

 

which will lead into her exciting performance at the upcoming 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Jazz on Jackson stage, Grant Park - Downtown Chicago - FREE!

• 2:20&endash;3:15 pm - Nicole Mitchell Black Earth Strings


The Jazz Record Mart presents

2009 Jazz Fest Brunch with WDCB!

Sunday, September 6 - 10am until noon...

Featuring stellar reedist Ari Brown and band with special guest sax powerhouse Frank Catalano!

Jazz Record Mart - 27 East Illinois, Chicago, IL (Illinois & Wabash) 312-222-1467

www.jazzmart.com The World's Largest Jazz and Blues Shop!


 

 

2009 Chicago Jazz Festival Lineup!!

Friday, September 4th 2009

* 1:10PM-2:05PM Fareed Haque and the Flat Earth Ensemble

* 2:20PM-3:15PM Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown

5:00PM

at the Petrillo Shell, Grant Park, 337 E Randolph

 

* 5:00PM-5:50PM Jeff Parker Quartet

* 6:00PM-6:55PM The Trio : Muhal Richard Abrams, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell

 

Saturday, September 5th 2009

 

 

* 1:10PM-2:10PM Dan Cray Trio with special guest Geof Bradfield

* 2:20PM-3:15PM Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Strings

 

 12:30PM

on the Jazz and Heritage Stage, Jackson Blvd at Columbus Ave

 

* 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival

* 2:00PM-3:00PM "Art of the Solo" with William Parker

* 3:30PM-4:30PM A Tribute to Benny Goodman featuring Eric Schneider

 

5:00PM

at the Petrillo Shell, Grant Park, 337 E Randolph

 

* 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival

* 5:00PM-5:50PM 80th Birthday Jam with Fred Anderson

* 7:10PM-8:10PM William Parker presents "The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield"

 

 

Sunday, September 6th 2009

* 3:30PM-4:30PM "New Apartment Jam" with Von Freeman

 

12:00PM

on the Young Jazz Lions Stage

 

* 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival

* 1:00PM Lincoln Park High School Jazz ensemble with special guest composer Ari Brown

 

 

5:00PM

at the Petrillo Shell, Grant Park, 337 E Randolph

 

* 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival

* 5:00PM-5:50PM Archie Shepp Quartet, featuring Willie Pickens, Avery Sharpe, Ronnie Burrage

* 7:10PM-8:10PM Dee Alexander

* 8:30PM-9:30PM World premiere of Muhal Richard Abrams' commissioned composition "SPIRALVIEW" performed by The Arthur Hoyle Orchestra, conducted by Muhal Richard Abrams

 

 


POST JAZZ FEST SHOWS!

 

 

The Underground Fest '09  -

Sept 4-6 &endash; 10PM - $10

House of Trend  - 688 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Chicago

 

Sept 4 &emdash; Corey Wilkes

Sept 5 &emdash;Kahil El'Zabar/Ritual Trio with Hamiett Bluiett

Sept 6 &emdash;Ernest Khabeer Dawkins Ensemble

 

Kahil El'Zabar:

"I first produced this event in 1979. I am proud to say that it has become legendary.

I feel that this is the perfect moment to rekindle the energy of the Underground.

The next cultural movement will be transmitted through the virtual Underground.

We cultural revolutionaries are the bedrock of independent thought, individual ideas,

and kinetic creativity. This year's festival has a tremendous line up of creative visionary

artists that are at the forefront of spirit music."

 

•••

Here's a link that captures the spirit of the music,

and the energy of Underground Fest and it's creators:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9CEBwfZpsU


HYDE PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL - September 26, 2009

Delmark artists on the Fest Lineup!

2:00pm-3:00pm Von Freeman DuSable Museum

2:00pm-3:00pm Brad Goode Hyde Park Art Center

2:30pm-3:00pm , 4:00pm-4:30pm Samuel "SavoirFaire" Williams Oriental Institute-Museum's Yelda Khorsabad Court

3:00pm-4:00pm Corey Wilkes & Maurice Brown James W. Wagner Stage on the Midway

3:30pm-4:30pm Ari Brown Hyde Park Union Church

4:30pm-5:30pm Ernest Dawkins Hyde Park Bank

7:00pm -8:00pm Bobby Broom International House/Outdoor Garden


A rare St Louis appearance by Mr Bob Koester of Delmark records.

Vintage Vinyl, University City loop, Monday, October 19.

 

DEVIL AT THE CONFLUENCE Pre-War Blues Music of St. Louis, Missouri"

book signing and Q & A with Bob Koester (Delmark Records founder) and

Kevin Belford (Devil At The Confluence author.)

Monday, October 19, at Vintage Vinyl, 6610 Delmar Blvd, University

City. 7:30 pm - 9 pm, (314) 721-4096. Free.

http://www.vintagevinyl.com/

 

Delmark Records is an American Jazz and Blues record label. Based in

Chicago since 1958 it originated in St Louis, Missouri in 1953 when

owner Bob Koester released a recording by the Windy City Six, a

traditional jazz group in 1953, under the 'Delmar' imprint.

 

Moving to St Louis, Missouri to attend college Koester began his

career as a record trader out of his dormitory room. Joining the local

Jazz Club gave Koester his first taste of live jazz - seeing Bob Graf

and Clark Terry perform. Koester would open his first record shop, the

Blue Note Record Shop at the corner of Delmar and Oliver streets in St

Louis. Taking the name from the street his shop was on Koester (then

only 21 years old) recorded a local jazz group the Windy City Six in

1953. Shortly thereafter Koester searched out and found local talent

in bluesmen such as Speckled Red, Big Joe Williams and J.D. Short.

 

After a period in St Louis Koester decided to move to Chicago in 1958.

Delmark is the nation's oldest independent record label and Koester

has received nearly all music-related awards one could hope for. He is

one of a handful of nonperformers to have been inducted into the Blues

Hall of Fame.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/arts/music/28roht.html

 


 Chicago's Salty Dogs Jazz Band will be the feature for the 3rd Annual Franz Jackson Jazz Celebration on Saturday, November 14th in Dowagiac, MI!

CHICAGO DIXIELAND MAINSTAY TO APPEAR IN SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN!

THE 3RD ANNUAL FRANZ JACKSON JAZZ CELEBRATION PRESENTS:THE SALTY DOGS JAZZ BAND!

DOWAGIAC, MI – A long-standing Chicago jazz staple, the world-renowned Salty Dogs will bring their old-school, traditional jazz sound to Michiana with a concert at The Wood Fire Italian Trattoria in Dowagiac, Michigan on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 7:00pm.

 


LAST MINUTE LINEUP CHANGE FOR Umbrella Music Festival 2009 !! Delmark recording artist ROSCOE MITCHELL added to Fest!

 

Due to an unexpected injury this past weekend, trumpeter Bobby Bradford is undergoing a minor surgery that will prohibit him from participating in the 2009 Umbrella Music Festival.  We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to have him appear in Chicago in the near future.

 

Despite this setback, festival organizers are happy to announce that one of improvised music's greatest innovators will step into the slot. Saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell will perform Friday, November 6th at the Elastic Arts Foundation in an improvised quartet featuring Dave Rempis on saxophones, Junius Paul on bass, and Frank Rosaly on drums.

 

For the Saturday, November 7th performance at The Hideout, Roscoe Mitchell will be featured with Mike Reed's Loose Assembly. This set will debut new sextet material featuring the band's special guest.

 

You can find all other lineup, schedule, and venue information at www.umbrellamusic.org

 

www.umbrellamusic.org.

Schedule set for FOURTH annual Umbrella Music Festival, November 5th-8th - Event celebrates jazz and improvised music from Chicago and beyond

Called by the Chicago Reader "perhaps the most important jazz festival in Chicago," the Umbrella Music Festival features cutting-edge jazz and improvised music from around the world, with a particular focus on artists from the diverse, cooperative and thriving local scene.

The festival opens Thursday, November 5th with a special evening dubbed "European Jazz Meets Chicago," co-presented by Umbrella Music, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and several European consulates and cultural organizations. These concerts will feature some of the best improvising musicians on the European scene, some of them with their regular working groups, and some of them in first-time collaborations with their Chicago counterparts.

The concerts continue over the weekend at the regular Umbrella Music venues, and this year will feature three elder statesman of the improvised music world: legendary trumpeter Bobby Bradford, renowned multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee, and the Chicago debut of Japanese alto-saxophone legend Akira Sakata.

UMBRELLA MUSIC is a group of Chicago musicians and presenters working to provide performance opportunities for creative and improvising musicians. Umbrella members book weekly concert series on Wednesdays at the Hideout, Thursdays at Elastic, and Sundays at the Hungry Brain. More information on the festival, the group, and the events they coordinate is available at: www.umbrellamusic.org

 

Thursday, November 5th at The Chicago Cultural Center

"EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETS CHICAGO" - All concerts on November 5th are free to the public. The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, 312.744.6630, chicagoculturalcenter.org -

Produced in partnership with The Austrian Consulate General, The Goethe Institut Chicago, The Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Chicago, The Consulate General of The Netherlands, The Consulate General of Sweden, The Consulate General of Switzerland, and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

6:00 PM : Liudas Mockunas Quartet (Lithuania) Liudas Mockunas - saxophones , Jim Baker - piano, Brian Sandstrom - bass, Steve Hunt - drums - Claudia Cassidy Theater

6:45 PM : Martin Brandlmayr Solo (Austria) - Martin Brandlmayr - solo percussion and electronics- Preston-Bradley Hall

7:30 PM : David Stackenas Trio (Sweden) - Jason Stein - bass clarinet, David Stackenas - guitar, Josh Abrams - bass - Claudia Cassidy Theater

8:15 PM : Gratkowski/Kaufmann/de Joode (Germany) - Frank Gratkowski - reeds, Achim Kaufmann - piano, Wilbert de Joode - bass - Preston-Bradley Hall

9:00 PM : Hans Koch Quartet (Switzerland) - Hans Koch - reeds, Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello, Brian Labycz - electronics, Marc Riordan - drums - Claudia Cassidy Theater

10:00 PM : Guus Janssen Trio (The Netherlands) - Guus Janssen - piano, Dieter Manderscheid - bass, Wim Janssen - drums - Preston-Bradley Hall

 

Friday, November 6th at Elastic - Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor, 773.772.3616 - elasticarts.org - $15 requested donation

9:00PM : Ermest Dawkins' New Horizons Quartet - Ernest Khabeer Dawkins - saxophones and percussion , Steve Berry - trombone, Junius Paul - bass, Isaiah Spencer - drums

10:00PM : Matthew Shipp Solo - Matthew Shipp - piano

11:00PM : The Roscoe Mithcell Quartet - Roscoe Mitchell-reeds, Dave Rempis - saxophones, Junius Paul - bass, Frank Rosaly - drums

 

Saturday, November 7th at The Hideout - The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 773.227.4433 - hideoutchicago.com, $15 cover

9:00PM : Vox Arcana - James Falzone - clarinet, Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello, Tim Daisy - drums

10:00PM : Roscoe Mitchell with Loose Assembly - Roscoe Mitchell - reeds, Greg Ward - alto sax, Jason Adasiewicz - vibes, Tomeka Reid - cello, Josh Abrams - bass, Mike Reed - drums

11:00PM : Sakata/Parker/McBride/Herndon - Akira Sakata - alto saxophone, Jeff Parker - guitar, Nate McBride - bass, John Herndon - drums

 

Sunday, November 8th at The Hungry Brain - The Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.935.2118, eiorg.org, $15 requested donation

9:00PM : Head With Wings - Elliot Bergman - reeds, Charles Gorczynski - reeds, Jake Vinsel - bass, Quin Kirchner - drums

10:00PM : Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi - Akira Sakata - alto saxophone, Darin Gray - bass, Chris Corsano - drums

11:00PM : Topology - The compositions of Joe Mcphee, arranged by Ken Vandermark for nonet, featuring special guest Joe McPhee - Joe McPhee - pocket trumpet, flugelhorN, Josh Berman - cornet, Jeb Bishop - trombone, Ken Vandermark - reeds, Dave Rempis - saxophones, Jason Adasiewicz - vibes, Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello, Kent Kessler - bass, Tim Daisy - drums

 

The fourth annual Umbrella Music Festival is presented in conjunction with The Emerging Improvisers Organization and The Elastic Arts Foundation.

Press Contacts: Umbrella Music - Dave Rempis, daverempis@hotmail.com

European Jazz Meets Chicago - Eugene Sampson, Goethe Institut Chicago, Eugene.Sampson@chicago.goethe.org

 

 



Check out our friend Bob Corritore's amazing Blues website, and make sure you check out his photo archives, including a Delmark page!

 **DELMARK MYSPACE PAGE (http://www.myspace.com/delmarkrecords) is up and running with DVD trailers and slide shows!!

For more information on artist performances, contact Kevin in our promotions department
at (773) 539-5001 or bluesjazz@delmark.com.

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