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Jazz Record Art Collective Presents the Pat Mallinger Octet performing Cannonball's Bossa PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 14 December 2014
Pat Mallinger © Andrea Canter

The Jazz Record Art Collective presents the Pat Mallinger Octet performing Cannonball Adderley’s
Cannonball's Bossa Nova in its entirety on Wednesday, December 17th at 8:30pm. The evening will also feature a solo exhibit by artist Christina Sedlemaier, who will do a live painting of the band’s performance.  Pat Mallinger Octet includes  Pat Mallinger on alto sax, Brian OHern on piano, Matthew Ferguson on bass, Mike Allemana on guitar, Joe Adamik on drums, Geraldo de Oliveira on percussion, Dave Creighton on sax, and B. J. Cord on trumpet.  "The Jazz Record Art Collective," occurs the third Wednesday every month at the Fulton Street Collective, located at 2000 West Fulton Street.
It's Easy to Love Roberta Gambarini--At the Jazz Showcase through Sunday, 12/14 PDF Print
Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
Tuesday, 09 December 2014

"She has a versatile style and she has a voice that is almost limitless as far as range is concerned. She has wonderful clarity. You can understand every word she says, which is not possible with some singers... Her versatility reminds me of Ella Fitzgerald... Playing for her is one of the highlights of my life.” – Hank Jones

Roberta Gambarini and Justin Robinson©Andrea Canter

Since placing a surprising third in the 1998 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition (behind the late Teri Thornton and soon-to-be sensation Jane Monheit), Italian vocalist Roberta Gambarini has not only acclimated to life as a New York-based jazz artist, she has embraced each opportunity with increasing success, a trajectory of one of the most talented singers of her generation. On December 12-14, Roberta performs at  the Jazz Showcase sporting a band that easily stands alone as an all-star ensemble-- Roy Hargrove associates Justin Robinson on sax and Sullivan Fortner on piano, and living legends Ray Drummond on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums.

Tom Harrell TRIP at the Jazz Showcase 12/4-7 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Tom Harrell © Andrea Canter

Tom Harrell's group TRIP is a piano-less quartet featuring saxophonist Mark Turner, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Adam Cruz. The group first performed in Rochester, New York, and at the Jazz Standard during Dave Douglas' Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) in October of 2012. Harrell premiered the suite with six sections he wrote specifically for this group. TRIP reconvened a year later at the Village Vanguard and made a studio recording the following week.The quartet later released the self-titled album TRIP. Hear this amazing group at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago on Thursday, December 4th through Sunday, December 7th.
Joey DeFrancesco Trio at the Jazz Showcase 11/27-30 PDF Print
Written by Don Berryman   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Joey DeFrancesco © Andrea Canter

Organ fans will have a lot to be thankful for when 'Baddest' jazz organist on the planet, Joey DeFrancesco who has been touring all aound the planet non-stop for decades with his own trio, and also playing and recording with some of the greatest musicians in the world (Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Bobby Hutcherson, etc.), comes to town. Once again, he was voted best jazz organist in the 2014 Downbeat Magazine readers poll, for those who are counting that is ten years in a row, but that's no surprise since nobody does it better. Come hear Joey DeFrancesco perform with his trio fearuing Jeff Parker on guitar and George Fludas on drums at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago on Thursday, November 27th through Sunday, November 30th - then moves on to the Dakota in Minneapolis on December 1st.
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