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Sean Jones Quartet at the Jazz Showcase 9/25-28 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sean Jones Andrea Canter

Trumpet virtuoso Sean Jones will appear at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago with his quartet on Thursday, September 25th through Sunday, September 28th.   He has performed with his own groups both nationally and internationally, he held the lead trumpeter chair for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (headed by Wynton Marsalis) and participated in recordings and/or performances with Charles Fambrough, the Fort Apache Band, Joe Lovano, Chico O’Farrill, Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson and Marcus Miller. And he has just released his seventh recording: = never before seen on Mack Avenue Records.

Ben Sidran at the Green Mill 9/12-13 PDF Print
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Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Ben Sidran Andrea Canter

Audiences have long enjoyed the charm and wit, and mostly the music that Ben Sidran brings to a performance. He has  first-rate piano chops combined with his  'cool', urbane vocal styling provide good music for grown-ups. A family affair, his quartet features the highly talented brothers Rickie Petersom (David Sanborn) on the B3 organ and Billy Peterson (Dave King Trio) on bass along with Ben's son Leo is on drums. They will perform at the Green Mill in Chicago on Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th.

36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Aug. 28-31 PDF Print
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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Craig Taborn Andrea Canter

This year’s headliners include trumpeter and noted film music composer Terence Blanchard, vibraphonist and jazz education pioneer Gary Burton, Miles Davis alumnus bassist Dave Holland and his all star fusion band Prism featuring three of modern jazz’s leading lights – Craig Taborn, guitarist Kevin Eubanks (formerly of The Tonight Show Band) and drummer Eric Harland, jazz’s most celebrated new straight-ahead singer in years (and rightly so), Cecile McLorin Salvant, Chicago-affiliated bassist Rufus Reid, trumpeter and now elder statesman and noted mentor Tom Harrell leads a new band, Colors of a Dream featuring Esperanza Spalding. Finally, the Sun Ra Arkestra celebrates the centennial of Ra’s “arrival” on planet Earth from Saturn.

B3 Boss Joey Defrancesco with his Trio at SPACE in Evanston 8/1 PDF Print
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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Joey DeFrancesco Andrea Canter

Twice Grammy® nominated, Master of the Jazz Organ, Trumpeter & Vocalist, Joey DeFrancesco once again was voted best jazz organist in the 2013 Downbeat Magazine readers poll. That's no surprise since nobody does it better. Joey D. along with trio members George Fludas & Jeff Parker offer a hard- driving performance that swings straight ahead. On Friday, August 1st at 8:00 p.m.  they appear at SPACE in Evanston. Tickets are $20-$35.
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