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Mike Stern Trio at the Jazz Showcase, November 21-24 Print E-mail
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Sunday, 17 November 2013

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Mike Stern Andrea Canter

In a career that spans three decades (including three years touring and recording with Miles Davis) and a discography that includes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings including, six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation. Mike Stern brings his trio featuring Mike Stern on guitar, Tom Kennedy on bass, and Richie Morales on drums to the Jazz Showcase in Chicago on Thursday, Novermber 21st through Sunday, November 24th.
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Ben Allison Band at the Green Mill, 11/15-16 Print E-mail
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 10 November 2013

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Ben Allison Andrea Canter

Bassist/composer Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music traditions, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole. He brings his band, featuring Ben Allison on bass, Steve Cardenas on guitar, Brandon Seabrook on guitar and banjo, and Allison Miller on drums to the Green Mill in Chicago on Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th.

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NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan at the Green Mill 10/25-26 Print E-mail
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Sunday, 20 October 2013

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Sheila Jordan Andrea Canter

Sheila Jordan is not only one of the premier singers in jazz, but she is known for her stimulating vocal workshops as well. A superb scat singer, she can just as easily reach the emotional depths of a ballad. Whether singing well-known standards or original material, she makes it all sound like no one else. Sheila Jordan will appear at the Green Mill in Chicago on Friday, October 25th at 8:00 pm.m and Saturday, October 26th at 8:00 p.m. Sheila will be accompanied by Cameron Brown on bass for what will surely be a sublime evening of jazz. Cover is only $15, quite a bargain to hear oneof the all time jazz greats.
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Ari Brown Quintet at the Jazz Showcase, 10/24-27 Print E-mail
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Sunday, 20 October 2013
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Ari Brown


 Ari Brown is a Chicago-based saxophonist and occasional pianist who plays hard bop and post-bop as convincingly as he plays avant-garde jazz. He has that big bold Chicago tone on tenor. Ari and his solid quartet will play at the Jazz Showcase Chicago on Thursday, October 24th theough Sunday, October 27th.. A veteran of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), and Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio, Ari has been a frequent collaborator with Chicago's avant-garde musicians. Recently he has been playing with Pharoah Sanders. His most recent  recording as a leader, a December 2007 release on Delmark called Ari Brown Live at the Green Mill received critical acclaim.  Ari will bring the same rhythm section as on that CD, including Kirk Brown on piano, Josef bin Israel on bass, and Avreeayl Ra on drums plus Dr. Cuz on percussion to the Jazz Showcase.
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