FRI JAN 17 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE
2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue Chicago 312-791-9050
Malachi Thompson and the Free Bop Band with
BILLY HARPER AND IT'S BILLY HARPER BDAY!!
Delmark Records recording artist Malachi Thompson and his critically acclaimed Freebop Band will perform January 17 & 18,
Friday and Saturday at the Velvet Lounge. The Freebop Band features Thompson on trumpet, Billy Harper on tenor saxophone
(Friday night only), Dennis Winslett on alto and soprano saxophone, Kirk Brown on piano, Harrison Bankhead on bass and
Leon Joyce on drums. The first set begins at 9:30 PM and admission is $12. Call Malachi at 773-536-6555 for interviews.
The Freebop Band will begin its 25th season this spring.
The band began as part of the so-called loft jazz movement NYC in 1978. Thompson's Freebop band has changed in direction,
size and personnel over the years but has always been on the cutting edge. Saxophonist Billy Harper did his first tour with
the band in 1987. The 25th season promises new recordings and special projects to commemorate this musical milestone.
...among the next wave of jazz innovation. - Robert Palmer, New York Times
...one of the ageless innovators of jazz...(Thompson has) a gift for conceiving arrangements and solos of stunning
technical and emotional range. - Rueben Jackson, Washington Post
...universally recognized as one of Chicagos most innovative, insightful and colorful musicians. - Arts Midwest
...by choosing to advance jazz, both structurally and compositionally, rather than dwelling within the safe confines of bebop,
Thompson has pushed jazz forward into the new millennium. - Fred Jung, L.A. Jazz Scene
...trumpeter Malachi Thompson long ago established himself as one of the more innovative composer-bandleaders in jazz.
- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
THE FREEBOP BAND
with Billy Harper and Gary Bartz
...Thompson leads his small band through some innovative turns on standards and originals. - Rapport Magazine
...Thompsons Freebop Band from Chicago begins about 10 steps ahead of most jazz ensembles.
Lazaro Vega, Grand Rapids Press
...as intellectually probing and viscerally exciting as anything in jazz today. - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
...This is hard bop like it ought to be but is seldom heard. - Village Voice
...literally sent chills down my spine. This is powerful stuff indeed. - Dave Wayne, Jazz Weekly
FRI JAN 17
SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand, Chicago (312) 670-BIRD
10th annual Marshall Vente Jazz Festival
All tropical show!
Cesar Camargo Mariano
Jose Valdes and descarga (a Brazilian-Latin jam session)
Tickets are only available at the door. Contact (630) 968-3339 or Email MV@MarshallVente.com
FRI JAN 17 8PM SYMPHONY CENTER 220 South Michigan Ave, Chicago
pre-show: 6:30PM Buntrock Hall JAZZ CONNECTION: The Mardi Gras Indian of New Orleans
Donald Harrison, Jr. discusses the history and tradition of the Mardi Gras Indians
DONALD HARRISON, JR QUINTET and the MARDI GRAS INDIANS
Donald Harrison-sax, David Pulphus-bass, Victor Atkins-piano, Howard Ricks-percussion, Christian Scott-trumpet
Brian Nelson-Indian, Idris Muhamad-drums
KERMIT RUFFINS and the BARBECUE SWINGERS
Kermit Ruffins-vocals and trumpet, Corey Henry-trombone, Emile Vinet-piano,
Kevin Morris-bass, Shannon Powell-drums
FRI JAN 17 10:30PM-12:30AM PENNY ROAD PUB, 28W705 Penny Road
Barrington, IL 60010
ENTRIZIC Baron-Guitar,Vocals, Michael Whalen-drums, Eric Koppa-sax,vocals, DJ Fast Fingaz Franky, and guest artists
John Riorda-trombone, Matt Wifler-sax, Mark Tulloss-bass, vocals
IF IN NYC
FRI JAN 17 8,10,12 PM SWEET RHYTHM
88 7th Ave. So. (corner of Bleeker) 212-255-3626
"MUSIC POWER" OLIVER LAKE BIG BAND
Bones: Joseph Bowie, Josh Roseman, Al Paterson, Aaron Johnson
Trumps: Duane Eubanks, Winston Byrd, Baikida Carroll, Peck Allman
Drums: Otis Brown, Bass: Mark Helias, Piano: Michael Cochrone
Saxes: Bruce Williams, Ron Blake, Marty Erhlich, James Stewart, Erica Lindsay