SUN JAN 26 4PM, 8PM, 10PM/$20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues

MON JAN 27 8PM/ $7/ $5 students HOTHOUSE
Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues

TUE JAN 28 7:30PM, FREE, Myopic Books, 1468 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.
PAUL HARTSAW & FRIENDS

TUE JAN 28 10-PM-12:30AM LIVE @ LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago (Just North of the Biograph Theater)
"HORN HOUSE" Mike Caskey-Drums, Thaddus Franklin-Trumpet, Eric Koppa-Sax, Matt Ulery-Bass, John Zelisko-Guitar
New Compositions as well as Soul-Jazz and Boogaloo Classics

BLUES
TUE JAN 28 9PM, $5  LENNY’S LEGENDS
& GRILL. 2314 W Highway 120, McHenry, IL (815) 578-9950
294-north, to Highway 120 west, 5-6 miles west past Rand, north side of street.

BROOM DUSTERS BLUES BAND
with Elmo James Jr , Jim Roxworthy-bass, Jimmie D-drums
Live CABLE TV recording
(* ELMORE JAMES, his father, started the slide blues revolution, has been inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1992)
check out the sound press
-> http://home.online.no/~smpeders/ind-elmo.htm



WED JAN 29 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue 312-791-9050
Vincent Davis and Friends



THU JAN 30 8PM/10PM JAZZ SHOWCASE
Alto saxophone great Lee Konitz with Larry Gray and Paul Wertico

THU JAN 30 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue 312-791-9050
Ernest Dawkins Ensemble


THU JAN 30 8-12PM
WHEN: Every Thursday,
WHERE: The Red Room of the Apartment Lounge
504 E. 75th Street, Chicago, IL
COVER: $5 gains you admission to the entire night of events
This week featuring I.C.E.
Ray Mosley, guitar
Rudy Jackson, keys
Ben Montgomery, drums,
(Musa) Moses Hollins, trumpet,
Reggie Harden, tenor sax

and many guest vocalists
This is the first of its kind - a weekly show broadcasted on Cable TV Channel 25
BIP (Black Image Productions Inc) on the Enterntainment Scene every Thursday
For more information call 773-445-5404


THU JAN 30 9PM $10 $7/ $5 students HOTHOUSE
Marvin Tate's D-Settlement


FRI JAN 31 8PM $18-/$15-studentsseniors McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage 630-942-4000
http://www.cod.edu/ArtsCntr/schedule.htm
Arts Center Jazz Ensemble performs with saxophonist Billy Harper and Pianist Marshall Vente
Chicago jazz pianist Marshall Vente teams up with saxophonist Billy Harper to perform a largely original program with the Arts Center Jazz Ensemble.  The collaboration between Billy Harper and Marshall Vente began in 2000 and inspired Vente to compose and arrange new works and a new arrangement of Harper’s “Croquet Ballet.” This new music is grounded in modern jazz, the blues, Latin influences that reflect Vente’s visit to Spain and the spirit of Gil Evans - who was a mentor and friend to both Harper and Vente.  Billy Harper moved to New York in 1966 and began attracting attention from jazz giants Gil Evans, Max Roach, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He performed, recorded and toured Europe, Japan, Africa and throughout the United States from 1966 to 1979 with these groups, as well as his own Billy Harper Quintet. As a recording artist, Billy Harper's album, Black Saint, exploded on the international jazz scene in 1976. The reviews all applauded his innovations and prompted the Modern Jazz League of Tokyo to name the album "Jazz Record of the Year - Voice Grand Prix." Marshall Vente, an established Chicago based pianist/arranger, studied arranging in the 1980s with Gil Evans and David Matthews in NYC under two Jazz Apprentice grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has recorded nine albums, which showcase his compositions and arranging over diverse settings.  Vente is the host of Jazz Tropicale, a weekly radio show in Chicago, on WDCB 90.9 FM (“a jazz show with a few palm trees”) and produces an annual jazz festival each January in Chicago at the Jazz Showcase. Vente is excited to perform the original arrangements and compositions, which were developed especially for this concert.  Much of the jazz world focuses on the music of the past, but Vente is thankful to have the opportunity to compose and present something new.

or more information, call the McAninch Arts Center Ticket Office at (


afterwards, swing by and see Doug Rosenberg

FRI JAN 31 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue 312-791-9050
Douglas Rosenberg Quartet
with Bryon Nichols-piano, Josh Thurston-Milgrem-bass, Tim Davis-drums


and save some energy for a late night of dancing with Fareed
FRI JAN 31 10:30PM (TBA opener @ 9:30pm), Garaj Mahal WITH FAREED HAQUE
Abbey Pub http://www.abbeypub.com , 3420 W. Grace St. Chicago, IL 60618 Phone: 773-478-4408
Directions: Elston and Grace


FRI JAN 31 6-8pm/ free "The El" Gallery Opening Reception HOTHOUSE
 9pm/ $10 8 Bold Souls & DJs John Phillips and Brian Page
Internationally acclaimed 8 Bold Souls combine intricate melodies with driving rhythms to create robust original jazz compositions
that bring to mind gospel, jazz, blues, symphonic, and big band arranged music. 8 Bold Souls include: Harrison Bankhead,
Mwata Bowden, Robert Griffen, Isaiah Jackson, Naomi Millender, Dushun Mosley, Gerald Deon Powell, and Edward Wilkerson Jr.
DJs Phillips and Page will be spinning old time R&B from old vinyl.

FRI JAN 31 9PM THE CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. KEDZIE AVE, CHICAGO, 773-463-0158
Just north of Montrose. Kedzie stop on the Brown Line, 3 blks. south
"The sign above the door reads "PERFECT rubber stamps"
KENT KESSLER - bass
FRED LONBERG-HOLM - cello
MICHAEL ZERANG - percussion


FRI JAN 31 9PM, 11PM/$20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Alto saxophone great Lee Konitz with Larry Gray and Paul Wertico

FRI JAN 31-8PM, SAT FEB 1-8PM, SUN FEB 2-2PM
The North Shore Theater of Wilmette 52nd Season
Mid-Season Show: Arsenic and Old Lace
After 22 years,
jcbinny returns to the stage in the NSTW {north shore theatre of wilmette} production of
Arsenic and Old Lace. He has 'accepted' the role of Officer Patrick Brophy. The play opens January 31st,
and runs 3 weekends concurrently through February 16th. Please call the Wilmette Park District for details.

Performance Dates: 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15 and 2 p.m. on Sundays, Feb. 2, 9 & 16.
One of the most popular plays of all time, this classic comedy by Joseph Kesselring, introduces us to two charming and
innocent ladies and their eccentric brother, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt. Their antics will tickle your funny bone and
delight audiences of all ages. This show will be directed by Ronn Toebaas, who last directed North Shore Theater's
production of Witness for the Prosecution.

Arsenic and Old Lace debuted on Broadway in 1941, starring Boris Karloff as the eerie Johnathan Brewster. The film was
produced that same year without Mr. Karloff; Raymond Massey securing that role along with Peter Lorre as his sidekick
and Cary Grant in the lead as Mortimer Brewster. The actors who starred on Broadway as Martha and Abby Brewster, and
Teddy Brewster also appeared in the MGM film.

Eric Koelle appears as Officer O'Hara, a budding 'playwright.' jcbinny is very proud to be working with Eric, who has a
respectable resume of workbehind him, most notably appearing as a blind man in a production of 'Bleacher Bums,' and
a hilarious role as Howard, a weatherman, in 'Moon Over Buffalo,' among others. He studies fastidiously at
The Piven School of Theatre in Evanston.

About jcbinny: An accomplished harmonica player, vocalist, and self-taught scat singer, binny was a veteran of
Chicago's Blues and Jazz scene through the last two decades, in addition to hosting a variety of Jazz, Blues and
entertainment programs on various radio stations earning him recognition as a historian of some merit. He recently
finished a novella, a romantic comedy that he is soliciting for publication and one day aspires to bring to live theatre.
jc felt the next logical step was his return to the stage where he has not set foot in some 22 years. Blessed with one
of Chicago's warmest and strongest voices, he now considers himself permanently afflicted with the acting bug, and
insists there is no turning back. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you in attendance...
jcbinny is in actuality, the actor, writer, singer, Composer and harmonica player known only to his readers as.
Jerome St. Jerome



the show not to miss:
Saturday, February 1, 8 pm
Ernest Dawkins and Muntu Dance Theatre Chicago
http://www.mcachicago.org/
Two Chicago forces in African-American arts
—saxophonist/composer Ernest Khabeer Dawkins and
Muntu’s artistic director Aminyea Payne
—come together for this new epic collaboration.
Trans-migration: Triumph of the Tragedy traces the roots of music and dance
through the history of African peoples from industrial Chicago,
back to the rural south, and through the middle passage to Africa.
This project culminates the MCA’s three-year stewardship of Dawkins’
Meet the Composer Resident activities in Chicago’s Englewood community.
With First Night post-show discussion. Tickets $18, MCA members $14

 

And afterwards, mark your calendar, cancel all appointments for
SAT FEB 1 9:30PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue 312-791-9050
and experience
William Perry's Explosion Ensemble with
Harrison Bankhead(bass),Vincent Davis(drums),Jim Baker Keyboards)
Billy Brimfield(trumpet),Greg Ward(alto sax),Perry(sax's)
and special guest artist Fred Anderson(tenor sax)

 

SAT FEB 1 9PM, 11PM/$20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Alto saxophone great Lee Konitz with Larry Gray and Paul Wertico

SAT FEB 1  9:30PM-1:30AM/$10 ANDY’s JAZZ CLUB 11 E. Hubbard, Chicago

MARLENE ROSENBERG QUARTET with Robert Irving III, Scott Burns, Ernie Adams

 

SUN FEB 2 1PM Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.
RED ROSE RAGTIME JAZZ BAND performs at a brunch and concert under the direction of Joan Reynolds

SUN FEB 2 3PM Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.
CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH JON FADDIS performs J.J. Johnson and Dizzy Gillespie's Perceptions.

 

another show not to miss, see it twice even:
Sunday, February 2, 4 pm
Ernest Dawkins and Muntu Dance Theatre Chicago
http://www.mcachicago.org/
Two Chicago forces in African-American arts
—saxophonist/composer Ernest Khabeer Dawkins and
Muntu’s artistic director Aminyea Payne
—come together for this new epic collaboration.
Trans-migration: Triumph of the Tragedy traces the roots of music and dance
through the history of African peoples from industrial Chicago,
back to the rural south, and through the middle passage to Africa.
This project culminates the MCA’s three-year stewardship of Dawkins’
Meet the Composer Resident activities in Chicago’s Englewood community.
Tickets $18, MCA members $14
 

SUN FEB 2 4PM/8PM/10PM/$20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Alto saxophone great Lee Konitz with Larry Gray and Paul Wertico