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-LIVE EVENTS-
AS OF STARDATE 2003_03_23 SUNDAY

QUICK REFERENCES
Click here for Chicago Reader jazz listing
http://www.chireader.com/listings/static/jazz.html

Click here for events from The Supercool jazz INSTITUTE
http://www.jazzinstituteofchicago.org

SUN MAR 23 4PM,8PM,10PM /$20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
David Sanchez Quartet

IN ARIZONA
MON MAR 24 7PM Yahama Recital Hall/Herman & Sons Piano Merchants/15600 N. Scottsdale Rd./Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (480) 488-4553

Marshall Vente TRIO With Justin Brotman, bass; and, Dave Cook, drums

I’m on my way home from a gig in Las Vegas. Al Singer came up with this cool concert to introduce me to the jazz fans in AZ.
Of course there is a fine piano – a 9’ Yahama!  Admission is complimentary but you must RSVP by calling Al (480) 488-4553.


TUE MAR 25 8PM, 10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Houston Person Quartet

 

TUE MAR 25 6-10PM Green Dolphin Street 2200 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 395-0066

Eldee Young-Marshall Vente TRIO

Roger DeVito is presenting this “after work set” in the small room at GDS. 
Join us so we can get back to this great jazz spot sometime soon – while we’re still
young

 
WED MAR 26  8pm, $10 (18 & Over) HOTHOUSE 31 East Balbo (312)362-9707
                  The Call For Ameen Muhammad
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians invites you to join us for
    
Tribute to
AMEEN
A
Celebrate Life
MUHAMMAD

    With

ART
A
C
reative DANCE, POETRY, FILM, VISUAL

MUSIC Ann Ward, Art Turk Burton, Nicole Mitchell, Mwata Bowden, Dushun Mosley
Taalib-din Ziyad, Ike Jackson, Edward Wilkerson, Robert Griffin, Tatsu Aoki and others
      Donations gratefully accepted for

AMEENA
A
College Fund
MUHAMMAD

WED MAR 26 8PM, 10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Houston Person Quartet

 

THU MAR 27 8PM, 10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Houston Person Quartet

 
THU
3/27 @ 3030 (3030 W. Cortland Ave.) 3030 is a former Pentecostal church located at 3030 W. Cortland Ave.,
one block south of Armitage between Humboldt Blvd. and Kedzie. Parking is easiest on Armitage.
For more information, please check the 3030 website at
www.elasticrevolution.com, or call the space at 773-862-3616.
-Art Union Humanscape w/Ayako Kato and Jason Roebke
-Kevan Davis Trio w/Aram Shelton and Frank Rosaly

On Friday March 28, 2003

Live at The District at 858 West Lake (2 blocks west of Halsted)

Robert "Baabe" Irving III and SCHOOL OF COOL with

Ernie Adams-Drums, Bob Davis-Guitar, Walter Henderson-Trumpet & Flugel Horn

James Perkins-Tenor sax/clarinet/flute, M. Manson-Bass

SPECIAL GUESTS: Linda Licocci-Vocals, Courtney Scott a.k.a. "Cold Seduction" -Spoken Word

Osiris Stargod-Rapper and others...Performing Acid Jazz-Fusion-R&B and more!!!!!!

FRI MAR 28 7:30-10:30PM http://www.braxtonseafood.com/BraxtonSeafood_094.asp  630-574-2155
This gig feature members of the "faux real" orchestra:
Brian Gephart – Saxes, Anthony Brock – Bass, Rick Vitek – Drums, Dave Gordon  - Keys

 

FRI MAR 28 7-11PM Vincitori 14 N. Cass, Westmont, IL 60559 - (630) 663-9467

Eldee Young-Marshall Vente Trio With Jim Batson and Isi Perez Plus, “our girl from Ipanema,” Rita Duarte

Chef Bob combines the best Italian food in the western suburbs with fine jazz!

FRI MAR 28 9PM, 11PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Houston Person Quartet

FRI  MAR 28, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114
LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS and Sat 3/29, 11 AM and 1 PM,

FRI MAR 28 7-11PM MONTAGE RESTAURANT 3124 S. Route 59(at 95th) Naperville  630-904-7401
Doug Rosenberg trio (jazzy jazz), Pete Benson (p), Clark Sommers (b)


SAT MAR 29 9PM-1:30AM/ $10 ANDY’S JAZZ CLUB
MARLENE ROSENBERG QUINTET with Robert "Baabe" Irving III-piano,

Ernie Adams-Drums, Scott Burns-Sax, Tito Carrillo-Trumpet

SAT MAR 29 8-12PM MONTAGE RESTAURANT 3124 S. Route 59(at 95th) Naperville 630-904-7401
Doug Rosenberg trio (jazzy jazz), Richard Drexler (b), Jeff Stitely (d)

SAT MAR 29, 11 AM and 1 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114
LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

SAT MAR 29 9:30PM Chase Café 7301. N. Sheridan Rd  Chicago  773-743-5650
JOIN THE ANDREAS KAPSALIS TRIO!!!
Andreas Kapsalis- acoustic guitar, Darren Garvey- percussion, Jamie Gallagher- drums

SAT MAR 29 9PM, 11PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Houston Person Quartet

 

Saturday, March 29, 2003 - 9:00pm CANDLESTICK MAKER http://www.candlestickmaker.org/
4432 N. KEDZIE AVE. (Just north of Montrose. Kedzie stop on the Brown Line, 3
blks. south.) {The sign above the door reads "PERFECT rubber stamps"}
candlestick4432@aol.com
773-463-0158
KELLY KESSLER - guitar, voice
JESSICA BILLEY – voice

IF IN PARIS
SAT MAR 29 8:30PM
(in Paris at Banlieues Bleues Festival) http://www.banlieuesbleues.org
** Since Ameen Muhammad has passed from our immediate presence, Maurice Brown will be performing with New Horizons'
(*Often a guest performer with the band, Maurice Brown is officially with the newest "New" Horizons Ensemble, March 2003,
with the Chicago Southern African Special Initiative "The Second Step", in Paris France.  Three years after the arrival of
several South African and Mozambiquian musicians, at Ernest Dawkins' invitation, the New Horizons Ensemble will perform in Paris,
France, at the Banlieues Blues Festival, for a special project that will include a ten-day long workshop with children from different
Paris suburbs and two performances - one with children and one with New Horizons Ensemble and guests)

Ernest Dawkins  © Dominique Bedier  - orchestra directing
 CONCERT ACTIONS MUSICALES : "THE LAST DIASPORA"
USA
Ernest Dawkins:direction, composition, saxophone ténor et alto, clarinette,flûte, petits instruments
Alexandre Pierrepont:direction des ateliers (écriture)
Jean-Marc Bouchez:direction des ateliers (fanfare-saxophone)
Ange Laure Fando:direction des ateliers (chant)
Awa Traoré:direction des ateliers (piano)
Cheick Tidiane Fall:direction des ateliers (percussions)
Steve Berry:trombone
Isaïah Spencer:batterie
Maurice Brown:trompette
et la participation de Zim Ngqawana:saxophone alto

Am3 CONCERT ACTIONS MUSICALES ‘’THE LAST DIASPORA” *Premiere Directed by Ernest « Khabeer » Dawkins
(composition, tenor and alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, little instruments), texts, voice, brass band and percussion USA
With the students of Jacques Brel High School of La Courneuve, colleges Louise Michel in Clichy-sous-Bois,
Jean Moulin in Aubervilliers and Eugène Cotton in Blanc-Mesnil, and the Banlieues Bleues Brass Band
Weekly workshops were led from 27 September 2002 to 21 March 2003 by: Alexandre Pierrepont (writing),
Jean-Marc Bouchez (brass band), Ange Fandoh (voice), Awa Traoré (piano), Cheick Tidiane Fall (percussion).
Residence from 22 to 29 March with the members of the New Horizon Ensemble: Steve Berry (trombone),
Isaïah Spencer (drums), Maurice Brown (trumpet) and Ernest Dawkins (composition, saxophone, musical direction).
Ernest Khabeer Dawkins, musician and former president of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM),
the legendary collective of African-American artists founded in Chicago in the 1960s, has created an original piece of music
for a large group of singers and instrumentalists based on texts written by the youth of Seine-Saint-Denis.
The theme of this commissioned work: The connection between music and people that links the African continent to Chicago
and the Paris region through the African Diaspora.

PRACTICE YOUR FRENCH  …also reference http://www.jazzhope.com/EnglishFrenchMusicTerms.htm
 Il y a peu encore, la ville de Chicago regorgeait de bruits et de sons, avec ses bonimenteurs,
ses vendeurs à la criée, ses orchestres de rue jouant le blues, le rhythm & blues, la soul et le jazz d' un même élan.
C'est cette polyphonie urbaine qui a profondément marqué l' enfance du jeune saxophoniste, pour qui le mot de ralliement reste:
"Great Black Music From the Ancient to the Future". Pilier de la scène de Chicago depuis plus de 20 ans,
Ernest Dawkins a réuni autour de lui une phalange d' anciens condisciples de la confrérie musicale de l'A.A.C.M.
(Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), quelques nouveaux venus comme Jeff Parker et Darius Savage,
et son vieil ami Zim Ngqawana, étourdissant saxophoniste Sud-Africain intime des sonorités africaines, mais qui a aussi
étudié avec Archie Shepp. Le New Horizon's Ensemble était à l'origine une formation que les élèves issus de l'AACM se devaient de créer,
en guise d' aboutissement de leur cursus musical, et associe aujourd'hui un sens éblouissant de la forme
et de la propulsion avec tous les défis du free, afin, préc ise Dawkins, de ne pas morc eler "ce qui est d'un seul tenant,
le continuum essentiel de nos musiques." Après un éblouissant concert l'an dernier à Banlieues Bleues,
Ernest Dawkins est de retour, pour lever enfin le voile en France, plus de 20 ans après la formation de l'orchestre,
sur un groupe des plus passionnants du jazz contemporain.

 
SUN MAR 30 4-7PM The No exit Café, 5970 N. Glenwood, Chicago

UNUSUAL PAIRINGS presents The East/West Band

William Perry (sax)
Tatsu Aoki (bass)

Bill Brimfield (trumpet)

Nori Tanaka (drums)

SUN MAR 30 4PM, 8PM, 10PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE
Houston Person Quartet

SUNDAY MARCH 30th @ DANNY'S TAVERN 1951 W DICKENS 773-489-6457
THE DAVID BOYKIN EXPANSE - nicole mitchell, flute, josh abrams, bass, jim baker, piano, myron cherry, drums

 

APRIL IN CHICAGO

TUE APR 1 8PM, 10PM $20  JAZZ SHOWCASE
Bobby Hutcherson with Willie Pickens, Kelly Sill, Dana Hall
NO FOOLIN’ THERE WILL BE SOME FABULOUS VIBES

TUE APR 1 9:30PM $5 HOTHOUSE 31 East Balbo (312)362-9707
http://www.organicmindunit.com   ORGANIC MIND UNIT (hip-hop) with Doug Rosenberg

WED APR 2 8PM, 10PM $20  JAZZ SHOWCASE
Bobby Hutcherson with Willie Pickens, Kelly Sill, Dana Hall
NO FOOLIN’ THERE WILL BE SOME FABULOUS VIBES
 

IF IN PARIS – THEN YOU HAVE APRIL IN PARIS
WED APR 2 8:30PM
(in Paris at Banlieues Bleues Festival) http://www.banlieuesbleues.org


ERNEST DAWKINS' New Horizon's Ensemble avec ZIM NGQAWANA
USA - AFRIQUE DU SUD
Ernest "Khabeer" Dawkins:saxophone alto, ténor et percussions
Zim Ngqawana:saxophone alto
Maurice Brown:trompette
Steve Berry:trombone
Jeff Parker:guitare
Darius Savage:contrebasse
Isaïah Spencer:batterie
24b ERNEST DAWKINS’ New Horizon’s Ensemble with Zim Ngqawana ** Exclusive USA - South Africa For Ernest Dawkins,
former president of Chicago’s AACM the rallying cry remains “Great Black Music From the Ancient to the Future!”
Returning for an encore performance after a fantastic concert at Banlieues Bleues last year,
the saxophonist will finally raise the curtain in France, 20 years after its formation,
on one of the most passionate sextets in contemporary jazz.

More
FRENCH PRACTICE  …also reference http://www.jazzhope.com/EnglishFrenchMusicTerms.htm
Pour Ernest Dawkins, actuel président de l’AACM, le mot de ralliement reste : « Great Black Music From the Ancient to the Future !
». Après un fantastique concert l’an dernier à Banlieues Bleues, le saxophoniste est de retour,
avec son ami sud-africain Zim Ngqawana, et lève enfin le voile en France, vingt ans après sa formation,
sur un sextet des plus passionnants du jazz contemporain.


THU APR 3 8PM, 10PM $20  JAZZ SHOWCASE
Bobby Hutcherson with Willie Pickens, Kelly Sill, Dana Hall
NO FOOLIN’ THERE WILL BE SOME FABULOUS VIBES

THU 4/3 @ 3030 (3030 W. Cortland Ave.) 3030 is a former Pentecostal church located at 3030 W. Cortland Ave.,
one block south of Armitage between Humboldt Blvd. and Kedzie. Parking is easiest on Armitage.
For more information, please check the 3030 website at www.elasticrevolution.com, or call the space at 773-862-3616.
IMPROVISED MUSIC SERIES – ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
-Greg Beyer (NY) -solo percussion
- UNTERNAHRER/JACKSON/BERMAN/ROSALY QUARTET w/Keefe Jackson-sax, Josh Berman-cornet, Mark Unternahrer-tuba, Frank Rosaly-drums

THE MUSICIANS
GREG BEYER Greg Beyer is a solo percussionist, specializing in repertoire that places non-western instruments into the context of contemporary musical thought. Second prize winner of the 2002 Geneva International Music Competition, Beyer has given solo performances and masterclasses throughout the United States and Europe. He has given both the World and American premieres of Heinz Holliger's Ma'mounia, and also performs the works of Iannis Xenakis, Roger Reynolds, Javier Alvarez, Elliott Carter, and actively commissions new works for solo percussion.

Of primary importance to him is his project, O BERIMBAU an endeavor that involves ethnomusicological research on the berimbau and other related musical bows, and the active composition and commission of new works for this ancient instrument. Beyer has presented this project at the 2001 and 2002 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, the Manhattan School of Music, and Lawrence
University. His most recent multi-media composition for berimbau, Bahian Counterpoint (Hommage to Steve Reich), received its world premiere at the Banff Centre for the Arts this past November, and has since been seen by audiences around the world. It uses simultaneous audio and video elements to create an environment for the berimbau that is simultaneously playful, intelligent, original, and idiomatic for the instrument.

As a chamber musician in New York and on tour abroad, he has performed and/or recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Speculum Musicae, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, NewBand, Sequitur, Absolute Ensemble, and the S.E.M. Ensemble. In a review of a Metropolitan Museum concert performance with opera singer Lauren Flanigan, The New York Times called him "a fine percussionist."

An active performer in the pop and jazz world, Beyer drums and percusses with artists such as David Berkeley, Tyler Gibbons, and his own jazz quartets, The Art Department and Workbook. He has made recordings with all of these artists, and has performed at venues such as the Bowery Ballroom, The Fez, and the Knitting Factory. His own groups have also performed for high publicity events sponsored by media companies such as Vanity Fair and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Beyer is due to complete a DMA degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2003. He has written a scholarly analytical paper on the percussion solo work of Iannis Xenakis, Rebonds, and his thesis will compile his years of research and creative work surrounding his project, O BERIMBAU. His teachers have included Chris Lamb, Duncan Patton, Steven Schick, John Riley, Dane Richeson, Cabello, and Mestre Walmir.

UNTERNAHRER/JACKSON/BERMAN/ROSALY
Fresh off the Swiss Peaks Music Festival at Tonic in New York City, Marc Unternahrer returns to Chicago to reunite his tuba with some of the players he worked with in Chicago during a six month residency in the spring of 2002 as part of the Lucerne-Chicago artists exchange. This is one of several performances he'll be giving while in town. This particular group will be focusing on freely improvised music, and includes several of the musicians
who kicked off the 3030 improvised music series one year ago.

IN FLORIDA, it’s Coryell and its Wertico!  ONE NIGHT STAN’s is cool, I saw the CBO there in October.
Friday, April 4 at 8:30pm & 11pm - Larry Coryell Trio (featuring Mark Egan & Paul Wertico) -
Musicians Exchange At One Night Stan's, 2333 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL - Call (954) 929-1566 for info.


FRIDAY APRIL 4, 7:00 P.M. BURGESS GARDNER ORCHESTRA

SPRING JAZZ CONCERT- Friday, April 4, 2003 
FREE JAZZ CONCERT AT
THE HAMILTON PARK FIELD HOUSE
HAMILTON PARK IS 72ND AND NORMAL.
RYAN*** TO 71ST STREET, WEST TO NORMAL, SOUTH ON NORMAL 1 1/2 BLOCKS INTO THE PARK
SPONSORED BY THE JAZZ INSTITUTE AND THE PARK DISTRICT.
BURGESS says:   “*** LOOK OUT ****.

FRI APR 4 9PM, 11PM $20  JAZZ SHOWCASE
Bobby Hutcherson with Willie Pickens, Kelly Sill, Dana Hall
NO FOOLIN’ THERE WILL BE SOME FABULOUS VIBES

FRI APR 4 8:30PM/No Cover Gourmand Coffeehouse 728 S. Dearborn, Chicago
Nick Alvarez-percussion, Paul Giallorenzo-piano, Kevin Martinez-bass, Marcus Ranucci-alto sax

SAT APR 5 10PM-12:30 AM Rhythm Nightclub – Chicago
press-> ORQUESTA RANURA  is a nine-piece ensemble including Jordan Lopez, Paul Spata, Raphael Crawford, Michael Caskey, Tobias Kaemmer,
Rob Haight, Dave Prouix, and Bryan Doherty.  African, Cuban, Puerto-Rican, and Brazilian folkloric and popular styles with Funk and Jazz are
fused together using vocals, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass, congas, timbales/auxiliary percussion, and drum set.

SAT APR 5 9PM/11PM/$20  JAZZ SHOWCASE
Bobby Hutcherson with Willie Pickens, Kelly Sill, Dana Hall
NO FOOLIN’ THERE WILL BE SOME FABULOUS VIBES

SAT APR 5 5:30PM/free THIRD UNITARIAN CHURCH
Lindblom College Prep Age of Discovery Vocal Ensemble will present a free concert of choral music by black composers.  The group is s
ponsored by Gallery 37, an arts and job training for Chicago youth, and Ars Musica, an early classical music group which specializes in music by black and Latino Composers.  The group is directed by Donald Neale.    The concert will feature music from the 18th and 19th centuries up to the current time and across the wide spectrum of black music.  A special treat is the music by early black classical composers Nunes-Garcia and Joseph
Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint Georges, music that has been rarely performed in America.  The group will also perform songs from Africa, spirituals and music by gospel songwriter Richard Smallwood. 

 SUN APR 6 2PM/FREE Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. 
World music ensemble Lingua Musica will give a free concert this Sunday. We will be performing music from our recently released cd
"One World, One Language" plus Donald Neale's newest composition "Sunrise at Ringgold", his tribute to mornings at his father's house
in Ringgold, Georgia.  Other members of the ensemble are:
James Sanders – violin, Sarah Barton Alexander - cello, vocals, Issa Boulos - ud, vocals, Kalyan Pathak - tablas, vocals

SUN APR 6 4PM, 8PM, 10PM  $20  JAZZ SHOWCASE
Bobby Hutcherson with Willie Pickens, Kelly Sill, Dana Hall
NO FOOLIN’ THERE WILL BE SOME FABULOUS VIBES

MON APR 7 8-10PM PHYLLIS’ MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division, Chicago (312) 486-9862
MATT GERAGHTY PROJECT
www.mattgeraghty.com with Doug Rosenberg

TUE APR 8 8PM, 10PM $20  JAZZ SHOWCASE
Benny Green and Russell Malone Duo JAZZ SHOWCASE

WED APR 9 8PM, 10PM $20  JAZZ SHOWCASE
Benny Green and Russell Malone Duo JAZZ SHOWCASE

THU APR 10 8PM, 10PM $20  JAZZ SHOWCASE
Benny Green and Russell Malone Duo JAZZ SHOWCASE

THU APR 10 9:30PM 3030 (3030 W. Cortland Ave.) 3030 is a former Pentecostal church located at 3030 W. Cortland Ave.,
one block south of Armitage between Humboldt Blvd. and Kedzie. Parking is easiest on Armitage.
For more information, please check the 3030 website at www.elasticrevolution.com, or call the space at 773-862-3616.
set one -
TIM FITZGERALD/KRISTIN EQUI Duo
Tim Fitzgerald – guitar, Kristin Equi - vocals
set two -
FIRE OF SPACE a sextet from New York which includes many of the members of the Afro-pop band Antibalas.
Jordan McLean – trumpet, Aaron Johnson – trombone, Stuart Bogie & Michael Herbst - reeds
Shoko Nagai – keyboards, Tom Abbs – bass, Geoff Mann - percussion

FIRE OF SPACE . . . "One of our all-time favorites!" -- Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, "A much-needed blast of joy! 
Highly habit-forming!" -- The Village Voice
"Great band.  See them.  Period." -- Steven Bernstein, Sex Mob for more---->jumparts or here

Founded by trumpeter and composer Jordan McLean, Fire Of Space features a raucous four-horn front line familiar with fans of the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra -- McLean on trumpet, trombonist Aaron Johnson and reedsmen Stuart Bogie and Michael Herbst -- with the astonishing rhythm section of keyboardist Shoko Nagai, bassist Tom Abbs and percussionist Geoff Mann.

Collectively, members of Fire of Space have toured and/or recorded with a wide range of artists, including the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, William Parker's Little Huey Creative Orchestra, Steven Bernstein's Sex Mob, Cooper Moore, Ori Kaplan, Borah Bergman, Daniel Carter, Roots Combination, the live drum and bass outfit Droid, Dub Is A Weapon, Fu-Arkist-Ra, and Medeski, Martin & Wood.

Inspired by sources ranging from Sun Ra to marching bands to traditional musics from Eastern Europe and India, Fire of Space is no stranger to adventure. A band of high-energy and sometimes unruly improvisers, Fire of Space can turn on a dime and take off in any number of directions.

Having cut their teeth in New York City venues such as The Pink Pony, ABC No Rio, Galapagos, The Brecht Forum, Tonic, and The Knitting Factory -- as well as galleries, pirate radio station Free 103, and the apartments of numerous friends -- Fire Of Space is
taking it national with a definitive and unshakable vibration.

Collectively, the band has more than thirty years teaching experience, and works with local educators and offer innovative workshops and open rehearsals for young folks, elementary schoolers through college age. To this end, Fire Of Space partners with Incubator, Inc., a not-for-profit dedicated to supporting publicity, coordination and funding for all Fire Of Space activities.

Fire Of Space is also a member of JumpArts, a coalition founded and directed by bassist Tom Abbs. Since its inception, JumpArts has produced more than two hundred and fifty concerts and workshops throughout New York City, and was named "Best Art Collective" by The New York Press in 2002.

Fire Of Space will be touring the East Coast, Northeast and Midwest in April and May 2003 in support of their debut release, Age Of Epoch.

Tapping into the serenity of devotional practice, the raucousness of sweaty house parties, the urgency of love and the beauty of today's troubled world, Fire Of Space will fill audiences with joy and wonderment.

Fire of Space will be performing Thursday, April 10 at 3030, located at 3030 West Cortland. Friday night, they'll
be appearing with the Jeb Bishop/Kent Kessler Duo at The Velvet Lounge, located at 2128 1/2 South Indiana.
Saturday afternoon, they'll be performing at the renowned Jazz Record Mart at 444 North Wabash.

Also visit Fire of Space at www.jumparts.org.

FIRE OF SPACE BIOGRAPHIES -----

Trumpeter and bandleader Jordan McLean has spent the past ten years performing and composing music and has traveled throughout North America, Canada, Europe and Asia doing so, performing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Montreal, Montreux and Istanbul jazz festivals, among others. Jordan performs regularly in New York City with Fire of Space and his own duos, trios and
quartets. He also appears with the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Butch Morris, Droid, and a myriad of other groups. In the past two years, he has toured Japan with the Shoko Nagai Quintet, performed with percussionist Cyro Baptista and recorded with the Antibalas Horns for Medeski, Martin and Wood. Most recently he appears on both D.J Spinna, and D.J. Spooky's latest releases.
Jordan has also spent the last five years teaching music to all ages in public schools all over New York City, as a private teacher and as a resident artist with the NYC organization Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program.

Reeds player Stuart Douglas Bogie was born and raised in Evanston, IL. and began learning clarinet from Gary Onstad. He studied music at the Interlochen Arts Academy, then got his BMA in music from the University of Michigan in 1997. He has been teaching clarinet, saxophone, and music fundamentals to all ages since arriving in New York, and he has conducted assembly
programs and recorder classes for the NYC organization Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program. He has studied with Middle Eastern master percussionist Nadjib Bahri, and clarinetists Debra Chodacki, and Ben Goldberg. Currently, he plays in Jordan McLean's Fire of Space, Antibalas, the Sway Machinery, Condensation, the Fu-Arkist-Ra, and Dub is a Weapon. In addition, he
composes music and produces recordings and concerts for Egyptian Brain Surgery. He's recorded with Transmission, Antibalas, Sodalien, Fireball, Baba Maal, the Sway Machinery, Condensation, and Medeski, Martin and Wood. He has performed with Evan Hause, Steve Swell, Brian Jackson, Ashanti Roy, Colin Stetson, Dick Griffin, Vincent Chancey, Butch Morris, Michael Wimberly,
Daniel Carter, and Nadjib Bahri.

Born in Iowa City in 1979, trombonist Aaron Johnson moved to New York City in 1996 to attend The New School's Jazz and Contemporary Music program. Since then, he has performed with Bobby Sanabria's Afro-Cuban Orchestra, Arnie Lawrence's Co-Elation, The Magical Orchestra of Truth, Winston Grennan, Assif Tzahar's Zoanthropic Orchestra, Butch Morris, Daniel
Carter and The New York Symphony Orchestra, FLO, the Bernard Rosat Sextet, Gold Sparkle Band, Jordan McLean's Fire of Space, The Fu-Arkist-Ra, Dub is a Weapon, Tadanoshin, Moneyshot, The Reverend Vince Anderson and his Love Choir, the Victor Rice Octet, The Rockwood Rhythm Band, The Eternal Buzz Brass Band, Antibalas, and Medeski, Martin and Wood.

Michigan native reeds player Michael Herbst studied several years with the legendary multi-instrumentalist Makanda Ken McIntyre. He performed throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom with the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and is featured on their albums Liberation Afrobeat and Talkatif. He has also performed with Blaise Siwula, Lawrence "Butch" Morris,
Tristan Honsinger, Hal Onserud, Transmission, Andre Vida, Jordan McLean's Fire of Space, violist Jessica Pavone, Fu-Arkist-Ra, The Goldsparkle Band, Bruce Eisenbeil, Ryan Sawyer, The Next Stage Theater Company, Binky Griptite and the Mellomatics, the dub
outfit Roots Combination, and Medeski, Martin and Wood. He also founded and directs Incubator, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that has raised more than $500,000 for the creation of fifteen major works, four recordings, five mosaic murals and nearly four hundred and fifty educational workshops conducted throughout the metropolitan New York City area and Philadelphia, by
artists including Oliver Lake, Sonny Fortune, Larry Ridley, Charles Davis, Reggie Workman, Rob Reddy, and Makanda Ken McIntyre. His work is heard on the Ninjatune, Guidance, Afrosound and Blue Note labels.

Keyboardist Shoko Nagai was born March 13th 1971 in Tokyo, and has been playing all kinds of keyboards since the age of four. After completing studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, she moved to New York. Over the past year, Shoko toured internationally and released the albums Two Levels Crossingsand Vortex with her Quintet, performed at the NATT Jazz Festival in
Norway, and also appeared with John Zorn, Sam Newsome, Greg Tardy, Morten Farestland, Terje Gewelt, Rasheid Ali and Louis Belagonis. Check out Jazkarta.com/shokonagai for more!

Bassist, tubist and improviser Tom Abbs has been performing and recording in a variety of contexts -- classical, rock, jazz, and improvised musics -- since age eleven. Tom started his musical training playing piano at the age of six. A couple of years later he changed his instrument to cello and by the time he was ten he was playing bass. He was handed a tuba in seventh grade
and his conquest of the "low end" began. Tom went on in his teens to win accolades in state and national competitions for his work as a soloist and ensemble player. He made New York his home in 1991 and has been working steadily ever since. In the past decade Tom has developed a driving percussive style on the bass that encompasses the deep emotion of Charles Mingus and Jimmy Garrison while showing the dexterity and inventiveness of Scott LaFaro. Equally comfortable in "free" and "inside" settings, Abbs' versatility and depth as a player has kept him busy backing up the likes of Rashied Ali, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, Daniel Carter, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell Jr., Sabir Mateen, Ori Kaplan, Jemeel Moondoc, Borah Bergman, Warren Smith and many others. Tom is the founder and driving force behind the arts coalition Jump Arts, (http://jumparts.org) which since its 1997 inception has presented over one hundred and fifty performances and educational workshops. Jump Arts is dedicated to providing
opportunities for the artists of New York City.

Geoff Mann (b. New York City, 1975) started playing drums at the age of 9. While getting his BFA in Jazz Performance and Composition at the New School for Social Research, he studied with such teachers as Andrew Cyrille, Charli Persip, Michael Carvin, Arnie Lawrence and Reggie Workman. Over the years, he's had the opportunity to work with the likes of Daniel Carter,
Roy Campbell, Susie Ibarra, Romero Lubambo and Cyro Baptista to name a few. He currently plays drums, mandolin, and cornet with Alto Saxophonist Ori Kaplan in many of his projects including his Shaat'nez Band. He also plays with trombone great Steve Swell, Carol Lipnik and Spookarama, and with father Herbie Mann in his band Sona Terra.

THU APR 10 9PM-1AM GREEN MILL 4800 N. Broadway Chicago
SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA with Doug Rosenberg www.swingshiftworld.com

FRI APR 11 8PM VELVET LOUNGE 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Avenue-Chicago-one block east of Michigan Ave (312)791-9050

Trombonist Jeb Bishop jebbishop3@earthlink.net and bassist Kent Kessler will play an unusual duo set
 We're opening for the Brooklyn outfit Fire of Space (featuring members of Antibalas), who are doing two sets after us.
FIRE OF SPACE   www.jumparts.org   is:
Jordan McLean – trumpet, Aaron Johnson – trombone, Stuart Bogie & Michael Herbst - reeds
Shoko Nagai – keyboards, Tom Abbs – bass, Geoff Mann – percussion


FRI APR 11 9PM, 11PM $20  JAZZ SHOWCASE
Benny Green and Russell Malone Duo JAZZ SHOWCASE

FRI APR 11
9PM/$5 (3030 W. Cortland Ave.) 3030 is a former Pentecostal church located at 3030 W. Cortland Ave.,
one block south of Armitage between Humboldt Blvd. and Kedzie. Parking is easiest on Armitage.
For more information, please check the 3030 website at www.elasticrevolution.com, or call the space at 773-862-3616.
_DiscreteSeries_ - presenting
Dawn Michelle Baude :: Stacy Szymaszek
[Dawn Michelle Baude's recent books include _egypt_, _Sunday_ and _The Beirut Poems_. She is also the author
of _reConnaitre: Curt Asker_, an art catalogue published by Les Reunions des Musees Nationaux in Paris.]
[Stacy Szymaszek is coeditor of _Traverse_ and Literary Program Manager at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee.
Recent work appears in _Antennae_, _26_, and online at www.culturalsociety.org .]
For more information about this event or _The Discrete Series_, email j_seldess@hotmail.com or kerri@conundrumpoetry.com

FRI APR 11 ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY – Normal, IL
Yoly Y Su Orchestra Solida (salsa and merengue) with Doug Rosenberg

IF IN DETROIT

FRI APR 11 9PM HARLEQUIN CAFÉ in East Detroit’s Indian Village District (Agnes off Jefferson)
NY meets Detroit

Ralph Peterson-master drummer Jeremy Pelt-trumpet, Marian Hayden-bass, Gary Schunk-piano


SAT APR 12 9PM, 11PM $20  JAZZ SHOWCASE
Benny Green and Russell Malone Duo JAZZ SHOWCASE

SAT APR 12  9PM TBA donation (3030 W. Cortland Ave.) 3030 is a former Pentecostal church located at 3030 W. Cortland Ave.,
one block south of Armitage between Humboldt Blvd. and Kedzie. Parking is easiest on Armitage.
For more information, please check the 3030 website at www.elasticrevolution.com, or call the space at 773-862-3616.
E.R.P. Jailbreak III  "Who Loves the Sun? w/ special guests:
The Andreas Kapsalis Trio Andreas Kapsalis – guitar, Jamie Gallagher drums, Darren Garvey - percussion
Join us for an evening of thematic music and visuals centered by light, color, darkness, and synthaesthesia.
Featuring : Michael Armstrong, Alison Chesley, Janette Dingee, Steve Gaede, Paul Giallorenzo, Stefan Grace,
Ron Kelso, Davis Krieg, Jamie Kulig, Kate Leahy, Sam Lewis, Dan Schwarzlose, Steven Tod

and the music of : Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, AC/DC, Lefty Frizzell

Paul is back in Chicago.
Saturday, April 12 at 7:30pm - "Second Annual Rite of Spring Concert"
(featuring Anthony Molinaro, the Jean-Michel Pilc Trio, Michael Kocour & Paul Wertico) -
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL - Call (847) 491-5441 for more info.

IF IN DETROIT

SAT APR 12 9PM HARLEQUIN CAFÉ in East Detroit’s Indian Village District (Agnes off Jefferson)
NY meets Detroit

Ralph Peterson-master drummer Jeremy Pelt-trumpet, Marian Hayden-bass, Gary Schunk-piano

 
SUN APR 13 4/8/10PM, 11PM $20 JAZZ SHOWCASE

Benny Green and Russell Malone Duo JAZZ SHOWCASE

 

Paul is on to CALIFORNIA.
Sunday, April 13 at 7pm - Ken Nordine "Word Jazz" (featuring Laurence Hobgood, Kristen Nordine, Eric Hochberg & Paul Wertico) -
San Francisco Jazz Festival - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA -
Call (415) 788-7353 or (800) 850-SFJF (7353) for more info.

MON APR 14 One Night Only -- JAZZ SHOWCASE
Rob Parton's Roosevelt University Big Band with guest conductor, Maria Schneider.
First set at 8:00 p.m
. Free Admission.

First set was at 7:00pm and over by 9:30

MON APR 14 8-10PM/no cover PHYLLIS’s MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division, Chicago
MATT GERAGHTY PROJECT
www.mattgeraghty.com (jazz composer) with Doug Rosenberg

MON APR 14 A.P.O.L. Dinner Dance With the Woody Herman Orchestra And the Eldee Young Trio
Greetings!  The Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders cordially invites you to attend
he 21st annual A.P.O.L. dinner dance on Monday, April 14, 2003. This year we are presenting two name bands,
Eldee Young Trio for our dinner set and at about 9-pm, the Woody Herman Orchestra
full 15-pc big band for dancing. Join us for a marvelous evening of world-class music and entertainment!
This great event will be held at Porretta’s Banquets located at 3718 N. Central Ave. in Chicago.
As in previous years the evening will include: a delicious "family style" dinner,
unlimited wine with dinner,
4-hour open bar and, of course, Dancing to the Woody Herman Orchestra
All of this for $60. - per person! 
Fill out the attached order form and mail this with your check to our address. We will mail you the tickets. Ticket Order Form

April 14, 2003

A.P.O.L. Dinner Dance

With the Woody Herman Orchestra and

Eldee Young Trio

 

Name:

Address:

City, State, Zip:

Phone:

Number of Tickets ($60. - each)

Total amount enclosed: $
Make all checks payable to A.P.O.L.

Send this form and your check to:

Bobby Schiff,

A.P.O.L. Vice-President

363 Longcommon

Riverside, IL 60546

Table preference, first come first served!

Comments or any special requests:

The A.P.O.L. will mail you your tickets.

Thank you,

Marshall Vente www.bandleaders.org


TUE APR 15 8PM $15/$12 advance ABBY PUB www.abbypub.com 3420 W. Grace, Chicago
Organic Mind Unit (hip-hop) www.organicmindunit.com

Also appearing Afrobatik and Fakts*One and Mr. Lif www.mrlif.com


Tuesday, Apr 15 - Thursday, Apr 17 JAZZ SHOWCASE
No performance, open for ticket sales only, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm for the Toshiko Akioshi Jazz Orchestra with Lew Tabakin



 


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-CONTINUING JAZZ EVENTS-
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SUN - 4-7PM UNUSUAL PAIRINGS at NO EXIT CAFE 6970 N. Glenwood $10
SUN - 5-7PM REVOLUCION CAFE 1134 W. 18 ST Tommy Bradford Band
SUN - 6-11PM JAM SESSION - VELVET LOUNGE
SUN - 8PM-2AM JAM - CITY LIFE (83rd and Cottage Grove)
SUN - 9-12PM - JIMMY'S WOODLAWN TAP (55th-Woodlawn) NO COVER - Jimmy's Jam led by Curtis Black
MON - HOTTI BISCOTTI CAFE 3545 W FULLERTON 9PM 773-486-1099 DAVID BOYKIN - REEDS     KARL E. H. SEIFRIED - BASS    MIKE REED - DRUMS
**avant garde jazz jam sessions, performing 100% organic, spontaneously composed, all improvised music
MON – 8PM Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues HOTHOUSE 31 East Balbo (312)362-9707 $7, $5 students (18 & Over)
MON - 8PM ON - ANDY'S JAZZ JAM (HUBBARD AND STATE) $5
MON - 8:30pm KATRINA's George Fludas, Dennis Carroll, Jodie Christian, Scott Burns
MON - 8PM LE RELAIS 3925 N. Lincoln 773-665-8965 VINCENT DAVIS BAND, jam session
TUE - 7:30PM PHILANDER's 1120 Pleasant St., Oak Park, IL (708) 848-4250 Marshall Vente, Rita Duarte
TUE - 8PM - PETE MILLER'S,- Evanston - NO COVER BOBBY BROOM
TUE - 6PM - JOE's BEBOP CAFE - KEN CHANEY
TUE - 10PM ON - NEW APARTMENT LOUNGE – VON FREEMAN & FRIENDS
TUE - 8PM SMOKE DADDY'S - TAKU AKIYAMA plus MORE
TUE - 9pm - ANDY'S JAZZ CLUB - JOHN BANY, JOHN YOUNG,
Eric Koppa and Friends @ Lilly's EVERY Tuesday!!
WED - 9PM - ANDY'S JAZZ CLUB - HENRY JOHNSON $5
WED - 9:30-12:30-SMOKE DADDY's-JULI(Wood) AND JOHN 2 HORN BAND-1804 W Division-No cover, Great Food
WED - 9PM VINCENT DAVIS and Friends VELVET LOUNGE
THU - 9PM CHASE CAFE TED SIROTA (sometimes)
THU – 9PM - ANDY'S JAZZ CLUB - MIKE SMITH, RON FRIEDMAN ETC
THU - 8PM ON - PETE MILLER'S, Evanston - NO COVER JEFF PARKER
THU - 8PM-1am - CHAMBERS - JOHN BANY jam
THU - 9PM - KATERINA's - John Brumbach, Randy Tressler,
Matt Ferguson, Nori Tanaka
THU - 9PM GREEN MILL-ALAN GRESIK'S SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA
THU 8pm ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark Chicago $10 WNUA Smooth Jazz Series
THU 7:30-9:30PM WDCB "Jazz Thursdays" At the Foundry, in the Trio Room
Marshall Vente, Scott Mason 85 Executive Drive (Fox Valley Mall), Naperville, IL
Listen to jazz on WDCB at 90.9 FM - (630) 978-2088
THU 8PM Poetry nights at Saint Xavier University in the Cyber Cafe in Morris Hall. 
If you need more information you can call Marquita Williams at (773) 298-4773 and or get in contact with me just as you did. 
FRI - 5:30PM-8PM ANDY'S
ERIC SCHNEIDER-MARLENE ROSENBERG $5
FRI 7-11PM - RAMADA INN LAKE SHORE-JJ AND THE MASTERS 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive 773-288-5800
FRI – 7-11pm RAMADA INN (49th S + LAKE SHORE DRIVE)
773 288-5800 - NO COVER BOB JOHNSON & FRIENDS
FRI - 7:30-11:30pm NAPERVILLE SULLIVAN's KEVIN KIZER TRIO
FRI - 9-12PM - LUNA MEXICANA (3565 W. Fullerton)- FREE
Latin Jazz with Yorumba featuring Curtis Black
FRI - 9:30PM-1AM - BOURBON CAFE (4768 N. Lincoln)- FREE
Bane Djordjevic and the Bob Johnson Quintet, with Julia Huff, vocals,
Daniella Bisenius, violin, Joe Jenkins, drums, Cameron Pfiffner,
tenor Sax/flute, Bob Johnson, bass. A mix of Jazz, Blues, Classical, and
Folk (Yugoslavian - Serbian) music
SAT - 6PM-10PM HOUSTON'S
Thomas Muellner, Dave Marr, Tim Davis
SAT 8-12PM - RAMADA INN LAKE SHORE-BOB JOHNSON QUARTET 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive 773-288-5800
SAT - MIDNIGHT-4am GREEN MILL
SABERTOOTH ORGAN QUARTET

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--MUSEUM EXHIBITS-
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·         Museum of Science and Industry 57th Street/Lake Shore Drive Chicago, (773) 684-1414
This year’s Black Creativity program, Cyber Rhythms: Black Innovations in Technology
explores the contributions of African-Americans to the Information Revolution and the development
of such emerging technologies such as communication products, computers, PDAs, software,
personal identification systems, entertainment products and more.
January 17 through March 3 http://www.msichicago.org/

 


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--RADIO-
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        - WHPK's Sanchez ...
he's been a wonderful supporter of jazz musicians for years...  programming and interview play. 

        - WNUR...  -  Northwestern University - another jazz heavy.

 

·         "Miles Ahead - Jazz From Chicago."  http://www.milesaheadjazz.com <-Press

the only drive-time AM radio jazz show in the country,
and can be heard every
Monday through Friday

on WCFJ (1470 AM) from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, and

on WSBC (1240 AM) from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
Next week is going to be a special one for "Miles Ahead." 
Neil Tesser will be conducting a series of interviews that you most definitely won't want to miss:
--TUE FEB 25 and WED FEB 26 6PM
check out Neil's two-part conversation with Ashley Kahn, author of the acclaimed book
"A Love Supreme: The Making Of John Coltrane's Signature Album."
--THU FEB 27 5PM
Neil will be joined in the studio by trumpeter Clark Terry,
composer/arranger Gerald Wilson, and vocalist Ernie Andrews.
--THU FEB 28 5PM
Neil will chat live with drummer Chico Hamilton.

on 90.9 FM WDCB from 6:00 PM – 7:00PM CST

and streamed worldwide on http://www.wdcb.org  <-Press 

To commemorate Delmark Records' 50th Anniversary, and in conjunction with "Black History Month"

DELMARK RECORDING ARTISTS FEATURED ON 90.9 FM WDCB PUBLIC RADIO
--SUN FEB 9 6PM-Malachi Thompson
--SUN FEB 16 6PM-Kahil El’zabar
--SUN FEB 23 6PM-AACM


on 90.9 FM WDCB from 10:00 PM – 11:00PM CST
and streamed worldwide on
http://www.wdcb.org  <-Press

 

on 91.5 FM WBEZ from 9:40AM

and for those of you who sleep in on Sundays, or are already in church, find your local station and time at
http://npr.org/programs/wesun/index.html <-Press 
http://npr.org/programs/wesun/wesun.a-c.carriage.html <-Press 
--SUN FEB 23 9:40AM-Hear Deanna Witkowski quartet performance interview with host Liane Hansen!
Three tunes from the new record were taped in between interview segments.

 

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