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MUSICIAN Born:

Samuel Mösching

Samuel Mösching is a professional guitarist, composer and bandleader who has headlined performances internationally, including in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, England and Argentina, being accompanied by illustrious artists like John Stowell, Mars Williams, Rusty Jones, Gerry Hemingway, Maggie Brown, Vincent Davis, Jimmy Bennington, Reuben Gingrich, Jim Baker, Zeshan B & The Transistors, Jonas Tauber, Lola Regenthal and Cormac McCarthy. The long list of venues and festivals include the Blue Note and the Lincoln Center in NYC, Ravinia, The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Hyde Park Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Constellation, Bonnaroo Festival, Late Night with Stephen Colbert at the Ed Sullivan Theater, and Cliff Bells in Detroit. As a composer, he has written hundreds of pieces mostly in jazz and modern classical context

MUSICIAN Born:

Shawn Maxwell

Shawn Maxwell formed his style early on while growing up in the rich musical history of the Joliet, Illinois school music programs. From the time a clarinet and saxophone first touched his lips, Maxwell knew that music was his calling. With conviction and abilities that belied his age, it was equally clear to others that Shawn Maxwell was destined to be a musician. He quickly became a celebrated performer in the Joliet Central High School band program where his prowess as a soloist was on regular display. Shawn further refined his art in a post-secondary setting, absorbing all that his instructors could teach – earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Millikin University in 1999

Groove Alley

Groove Alley is a Chicago-based jazz combo that plays contemporary and retro groove arrangements. Their rhythms create a hip, funky vibe that’s good for the soul. For years, Groove Alley has been creating a lively, jammin’ jazz sound that pays homage to music masters such as Herbie Hancock, John Scofield, Marcus Miller, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Roy Hargrove, The Crusaders and many others. Groove Alley will put you in a happy place with its blend of guitar, bass, drums, trumpet and alto sax instrumentation…all jammin' together to generate kinetic energy from their audiences. Sample our music here: https://soundcloud.com/sreebo/sets/groove-alley-demos

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chicago Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Chicago Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago, IL
August 29-September 2, 2018

A Beginner's Guide to the Chicago Jazz Festival The Chicago Jazz Festival is a free event scheduled each Labor Day weekend and offering over fifty concerts in various outdoor venues. The 40th edition--running from August 29 to September 3, 2018--is now ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Charlie Harrington

Charlie Harrington is a multitalented drummer whose artistic ability is seemingly limitless. As a bandleader and as a sideman he pushes the boundaries of swing and groove and has garnered critical acclaim for his ability to inspire and entertain. He's known for sophisticated rhythms, distinctive accompaniment, and powerful solos. "...his inimitable antagonistic percussive prodding, coupled with a dazzling display of virtuosic improvisational madness, was breathtaking," writes the San Mateo Daily News.

“A drummer can be one of three things: a technician, an entertainer, or a musician

Meet Jacob Cartwright

Read "Meet Jacob Cartwright" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Our August Super Fan is a visual artist with a special affinity for improvisational music, which has spilled over into his jazz-themed painting series. In jazz, as in art, Jacob Cartwright values the past while embracing the forward momentum of the new. Plus he's really “down with the jazz cats"--read on to see what we mean! ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Getting Sentimental," Debut Recording By Chicago Jazz Vocalist Gayle Kolb, Set For August 31 Release By Jerujazz Records

"Getting Sentimental," Debut Recording By Chicago Jazz Vocalist Gayle Kolb, Set For August 31 Release By Jerujazz Records

With the August 31 release of her debut recording Getting Sentimental, Chicago’s Gayle Kolb makes a triumphant statement in song after a stretch of years away from music. Produced and arranged by acclaimed Chicago bassist Dennis Carroll for JeruJazz Records, the album reveals Kolb’s metamorphosis from a former nightclub headliner in jny: Los Angeles, jny: Las ...

Sam Pilnick

Saxophonist, Multi-Instrumentalist and Music Educator, Sam Pilnick received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Jazz Studies at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY, studying under the tutelage of Christopher Creviston, Robert Young, Bret Zvacek, and Marsha Baxter, as well as other professors and talented musicians. After receiving his degree in May of 2014, Sam continued his studies as a Jazz Studies Major and Graduate Assistant at Western Michigan University (WMU). At WMU, Sam was the Graduate Student for acclaimed saxophonist Andrew Rathbun and has continued his studies with celebrated musicians and professors Jeremy Siskind, Scott Cowan, Keith Hall and Edward Simon

The Vintage Years 1970 - 1991

Read "The Vintage Years 1970 - 1991" reviewed by John Kelman

There are bands that manage to carve out a place for themselves in the music world that lasts for decades; there are others who, while having created a name for themselves during their peak years and, while they continue to tour and, even, make the occasional studio album, are invariably best remembered for their seminal early ...

Boogie Stomp To Appear At Two Special Shows Featuring Music From The Forthcoming CD “Disturbing The Peace"

Boogie Stomp To Appear At Two Special Shows Featuring Music From The Forthcoming CD “Disturbing The Peace"

BOOGIE STOMP WILL PERFORM MUSIC FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING SUMMER RELEASE “DISTURBING THE PEACE” WITH TWO SPECIAL CONCERTS AT THE EAST LANSING SUMMER SOLSTICE JAZZ FESTIVAL AND AT PIANOFORTE IN CHICAGO On Friday, June 22nd, Boogie Stomp will appear at The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) The SSJF salutes jazz one of the truly American art forms, and offers ...