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Frank Lamphere

America, Swinging CHICAGO, October 04, 2019 - Jazz crooner-songwriter Frank Lamphere has completed recording his third CD "America, Swinging". The CD includes his original compositions Las Vegas with a thunderous ten-piece horn section and the swinging baseball anthem The Cubs Go All the Way. Unique covers of: America the Beautiful, Meditation, Born Free and This Guy's In Love With You are also included on the disc. Anticipated release will be January 2020. Frank Lamphere is a professional singer in the highly specialized genre known as traditional pop. (Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Jack Jones) Vast portions of his performances and repertoire are presented in big band and a straight-ahead jazz style and always with a live band. His musical journey began at a young age singing along to records

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chicago: Chicago Transit Authority 50th anniversary Remix

Read "Chicago Transit Authority 50th anniversary Remix" reviewed by Doug Collette

In what is perhaps a tacit admission of limited sales potential (and in turn the low profit margin on music in physical formats), on the 50th Anniversary Remix of Chicago's debut album (often known as CTA, there is no info in any form detailing the technical process of this sound enhancement. A single sentence on the ...

NEWS: EVENT

Trumpeter Markus Rutz Album Release Concert at PianoForte Studios in Chicago set for October 11th

Trumpeter Markus Rutz Album Release Concert at PianoForte Studios in Chicago set for October 11th

Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks reveals the heart of an artist and his appreciation for the influences that surround him. Tickets for this exclusive 7:30pm event are available now and directly from Pianoforte Studios. Pianoforte Studios
1335 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
ph. (312) 291-0000 Brice Winston is featured guest on ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival

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Krannert Center
ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival
Champaign/Urbana, IL
September 5-7, 2019

It takes place every other year; every odd year. Going back to 2005, ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival, held in the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana' one-stop-shop Krannert Center, has been celebrating the works of an amazing array of plectrists from all walks ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chicago-Based Trumpeter Markus Rutz releases Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks on OA2 Records

Chicago-Based Trumpeter Markus Rutz releases Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks on OA2 Records

MRM & OA2 Records Announce the Launch of Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks. Markus Rutz Music (MRM) and OA2 Records are excited to announce the launch of Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks, the latest jazz expression from Chicago trumpeter/composer, Markus Rutz. With compositions inspired by his mentors in life and music, Rutz has created a two-volume collection ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Singer/Songwriter, Michele Brourman, Makes Solo Debut At Chicago's Davenport's Cabaret On September 15, 2019

Singer/Songwriter, Michele Brourman, Makes Solo Debut At Chicago's Davenport's Cabaret On September 15, 2019

2019 MAC Nominee, Michele Brourman, makes her solo debut in Chicago in a one night only performance, Sunday, September 15th at the well known Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret Show time: 7:00 PM. A Note from Michele about her Chicago connection: "Chicago is where so much of my musical life began. As an undergraduate at Northwestern, I co-created ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rebecca Kilgore with the Harry Allen Quartet at the Jazz Showcase

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Rebecca Kigore with the Harry Allen Quartet
Jazz Showcase
Chicago, IL
September 8, 2019

September 8th 2019 was the final night of tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and vocalist Rebecca Kilgore's four-day tenure at Chicago's historic Jazz Showcase. Despite it being a Sunday evening, the place accommodated a relatively ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Woodstock—Back to the Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience

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First things first. For all but the most committed of fans, knowledge of what transpired, how it transpired and when it transpired at the now-legendary 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair has, despite a variety of initial, 25th and 40th Anniversary audio and video releases, been severely limited. As engaging, entertaining and well-constructed as these various ...

Eric Hochberg

A mainstay of the Chicago music scene for more than forty years, Eric Hochberg has lent his bass work, both upright and electric, and an occasional trumpet, keyboard and vocal lick to a variety of projects across the realms of jazz, folk, rock and blues. He has performed and/or recorded with the likes of Pharoah Sanders, Bobby McFerrin, Pat Metheny, Barbra Streisand, Cassandra Wilson, Von Freeman, Chico Freeman, Steve Kuhn, Ken Nordine, David Baker, Cannonball Adderly, Charles McPherson, Jon Faddis, Joshua Redman, David Bromberg, Johnny Frigo, Joe Daley, Howard Levy, Tim Ries, Kurt Elling, Trio New, Eric Alexander, Tierny Sutton, Patricia Barber, Jackie Allen, Janice Siegal, Peter Erskine, Joey Baron, Paul McCandless, Claudio Roditi, Bob Mintzer, Dave Liebman, Sam Rivers, Jack DeJohnette, Bobby Broom, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Shew, Tom Harrel, Larry Novak, Gary Novak, Rick Margitza, Sheila Jordan, Diane Reeves, Alan Pasqua, Bob Sheppard, Mark Murphy, Bob Dorough, Randy Brecker, Terry Callier, Don Ellis, Larry Coryell, Rebecca Paris, Leni Andrade, Sonny Fortune, Willie Pickens, Bobby Lewis, Erma Thompson, Lew Tabackin, Brian Lynch, Lester Bowie, Don Moye, Earnest Dawkins, Henry Butler, Emily Remler, Herb Geller, Chevere de Chicago, Sonia Dada, Mark Colby, Orbert Davis, Ed Thigpen, Anthony Molinaro, Bonnie Koloc, Michal Urbaniak Quartet, Bill Holman, The Boston Brass, Bill Russo’s Chicago Jazz Ensemble, The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, JazzTech Big Band, The Miami Saxophone Quartet, Jim Walker & Free Flight, The Grant Park Symphony with Luciana Souza and Patti Austin, The Joffrey Ballet, Luna Negra Dance Company, The Chicago Human Rhythm Project, and Chicago Tap Theater. Eric has the distinction of having performed in the bands of three of the four members of the Pat Metheny Group - a tour in 1977 with Pat, a long association with drummer Paul Wertico and a Latin American tour with Lyle Mays in 1992. He has toured nationally/internationally with the Lyle Mays Quartet, the Terry Callier Group, the Paul Wertico Trio, the Kurt Elling Quartet, Ken Nordine’s Word Jazz, the Howard Levy Quartet and the Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. He has performed at the Jazz Festivals of Montreal, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago (18 times), Montreux, UK/London, Free Jazz/Brazil, Leverkeusen/Germany, World Music Festival/Barcelona, Rome Jazz, Rotterdam Jazz, Karlsruhe Festival/GR, Frappe Festival/FR, Nice Jazz/FR, Gigon Festival/Sp., Cully Jazz/Swiss, Blues and Roots Fest/Australia, The International Society of Jazz Educators/Atlanta, The Chicago Flute Club, The Percussive Arts Society/Columbus OH, Rockford Jazz, IL, Hyde Park Jazz Festival/Chicago, South Shore Jazz/Chicago, Elkhart Jazz/IN, Columbus Jazz Festival/OH, Milwaukee Summerfest, Louisville Festival of the Arts, Blue Note Tokyo, Yokohama and Milan, and concerts and clubs worldwide

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Monty Alexander: Still Rolling

Read "Monty Alexander: Still Rolling" reviewed by Geno Thackara

If there's one defining quality to Monty Alexander's music, it's joy. An unmistakable undercurrent of happiness has been constant across several decades, dozens of recordings and countless performances all over the world. He could be honoring classic jazz balladeers, exploring the danceable “riddims" of his native Jamaica or anything in between, and you can always hear ...