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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 ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Francisco Quintero

Francisco Quintero is a jazz guitarist primarily based in the east coast of the U.S. He was born in 1991 in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. In 2009, he attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Performance in 2012, and Northern Illinois University, obtaining a Master's degree in Jazz Studies in 2017. He has studied and performed with artists such as Peter Bernstein, Alain Mallet, Richie Hart, Derrick Gardner, Carl Allen, Reggie Thomas, Fareed Haque, Ari Brown, Victor Provost, Paul Carr, Andres Briceno, among others, and performed across the United States and Europe as a leader and sideman musician. Although primarily a working jazz guitarist, with deep reverence to greats such as Wes Montgomery, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, Francisco is an extremely versatile artist

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Nik Bartsch's Ronin at Constellation in Chicago

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Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Constellation
Chicago, IL
May 10, 2018

On May 10th 2018, Swiss pianist Nik Bärtsch brought his quartet, Ronin to Chicago's Constellation. In the venue's intimate studio B the ensemble stretched out on material from its latest album to date, the sublime Awase (ECM, 2018). It kept the close ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Radio Underground at The Last Stop Sports Bar

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Radio Underground
The Last Stop Sports Bar
Winooski, Vermont
May 6, 2018

It's a special pleasure to catch a band on the rise, and even more so at the threshold of a breakthrough. Chicago at Tanglewood in 1970 come to mind as does the Who at Fillmore East in 1968. ...

A Singer With Legendary Roots Announces Kickstarter Campaign

A Singer With Legendary Roots Announces Kickstarter Campaign

What’s it all about? Celebrating legends of Chicago and bringing roots to life. Lila Ammons, granddaughter of Albert Ammons, famed boogie woogie pianist and Blue Note artist, and niece of tenor saxophone titan, Gene Ammons, intends to create her own legacy honoring jazz, steeped in its roots from then to now. This campaign will support production ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Jeff Swanson

Guitarist Jeff Swanson has made his unique voice and open mind a valued part of Chicago’s diverse music scene. A strong player in many disciplines, he has been featured at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, Chicago Gospel Festival. Case-fitter, is Swanson’s first original full-length release. It was recorded over four weeks in April 2017 during a residency at The Whistler in Chicago. Each week the group used a set repertoire and added members to its core trio, exploring a different experience each week and concluding with the final recorded performance as an octet. Swanson brings a fresh lyrical approach to meshing jazz, improvisation, electronic and post-rock music together on this release

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience

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Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience
FilmRise
2018

Michelle Kath Sinclair's The Terry Kath Experience is a combination of history and homage to the her late father, the guitarist and one of the founding members of Chicago. The film proceeds with a streamlined logic, not to mention an abiding sense of love ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

"A Toast To George Freeman" April 28, 2018 Special Guest Billy Branch, With Joanie Pallatto And Sparrow

"A Toast To George Freeman" April 28, 2018 Special Guest Billy Branch, With Joanie Pallatto And Sparrow

Southport Records and Lampkin Music Group presents: “A Toast to George Freeman"- Special Guest Billy Branch, with Joanie Pallatto and Sparrow on April 28, 2018 This is a general admission seated event. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show. Media Sponsor: The WFMT Radio Network's Jazz Network. George Freeman is the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chicago VI Decades Live Available April 6

Chicago VI Decades Live Available April 6

Chicago's Current U.S. Tour Includes Its First Las Vegas Residency At The Venetian, As Well As Shows Featuring A Performance of Chicago II In Its Entirety Chicago has been a concert force for more than 50 years, thrilling its legion of fans with performances that never disappoint. This spring, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will ...

ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

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Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...