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Fareed Haque


Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation. Since 2011, Haque has returned to his first loves, jazz guitar and classical guitar. He has been busy performing and recording with his trio featuring legendary B3 virtuoso Tony Monaco, his own trio and jazz quartet, as well as his larger world music group the Flat Earth Ensemble. Recent releases include the critically acclaimed Out of Nowhere featuring drummer Billy Hart and bassist George Mraz, The Flat Earth Ensemble's latest release Trance Hypothesis, and The Tony Monaco/Fareed Haque release Furry Slippers that reached the top 10 in Jazz Radio Airplay. IN addition, Fareed has performed at the Chicago, Detroit, and Java Jazz festivals and was featured as part of the Made in Chicago Series performing with his numerous groups at Millenium Park's Pritzker Pavillion in Chicago


Article: Play This!

George Brooks: McCoy

Read "George Brooks: McCoy" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

By the time Summit (Earth Brother, 2000) was released, Bay Area-based saxophonist George Brooks had already built a reputation with his brand of East-meets-West Indo-jazz and working alongside music luminaries such as Zakir Hussain. But with the inclusion of bassist Kai Eckhardt, guitarist Fareed Haque, drummer Steve Smith along with Hussain and sitarist Niladri Kumar, Summit ...


Accidental Melody

Label: Southport Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Surrender; Accidental Melody; Apart You Think You Know; A Shooting Star; The Melody Of You; Don’t Ever Look For Love; The Cuckoo Clock; In The Middle Of Life; Sound; Lafayette; Keeping Track Of Time; The Lost Year.


News: Recording

Joanie Pallatto Announces Accidental Melody CD Release Party At Green Mill

Joanie Pallatto Announces Accidental Melody CD Release Party At Green Mill

Southport Records is proud to announce a celebration of the release of Award winning singer/songwriter, Joanie Pallatto's newest recording “Accidental Melody," with a party at the well known Chicago nightclub, The Green Mill Jazz Club. Sunday, June 11th. 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00, Available at the Door. Green Mill Jazz Club 4802 N Broadway ...

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Greg Fundis


Greg Fundis is a highly sought-after Chicago-based drummer known for bringing energy, groove and chops to his live performances spanning a multitude of musical genres. Currently touring with internationally known tribute group Led Zeppelin 2 as well as world renowned guitarist Fareed Haque, he has shared the stage throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Israel, Caribbean Islands, Indonesia and Japan along side other notable artists such as George Benson, Joey DeFrancesco, Paquito D'Rivera, Roy Hargrove, Louis Bellson, comedian Rich Little, Joe Lovano, Bob Brookmeyer, Tom Harrell & Tony Monaco.  
Greg has been recognized in Downbeat Magazine as a notable jazz alumnus holding a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelors from Millikin University. While at Millikin, Fundis became an internationally published percussion composer at the age of 19 with his book of compositions, "Contemporary Audition Solos for Percussion"(Studio 4 Music/MostlyMarimba). His teachers and mentors have included Steve Smith, Louis Bellson, Jim Chapin, Steve Houghton, Brian Justison and Kim Klickna.
In addition to relentless performing, Fundis is a music educator, ensemble director and clinician in the Chicago area where he has held positions at Roosevelt and DePaul universities and currently teaches percussion classes at Whitney Young High School and coordinates world percussion activities for over 3,000 area youth with JCC of Chicago.
Greg Fundis plays Ludwig drums, Paiste cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Humes and Berg cases and Remo drum Heads.



Label: AVG Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Thinking of You; Pathways; Distant Shores; Aloft; Joy; Pentadia; The Watchman; Together; Night Skies.


Honoring Pat Martino, Volume 1

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Inside Out; Black Glass; Line Games; Willow; Noshufuru; Lament; On the Stairs; Joyous Lake; Country Road.


Article: Interview

Joe Donofrio: Remembering Pat Martino

Read "Joe Donofrio: Remembering Pat Martino" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Guitarist Pat Martino passed away on November 1, 2021 after an extended bout of respiratory illness. As we approach the first anniversary of his passing, his long-time manager and dear friend Joe Donofrio and the South Jersey Jazz Society are putting together an exciting four days in the New Jersey coastal town of Somers Point, consisting ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Gunter Baby Sommer, Tyshawn Sorey Trio, Kobe Van Cauwenberghe & Linda Sikhakhane

Read "Gunter Baby Sommer, Tyshawn Sorey Trio, Kobe Van Cauwenberghe & Linda Sikhakhane" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This edition of OMJ is all over the place when it comes to new recordings—drummers Gunter Baby Sommer (with Lucaciu 3), Pierre Favre (with Samuel Blaser) and Tyshawn Sorey; saxophonists Linda Sikhakhane from South Africa and Germany's Charlotte Greve (with the Lisbeth Quartet), pianist Russ Lossing, Austria's AHL-6, and Belgian guitarist Kobe Van Cauwenberghe and his ...


Article: Album Review

Alternative Guitar Summit: Honoring Pat Martino, Volume 1

Read "Honoring Pat Martino, Volume 1" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Each year the Alternative Guitar Summit, led by Joel Harrison, presents a concert to honor a living jazz composer/guitarist. That wasn't possible in 2021, however, as venues in and around New York City were shuttered tight by the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, it was clear that the chosen honoree, the great Pat Martino, was gravely ill and ...


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