I am excited about several gigs this summer:
[The JJC Alumni and Friends: June 20th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. @ Nevin’s Brewing Company in Plainfield opening for Pete Ellman’s Big Band, and June 21st, 7:30-8:30 p.m. @Hackney’s in Palos Park opening for Brass Tracks.] As usual, we had a great time!
[The Southland Jazz Ensemble returns to Main Street Nights in Park Forest, July 19th, 6:30 p.m. Looking forward to backing up vocalists Ava Logan and Saalik Ziyad in this band filled with great Chicago and Southland musicians.] It was a hot and steamy night… swingin”!
Next up: The “Festival of the Vine” wine tasting features the Prairie State College Faculty Jazz Ensemble, Friday, July 28th, 7:00-11:00 p.m. @ Sarget Means Park in Olympia Fields. With Eugene Vinyard, Valerie Nicholson, and stay tuned for the rhythm section!
The JJC Faculty Jazz Quintet will perform at the Kendall County Fair, August 6th, Noon-2:00 p.m. We will spice up the usual country and rock scene with a little jazz! Also looking ahead to our yearly hit at JJC in October.