Live Music & Concerts

LIVE MUSIC
Friday, April 21, 2017
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Piano: Jim Sellers

Open to All Attendees!

Jim Sellers is a pianist who has performed with many of today’s jazz luminaries, including Wynton Marsalis, Frank Catalano and Bill Yancy (long-time bassist for Ella Fitzgerald). Additionally, he performs in a variety of other settings, including theatrical productions and religious services. Sellers completed a master’s degree in jazz studies from DePaul University.

www.jimsellersmusic.com

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Frank Catalano Band

Open to All Attendees!

Join us for an electric evening of jazz with the Frank Catalano Band!

Downbeat Magazine calls Frank Catalano, “John Coltrane energy for the 21st Century.” 

Sponsored By: Sound and Audio Sponsor:

JTR
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About Frank Catalano

 

Frank Catalano's new Ropeadope Recording, "God's Gonna Cut You Down" debuted at #2 on the iTunes Jazz sales chart and was the #1 charting Instrumental album upon its release in April 2015. "Love Supreme Collective" Debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts in July 2014 and is an homage to John Coltrane featuring Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins), Percy Jones (Brand X), Chris Poland (Megadeath), and Adam Benjamin (Kneebody). Frank's Savoy/Columbia recording “Bang!” debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Frank’s recording, “Mighty Burner” was on the Billboard Charts for 20 straight weeks.

 

Now 40 years old, Catalano is the only known saxman to have performed with Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, Charles Earland, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Von Freeman, Tito Puente, Tony Bennett, Les Claypool and Louis Bellson while still in high school! This led to his signing to Delmark Records at age 18 and a string of critically acclaimed recordings. Catalano has been heard by millions of people all over the world thanks in part to 3 Grammy-winning and 11 Grammy-nominated recordings with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, and John Legend. He recently performed live on the Oprah Winfrey TV show with singer/composer Seal.

No stranger to adversity, Catalano lost his right middle finger in an automotive mishap. After several surgeries and much effort, Catalano relearned his signature technique, making him one of the most in-demand musicians today. An entrepreneur, Catalano has patented a device that allows him to control his saxophone via MIDI components. He is also the spokesperson, clinician and performing artist for companies such as Yamaha, Rico/D'Addario, and JodyJazz, and can be seen in print ads worldwide. Catalano's songs have been used in the ad campaigns of Motorola, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Budweiser as well as numerous TV and film productions.

 

Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Piano: Daniel Wang

Open to All Attendees!

Xizheng (Daniel) Wang Bio: Wang is from Shenyang, China, and started playing piano since he was six. He graduated from Shenyang Conservatory of Music, under the instruction of Wei Danwen. He came to the United States to pursue his master degree and now is currently in his first year as a piano performance major, studying with George Vatchnadze at DePaul University School of Music.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Blues Revue & Benefit Concert

Open to All Attendees!

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Join us for an incredible evening of Chicago blues presented by the Jazz Foundation of America and featuring Ronnie Baker Brooks, Billy Branch and Mud Morganfield.

Donations to Jazz Foundation of America are encouraged. All proceeds raised will support blues and jazz artists in need who have made immeasurable contributions to American music.

Ronnie Baker Brooks, son of Chicago blues master Lonnie Brooks, is an accomplished blues guitarist who has headlined at the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival and performed internationally at the Notodden Blues Festival in Norway. Billy Branch is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and played harmonica in Willie Dixon’s Chicago Blues All-Stars band. Mud Morganfield is the eldest son of Muddy Waters and has been taking the world’s blues festivals by storm of late and recently released a Blues Music Award-winning album with Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson.

Ronnie Baker Brooks Billy Branch Mud Morganfield

 

Audio and Sound Sponsor:
JTR
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About the Jazz Foundation of America

 

For 28 years, the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) has been keeping jazz, blues, R&B and soul alive by helping the musicians who have played with everyone from Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones.Their social work services provide housing assistance, pro bono medical care, and emergency financial support to musicians in crisis. Their Jazz in the Schools program provides dignified employment for musicians who are too old or too ill to tour and reaches thousands of public schoolchildren every year. JFA now assists in 7,000 cases annually across the country.
Learn more at www.jazzfoundation.org

Sunday, April 23, 2017
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Piano: Jim Sellers

Open to All Attendees!

Jim Sellers is a pianist who has performed with many of today’s jazz luminaries, including Wynton Marsalis, Frank Catalano and Bill Yancy (long-time bassist for Ella Fitzgerald). Additionally, he performs in a variety of other settings, including theatrical productions and religious services. Sellers completed a master’s degree in jazz studies from DePaul University.

www.jimsellersmusic.com