Jazz in January - Music

"Two Hot Nights" 

>>>  Friday, January 24th 
>>>  Saturday, January 25th 
-Doors open  7:00 PM 
-Performance 8:00 PM 
The 2020 Set List 
Act I

 Bluellespie..............................D’rivera

The More I See You...................Warren

Louisiana Sunday Afternoon .......Schuur

Without You.............................Larson

Ain’t No Sunshine ....................Withers

Starting Line  ..........................Wong

Lean On Me............................Withers

Airmail Special .......................Goodman

 
Act II

     

Caravan ...............................Ellington

Desafinado ...........................Jobim

It’s Probably Me .....................Sting

Devil May Care ......................Dorough

Why Should I Care? ................Thompson

Green Onions ........................Jones

In Crowd ...............................Page

Take 5 ..................................Brubeck

Blue Rondo A La Turk  ..............Brubeck

Meet the Players
Kent Wehman          Musical Director / Keyboards

          

Meet Kent Wehman, the “Musical Mayor of Park Ridge” and one of Chicagos' best kept secrets..........an extraordinarily versatile and compelling keyboard artist, Kent has played on the society orchestra circuit for many years, as well as with such luminaries as virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

 

Kent’s latest CD “Step Up” is available here

Michael Levin         Woodwinds

          

Michael Levin has performed and/or recorded with hundreds of artists, including  Bernard Purdie, The Temptations, Fireworks Jazz, Henry Johnson,  The Four Tops, Night on Earth, Clark Terry, Rude Guest, Oscar Brown, Jr. 

His numerous local performances include Ravinia, Chicago Fest, Taste of Chicago, The Jazz Showcase, South Shore Jazz Festival, The House of Blues, The Velvet Lounge, The Old Town School of Folk Music and Buddy Guys Legends.

Neal Wehman        Drums

          

A graduate of the prestigious University of Miami School of Music, Neal has been featured in Downbeat Magazine and has made appearances at some of Chicago’s premier concert venues including Millennium Park, House of Blues, The Metro and Double Door.

He plays regularly with many of Chicago's elite original and society bands and recently was the drummer for the PBS special Chicago Voices featuring; Renee Fleming, Kurt Elling, John Prine, Terrance Howard, Shemekia Copeland, Jessie Mueller, The Handsome Family, and Lupe Fiasco.

Bruce Nelson        Vibes / Percussion

          

"Bruce is well known in the Chicago area for covering many facets of the percussion world. Past appearances include working with Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Liza Minnelli, Wayne Newton, Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee, and others. He has been featured with the Chicago Pops Orchestra and the Chicago Sinfonietta, and is a member of The Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. 

Bruce has been teaching private percussion lessons and coaching percussion ensembles in District 207 high schools for the last 20 years and was awarded the Roy C. Knapp Citation for Excellence in Percussion Education.

Sarah Marie Young        Vocalist

          

Sarah Marie Young is an award winning singer, songwriter and musician. She was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition and the winner of the 2011 Montreux Voice Competition judged by Quincy Jones, She then recorded her first full length album “Too Many Februaries” and returned to The Montreux Jazz Festival to perform it in 2012. 

Sarah's latest album, "Recess" was self-produced and released in April 2016. In 2017 she was featured with Postmodern Jukebox, and in 2018 appeared on Playing For Change's "Skin Deep" video with Buddy Guy.

Tim Seisser       Bass

          

Tim Seisser grew up in Arlington Heights, IL, and began playing bass at age thirteen. Tim can regularly be seen performing around Chicago with fusion powerhouse The Renegades, neo-soul artist William Kurk Enterprise, jazz/fusion horn band New Nostalgia, and jazz vibraphonist Stephen Lynerd Group.

Tim boasts an impressive recording resume and has appeared on recordings alongside Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Bob Minzter, Will Kennedy (The Yellowjackets), Allen Vizzutti (jazz trumpeter), and Khari Parker (Destiny’s Child, Boz Scaggs, George Benson), among others.

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