"A Group Effort" - Chris Greene Quartet (2nd trailer!)
Some words from some very important people...
"A Group Effort" - Chris Greene Quartet (1st trailer!)
A little taste of the new album.
Introduction - William Kurk
Photography - Ozzie Ramsay
SAVE THE DATE.
On Thursday, May 24th, the Chris Greene Quartet returns to Mayne Stage to celebrate the release of their new disc, “A Group Effort.” The album was recorded live at Mayne... Read more
A word from Chris Siebold (vocalist, guitarist, composer, bandleader).
A guitarist's guitarist, Chris Siebold is one of the most respected and in-demand musicians in Chicago. He can be seen with the powerhouse fusion bands Kick the Cat and M13.... Read more
A word from Jeff Parker (guitarist, composer)
Tortoise...Joshua Redman...Branford Marsalis...Fred Anderson...Isotope 217...Nicole Mitchell - these are just a few of the artists that brilliant guitarist (and self-described "sculptor of sonic textures") Jeff Parker has performed or recorded... Read more
A word from Saalik Ahmad Ziyad (vocalist, composer, bandleader).
Saalik is one of the busiest, most versatile and creative vocalists in Chicago. He's a member of the legendary AACM collective, and he leads several of his own projects, including... Read more
A word from Rajiv Halim (saxophonist, bandleader).
Rajiv is an impressive young Chicago saxophonist in his early 20s who has already racked up an impressive sent of credentials. He was a founding member of the funk/jazz/rock/hip-hop band... Read more
A word from Solitaire Miles (vocalist)
Solitaire is one of the most respected female vocalists in Chicago. Mentored by local giants like Joe Vito and Von Freeman and. keeps the spirit of classic vocalists like Ella... Read more
A word from Zach Brock (violinist, composer).
Zach is one of the most sought-after musicians in NYC who just happens to be one of the best jazz violinists on the planet. He is a current member of... Read more
A word from Kendall Moore (trombonist, composer, arranger).
Kendall is a Chicago-based trombonist, composer and arranger whose experience belies his relatively young age. Currently a doctoral student at the University of Miami, he has performed with McCoy Tyner,... Read more
A word from Marquis Hill (trumpeter, composer)
Marquis is a relative youngster on the scene in Chicago, but he's already built an impressive resume of performing and recording credits including stints with Ernest Dawkins, Bobby Broom and... Read more
A word from Chad Eby (saxophonist, composer, professor)
Chad is one of my favorite saxophonists and a new friend. He's an assistant professor of saxophone and jazz studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. He is... Read more
The 51st Most Influential African-American in Evanston.
A thoughtful review of the night the new album was recorded:
by Mark Moore
William Kirk is the talented keyboardist and band leader of the William Kirk Enterprise. He is... Read more
A word from Tom Hipskind (drummer, educator)
Boasting some of the sickest chops and one of the most impressive resumes in the city, Tom is one of the most in demand drummers in the city. He is... Read more
A word from Paul Abella (percussionist, bandleader, DJ)
By day, Paul is the music director - and occasional disc jockey - at WDCB 90.9 College of DuPage. At night, he's the forward-thinking, percussion-playing leader of the Paul Abella... Read more
A word from Doug Wamble (guitarist, vocalist, composer)
Doug is a New York-based guitarist, vocalist and composer who has performed and/or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, Norah Jones and Courtney Love. As a composer he... Read more
A word from Sarah Marie Young (vocalist, pianist, force of nature)
Sarah is a Chicago vocalist and pianist who has worked with The Yellowjackets, Christian McBride, and Buddy Guy. Also, last year she was winner of the Montreux Jazz Vocal competition... Read more
A word from Joe Tortorici (engineer, co-producer of "A Group Effort")
(Joe has worked with Kevin Eubanks, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Billy Higgins, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Eric Gayle, Shelly Berg, John Patitucci, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Norman Granz, etc.)
At... Read more