This Pro Jazz Jam which welcomes not ONLY jazz musicians, but other genres too! If you are a pro musician, come out and join in!
Here’s what we hear…
Tom Muellner, piano, Jim Cox, bass, and Phil Gratteau host a "Pro Jazz Jam" at the Serbian Village Bar and Grill, 3144 W. Irving Park, Chicago, Mondays 8:30 pm – 12:30 am.
Over the past few weeks they’ve had a wonderful array of talent come out to play or just hang. Here are just some of the folks who’ve stopped by;
Tenors saxophonists Ron Dewar, Brad Wheeler, Jarod Bufe, Jerry DiMuzio and Juli Wood; trumpeters George Bean, Al Fontana, Art Davis, and Loren Binford, trombone; vocalists Arlene Bardelle, Stephanie Aaron, Mark Pompe, Sonny G. and Rita McConville; bassists/tubaists/cellists Rich Armandi, Richie Pardo, Al Ehrich, Dan DeLorenzo, Nick Schneider (subbing for Jim); pianists Pete Schwendener, Kevin O’Connell, Kelly Brand, Dan Trudell; violin virtuoso Daniella; drummers Sarah Allen, Bill Walsh, Justin Kramer, Pete Castronova and Rusty Jones (who was truly masterful last week).
On any given night, they’ve easily had several hundred years worth of professional musical experience in the room!
Pro Jazz Jam MONDAYS with Phil, Tom and Jim!
Although it’s being billed as a "Pro Jazz Jam" they would love to see and play with great musicians of any and all stripes. They’re still looking for their first guitarist to come in and "lock horns, as it were". And of course they would be delighted to hang out with old and new friends, jazz fans, music lovers and anyone looking for a guaranteed antidote to cabin fever! A REAL hot time in the old town tonight!
This is Rudy, the proprietor, and he is a gracious host and music lover. He and his son Marcos are there to serve you good food and ample libations at very reasonable prices. So please consider joining them soon on a Monday night, because someone once said,
"It takes a Village…".
Serbian Village Restaurant, a look around!
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