A good friend, and one of my favorite local tenor players. Absolutely the best-dressed heterosexual man you'll ever meet.
Brookfield Jazz Society
A wonderfully knowledgable, unpretentious, enthusiastic, and supportive group of jazz fans located in Chicago's western suburbs.
A great resource for live music in chicago.
Pianist. Longtime homie and 80s movie expert. The brains of the CGQ.
Wonderful alto saxophonist/educator. One of the handsomest men in Chicago. Seriously - this man is incapable of taking a bad picture.
Just what it says. Nothing but quotes from history's greatest musicians. A wonderfully resourceful website - and an awesome bet-settler.
Just what it says. Jazz CD and concert reviews, and club listings...with a focus on the Chicago scene. Administered by Brad Walseth.
J. Davis Trio
Chicago's best live hip-hop band. The mutant offspring of The Modern Jazz Quartet and A Tribe Called Quest. A frequent employer.
Joan's Studio for the Performing Arts
A wonderful multi-discipline art center located in Hyde Park. I'm the woodwinds instructor here.
Ridiculously funky and talented Chicago/based saxophonist and vocalist - currently touring with Brian Culbertson. One of my faves.
Great 'n' soulful Chicago guitarist and composer. Another new friend and employer. Brent loves the ladies.
All-around decent guy and burning saxophonist.
Keyboardist, vocalist, producer, musical visionary and all around BAD MF.
Incredibly swinging and creative drummer, and a great guy. Foolishly thinks that he makes better guacamole than I do.
The hippest place to hang in the South Loop. Owned and operated by Reginald March. We're here the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Forward-thinking Aurora-based saxophone badass, Chicago Sessions recording artist, and perennially frustrated Chicago White Sox fan.
Vocalist, actress, and comedienne...she does it all. And quite well, thank you.
The 1st lady of Chicago bass. Terrific player, WWE enthusiast, and the owner of a pet rat.
If Jeffrey Osbourne, Stevie Wonder, Antonio Carlos Jobim pooled their genes to produce a baby, raised it in Brazil, and forced him listen to Roy Ayers, Steely Dan, and Philadelphia soul...he might sound a little like Ed Motta. One of my all time favorites.
Great young monster alto player. Big guy, big heart.
Friend/mentor/collaborator. Expert drummer and percussionist. Just try to find a better tabla player in Chicago. I'll wait.
Bassist and longtime friend. Anchor of the CGQ. My self-appointed comic foil.
Great young Chicago drummer - and fellow scotch acolyte.
Singer, composer, producer, vocal coach, graphic artist, and writer. A friend and frequent collaborator.
A quarterly publication documenting the African-American experience in Chicago's Northern suburbs.
Ubiquitous Chicago/NY alto saxophonist, and one of the best around. He plays so creatively, I want to break his fingers.
WDCB Public Radio - 90.9
Chicago's home for jazz, blues, news and more.