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Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30pm

Jeff Dale & Jeff Stone, The Southside Lives CD Release show – TICKETS

Jeff Dale and Jeff Stone were born and raised on the south side of Chicago and have been the best of friends since they were 7 years old. Before they could shave, they were exposed to the music and live performances of Hound Dog Taylor, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Koko Taylor. Jeff Dale got his start fronting the award-winning Blue Wave Band and playing with Lowell Fulson, Pee Wee Crayton, Etta James and many other blues greats. His current band, the South Woodlawners, have generated accolades from around the world. Most recently, he produced a DVD of the last recorded show by David “Honeyboy” Edwards, hailed as a priceless, historical treasure. Jeff Stone won a WC Handy Award and his artistry in backing Chicago blues giant Charlie Love and the Rev KM Williams has kept him a blues festival regular. His “3 Faces of the Blues” CD was awarded the 2011 Best Blues Album of the Year, from American Blues News Magazine. The two Jeffs have finally fused their musical talent on “The Southside Lives” and we’ll be celebrating the release of their new CD which is a collection of original Jeff Dale tunes. Adjacent to the Blue Guitar room is the Arroyo Seco Grill which has food, wine, and full bar. Or you can bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Showtime is 7:30pm, doors open 30 minutes prior.

Thursday, July 6 @ 7:30pm

Nick Kirgo Trio (Debra Dobkin, Hank Van Sickle)TICKETS

The Nick Kirgo Trio repertoire spans a large chasm from Mingus to Dylan to mysterious Brazilian tunesmith Zequinha de Abreau. Nick Kirgo has played, toured or recorded with David Lynch, Billy Childs, Les McCann, J.D. Souther, Dianne Reeves, Nels Cline, reed master Michael Moore, Steuart Liebig, and Nelson Riddle among many others. A small sampling of the radically eclectic artists bassist Hank Van Sickle has worked with includes Jimmy Smith, John Mayall, Yma Sumac, Mick Taylor and Wanda Jackson. And Drummer and percussionist Debra Dobkin has worked with Richard Thompson, Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Perla Batalla, and Don Henley.

Thursday, July 13 @ 7:30pm

Dave Tull Trio – TICKETS

Dave Tull is a world-class jazz and big band drummer who has worked with such artists as Barbra Streisand, Chuck Mangione, and Michael Buble. He is also an accomplished singer, songwriter, and bandleader. His critically acclaimed 2009 CD, I Just Want To Get Paid, still garners regular airplay, and his trio has appeared at clubs and festivals all around the country. Joining Dave for this show will be Quinn Johnson on keys and Edwin Livingston on bass.

Thursday, July 20 @ 7:30pm

Trio WoRK (Ken Wild, Tom Rizzo, Susan Krebs)

Thursday, July 27 @ 7:30pm

Jazz Butchers

Band consists of Dave Curry – bass, Matt Lilley – sax, Jim Matthews – drums, Gustavo Ramirez – piano, Leddie Garcia – percussion, Louis Barragan – congas

Thursday, August 3 @ 7:30pm

Jon Mayer Trio

Thursday, August 10 @ 7:30pm


Thursday, August 17 @ 7:30pm

Louie Cruz Beltran & his Latin Jazz Band

Thursday, August 24 @ 7:30pm

Peter Olstad Trio

Thursday, August 31 @ 7:30pm

Adam Levy Trio (Jerry Watts, Mike Packer)

Thursday, September 7 @ 7:30pm

Elliott Caine Quintet

Inspired by 60’s “Blue Note” style jazz, as well as by the music of Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria, the Elliott Caine Quintet plays original compositions as well as the works of Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, and Donald Byrd among others.  The band consists of Elliott Caine on trumpet, Scott Gilman on tenor sax, Sam Hirsh on piano, Bill Markus on bass, and Kenny  Elliott on drums.

Thursday, September 14 @ 7:30pm



KAIT DUNTON is a Los Angeles based composer & pianist with an unconventional approach to composition and to the piano trio, best expressed by her genre-pushing super group, trioKAIT. Together with bassist Cooper Appelt (Kan Wakan, Station Breaks, Robert Davi) and drummer Jake Reed (Bill Holman, Bruce Forman, Mako), trioKAIT brings a modern, tight and groovy sound to the piano trio format, shuffling wide-ranging influences and Kait’s innovative compositions into a refreshingly modern take on instrumental music that is as uncategorizable as it is infectious. Fused together via Kait’s music, the trio melds into a laser-focused single entity that is captivating, playful and exciting.