Louis Armstrong House 2nite - MBar Wednesday - Slipper Room Saturday
I've got a nice one tonight that I'm looking forward to, playing Latin jazz with Willie Martinez & The La Familia Sextet at the historical Louis Armstrong house in Corona. It's a full on block party. (See flyer below.) Louis was all about his neighborhood and very supportive of his neighbors and local community. I think he would approve of this block party. So do I.
Tomorrow I'll be leading a trio consisting of Lim Yang on bass and Andy Burns on drums at The M Bar. I can now say I've been playing there 10 years for certain. I think I've been there longer than anyone on staff there. That's crazy.
Sunday I'll be playing with JC Hopkins and his Biggish Band at the Slipper Room. If you've not seen the Slipper Room since they've remodeled it, it's pretty darn impressive. It'll be a great show with many special guests and quite possibly pieces of clothing removed. (Not mine.) These new Sunday shows with JC may keep their clothes on, for the most part...I think. Only way to know for certain is to show up, in the spirit of research.
Below are all the deets and a look ahead...
Wed 8/21 7:00pm – 10:00pm JWH Trio @ The M Bar at the Mansfield Hotel (12 W44)
Sun 8/25 8:00pm - 11:00pm w/JC Hopkins Biggish Band @ @ The Slipper Room (167 Orchard @ Stanton) $10 cover
Fri 8/30 7:30pm - 10:40pm w/The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra @ Jazzin' Up The Links Festival (Green Lake, WI)
Sat 8/31 8:30pm w/The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra @ FitzGerald's (6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn IL)
Sun 9/1 7:00pm w/The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra @ FitzGerald's (6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn IL)