This is Chicago Jazz with Mike Jeffers

This is Chicago Jazz with publisher of Chicago Jazz Magazine Mike Jeffers
along with Charley Krebs and produced by CEO of Chicago Sessions, Nick Eipers.

 

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This is Chicago Jazz with Mike Jeffers (drummer and publisher of Chicago Jazz Magazine) features in depth interviews with the local and national musicians that help to create the jazz scene in Chicago. Joined by award winning cartoonist Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers This is Chicago Jazz is the only show of it's kind in Chicago where musicians and fans can discuss topics related to Chicago and its vibrant music scene.

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Final Show on Avenue 950 am
The station changed format to all Catholic so our show is no longer on Avenue 950am.

August 10 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers.

gaidaMike, Charley and Nick discuss this being the last show on Avenue 950am due to a format change. Avenue 950 has been bought out by Relevant Radio and is now going all Catholic. Also on the show, Vocalist Gaida from New York discusses her upcoming performances in Chicago and her unique vocal style.

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August 3 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
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“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.

charley krebs and pat malingerThis week on the show Mike and Charley discuss Mike’s drum solos at his weekly gig at McCormick and Schmick on
1 E. Wacker Dr in Chicago. Also in the second hour saxophonist Pat Malinger joins the show to discuss his new release on Chicago Sessions, Dragon Fish, as well as his other recordings and his over 18 year performing every Saturday night at the Green Mill.

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July 20 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
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“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.

chiago jazz radioThis week on the show Mike is joined in studio by drummer for Frankie Valli Craig Pilo who brought along his wife Angela Pilo to discuss music, Brazil and much more. Also in studio saxophonist Shawn Maxwell is on the show talking about his upcoming shows, his new CD and how he goes about writing original compositions.
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July 13 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.

danny long pianist arizona chicagoThis week on the show pianist Danny Long performs live in studio with bassist Nick Schneider. Long is in town to do a series of shows at the Chambers and also a special show called "Composer's. Please" a show developed to tell the storys of some of the greatest composers of the American Songbook. The second half of the show Danny's brother Peter Longo, joins the conversation to discuss the show that he and Danny have presented several times in Arizona but never in Chicago.

Hear Danny Long Live in Chicago
July 16th and 17th
Chambers Restaurant, Niles IL
6881 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles (847) 647-8282   

July 18th
Composers Please
181 Glenn Ellyn Road
Bloomingdale Golf Club
630-529-6232

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July 7 2010 Show

This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.

frank catalano and mike jeffersOn the show from July 6 2010 Mike, Charley and Nick discuss Mike’s upcoming tour of Michigan happening July 13th-19th with the Eric Schneider/Catherine Whitney Quartet. They also discuss some random summer thoughts including the White Sox, art festivals and the Chicago Jazz Festival.

Mike is joined at 8:30pm by saxophonist Frank Catalano. Catalano started his professional career at the age of 10 years old and has toured the world with such artists as Tony Bennett, Louie Bellson, Charles Earland and many others including his own groups. Recently, Catalano has been heard by millions of people all over the world having performed/recorded with pop artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, and John Legend. Catalano discusses his years in music, his ideas of creating your own sound as a musician and much more.

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June 29 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.

marc pompeOn the show June 29, 2010 Mike interviews vocalist Marc Pompe. Pompe discusses his over 45 years in the music business that has taken him throughout the country performing. He talks about his unique phrasing, scatting and lyrical approach to soloing. He recently recorded a new CD with longtime jazz great Jodi Christian along with Dennis Carroll on bass and George Fludas on Drums called Hi-Fly.

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June 22 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.

frank lamphere mike jeffersThis week on the show “Mr. Rat Pack” Frank Lamphere stops in the studio for a live performance and interview. Frank has been performing for many years throughout the Midwest with his signature Rat Pack Jazz groups. Mike and Frank discuss his expansive musical repertoire which ranges from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis all the way through to Elvis, Tom Jones and Burt Bacharach. They also discuss the importance of entertaining an audience while performing, some stories about past gigs and much more.

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The members of the Rat Pack Trio performing live in studio:

Jim Ryan – Piano
Jim Cox – Bass
Mike Jeffers - Drums

Frank Lamphere and his Rat Pack Trio will be performing at:
City Gate Grille
2020 Calamos Court Naperville 630-718-1010

8PM-Midnight
Saturday June 26
Friday July 9 & 23 8PM-Midnight

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June 15 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers
Video produced by David Rivelli

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.

This week on the show Mike recaps the live broadcasts from the Chicago Blues Festival. The show was broadcasting live from the 2010 Chicago Blues Festival from the Chicago Jazz Magazine booth. They also talk about the new ranging Google gave ChicagoJazz.com (one of the top 1% of searches) and play some great music.

In the second hour Mike is joined in studio by guitarist Henry Johnson. Johnson talks about how he got started in music, what it was like performing with Joe Williams and many others. They also discuss how Johnson feels music and how important it is to the audience.

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June 8 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers
Video produced by David Rivelli

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.

judy roberts, greg fishmanOn the show Craig Pilo (drummer for Frankie Valli) stops in on his way to Brazil to get married. Also on the show are pianist Judy Roberts and saxophonist Greg Fishman. Judy and Greg discuss their move to Arizona, Judy’s June Chicago tour, the legendary London House, Greg’s teaching studio in Evanston, his publishing company and the new releases.

This Month Judy and Greg have a very busy schedule while Judy is back in town.

Here is a list of upcoming performances:

STETSON’S @ the Hyatt Michigan Ave & Wacker Drive Chicago Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays Thursdays, June 10, 17 & 24, 6:00–9:30pm; Fridays, June 11, 18 & 25, 7pm-11pm Saturdays, June 12, 19 & 26, 7pm-11pm Limited seating! Reservations for dinner only: 312-239-4491

KATERINA’S 1920 W. Irving Park Rd Chicago 773-348-7592
Tuesday, June 15th: Judy & vocalist Jeannie Lambert Tuesday, June 22nd, Judy & vocalist Paul Marinaro Monday, June 28th, Judy & vocalist Petra Van Nuis With Greg Fishman & friends

CHAMBERS 6881 N Milwaukee Ave Niles 847-647-8282
Judy & Greg Fishman & Friends Wednesdays, June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 6-10pm Sundays, June 13th & 27th, 5-9pm

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June 1 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers
Video produced by David Rivelli

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.

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The June 1, 2010 show featured live music by Richie Cole, Ted Hogarth, Emil Viklicky and Aaron Mitter perform live in studio throughout the two hour show. The group will be performing at Club Blujazz (1540 W. North Ave) June 2nd and 3rd at 8pm, 9:45pm & 11pm. Richie Cole has performed throughout the world with The Manhattan Transfer, Bobby Enriquez, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Boots Randolph and Nancy Wilson to name just a few. Emil Viklicky currently resides in the Czech Republic. As a pianist, Emil often performs in international ensembles alongside musicians from the U.S. and other European countries. His latest release is topping the charts in Europe and Japan and he is known for his unique synthesis of the melodicism and tonalities of Moravian folk song with modern jazz.

mead killionAlso in the studio, owner and founder of Etymotic Research, Mead Killion. Mead discusses how he first started developing hearing protection with the Chicago Symphony, what causes hearing loss and the importance of educating band directors and students about how easy it is to protect your ears. In addition Mike and Mead discuss the different products that Etymotic Research has developed such as the ER 4 Micro Pro Earphones that Mike uses in the recording studio and also on the radio show. Visit Etymotic Research for more information.

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May 25 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers
Video produced by David Rivelli

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.

This week Howard Levy is in the studio.

Visit Howard Levy’s official website www.LevyLand.com

howard levy, mike jeffersHoward is universally acknowledged as the world’s most advanced diatonic harmonica player, Howard developed a fully chromatic style on the standard 10 - hole diatonic harmonica, revolutionizing harmonica playing and taking the instrument into totally new territory. He is also an accomplished pianist and composer, and plays many other instruments as well, including flute, ocarina, mandolin, saxophone, and percussion.

During the two hours Mike Jeffers and Howard discuss how he got started in music, how he developed his revolutionary harmonica technique, his inspirations in music, when he first met and started to perform with Bela Fleck and much more.

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Howard Levy performs with many different groups throughout the world. A few of the groups and new releases are listed below:

Chévere

Trio Globo

Howard Levy’s Acoustic Express

Tonight and Tomorrow – Chicago Sessions Release

Alone and Together - Balkan Samba Records

 

 

 

Mike Jeffers and Howard also discuss Howard’s new online harmonica school, www.HowardLevyHarmonicaSchool.com If you have never played harmonica or if you are an advanced harmonica player and would like to learn about how Howard Levy plays his instrument this school is perfect for you. The online school allows students to watch HD video lessons taught by Howard Levy, submit your own videos for Howard to critique, and communicate with other musicians from around the world and much more.

Plus while supplies last if you become a member for 3 months ($60 for 3 months) you will receive a FREE Hohner Special 20 Harmonica ($47 value) when you enter promotion code “HAWP247" on the enrollment page.

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May 19 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers
Video produced by David Rivelli

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.com

jeannie tanner mke jeffersThis week on This is Chicago Jazz with Mike Jeffers features a live in studio performance with Jeannie Tanner and her quartet. Jeannie has been performing throughout the Chicagoland area for many years. However in this interview and live performance we discuss how she has kicked her musical career into overdrive and has release four different CDs in just a few short years. Plus her music has been used on TV shows and other commercial ventures.

In addition a friend of the show, Craig Pilo, who was in town performing with the legendary music icon Frankie Valli, stopped by after his gig at Symphony Center. Craig is a friend of the show so always likes to pop in and talk music, sports and even pizza and beer with Mike and the guys.
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May 11 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers
Video produced by David Rivelli

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.com

rich corpolongo with mike jeffersSaxophonist Rich Corpolongo is in the studio to discuss his latest release on Delmark Records “Get Happy”.

charley krebsRich also discusses many of the different groups he has performed with, his relationship with saxophonist Joe Daley, his concept for free or spontaneous composition and much more. We also listen to several different tracks from Rich’s long list of recordings he has recorded.

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May 4 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers
Video produced by David Rivelli

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.com

chicago blues museumThis is Chicago Jazz with Mike Jeffers radio show features discussion on upcoming performances, an update on the Chicago Jazz Festival for 2010 and much more.The in studio guest this week is Greg Parker the founder and president of the Chicago Blues Museum. Greg discusses the new exhibit which runs through June at the DuSable Museum in Chicago. The exhibit is called “The Soul of Bronzeville” and features artifacts from many of long since closed jazz venues on the Southside. He also talks about a new restaurant he has partnered with called Dee’s Place (2114 West Division Street, Chicago) which is a soul food restaurant and features live blues and jazz right in Wicker Park.

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April 27 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
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Video produced by David Rivelli

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.com

bobby lewisThis is Chicago Jazz with Mike Jeffers radio show featured vocalist Laury Shelley discussing her upcoming performance with the Chicago Trombone Authority as well as her upcoming performances at Katerina’s and other venues. Julia Huff is in the studio discussing her special tribute show to Phyllis Hyman and also her appearances at M Lounge and other venues throughout Chicagoland. Our final hour features Chicago trumpeter Bobby Lewis. Bobby has performed with everyone from Ramsey Lewis to the Alice Cooper. Bobby talks about how he got started in music, his experiences on the Chicago music scene and much more.

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April 20 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
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Video produced by David Rivelli

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skokie theatreThis is Chicago Jazz for April 20th features a great discussion with Al Curtis and Bob Acri founders of the Skokie Theatre Foundation and also operators and owners of the Skokie Theatre. They discuss the concept of the Skokie Theatre Foundation, how they re-built the theatre and how they have turned it into a premiere performance space in the Northern Suburbs.

Also on the show Mike talks with legendary vocalist Frank D’Rone about his life in music, his long relationship with the Chicago music scene and his upcoming performances at the Green Mill in Chicago.

Also on the Mike discusses the passing of saxophonist Eddie Johnson with Eric Schneider.

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April 13 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
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April 6 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
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Video produced by David Rivelli

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arlene bardelThis week on the show Mike discusses Club BluJazz and the new Monday Latin Jazz Jam session. Trumpeter Bobby Lewis calls into the show to talk about his performance at the Jazz Showcase. Also on the show Arlene Bardelle stops in the studio and talks about her performances throughout the city, here upcoming recording and what it is like being a vocalist on the Chicago scene.

Music played on the show by artists such as:

Jim Cooper, Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Jim Pearce, Steve Hashimoto, Barrett Deems, Paul Wertico and Arlene Bardelle


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March 30 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
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Video produced by David Rivelli

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.com

 

aldo blagaMike and the guys were joined in studio by vocalist Aldo Blaga. Aldo, who is from Romania, was in Chicago performing a few shows and stopped by the studio to talk about how he got started, how he has used YouTube to get over 1.5 million page views for his videos and what he has coming up in the next few months.

mike frost mike jeffersAlso in the studio is saxophonist Mike Frost. Mike has been performing throughout the country for many years. He talks about his tenure as the music director for Entertainment Cruises, his new clinic program that he has made available to schools and his work with the new jazz club in Chicago, Club BluJazz.

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March 23 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
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Video produced by David Rivelli

“This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and produced by Nick Eipers Heard every Tuesday night on Avenue 950am or streaming live on Avenue950.com

 

On the show March 23rd featured discussion between Mike Jeffers, Charley Krebs, Nick Eipers and Dave Rivelli about the new videos featuring the show and also the new promotional videos Dave is shooting for Chicago Jazz artists.Also featured on the show was vocalist Petra Van Nuis who discussed her new release with her husband guitarist Andy Brown called “Far Away Places”. Petra talks about how she came to meet Andy, get her start singing and the Chicago jazz scene. One of her upcoming performances will be at Maxim’s on April 28th. Find out more about Petra and her music at her official website PetraSings.com. In the final hour photographer and musician Bill Klewitz stopped by the show to talk about all of the people he has met on the Chicago Jazz scene, how he started taking pictures and a few great stories about Miles Davis and Charles Mingus.Music featured on the show by Bobby Broom, Petra Van Nuis, Andy Brown, Bill McFarland and the Chicago Horns, Marc Pompe, Howard Levy, Darwin Noguera.


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March 16 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
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Video produced by David Rivelli

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On the show this week we have vocalist Alison Ruble and her Quartet. Alison Ruble and her quartet perform music from her latest release “This is A Bird” and also from her upcoming release “Ashland”. Alison talks with Mike about how she got started in music, who has inspired her to continue in Jazz, her weekly performances at Andy’s on Wednesdays and also her upcoming video shoot at the Jazz showcase March 30th. The Alison Ruble Quartet features Alison Ruble(vocals), Jo Ann Daugherty(piano), Bryan Doherty(bass) and Tim Davis(drums).

Also on the show Mike and Charley are join in studio by Ernest Dawkins and Steve Berry. Ernest and Steve both perform with numerous groups which have traveled throughout the world and have helped to expand the limits and reach of Chicago Jazz. They also both started an organization entitled Chicago Creative Arts Online and have put together the second annual Blackout Festival a Tribute to Fred Anderson at the Velvet Lounge March 20th.

Vocalist Ava Logan also calls in to talk about her upcoming show entitled Lena Horne & Friends at the Skokie Theatre March 20th.

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March 9 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
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Video produced by David Rivelli

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Throughout the show Chicago pianist Don Stille will be performing solo piano and also solo accordion. Mike also interviews Don later in the show and they discuss how he got started, all of the different places he has performed and some important thoughts on where jazz has come and where it is heading.Don will be performing this Saturday March 13 th at 3pm for the PianoForte Foundation’s Jazz Salon.

Orbert Davis is in the studio to discuss his upcoming performance at the Auditorium Theatre March 11th at 7:30pm with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic called “From Ella to Mandela The Legacy of the African and American Spirit.

Also on the show are PianoForte and the PianoForte Foundation founder Thomas Zoells. He discusses the rich tradition of the FineArtsBuilding in Chicago, how he started the PianoForte store and also the purpose of the PianoForte Foundation and the upcoming performances.


Mike is joined on the show by award winning cartoonist Charley Krebs. The show is produced by Chicago Sessions owner Nick Eipers. Video is shot by David Rivelli and thanks to Nick Hagstrom answering the phones.

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February 23 2010 Show
This week on "This is Chicago Jazz" with Mike Jeffers
with Charley Krebs and produced by Bill Wooten
Video produced by David Rivelli

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On the show with Mike this week is Jon Faddis artistic director of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble discussing the upcoming concert at the Harris Theatre for the Performing Arts on March 5th.

Ann Gehrke President of the Eric Elias Foundation calls in to discuss the annual dinner dance for the foundation that is happening Saturday February 27th at Manzo’s Banquets in Des Plaines. Mike Jeffers and Ann started the foundation in memory of Mike’s best friend and Ann’s son Eric Elias who passed away from Muscular Dystrophy.

Joining Mike in the studio is John Moulder guitarist and founder of Chi Town Jazz Festival which is happening at several different clubs throughout Chicagoland March 16-21st. Along with John is Carolyn Brode the Performing arts director of the Cabin Fever Jazz Series that is in it’s 22nd year at the Gorton Center in Lake Forest. The last interview is with Director of Jazz Studies at Elmhurst College Doug Beach. Doug discusses the 43rd annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival which happens February 26,27 and 28th at the college. Mike and Charley also discuss with Doug the jazz studies program at Elmhurst College.

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February 16 2010 Show
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The show this week was packed with guests and live performances.First in the studio was Jim Gillespie from the Civic & arts Foundation of the Union League Jazz Improv Scholarship Contest. The finals are being held at Buddy Guys Wednesday February 17th. Jim discusses with Mike how the program got started, some of the past winners and how it has helped to grow young jazz musician’s careers.

Next on the show was vocalist Ariana Savalas who is performing at Davenports Friday night February 19th was in the studio discussing how she got started in music, her passion for composing and the influence her father, Telly Savalas had on her passion for performance and art.Ariana will be traveling to New York next to perform at the Metropolitan Room, then to Palm Springs for a concert.We are looking forward to her debut recording that she begins production on in April.

Throughout the show lePercolateur, a Chicago Gypsy Jazz group, was featured in the Avenue 950 Music Lounge. Basically the house band for the evening lePercolateur performed original music that will be featured on an upcoming recording. The second half of the show Mike, Charley and the band discuss the concept of Gypsy Jazz, how they got started, what concepts they use to compose music in that genre and upcoming performances:

lePercolateur upcoming performances:

Uncommon Ground February 20th 2010, 8:00 pm
Red Line Tap February 23rd 2010, 8:30 pm
Every first Sunday of the Month at Tonic Room - Lincoln Park March 7th 2010, 8:00 pm

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Wow, Charley...what a fun show, upbeat show. It blows that Chicago wind up my skirt, all the way over here in San Francisco! Keep it up!
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February 2 2010 Show

This week on the “This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers features an in studio performance with the Chris Greene Quartet. Joining Mike in the studio is Charley Krebs who discusses some upcoming events and also the importance of keeping up with the jazz scene on ChicagoJazz.com. The show was produced by Nick Eipers, president of Chicago Sessions, who not only produced the show as usual but also set up the Avenue 950 Live Performance Lounge.

Tyrone Blair, Marc Piane, Damian Espinosa, Chris Greene, Charley Krebs, Mike Jeffers, Nick Eipers

The group has been performing throughout the Midwest for a few years and brought their high energy and creative sound to the studios of Avenue 950.

Also on the show vocalist Tony Andriacchi stops by the studio to talk about his upcoming show at the Skokie Theatre on February 14th and to discuss his latest release “At Long Last”. Andriacchi discusses his layoff from the music business and what inspired him to get back on stage do what he loves.

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This week on “This is Chicago Jazz” with Mike Jeffers the first part of the show the discussion turns to gigs that are weird and wild. Jeffers talks about a few of his experiences and discusses some of the caller’s weird experiences with gigs.
Craig Pilo calls from LA to discuss his gigging experiences and so does Chicago vocalist Frank Lamphere from Rat Pack Jazz.Jeffers along with Charley Krebs and Nick Eipers play music from Tom McCarthy, Sara Marie Young, The Spare Parts Trio, Petra Van Nuis and Andy Brown, Dee Alexander and also Conjunto.


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The second half of the show from January 26th has Vocalist Dee Alexander calling in the show to discuss her upcoming performance at the Velvet Lounge. James Sanders joins Mike in the studio to talk about his upcoming performance with Conjunto at the Jazz Showcase and also his collaboration with Dee Alexander. Plus they play a few great tracks from Conjunto.

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Hey man - Enjoyed the show. Where did this Tony guy come from? He swings his A** off. Great show. Thanks! - Kurt

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Loved hearing about Tony, this show is fantastic...you guys are doing a great job...Chris and the guys were stellar as usual and congrats on the show! - Heather
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"I’ve always wanted to hear Chris Greene and never had the chance until last night.   I liked it a lot and will be at Katerina’s on February 10.

So, once again the show educates, informs and promotes…..   I can’t be the only one….Whereas I can’t speak for the logistics at the studio when you do this, my vote is for MORE LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCES…… THAT Was COOL!" Steve
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"what a breath of fresh air… clean and informative… next step should be a live video stream for in studio live performances. that would be the cats pajamas!" - Val
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"Hi boys, I have to say after listening to your show I took a warm bath with a little light jazz in the background. I remebered every word that was said and I laughed and cried and laughed again. Please let me thank you for your great feelings of love and music". Mr.Johnathan
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"Hi boys, I have to say after listening to your show I took a warm bath with a little light jazz in the background. I remebered every word that was said and I laughed and cried and laughed again. Please let me thank you for your great feelings of love and music". Mr.Johnathan
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"Hey Mike, 1st time I have heard the show—–it won’t be the last. Fun Show!" Dick Daugherty
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"Hello Mike,

Thanks for sending the show. I just clicked on the show and I think I may have met you at your booth at the Chicago Jazz Festival a couple of years ago. Haven’t had a chance to hear the whole show yet but anyone who starts out the show with a piece of music as fresh and exciting as that has to have their brain in the right place.

I am a part of the jazz contingent here in Los Angeles and my show represents these kind of fresh ideas and approaches to the music. Another good friend of mine Mark Maxwell who works for another station 90.7 FM KPFK Sunday evenings from Midnight to 3am also puts it down correctly. If you have a chance to check out our shows I am sure you will see that we are all on the same frequency when it comes to the music. I play a few musicians from Chitown on my show as well.

i am writing this based on one tune because I have yet to hear the entire show so I am hoping that the continuity continues to be the same caliber.

Thanks for the music!"
LeRoy Downs TheJazzcat.net 88.1 Fm KKJZ
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