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Pat Mallinger with Bill Carrothers

Pat Mallinger with Bill Carrothers

Date Posted: May 15 2009

Written By: chicago Jazz

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One of Chicago’s favorite saxophonists, Pat Mallinger, will present his quartet with special guest Blue Note recording artist Bill Carrothers on piano at the Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway on Friday, May 22, from 9PM until 1AM and on Saturday, May 23, from 8PM until midnight. Bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer George Fludas complete the quartet.

Pat Mallinger’s musical resume contains concert appearances with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Joe Williams and Nancy Wilson. He has twice appeared as a featured performer at the North Sea Jazz Festival and is very active on the Chicago scene, appearing regularly with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, the Jim Ryan-Bobby Lewis Quintet and the Ravinia Jazz Mentors Ensemble. He is a co-founder of the Sabertooth Organ Quartet which has played every Saturday night at the Green Mill for well over a decade.

Bill Carrothers has been a professional pianist for over 20 years. He has played many venues throughout the U.S. and Europe including the Knitting Factory, Birdland, Blues Alley, the Nevers Jazz Festival (where he shared the bill with Abbey Lincoln), and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He has been a leader on 15 recordings, all of which have received critical acclaim, including numerous best of the year critics’ lists. His sideman credits have included some of the greatest names in jazz, including Buddy DeFranco, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, James Moody, Ira Sullivan, and Toots Thielemans.

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