On the show this week Mike talks about performances at Symphony Center with Jazz 100 feat Danilo Perez, the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge with the Dana Hall Quintet, Winter's Jazz Club with the Tom Garling Quartet, Jazz Showcase with Donny McCaslin and the Columbia College Chicago Jazz Ensemble and at Martyrs' with Forq.
On this Episode Mike Jeffers talks about shows coming up at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge with Orrin Evans, Jazz Showcase with Adam Larson Quartet, 210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge in Highwood and the Club Arcada Speakeasy & Showroom in St Charles! Subscribe to Our Channel Here https://www.youtube.com/chicagojazzmusic
--- Mike Jeffers got his start in music when he was in high school and began performing with the College Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble at the age of 17. Jeffers quickly learned how to play 4 mallet marimba, drumset, timpani and vibes which enabled him at the age of 19 to perform with an ensemble at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York. He continued studying percussion and attended the University of North Texas and was accepted with a full percussion scholarship to the school of music. Jeffers performed in the World Championship Drumline at UNT as well as with numerous ensembles, combos and groups. At the age of 23 he left school to pursue his passion in drumset performance. Upon moving back to Chicago he needed to find away to meet musicians in Chicago and start to make connections. For two years he basically worked a day job and sat in every night at every club he could. He was able to perform with hundreds of musicians throughout those years and he quickly began to start working with different groups throughout the city. As Jeffers started performing throughout the city he noticed the incredible talent on Chicago's jazz scene wasn't being promoted to the rest of the country. He wanted to do something that would help the music scene in Chicago compete with New York and Los Angeles. In the year 2000 he purchased the domain, http://www.ChicagoJazz.com and began writing an online magazine as well offering profile websites for musicians on the site. Within just 6 months he was getting thousands of hits on the site from all around the world. The interest in the Chicago Jazz scene was larger than he thought so he decided to take it one step further and in 2002 he launched a print magazine, Chicago Jazz Magazine. Since that time every two months Chicago Jazz Magazine is published and distributed throughout the city and suburbs. In addition his company, Chicago Jazz Publishing and Entertainment, also publishes the official program books for the city of Chicago Blues Festival and Jazz Festival. In addition to publishing Chicago Jazz Publishing and Entertainment also contracts jazz groups for corporate events, festivals and weddings throughout the country through the website http://www.ChicagoJazzEntertainment.com