The Musicians

The Chicago Jazz Musicians

Chicago jazz singer Elaine Dame performs with the most excellent and sought-after Chicago jazz musicians to form jazz duos, jazz trios, jazz quartets, and more. Elaine also offers classical flute with piano, guitar, violin or cello for Chicago wedding music and ceremonies, as well as providing entertainment for Chicago corporate events, galas, fundraisers, private parties and everything in between.

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My musicians rank among Chicago’s finest: a pianist who played with Dizzy Gillespie and Joni Mitchell, a guitarist who accompanied Barbra Streisand on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and a saxophonist who toured with Frank Sinatra and whom the New York Times describes as “in the virtuoso range.”

Pianists

Bob Acri, Dennis Anderson, Pete Benson, Rob Block, Kelly Brand, Ryan Cohen, Dan Cray, Mike Cunningham, Jason Danielson, Jo Ann Daugherty, Bob Dogan, Damian Espinosa, Kevin Fort, Larry Harris, Joan Hickey, Tom Hope, George Howe, Jeremy Kahn, Ben Lewis, Dennis Luxion, Chris Mahieu, Steve Million, Stu Mindeman, Tom Muellner, Daniel Murphy, Vijay Tellis-Nayak, Larry Novak, Brian O’Hern, Ben Patterson, Ron Perrillo, Chris Sargent, Peter Saxe, Bobby Schiff, Billy Stritch (Liza Minnelli’s longtime accompanist), Randy Tressler, Dan Trudell, Marshall Vente, Joe Vito, Chris White, and Bradley Williams

Bassists

David Altemeir, Rob Amster, John Burr, Dennis Carroll, Lorin Cohen, Adam Cote, Dan DeLorenzo, Brian Doherty, Jason Ellis, Larry Gray, Jeff Greene, Bill Harrison, Eric Hochberg, Joel Kelsey, Larry Kohut, Eric Krieger, Stacy McMichael, Stewart Miller, Pat Mulcahy, Neal Miner, Marc Piane, Joe Policastro, Marlene Rosenberg, Brian Sandstrom, Nick Schneider, Kurt Schweitz, Dan Shapera, Kelly Sill, John Sims, Clark Sommers, Mark Sonksen, John Sutton, John Tate, Nick Tountas, Matt Young, Jake Vinsel, and Jack Zara

Drummers

Joe Adamik, Ernie Adams, Nic Addelia, Mikel Avery, Andre Beasley, Ed Breazeale, Chuck Christiansen, Tim Davis, Jon Deitemyer, Mark Ferber, George Fludas, Phil Gatteau, Rodney Green, Mike Jeffers, Rusty Jones, Jeff Lien, Sam Mogerman, Eric Montska, Michael Raynor, Bob Rummage, Darren Scorza, Mike Schlick, Greg Sergo, and Greg Wyser-Pratte

Guitarists

Neal Alger, Mike Allemana, Kyle Asche, Terry Bartolotta, Bobby Broom, Andy Brown, Daniel Bruce, Dan Effland, Tim Fitzgerald, Peter Lerner, John McLean, Dave Miller, Casey Nielsen, Dave Onderdonk, Frank Portolese, Andy Pratt, Lee Rothenberg, Aylon Samouha, Jeff Sanders, Scott Tipping, and Zvonimir Tot

Violinists

Diane Delin and Johnny Frigo

Horn Players – Trumpet, Trombone and Saxophone

Alex Beltran, Scott Benthall, Geof Bradfield, Ivo Braun, John Brumbach, Anthony Bruno, Scott Burns, Bob Centano, Mark Colby, Rich Corpolongo, Art Davis, Jerry DiMuzio, Steve Eisen, Victor Garcia, Chris Greene, Steve Horne, Stephen Koerner, Andrew Lautenbach, Chris Madsen, Pat Mallinger, Jim Massoth, Tim McNamara, John Mose, Mark O’Connor, Bob Ojeda, Bill Overton, Russ Phillips, Doug Scharf, Eric Schneider, and Doug Stone