Musicians

The Chicago Jazz Bands and Musicians

I perform with the most excellent and sought-after Chicago jazz musicians to form Chicago Jazz Bands with duos, trios, quartets, and more. I also offer classical flute with piano, guitar, violin, or cello for Chicago wedding music and ceremonies, as well as providing entertainment for Chicago corporate events, 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 toured with Frank Sinatra whom the New York Times describes as “in the virtuoso range.”

Pianists:

Bob Acri, Dennis Anderson, Stephen Anderson (Raleigh-Durham), Pete Benson, Rob Block, Annie Booth (Denver), Kelly Brand, Darin Clendenin (Seattle), Ryan Cohen, Tal Cohen (Del Ray Beach), Dan Cray (Chicago and New York), Bill Cunliffe (Los Angeles), Mike Cunningham, Jason Danielson (Des Moines), Jo Ann Daugherty, Bob Dogan, Damian Espinosa, Kevin Fort, Ted Godbout (Minneapolis), Larry Harris, Joan Hickey, Tom Hope, Jeremy Kahn, Corey Kendrick (Detroit and Ann Arbor), Ben Lewis, Dennis Luxion, Chris Mahieu, Steve Million, Tom Muellner, Daniel Murphy, Vijay Tellis-Nayak, Larry Novak, Brian O’Hern,  Edmund Paolantonio (Raleigh-Durham), Ben Patterson (Chicago and New York), Ron Perrillo, Nick Rueckert (Des Moines), Judy Roberts, Peter Saxe, Bobby Schiff, Chris Sargent, Joe Strachan (Minneapolis) Billy Stritch, Randy Tressler, Dan Trudell, Marshal Vente, Joe Vito, Chris White, Bradley Williams, Adi Yeshiya (Minnesota), and Joey DeFrancesco on the Hammond B-3 Organ

Bassists:

David Altemeir (Des Moines), Rob Amster, Clipper Anderson (Seattle), Chris Bates (Minneapolis), Chuck Berghofer (Los Angeles), Dennis Carroll, Steve Charlson (Des Moines), Loren Cohen, Paul Creel (Raleigh-Durham), Emma Dayhuff, Dan DeLorenzo, Brian Doherty, Jason Ellis, Jason Foureman (Raleigh-Durham), Jeff Greene, Larry Grey, Bill Harrison, Eric Hochberg, Larry Kohut, Eric Krieger, Stacy McMichael, Stewart Miller, Neal Miner (New York), Pat Mulcahy, Jeff Pedraz (Detroit and Ann Arbor), Marc Piane, Joe Policastro, Marlene Rosenberg, Brian Sandstrom, Dan Shapera, Nick Schneider, Luke Sellick (New York), Kelly Sill, Matt Smiley (New York), Mark Sonksen, Kurt Schwietz, John Sutton, John Tate, Gary Thomas (Del Ray Beach), Nick Tountas, Matt Young, Jake Vinsel, and Jack Zara

Drummers:

Joe Adamik, Ernie Adams, Nic Addelia (Des Moines), Mikel Avery, Andre Beasly, Ed Breazeale, Chuck Christiansen, Michael D’Angelo (Denver), Dan Davis (Raleigh-Durham), Tim Davis, Jon Deitemyer, Mark Ferber (New York), Geroge Fludas, Phil Gratteau, Zane Gelder (Des Moines), Rodney Green (New York), Mike Jeffers, Chris Jensen (Los Angeles) Rusty Jones, Jeff Lien, Sam Mogerman (Des Moines), Eric Monska, Michael Raynor, Ele Rubenstein (Alexandria), Bob Rummage, Darren Scorza, Mike Schlick, Greg Sergo and Greg Wyser-Pratte

Guitarists:

Neal Alger, Mike Allemana, Kyle Asche, Bobby Broom, Andy Brown, Daniel Bruce, Dan Effland, Bruce Forman (Los Angeles), Peter Lerner, John McLean, Dave Miller, Casey Nielsen, Dave Onderdonk, Frank Portolese, Andy Pratt, Lee Rothenberg, Jeff Sanders, Scott Tipping, Kevin Van Sant (Raleigh-Durham), and Zvonimir Tot

Violinists:

Diane Delin and Johnny Frigo

Horn Players:

Trumpet, Trombone, and Saxophone: Alex Beltran, Scott Bendtall, Geof Bradfield, Ivo Braun, John Brumbach, Anthony Bruno, Scott Burns, Bob Centano, Mark Colby, Rich Corpolongo, Art Davis, Robert Espe (Des Moines), Jerry Demuzio, Steve Eisen, Victor Garcia, Chris Greene, Steve Horne, Stephen Koerner, Andrew Lautenbach, Chris Madsen, Johanna Mahmud, Pat Mallinger, Jim Massoth, Tim McNamara, John Mose, Mark O’Conner, Bob Ojeda, Bill Overton, Russ Philips, Doug Scharf, Natalie Scharf, Eric Sneider, and Doug Stone.

 

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