Las BomPleneras
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Las BomPleneras

Las BomPleneras is an all female ensemble dedicated to the preservation, promotion and growth of the Puerto Rican culture through the music and dance genres of Bomba and Plena. Their mission is to create a process of empowerment in the female performer in all her aspects, while also instilling a sense of personal ownership and responsibility to the survival of the Puerto Rican music and dance genres of Bomba and Plena.

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The Rubén Alvarez Latin Jazz Quartet with Latin “Vibes”
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Rubén Alvarez Latin Jazz Quartet with Latin “Vibes”

Inspired by the music of legendary Latin jazz vibraphonist Cal Tjader, and legendary master conguero Ramon “Mongo” Santamaria. The quartet’s song list features “La Combinación Perfecta” (The Perfect Combination) of jazz improvisation and Afro-Latin grooves that are sure to please the serious listener and the most demanding dancer.

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Trio Los Fantasticos
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Trio Los Fantasticos

Trio Los Fantasticos, brings you the classic Latin romantic songs from all times.... Besame Mucho, Cielito Lindo, You Belong To my heart, La Paloma, Cucurrucuco and many more.... For the first time, Trio Los Fantasticos at Eden On Th River

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 Gypsy Influence
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Gypsy Influence

Celebrate Mediterranean cuisine while enjoying the show with Gypsy Influence! A band that brings you the Gypsy music from the south of France influenced by the Gipsy kings. Alberto, founder of the band now plays with his sons bringing you the Latin Gypsy fusion!

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Brazilian Jazz Music
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Brazilian Jazz Music

Alger loves both straight-ahead jazz and the vast trove of Brazilian music that exists for jazz improvisers. These two national strains will comingle in this particular November 9th performance by Alger’s trio. You will hear Cole Porter alongside Ivan Lins, Duke Ellington next to Nelson Cavaquinho, and very possibly Stevie Wonder coupled with Milton Nascimento! 

Alger has chosen two very versatile players to round out his trio: bassist Curt Bley and drummer Gerald Dowd. Bley’s artistry has enabled him to perform with both shredder guitar wizard Dave Urich and Chicago jazz virtuosos pianist John Campbell and harmonica player Howard Levy, as well as honing his Brazilian music sensitivities back in the 90’s with the incendiary Chicago/Brazilian ensemble Som Brasil, headed by legendary pianist/vibraphonist Breno Sauer and vocalist Neusa Sauer. Dowd is one of the most musical and versatile drummers on the Chicago scene who jumps from the schizophrenic jazz of Brian O'Hern's Model Citizens Big Band to indie children's rocker Justin Roberts and much in between.

Over the past 20 years, Neal Alger’s varied musical interests have led him to perform in such varied contexts as Neo-Soul/R&B, jazz-rock fusion, Afro-Cuban music, classic rock, movie soundtracks, and studio work for various formats. Amidst these various styles, however, Alger prefers above all straight-ahead jazz and Brazilian music. From 2009 to 2014, Alger led a quartet which explored classic and obscure compositions from the legendary Blue Note jazz record label, culminating in a performance at the Chicago Jazz Festival which paid tribute to recently-passed composers Horace Silver and Cedar Walton. For the past several years, Neal has presented colorful tunes from the enormous Brazilian music catalog, drawing from regional styles that are lesser-known to jazz lovers here as well as the iconic bossa nova and samba genres. 

Alger also spends a great deal of time off stage by holding jazz teaching positions at Elmhurst College and Roosevelt University.

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Carifesta
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Carifesta

Carifesta is a quartet that takes music from the Caribbean, as well as Latin America and fuses them with jazz. The music is especially heavily influenced by calypso and soca from the island of Trinidad and Tobago, where the steelpan is the national instrument. Brandon Bott - Drums/Percussion Daron Roberts - Tenor Steelpan Zahra Lake - Double Seconds Steelpan Charlo Alfonso - Bass

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RVC-NIU Jazz Quartet
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

RVC-NIU Jazz Quartet

RVC-NIU Jazz Quartet. Contemporary Eclectic Jazz as part of the NIU Jazz Studies Faculty/Student Engagement Series. 
NIU Jazz Studies Faculty Rodrigo Villanueva leads this jazz quartet with NIU Jazz Bass Faculty Marlene Rosenberg and NIU Jazz Studies Graduate Students Franchesca Romero on piano, and Eli Wynn on Tenor Saxophone.

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The Cover Girls Violin Show LIVE
Sep
28
8:30 PM20:30

The Cover Girls Violin Show LIVE

Part Rock, Part Runway, All Talent. 

The CoverGirls Violins will present a musical revue of Rock & Pop’s Greatest Hits from Led Zeppelin to Lady Gaga, all on their signature purple electric violins. 

The women of the CoverGirls Violin Show have toured and performed on stages across the US along side musical legends like CeeLo Green, Rod Stewart, Peter Gabriel, Kristin Chenoweth, Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, and more! 

https://www.covergirlsviolinshow.com/

Cover charge fee: $10

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Diana Mosquera's Latin Quartet
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Diana Mosquera's Latin Quartet

Featuring Emi Tanabe on Violin, and Guillermo Paoliso on guitar. The style of music would be the following: Enjoy a fusion of Latin American music with Jazz!! Some of the styles include Bolero, Bossanovas, Tangos, salsa and Cha Cha Cha. Emi Tanabe (Japan) Guillermo Paoliso, (Argentina) and Diana Mosquera (Colombia) will make a magical night of music.

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Bill Boris Trio
Sep
8
8:30 PM20:30

Bill Boris Trio

The Bill Boris Trio has performs throughout the Chicago area and recently released a new cd, ”Bright Moments”. The guitar/organ trio plays an exciting blend of Jazz and Pop with a vibrant contemporary sound. Bill is the coordinator of Guitar Studies at Columbia College Chicago.

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The Rubén Alvarez Latin Jazz Quartet with Latin “Vibes”
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

The Rubén Alvarez Latin Jazz Quartet with Latin “Vibes”

Inspired by the music of legendary Latin jazz vibraphonist Cal Tjader, and legendary master conguero Ramon “Mongo” Santamaria. The quartet’s song list features “La Combinación Perfecta” (The Perfect Combination) of jazz improvisation and Afro-Latin grooves that are sure to please the serious listener and the most demanding dancer.

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Tropicale Trio
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Tropicale Trio

Tropicale Trio

Pianist Marshall Vente
Acoustic guitarist Glenn Reitsma
Percussionist Heitor Garcia


Performing a unique spellbinding mix of
Brazilian, Latin and American jazz …

Composers include Antonio Carlos Jobim, Villa Lobos,
Ivan Lins, Marcos Valle, João Donato, Milton Nascimento, 
João Bosco, Luiz Eça & Tamba 4 and others …
Listen to Jazz Tropicale every Sunday at 10 pm on 90.9fm WDCB. “It’s a jazz show with a few palm trees.”

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Flamenco Quartet
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Flamenco Quartet

Triana by Claudia presents a night with music and dances from Spain. Dances will be performed by Claudia Pizarro, first dancer of Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater. Claudia will be accompanied by amazing local musicians such as Andrea Salcedo, Hugo Salcedo and Lucia Thomas.

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Guillermo Paolisso
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Guillermo Paolisso

Guillermo Paolisso is a guitarist/composer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The fourth generation of a musical family, he studied a wide variety of Latin music styles as well as jazz in Argentina and Italy from the young age of 6. He blends traditional Iberoamerican musical styles and jazz.

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Hammered Dulcimer
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Hammered Dulcimer

Bill Robinson is a world-renowned, third generation hammered dulcimer player and multi-instrumentalist. His mastery of the instrument and long career in music has been recognized time and time again by the North American Country Music Association, Illinois Country Music Association and the Illinois Arts Council. He will be joined by National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Katie Moritz. Together Bill and Katie have received 6 consecutive Master/Apprentice awards from the Illinois Arts Council. They will be playing an upbeat mixture of traditional, old-time and bluegrass music featuring two hammered dulcimers.

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Paulinho Garcia Trio
Jul
21
8:30 PM20:30

Paulinho Garcia Trio

Paulinho Garcia trio.

Best Brazilian International Vocalist - 2013 by The Brazilian Press Award Chicagoan of the year in Jazz - 2010 ...by The Chicago Tribune Brazilian person of the year - 2010 ...by The Brazil Club Chicago's best jazz entertainer - 2001 ...by The Chicago Music Awards

(...Paulinho ought to be considered a Chicago treasure... Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune and LA Times)

"Garcia provides constant evidence of his mastery of the art of the Brazilian song. Endlessly inventive with styles, Garcia is an innovative composer with a firmly rooted tradition." Dave Miele (Jazz Improv magazine, New York) May 2009

"...He becomes the epitome of the solitary troubadour - a romantic figure hardly visible anymore even in Brazil, where, like everywhere else, popular music has grown busier, louder, and rougher. Garcia's voice, an airy baritone, has less shadow and a bit more energy than Joao Gilberto's and his languid chords and cleanly plucked lines illuminate the complicated rhythms with the cool clarity of moonlight... " Neil Tesser jazz journalist and author of "The Playboy Guide To Jazz”

Join Paulinho Garcia, Geraldo de Oliveira and Heitor Garcia, Saturday, July 21th for an evening of first class Brazilian Jazz.

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Afternoon Logic

Based in the western suburbs, Afternoon Logic has performed all over the Chicago area, delighting audiences with its eclectic array of music and arrangements. From Adele to The Zombies, AL covers all genres and eras of music. We even incorporate a little smooth jazz for good measure, all done in a style that is unique and a delight to your ears!

 

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