Photo Credit: Evan Brown

Photo Credit: Evan Brown

Mike Benning and the Six Senses -  This sextet performs music primarily from the hard bop era of jazz, as well as my arrangements and original compositions. With a front line of trumpet, tenor sax and trombone, this sounds delves deeply into specific writing for each instrument to shine.

Bærtrum - Singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric McCloskey performs solo or with a band in this new age mix of folk/hip-hop/rock influenced music. Currently the only non-jazz project I’m working with.

Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow - Alto saxophonist Shawn Maxwell leads this quintet which performs all original compositions written by Shawn himself. This group is constantly pushing the boundaries of jazz and taking it into the future. With Victor Garcia or Chad McCullough on trumpet, Matt Nelson or Amr Fahmy on Fender Rhodes, and Phil Beale or Greg Artry on drums

Sam Fazio Quartet - Sam emulates the crooner styles of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and others with a who’s who cast of top-call Chicago area musicians.

 

Jesus Ramos Band - Chicago born, Mexican influenced, opera-trained singer Jesus Ramos brings a mix of classical Mexican music, jazz, and even outlaw country to audiences around the world.

 

Shout Section Big Band - Classic jazz and swing Big band featuring local Chicago-area talent preforming music from Benny Goodman and Count Basie to modern works and original compositions. 

 

Alan Gresik's Swing-Shift Orchestra - many Chicagoland musicians play with this reduced big band to perform classic swing music from the 1930's through the mid-century. The band can be found at the Green Mill every Thursday night starting at 9pm. As of 2018, Mr. Gresik has been given exclusive rights to perform original music from the Benny Goodman estate.

Blue Water Kings Band - with a constantly changing cast of characters and instruments from around Chicagoland, available for weddings. private & corporate events

Some other recordings with musicians that I was lucky enough to record with over the years.

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