October 3 Tonight, Perry Huntoon took an in-depth look at Count Basie's Columbia and War Years (1939-45). The music included a varied selection of the Count's commercial, live and V-Disc recordings.
September 26 This evening's live jazz band was Tudo de Bom. The band played a mixture of original tunes and some classic jazz, such as Johnny Come Lately and Perdido, played in the quintet's unique style. The band is made up of Kathy Kelly (vibes), Jeff Beer (trumpet), Cameron Pfiffner (tenor sax), Dan Delorenzo (bass) and Andre Beasley (drums).
September 19 Tonight's presentation by Lee Goode was "Jazz in France," in which Lee took a look at the past and present jazz scene in France. We heard musical selections from such diverse artists as Josephine Baker, Django Reinhardt, Jean-Luc Ponty and Michel Legrand.
September 12 No Meeting
September 5 Tonight was a "Free and Easy Night." Members brought along jazz music and video from their own collections to play and discuss.
August 29 This evening's presentation by Mark Baldridge was "Mallet Percussion in Jazz." Mark's presentation focused on the use of mallet percussion in jazz from the 1800’s to the present day. The instruments discussed include xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, steel drums, and the mallet kat.
August 22 This evening's live jazz entertainment was provided by the Jim Ryan Trio. We were treated to some exceptional piano trio jazz by three of Chicago's finest musicians; Jim Ryan (piano), Nick Schneider (bass) and Ernie Adams (drums).
August 15 Tonight was a "Jazz Movie Night." John Moscinski presented "The Miles Davis Story," a two-hour film that interwove interviews with Miles and others into the story of his life and music.
August 8 This evening's presentation by Frank Slabinak and Ian Tiele was "JATP: The Fifties (part 1) – Jazz at Home." Frank and Ian discussed and played music from some of the great US Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) concerts that impresario Norman Granz staged during the 1950s.
August 1 Tonight's presentation by David Rovner was "Harry's Girls." David took a look at some of bandleader Harry James' girl singers through the years, including Connie Haines, Helen Forrest, Helen Ward and Kitty Kallen.
July 25 This evening's live jazz featured the Arlene Bardelle Quartet. Vocalist Arlene was making her initial appearance in the Cottage and delighted everyone with her beautiful voice. Ms. Bardelle was ably backed by a great rhythm section of Tom Muellner (piano), Jim Cox (bass) and Phil Gratteau (drums).
July 18 - No Meeting