Derek Duleba Quartet featuring Devon Sandridge
March 15, 2020
Video of Derek and Devon
Jazz Guitarist and tenor sax player Derek Duleba performs and teaches in the Chicagoland area. He is an active member of the Chicago Jazz Community Big Band, performing at many venues including Chicago Symphony Center, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, The Jazz Showcase, and Fitzgerald’s Jazz Club. Mentored by Chicago jazz greats Kelly Sill, Ron Dewar, Art Davis, and Andy Brown, Derek is a former student of renowned guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque
Devon Sandridge’s journey into jazz music began in 2010, and he’s never looked back. He’s a vocalist who’s gained an affinity for the earlier forms of the genre, and he continues help keep the tradition alive amongst the younger generations. Devon has performed at many music venues around the city including the Jazz Showcase and City Winery. His influences range from Jimmy Rushing and Billy Eckstine to Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan
The Chicago trumpeter Art Davis is currently a full-time professor of music at Northern Illinois University at DeKalb. He is a hot soloist who executes even the most difficult passages with aplomb. He performs with: The Red Rose Ragtime Band (recorded two albums) The Chicago Jazz Orchestra, The Mulligan Mosaics Big Band, The Memphis Nighthawks and the Chicago Salty Dogs.
Dan Delorenzo has been an important part of the Chicago jazz scene since 1978. With the Jazz Members Big Band he accompanied Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams and Clark Terry. Delorenzo's sideman discography reads like a who's who of Chicago jazz. Among his credits: Ira Sullivan, Franz Jackson, Paulinho Garcia; he is active in the Chicago Jazz Composers Collective.
Phil Gratteau is Chicago based, but internationally known. A fine musician, humble about his talents and they are many. Over the years, Phil has accompanied many of Chicago’s finest jazz musicians including Von Freeman, Russ Phillips, Don Stiernberg, Jim Cox, Jeannie Lambert, Jermey Kahn, Bob Dogan, Sonny Turner, Joe Johnson, Lynn Halliday, Franz Jackson, and Greg Fishman