Sunday, June 16th, 2013
2 pm to 5:00 pm
Doug Finke Quintet
Doug Finke - Trombone, Jeremy Kahn - piano
Andy schumm - cornet, Stewart miller - bass, Bob Rummage - Drums
Doug Finke-Trombone: Doug discovered jazz in the 1950's as a young band student at York Community High School in Elmhurst, Illinois. He was heavily influenced by the simple, gutsy style of Chicago trombonist Jim Beebe. By the early 1960's Doug was playing and touring with the Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band, the Smokey Stover Firehouse Band, Bob Scobey’s Frisco Jazz Band, Art Hodes and Wild Bill Davison. But it wasn’t until 1996, at the urging of drummer and longtime friend Wayne Jones that he began studying anew. In response, in early 1997 Doug merged his long-dormant musical aspirations with his business acumen and assembled some of the finest musicians in the country to play classic jazz. His mellow approach to jazz standards is refreshing.
Jeremy Kahn- piano:"Born near Chicago, I am a proud holder of a B.M. (yuk!) from Boston's New England Conservatory. I lived in New York City for twelve action-packed years, and now my family and I live near Chicago, in Oak Park, Illinois. Although I am mainly a jazz pianist, having played in jazz-type venues around the world, I also play on recordings that motivate you to consume your favorite products, and I also play in pit orchestras for some of your favorite theatrical extravaganzas. I played for many years with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks in New York.”
Bassist Stewart Miller is a regular in jazz clubs, recording studios, and festivals in and around Chicago. He is a member of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, an Instructor of Jazz Bass at the University of Illinois-Chicago and The Music Institute of Chicago, and can be heard on recent recordings by Chicago jazz artists such as Orbert Davis, Russ Phillips, and Judy Roberts.
Bob Rummage-drums maintains a versatile schedule of performances with a variety of Chicago ensembles ranging from Rob Parton’s Jazz Tech Big Band to the music of the Mark Colby Quartet to the eclectic styles of Howard Levy. Mr. Rummage teaches jazz drumset and jazz combos at DePaul University. He resides in Elmhurst, Illinois with his wife, Debi and their three children.
Andy Schumm- cornet also plays piano, saxophone, banjo and drums. He can be heard regularly with the Fat Babies, the West End Jazz Band, the Red Rose Ragtime Band, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra, and the Chicago Salty Dogs. Andy also leads his own groups, such as Andy Schumm and His Gang and does extensive world travel including to the Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks in New York. Andy’s fate as a 20’s musician was sealed after hearing Bix Beiderbecke’s transcendent recording of “At the Jazz Band Ball”. Andy also is an accomplished and imaginative swing player with modern ideas. He actually studied modern jazz in college switching later to focus on traditional jazz.