All monthly concerts at:
THE GLENDORA HOUSE    2-5:00 pm  * $18.00 in advance; * $20.00 at the door
102nd and Harlem, Chicago Ridge, IL                     Students with ID - free admission                  
INFORMATION:                   To reserve tickets up to the day prior to concert, 
call Herta: 708 672-3561 or write to P.O. Box 1459, Oak Park, IL 60504

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Webmaster and monthly Newsletter Editor: Debbie Heer

Box 1459
Oak Park, IL 60304

Send for Concert Tickets to
ICTJ, P.O. Box 1459, Oak Park, IL 60304; 
$18 in advance $20 at the door





June 7, 2015
Jim Barrett's Juggernauts

Jim Barrett plays banjo and records with many trad bands, including Andy Schumm’s Flatland Gang, Ralph Norton’s Studebaker Champions and International Banjo events. Mike Walbridge’s hot soloing ability, quick ear and classic early jazz style have earned him the title “King of the Tuba. Mike has a vast collection of records and is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge of recording dates, labels, bands and musicians. Dave Bock’s primary musical instrument is his trombone, but he also does an amazing job on tuba, trumpet, piano, and string bass. He enjoys early original 1920’s jazz recordings and knows the details of the music, the musicians and the style of each recording. John Otto, reedman extraordinaire, is a full-time jobbing musician and piano technician. You will find him in Chicago and its surrounding ‘burbs playing jazz, swing, Dixieland and hot dance music especially as the reed section of the “Fat Babies”.Erik Greiffenhagen plays soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones with the equal energy, attack and clarity part of Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers. He is employed with Morgan mouthpieces where he began customizing work for students and faculty at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Paul Asaro is known as one of the finest of a select group of pianists who have mastered the demanding two-handed jazz and ragtime piano styles from the first half of the 20th century. When not on the road Paul holds down the piano chair in the seven piece jazz band “The Fat Babies”, performing weekly at the long established Chicago jazz club The Green Mill and at the Honky -Tonk BBQ.  
Five of these seven musicians play or have played  with the Fat Babies. 
July 19, 2015 
Ann Stewart and The Banjo Buddies Dixieland Jazz Band
All concerts at:THE GLENDORA 102nd and Harlem,Chicago Ridge, IL        2-5:00 pm $18.00 in advance; $20.00 at the door Students with ID - free  INFORMATION: To reserve tickets up to the day prior to concert, call Herta: 708 672-3561, email Debbie or write to P.O. Box 1459, Oak Park, IL 60504
Jim Barrett-leader/banjo

Mike Walbridge - tuba  

 Paul Asaro - piano

Dave Bock -trombone

John Otto - reeds

Eric Greiffenhagen - sax

Andy Schumm - cornet 

                           Sunday, May 24, 2015
           Bon Voyage Blow-out 
            for Kim & Ailene Cusack*
1:00-4:00 pm

The *Cusacks are relocating to San Diego
 the end of May. 
The main room at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn has been reserved on 
Sunday, May 24 
(Cash bar)

 All are welcome; musicians should bring their instruments. 

Kim Cusack's career highlights:
  Original Salty Dogs, 
  Red Rose Ragtime Jazz Band,
  Jim Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band
  Bob Schulz and his Frisco Jazz Band
  Neo-Passé Jazz Band
  The Fat Babies
  Mike Walbridge and Chicago Footwarmers
  Ernie Carson, Carl Sonny Leyland, Franz Jackson 
Check out videos on youtube with these bands:
Fortunately, Aileen Cusack has put a lot of Kim's performances onto youTube. 
Chicago Salty Dogs: