June 25, 2017
Chicago Hot Five
Roy Rubinstein - Trombone/ Leader
Roy is recently retired as a physicist and Assistant Director at Fermilab in Batavia, IL, and has been playing jazz trombone for over sixty years. Roy began playing in his native England, then in New York, and then in the Chicago area since 1973. His rhythmic style is a tribute to his favorite trombonists, Kid Ory and Jim Robinson. For the past three decades Roy has led his New Orleans style Chicago Hot Six Jazz Band in the Chicago area.
Kim Cusack - Clarinet
Newly returned from a short stint in San Diego, Kim is a part of several Dixieland bands. Besides his long time association with the Salty Dogs,He continues to appear and record with many jazz legends. Kim is a regular with the Red Rose Ragtime Band and Bob Schulz’s Frisco Jazz Band
Roger Hintzsche - Banjo/Guitar
He received a Master of Music degree from Northern Illinois University. In addition to guitar and banjo, he also plays excellent bass. Roger played for many years with the Barb City Stompers
Ryan Chamberlain - Bass
He is currently working on a Master’s degree in music at Northern Illinois University. He also plays with the Barb city Stompers of DeKalb.
Mike Albiniak - Drums
Mike has been playing drums for over almost fifty years, and has played a wide variety of music, including modern jazz, rock, traditional jazz and in show bands, concert bands and symphony orchestras. Currently Mike’s playing focus is his first love, traditional jazz, as the main drummer with the Barb City Stompers, the Chicago Hot Six and several other traditional jazz bands in the Midwest and west coast.