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Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz
Webmaster: Debbie Heer dmheer@gmail.com
ICTJ, Box 1459 Oak Park, IL 60304
Illiana Jazz Club Media Sponsor  
 WDCB - 90.9 FM College of DuPage Public Radio   www.wdcb.org
630 942-4200 
                                           






All 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:    www.illianajazz.com                   To reserve tickets up to the day prior to concert, 
call Herta: 708 672-3561, email Debbie dmheer@gmail.com  or write to P.O. Box 1459, Oak Park, IL 60504

Sunday Dec 14th, 2014

ILLIANA CHRISTMAS PARTY 12 noon-5 pm  
Holiday Banquets 10140 S. Roberts Rd. Palos Hills, IL  

Your $45 ticket includes dinner, cash bar, dancing to the music of:  
THE FAT BABIES JAZZ BAND

Beau Sample-Leader, bass,
Andy Schumm-cornet, 
John Otto-reeds, 
  Dave Bock-trombone, 
  Alex Hall drums, 
Jake Sanders-banjo,













Fat Babies is a Chicago-based traditional jazz group, specializing in the music from the late 1920s to the early 1930s. Its hard-driving swing has made it a popular favorite for both dancers and listeners alike. The band has appeared numerous times for high profile swing dance groups in Chicago, and is quickly gaining recognition throughout the Midwest. The Fat Babies recently made an appearance at the famous Willowbrook Ballroom for the Swingers Ball. The band is heavily influenced by musicians such as Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton. As a result, the Fat Babies are known as some of the finest purveyors of authentic Chicago style jazz. Listeners and dancers alike will find fresh and exciting renditions of both familiar and unfamiliar songs in the Fat Babies’ performances. Paul Asaro-piano

Send for Concert Tickets to
ICTJ, P.O. Box 1459, Oak Park, IL 60304; 

Nov 16_______$18 Jake Sanders/Steve Gibons Quartet
Dec 14_______$45 Fat Babies at Illiana Christmas Party 
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November 16th, 2014 
Jake Sanders/Steve Gibons Quartet
​ with John Otto, Beau Sample






Jake Sanders- As guitarist and banjoist, Jake creates lovely melodies, knows how to swing, and his musical vocabulary is broad and rich. Jake performs with the Fat Babies and leads several groups. Jake Sanders’ Arcadian Serenaders and Jake Sanders’ Sextet featuring Mike Davis will be performing at the “Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival” Nov 6-9. St. Louis, MO.  
 Steve Gibons, a jazz and ethno violinist, he is a regular at the Green Mill with Swing Gitan and leads the Gypsy Rhythm Projecty. He has absorbed music from many different cultures: blues and jazz from his hometown, Chicago, Roma (Gysy) and folk music, Klezmer music, Classical Arabic music and European Gypsy jazz from France. He makes the violin really sing with pure emotion.  
Beau Sample, Chicago based upright and electric bassist, performs with his own wildly popular Fat Babies, has played bass frequently with Swing Gitan and performs with Joel Paterson and the Modern Sounds. Jake Sanders- As guitarist and banjoist, Jake creates lovely melodies, knows how to swing, and his musical vocabulary is broad and rich. Jake performs with the Fat Babies and leads several groups. Jake Sanders’ Arcadian Serenaders and Jake Sanders’ Sextet featuring Mike Davis will be performing at the “Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival” Nov 6-9. St. Louis, MO.  
 Steve Gibons, a jazz and ethno violinist, he is a regular at the Green Mill with Swing Gitan and leads the Gypsy Rhythm Projecty. He has absorbed music from many different cultures: blues and jazz from his hometown, Chicago, Roma (Gysy) and folk music, Klezmer music, Classical Arabic music and European Gypsy jazz from France. He makes the violin really sing 
John Otto, plays great jazz in many forms on both clarinet and saxophone. He is an outstanding member of the West End Jazz Band, the Fat Babies, and many other Chicago area bands. He really knows how to play hot dance music and keeps getting better with each year.  

NO CONCERT IN JANUARY