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Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz
Webmaster: Debbie Heer
ICTJ, Box 1459 Oak Park, IL 60304
Illiana Jazz Club Media Sponsor  
 WDCB - 90.9 FM College of DuPage Public Radio
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:                   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
2015 Illiana jazz Concert dates 
        Presented on Sunday afternoons from 2 til 5:00 ​              Joe Urbancik, Illiana Jazz President and Program Chair, has worked hard  contracting with the bands and musicians for 2015, 
the 42nd year of providing monthly jazz concerts.

  Feb 15: Paul Asaro and his Chicago Rhythm:                    Paul Asaro, John Otto, Jake Sanders,                  Beau Sample, Alex Hall

  March 15: Andy Schumm, Steve Torrico,                       John Donatowicz, Patrick Donelly, 
            Mike  Walbridge plus others

  April 19: John Burnett and his Swing Orchestra 

  May 17- Jazz Community Big Band,

  June 7: Jim Barrett’s Juggernauts 

  July 19: Ann Stewart and The Banjo Buddies             Dixieland Band

  August 16: TBA 

  Sept 13: The Original Salty Dogs,

  Oct 18: Red Rose Ragtime Jazz Band 

  Nov 15:TBA   

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

Feb 15_______$18 Paul Asaro & His Chicago Rhythm
Mar 15_______$18 





February 15th, 2015 
Paul Asaro and His Chicago Rhythm
​ with John Otto, Beau Sample, Jake Sanders, Alex Hall

Paul Asaro, at the piano is the leader for the Chicago Rhythm. Paul Asaro is known as one 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. The Stride piano of James P. Johnson, Willie “The Lion” Smith and Fats Waller, the New Orleans styles of Jelly Roll Morton, the ragtime of Scott Joplin and Eubie Blake, stomps, boogie woogie and swing, Asaro plays them all with a fine ear for detail, blending the elements into his own personal style. He has put out an album entitled"Paul Asaro and the Fat Babies, What a Heavenly Dream; The Fats Waller Rhythm Project".

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.  

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.  

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.

Alex Hall  is a Chicago-based drummer, keyboardist and recording engineer. He performs with The Fat Babies and with The Modern Sounds. He attended De Paul University, where he became more and more interested in swing music.