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

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





May 17, 2015
Jazz Community Big Band​ is an 18 piece big band playing the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others. The band was established in 1976 by its late founder and director, trumpet player and music educator, Bill May.   With Bill's untimely passing in the fall of 1991, Jazz Community disbanded. In the fall of 2011, under the leadership of Bill's sister, Marianne May, and with several charter members in tow, Jazz Community reunited.  
  The Basie band, with its tight ensemble work and excellent dynamics, was the model upon which Bill built the band. For many years, Jazz Community has played weekly at several restaurants and supper clubs,  as well as many outdoor festivals, street fairs, private events, and weddings throughout the Chicagoland area. With Marianne at the helm, and co-music directors Phil Feo and Leo Kawczinski, Jazz Community is now back on track, swinging hard and delighting Chicagoland big band fans once again. or on Face Book: 
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.  
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