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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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Feb 15th_____$18 Paul Asaro & his Chicago Rhythm





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

​Paul Asaro heads this assemblage of jazz musicians, all of whom are members of The Fat Babies. So, you can be assured of hearing  hot jazz dance music on February 15th at the Illiana Jazz venue of Glendora at 2nd and Harlem, Chicago Ridge, IL  

​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.  He is a reedman extraordinaire, is a full-time jobbing musician. Although John plays great jazz in many forms on clarinet and saxophone, his abilities in the hot dance category are supreme. 

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.  

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.

​March 15, 2015 Andy Schumm, Steve Torrico, 
                  John Donatowicz, Patrick Donelly, 
                  Mike Walbridge plus others

​Patrick Donley is a piano and guitar player and currently works in a variety of settings. He plays on Wednesdays at the Honky Tonk BBQ in Pilsen with Jake Sanders and John Donatowicz, and he plays solo and trio piano at Mariano's Fresh Markets. He can also be seen playing Irish and Latin music in different places throughout Chicago.

April 19, 2015
John Burnett and His Swing Orchestra 
May 17, 2015
Jazz Community Big Band
June 7, 2015
Jim Barrett's Juggernauts
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