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: www.illianajazz.com 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
Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz
Oak Park, IL 60304
August 17, 2014
Eddie Harrison -Sax
Doug Scharf- Trumpet
Natalie Scharf - Sax
Bob Skallerup - Trombone
Chester Tocha -guitar
Stacy McMichael - Bass
Derek Henderson - Drums
Send for Concert Tickets to
ICTJ, P.O. Box 1459, Oak Park, IL 60304;
$18 in advance
Aug 17th______$18 Eddie Harrison’s Paris Swing.
Sept 21st_____ $18 Alan Gresik’s Swing Shift
September 21, 2014
Swing Shift Orchestra
Our show is presented as an old time radio show including both old time and fictional commercials combined with our award winning Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra. Since 1998 we have held on to the only steady big band job in Chicago where we have been meticulously plowing through all 26,000 music scores from the golden age of radio. All the arrangement were used by various radio station staff orchestras including stations: WGN, WFAA courtesy of the Balaban and Katz theatre orchestra located on the 8th floor of the Harold Washington library where Alan Gresik has been granted special access to this collection without being a librian after making a huge donation of over 4000 stock arrangements that were given to him from Neil Dunlap who Alan studied with on Trumpet. He is the only person in chicago with this privilege.
The orchestra has included such personalities as John Otto, Andy Schumm,
Jake Sanders, Alex Hall and Beau Sample. Amanda Wolff is our current singer. This year celebrates the "Class of 2014". The first class of Gresik started back in 1983 with his first band Big Als Hot Dance Orchestra.
Eddie Harrison's band Paris Swing is based on a great generation of musicians who found popularity with ground breaking music...jazz, swing and popular music were one. Paris in the 1920's and 1930's was the place to be for musicians, artists and writers. Paris Swing is inspired by Coleman Hawkins, Django Reinhardt and Benny Carter among others who were making their great contributions as it was about to end ..."We'll always have Paris." - Rick. Arrangements are by some of Chicago's finest including Bobby Schiff, Doug Scharf and Marshall Vente. The band includes two saxophones, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass and drums.
Based in Chicago the band has performed live music for 25 years; Eddie and the musicians in his band have played throughout the U.S. and Europe for festivals, clubs, cruise ships and private events. Eddie and his musicians have accompanied some of the world's finest musical artists including Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. Eddie is a member of the Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders.