Special EFX comes to City Winery Aug. 9 – TICKET WINNER!

Our friends at the City Winery donated a pair of tickets to be given away to a lucky member or friend of TJBS. Congratulations to ticket winner Fausto Vega!

Chieli Minucci – guitar, bandleader
Lao Tizer – piano, keys
Cheikh N’Doye – bass
Gene Coye – drums
Wednesday, August 9, 8pm at the City Winery
Seminal contemporary jazz super group Special […]

By |July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn, July 2017, Part 2


In Part 1 last week Ron covered Pittsburgh saxophonist Fred Staton, still performing at age 102, and interviewed Chicago music critic and DJ James Porter. If you missed that column you can read it here. This week he interviews educator Ryan Middagh and reviews classic and recent CDs.

Side 3 – Interview with […]

By |July 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (July 2017, Part 1)

Side 1 – Opening Riff
Given all the depressing news anyone who regularly follows national and international events encounters, sometimes it is easy to think there’s nothing good or joyous happening. But then here’s a story about a 102-year-old saxophonist who is STILL active and working both in a group and doing his own events, […]

By |July 9th, 2017|0 Comments