CELEBRATE JAZZ IN CHICAGO !! CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 3-6 2015


http://jazzinchicago.org/jazzfest/ http://jazzinchicago.org    posted by #@blues2jazzguy    Robert J. Carmack What would an installment of the Chicago Jazz Festival be without a Freeman family reunion? But September 4th’s performance by saxophonist Chico and his guitarist uncle George will offer, in the parlance of Monty Python, something completely different. Performing music from their new Southport Records…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLES STEPNEY-YOUR MUSIC MADE THE DIFFERENCE RIP 1931 – 1976


posted by  Robert J. Carmack  #@blues2jazzguy Arranger/producer Charles Stepney is heard on gold and platinum hits by the Dells and Earth, Wind & Fire, as well as Chicago soul acts ranging from Rotary Connection to Terry Callier. While a staff arranger and producer at Chicago-based Chess Records, label artist Ramsey Lewis recorded one of his…