I'm a freelance writer by day and a working jazz musician by night, and often I am able to combine my two lines of work. This blog is for posting gigs & various rants about music and life in general.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

concert news!

It isn't often that a premier jazz group comes to Bloomington-Normal, so when one DOES rear its head--which is but once or twice a year--it's definitely worthwhile to make plans to check out the show. This year's JazzMaster's Cocncert sponsored by WGLT will feature Bill Charlap's trio. Charlap plays piano...we heard him a few years ago at a jazz festival and he's pretty darned good. Check out GLT's website for info on ordering tickets.

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Friday, January 11, 2008

kudos, panache

Panache, our jazz home of 10 years now, had a nice write-up in the Journal Star this week. Check it out if you haven't already: http://www.pjstar.com/stories/010808/BUS_BFEATVL0.004.php

With live music 5 nights a week and 4 of those nights being jazz, we've got a pretty nice thing going on in Peoria.

And while you're reading, here's a recent article from Art & Society magazine about the Peoria jazz scene: http://www.peoriamagazines.com/as/2008/jan-feb/finding-jazz-peoria