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Archive for the month “January, 2012”

Kevin Kizer Quintet “Aspects” (BluJazz) album release at the Jazz Showcase, 1/29/11 … Duo w/ Bridget Davis in NYC @ Ella Lounge Thursday!

A band that I’ve been a part of for a few years now, the Kevin Kizer Quintet, will be releasing it’s debut recording, “Aspects”, on BluJazz Records at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago this Sunday night from 8-9:30.  We’ll be playing most of the songs off the record and probably a few others, as well.  Kevin and I have played numerous concerts together as part of the longstanding Chicago band, Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls.  He’s a creative and unique saxophonist, and I’m really glad he’s got a record out under his own name, now!  hope to see you at the Showcase!

New York friends – I also will be playing with the lovely vocalist, Bridget Davis, at the Ella Lounge in the Lower East Side on Manhattan this Thursday from 8-9pm.  Hope to see you out!


Horse-Fire releases Plume!

Jake Vinsel’s Horse-Fire debut album is out!  It’s called “Plume” and is available to stream or buy (name your price!) on Bandcamp.  The band features Jake (bass, piano, compositions), Nick Mazzarella (alto sax), Tim Daisy (drums/percussion), and Dave Miller (guitar).

Plume by Horse-Fire

The album was engineered and mixed by Nick Broste.  I’ve worked with Nick a handful of times and he’s really great!  He’s also a fantastic trombonist.  Check him out!

It was also nice to finally record at Shape Shoppe, which was started by Griffin Rodriguez of Icy Demons, one of my favorite Chicago bands.

Jake and I go way back to our college days at Northern Illinois University and have stayed close friends and musical associates ever since.  I love that guy!  Soon after I moved to Chicago, Jake and I started a trio with the great Tim Daisy.  It’s gone through many iterations and has taken us all the way to Poland!  I’m really glad we’re all still making music.  Nick Mazzarella is a saxophonist I’ve admired for some time now and I’m happy we finally got the chance to make some music.

So – check this album out!!!  Thanks for your time and support!

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