Every Sunday, The Whistler and North Coast team up to present our favorite local musicians, and tonight’s installment of The Patron Saint series is an official after-party for Chicago Cocktail Summit. Join us for music, drinks, and dancing!
The Chicago Jamaican Jazz Ensemble is an 8-piece ensemble that plays music in the tradition and style of early Jamaican Studio One dance bands. Before reggae, there was the celebratory music of independence in Jamaica. Music made for dancing, music that was Jamaican Jazz.
Drawing on musicians from Chicago’s diverse jazz scene the music honors tradition and looks to the future of the style. Many of the featured musicians are staples in the Chicago scene and can be heard with/on Swing Gitan, Fox’s Empire Series, Jennifer Hudson, The Drastics, and the Glen Miller Orchestra to name a few. This is a one of a kind group, this is the next generation, and we’re going back to the roots!
Gerald Bailey – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Matthew Davis – Trombone
Ashley Hamer – Tenor Sax
Eric Brink – Alto Sax, Flute
Brian Quinlan – Guitar
Danny Lopatka – Double Bass
Peter Mack – Drums, Composer, Arranger
North Coast Brewing is a proud supporter of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. For every case of Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale sold, North Coast Brewing makes a contribution to the Institute in support of jazz education. To date they’ve contributed over one million dollars to the Institute.