Every Sunday, The Whistler and North Coast Brewing team up to present Chicago’s most innovative jazz artists. Tonight “Dan Phillips leads a Quintet with muscle and a big Chicago sound and memorable compositions. (The Wire) “Chicago jazz is the complexity of the postmodern sound with a predisposition for rump shaking. The Quintet rarely lowers the flame from boiling.” (All About Jazz) “Fans of both traditional and more adventurous jazz will find much to like here. Indeed, the Chicago Edge Ensemble does manage to succeed in representing the city’s diverse musical roots, and in a highly enjoyable fashion to boot.” (Avant Music News)
- Dan Phillips – guitar
- Jeb Bishop – trombone
- Mars Williams – saxophones
- Krzysztof Pabian – double bass
- Hamid Drake – drums
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.