Don Neely and the RSJO are renowned for capturing the essence of Hot Swing, Hot Dance, 1920’s Syncopated Big Band Jazz, Cotton Club and 1920’s/1930’s Jazz with an approach both fresh and exciting. Drawing inspiration from the great bands, performers and composers of the Jazz Age and Swing Era, the RSJO affectionately recreate the fascination of that musical heyday.
Big Band Jazz
Two world-class soloists combine for a powerhouse duo with international flair. IlyaYakushev is known for his musical pyrotechnics on the piano, and Thomas Mesa is heralded as one of the most charismatic and engaging cellists of his generation.
Stalwart Classical Duo
Spanish Brass has given hundreds of concerts in the world’s most prestigious venues and is hailed as one of the most exciting and artistic brass quintets to come on the scene in recent years. These five Spanish musicians set the highest standard for brass chamber music.
World Class Brass
The most exciting new group on Chicago’s musical scene, FANDANGO! is a toe-tappingly spicy mix of Latin, Spanish, Sephardic, Balkan, and classical sounds founded by four multi-award-winning, globe-trotting virtuosi who hail from Spain, the USA, former Yugoslavia, and the UK, and who have played, separately and together, on the world’s most prestigious stages. National Music with Flair
Judy Carmichael is one of the world’s leading interpreters of stride and swing piano. Her talents have taken her all over the world from Carnegie Hall to the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy. The high-energy program is a romp through the Great American Songbook combined with Judy’s wit and humor.
Swinging Piano, Sultry Vocals, and Sassy Humor.