Kyle Asche

 Guitarist Kyle Asche arrived in Chicago, Illinois in 1998, and has since become an integral and 

 in-demand part of the city's jazz scene.  The Kyle Asche Organ Trio continuously perform at

 many of the famous venues in Chicago including the Green Mill, Hothouse, Andy's Jazz Club,

 Pops for Champagne, and Pete Miller's.  Mr. Asche was awarded as a semifinalist in the

 prestigious 2005 Thelonius Monk International Guitar Competition.  In 2005 Kyle Asche's debut

 album as a leader was released, The Hook Up (Orgin/OA2), and was very well received

 throughout the USA in the media and radio.  Jazz Times stated, "Asche displays a beautiful sound

 and a well-developed melodic sense."   Mr. Asche's highly anticipated second CD as a leader,

 Blues For Mel (Tippin'), scheduled for March 2009 release, places him in the company of

 legendary elder jazz statesman of the organ, Melvin Rhyne (Wes Montgomery Trio from the

 1960s), and Chicago based drummer George Fludas (Ray Brown, Cedar Walton Trios).  This

 album includes original compositions by both Kyle Asche and Melvin Rhyne in addition to other

 jazz classics.









 Teriver Cheung 

 Teriver Cheung is one of the most exciting jazz guitarists/composers of the new generation.    

 Having relocated to New York City in 2009, after attending the University of North Texas     

 (Denton, Texas), the Hong Kong native has had opportunities to tour and perform with 

 renowned artists including:  Grammy Award winning bassist Eddie Gomez, Bernard Wright, 

 George Garzone, Billy Drummond, Taylor Eigsti, Dana Hawkins, Davy Mooney, Toru Dodo,

 Linda  Oh, Yasushi Nakamura, and Ross Pederson, among others. In addition to being an

 active leader and sideman within New York City and the U.S.A., Cheung has performed

 throughout the world including:  Poland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Mexico. 

 Cheung began his musical journey at age five playing the piano. His early exposure to classical

 music has contributed to his future style of composing, as well as playing. At age sixteen he 

 switched to guitar and discovered his love for jazz music. Teriver Cheung�s highly anticipated

 debut album, My Nocturne (Tippin� Records), will be released in the summer of 2012.











Vitaly Golovnev 

 Trumpeter Vitaly Golovnev was born in Nalchik, Russia into a family of musicians.  In            

 November of 2003 Mr. Golovnev moved to New York City.  Since his arrival he has found 

 himself in high demand working with many of New York's most prominent Big Band's including 

 the Mingus Big Band, David Berger and "Sultans Of Swing" Orchestra, Brooklyn Big Band, and

 Hal McKusick Nonet.  Vitaly Golovnev has been active leading and composing for his own  

 group since they formed in 2005.  His highly anticipated debut album, consisting of nine

 Golovnev originals, To Whom It May Concern (Tippin'), is scheduled to be released in January

 of 2009.  Mr. Golovnev has been fortunate to perform as a sideman with many notable

 musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Richie Cole, Lew Tabackin, Randy Brecker, Billy Cobham,

 Paul Bollenback, and Donny McCaslin.  Mr. Golovnev was awarded as a semifinalist in the

 prestigious 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition.










The Skinny featuring: Kyle Asche, Ben Paterson, Jake Vinsel,
 Mike Schlick

 Formed in 2005, The Skinny became a band in the wake of bassist Jake Vinsel�s inspired association with the legendary James Brown funky drummer Clyde Stubblefield.  Guitarist Kyle Asche, one of the most active guitarists on Chicago�s rich Hammond Organ trio scene, brought influence and repertoire from Grant Green, George Benson and Melvin Sparks to the band.  Mike Schlick, a longtime cornerstone of Chicago�s vibrant Blues and Jazz scenes alike, came with an unmistakable �old school� backbeat as well as a deep understanding of the music of The Meters and Booker T & The MG�s.  Organist Ben Paterson has been at the side of the legendary Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman for almost a decade.  In addition to his elegant and swinging piano style, Paterson is a force to be reckoned with on the B-3 organ.  As student of Chicago�s own Hammond Organ wizard Chris Foreman, Paterson absorbed much of the sound, style and repertoire of the legendary Jimmy McGriff. 


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 UoU featuring:  Daisuke Abe, Kuriko Tsugawa, Takuji Yamada, Yoshifumi Nihonmatsu, Yoko Komori


 UoU's debut album Home is comprised of ten impressive original compositions that fuse       

 elements of Japanese inspired melodies, along with American jazz rhythms and harmonies.  

 This creates something truly special, honest and powerful. It had been a long journey for all
 five talented young musicians and composers from their start in Japan.  They first arrived in

 the U.S.A. to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts during the late

 1990s and early 2000s.  Upon completion at Berklee, the members of UoU moved to New

 York City, and individually began working with top artists on the scene including:  Aaron Parks,

 Mark Turner, Gretchen Parlato, Walter Blanding, Rodney Green, Marcus Printup, among many

 others, before they formed UoU in early 2008. Having listened to the maturity, cohesiveness,

 and talent of UoU's debut album, we will definitely be hearing and seeing much more of UoU in

 the future.  They have traveled long and far to learn how to play this American art form

 authentically.  Not only have they succeeded in playing the jazz tradition, but they have infused

 elements of their homeland to create something entirely new and magnificent.


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Pete Zimmer

Chillin' Live marks Pete Zimmer's fourth CD as a leader.  It was recorded live on the second  night of a ten-day USA tour during September of 2007 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Jazz Factory.  This newly-formed group is captured on a special night when three of Zimmer's originals were played for the very first time by the band.  These originals were done in one take, similar in style of a legendary recording by Miles Davis, Kind of Blue, in that the rest of the band did not see or play these charts (besides bassist David Wong) prior to when they were on the bandstand that night.  The consequence is an extremely fresh and exciting collection of music.








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