Guitarist Kyle Asche arrived in
Illinois in 1998, and has since
become an integral and
in-demand part of the city's jazz scene.
Asche Organ Trio continuously perform at
many of the
famous venues in Chicago including the Green Mill, Hothouse, Andy's Jazz
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
Mr. Asche's highly anticipated second CD as a leader,
Blues For Mel (Tippin'), scheduled for March 2009 release, places him in the
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).
album includes original compositions by both Kyle Asche
and Melvin Rhyne in addition to other
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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
(Tippin’ Records), will be released in the summer of 2012.
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born in Nalchik,
into a family of musicians.
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
Mingus Big Band, David Berger and "Sultans Of Swing" Orchestra,
Brooklyn Big Band, and
McKusick Nonet. Vitaly Golovnev has been active leading and composing for his
group since they formed in 2005.
His highly anticipated debut album, consisting of nine
To Whom It May
Concern (Tippin'), is scheduled to be
released in January
Mr. Golovnev has been fortunate to perform as a sideman with
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
Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition.
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featuring: Kyle Asche, Ben Paterson, Jake
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
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
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
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
only have they succeeded in playing the jazz tradition, but they
elements of their homeland to create something entirely new
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marks Pete Zimmer's fourth CD as a leader.
It was recorded live on the second
night of a ten-day
tour during September of 2007 in
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
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