Well we're at it again. Your tremendous support at our last event was very encouraging. We hope you will come out to our Holiday Party. Our featured entertainer will be the Sassy Jazz Vocalist Cherisse Scott. We will be joined by the Herb Porter and Friends Quartet. And of course some of the friendliest people in the NW suburbs. We get going at 4:30. Shows are at 5:30 and 7pm.Cover charge is only Ten dollars. Free hot and cold appetizers.See More
The perfect end to a hard day at the office is a smooth evening of Jazz. Herb POrter and Friends is proud to present the Happy Tuesday Smooth Jazz Mixer at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows IL. This week we will be featuring the Sensual Trumpet of Rob Juice www.robjuice.com. Happy Hour starts at 4:30 Hot and Cold Appetizers and some of the Friendliest People in the NW Suburbs.
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.