$5.00 Music fee for College Students, must show student I.D. when you arrive
When purchasing music tickets this will guarantee your seat and its general admission. No need to print your tickets, we will have your name on our reservation list.
6:30pm Show | 60-70 minute performance | Doors open at 5pm |
Food and Beverages will be served from 5pm -7:30pm
8:30pm Show | 60-70 minute performance | Doors open at 8:00pm |
Food and Beverages will be served from 8:00pm -10:00pm
Ryan Kisor – Trumpet
Mitch Towne – Organ
Scott Hesse – Guitar
George Fludas – Drums
RYAN KISOR – TRUMPET
Ryan Kisor was born on April 12, 1973 in Sioux City, Iowa, and began playing trumpet at age four. In 1990 he won first prize at the Thelonious Monk Institute’s first annual Louis Armstrong Trumpet Competition.
Kisor has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra since 1994. He has performed and/or recorded with the Mingus Big Band, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Horace Silver, Gerry Mulligan, and Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, the Philip Morris Jazz All-Stars, and others. In addition to being an active sideman, Kisor has recorded several albums as a leader including Battle Cry (1997), The Usual Suspects (1998), and Point of Arrival (2000).
MITCH TOWNE – ORGAN
Mitch Towne is a keyboardist and touring musician, and is widely considered as the “go-to” Hammond organist in the Midwest. His ability to move seamlessly between diverse styles has made him a sought-after side-man with artists as varied as jazz/R&B artist and Grammy-winning producer Terrace Martin, jazz heavyweights Ryan Kisor, Dave Stryker and Adam Larson, blues artists Eric Gales and Ben Poole, and multi-platinum artist Aloe Blacc. In 2015, Towne played organ on the track “Push” for the album “Velvet Portraits” by Terrace Martin, which was nominated for a 2016 Grammy for “Best R&B” album.
GEORGE FLUDAS – DRUMS
Chicago bass drummer George Fludas has performed with notable jazz greats Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Benny Green, Roy Hargrove, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Diana Krall, Betty Carter, Phil Woods and Joey DeFrancesco.
SCOTT HESSE – GUITAR
Guitarist Scott Hesse is a well-respected figure in the Chicago jazz community. Known especially for his harmonic and rhythmic inventiveness, Scott is equally at home in straight-ahead or avant garde settings. Since moving to Chicago in 2005, Scott has played at every major jazz venue in the area. He’s also been featured in several jazz festivals throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada.
In addition to performing, Scott is an avid composer and music educator. Since 2007, Scott has led the guitar program at Eastern Illinois University. In 2009, he joined the faculty at Harold Washington College in Chicago. Recently, Scott became a member of the jazz faculty at DePaul University where he teaches jazz history and applied lessons in improvisation.