We kicked off the new decade with a new venue (Thulin Auditorium at Judson University) and the opportunity to make music and learn from our guest Artist, saxophonist Chris Madsen. Chris is a composer, is on faculty at University of Illinois - Chicago, and has performed with Wynton Marsalis and many other top jazz musicians. So we had a great time working with Chris!
So we found ourselves again performing an opening set at Fitzgerald's for Bill O'Connell's big band in mid-November, with only four rehearsals under our belt. Was it for tradition...or was it for the challenge? Well, maybe a little of both, but in any case the band rose to the occasion to kickoff the 2019-20 season!
Dave Katz + YJED
Fitzgerald's Nov 2018