Denny Zeitlin Trio at Chicago's Jazz Showcase May 9-14


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Featuring Buster Williams, bass & Matt Wilson, drums
May 9-14
At The
Jazz Showcase:
59 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
312 670 2473
http://jazzshowcase.com Showtimes:
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 8 and 10
Fri and Sat: 9 and 11
Sun 4 [matinee, children allowed] 8 and 10

Denny Zeitlin, internationally renowned jazz pianist-composer- psychiatrist, brings his world-class trio to Chicago's Jazz Showcase May 9-14, featuring award winners Buster Williams on bass, and Matt Wilson, drums. A Chicago native, Zeitlin was active on the local jazz scene in the 50s and 60s, and has since recorded over thirty albums; twice won first place in the Down Beat International Jazz Critics Poll; written original music for Sesame Street; appeared on Network TV, including CBS Sunday Morning and repeats on the Tonight Show; and composed the critically acclaimed electronic-acoustic-symphonic score for “Invasion of the Body Snatchers." He has concertized throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Europe, and has appeared with jazz greats such as Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Bobby Hutcherson, Charlie Haden, Marian PcPartland, David Friesen, and many others. Buster Williams and Matt Wilson are on the “short list" of most highly sought out jazz musicians in the world. In the many years of their contributions to the jazz scene, they have appeared on hundreds of albums and performed around the globe with players that constitute a “who's who" of jazz. Buster Williams is particularly well known for his work with Sonny Stitt, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Miles Davis, and Herbie Hancock. His awards include a Grammy and a NEA grant. Matt Wilson has made contributions to a wide stylistic array of artists, including Dewey Redman, Janis Siegal, Michael Brecker, Fred Hersch, and Lee Konitz. In the late 90s, he was named “Best New Artist" by the New York Jazz Critics Circle, chosen by Downbeat Magazine as one of “The 25 for the Future," and won first place in their critics' poll in 2003. In addition to their collaborations with other musicians, both Buster and Matt lead and record with their own groups. Denny Zeitlin has led a series of groundbreaking trios since his first recordings for Columbia in the 60s. He has been performing with Buster and Matt since 2001, and the trio released their critically acclaimed “Slickrock" on Maxjazz in 2004. They come to Chicago's Jazz Showcase reverberating with a summer and fall of performances at the Litchfield, Chicago, Monterey, San Francisco, and Hollywood Florida Jazz Festivals, where they played to packed venues and standing ovations.

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