Links


  Ellmans Music www.ellmansmusic.com

  • One of Chicagoland's top music stores that specializes in musical instruments and music and accessories. The shop is located in Naperville and owned by Pete Ellman.

  Pete Ellman Big Band  www.pebb.net 

  • Pete Ellman leads this big band comprised of teachers and educators from around the suburbs and Chicago. I play lead alto with the band. They have enjoyed a weekly Tuesday night gig for YEARS and often have high schools, colleges, and middle schools open up for them.

  Vern Spevak Big Band  www.facebook.com/VernSpevakBigBand

  • Super drummer, Vern Spevak leads this incredible big band comprised of NIU alumni and alumni of Woody Herman and Buddy Rich's big bands. I play lead alto in this band that specializes in very difficult, symphonic large scale jazz works. They also have various high schools, colleges, and middle schools open up for them as well.

  Jazz Consortium Big Band  www.jcbigband.com

  • Led by veteran music studio owner and saxophonist, Roy Vombrack, this big band has a wonderful library of various big band charts, specializing in the funk/jazz genre of the 70s and 80s. I play split lead with this group and we have a monthly gig in the north suburbs in addition to other shows. This band also has various high schools, colleges, and middle schools open for them.

  Bob Lark Alumni Big Band  www.boblark.com

  • Led by the former head of Jazz Studies at Depaul University, Bob Lark, this wonderful big band is made up strictly of alumni from Depaul who have studied with Dr. Lark. The repertoire is largely comprised of student arrangements and original tunes. The group performs regularly at the legendary Jazz Showcase in Chicago. I play baritone and bass clarinet in this group. Bob's band also has various high school and college groups open for the band.

  Horse-Drawn Productions  www.horse-drawnproductions.com

  • One of Chicago's premier recording studios, owned by Eric Yoder, who has worked with practically EVERYONE in the music industry. If you want a killer recording made, this is the place to come!

  Sharp Cookies  www.sharpcookies.net

  • Chicago's top family entertainers. They get kids and parents singing, dancing, and jamming together for the ultimate in quality time. Led by the famous Mr. Singer!

  Bill Porter Orchestra  www.billporterorchestra.com

  • A staple in the Chicago Jazz Scene. Used to be the backing band for Frank Sinatra. They've held a 12+ year residence at Green Dolphin St., every Wednesday night

  Norman Phillips of London  www.normanphillipsoflondon.com

  • Absolutely, without a doubt the best photography studio around. For any pictures you need done, this is the ONLY place you should go. They are INCREDIBLE! Located in the northern Chicago suburb of Highland Park.

  CD Baby  www.cdbaby.com

  • An award-winning website that sells independently-released recordings. They are also involved in digital distribution (selling your songs on a per-song basis, rather than the entire recording).

  Trippin Billies  www.trippinbillies.com & www.myspace.com/trippinbillies

  • The Nation's Most Successful Dave Matthews Tribute Band, featuring some of Chicago's most requested instrumentalists. This superband tours constantly around the Midwest and beyond. They headline at numerous festivals and perform in the Nation's top music venues. Be sure to check them out and if you close your eyes, you will swear DMB is right there playing.

  Sound Works Productions  www.soundworkspro.com

  • A spectacular live-sound company available for major concerts and events. These soundguys REALLY, REALLY know their stuff. So if you want to sound the best that you can possibly imagine, contact Dan for a quote.

 


     
 
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