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Chicago Jazz Magazine

With years of printed publications in its stead, the Chicago Jazz Magazine aimed to supplement its traditional publication with a digital production to bring its readers closer to the people, places, and musicians that make up Chicago’s legendary jazz scene.

Long standing confidant to the scene and magazine founder Mike Jeffers served as a natural show host for our 10 episode collaboration exploring various approaches to presenting jazz in the city.

CHICAGO JAZZ MAGAZINE

CHICAGO JAZZ MAGAZINE

Dedicated to Promoting Jazz in Chicago

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With years of printed publications in its stead, the Chicago Jazz Magazine aimed to supplement its traditional publication with a digital production to bring its readers closer to the people, places, and musicians that make up Chicago’s legendary jazz scene.

Long standing confidant to the scene and magazine founder Mike Jeffers served as a natural show host for our 10 episode collaboration exploring various approaches to presenting jazz in the city.

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Services: VIDEOGRAPHY, VIDEO EDITING

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PRO-JAZZ JAM SESSION

Every Monday for the last five years, one of the best pro-jazz jam sessions in Chicago has been hosted by a little known Serbian restaurant in West Irving Park.

Find out why the house band chose the Serbian Village Restaurant to hold the session, how much Tommy Muellner (piano) would prefer it if you didn't drink his liquor, what Kelly Sill (bass) thinks young conservatory whiz-kids could use more of, & what Phil Gratteau (drums) loves about these nights. Special performances by Jim Cooper (vibraphone) and the legendary Larry Novak (piano).

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ELEVATOR MUSIC

The illustrious jazz violinist James Sanders recounts a life changing musical encounter with the legendary Johnny Frigo and talks about his upcoming tribute to his idol held at PianoForte Chicago, the best specialized piano shop in the city.

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ANDY’S JAZZ CLUB

One of Chicago's best known and most respected jazz establishments, historic Andy's offers casually sophisticated dining with a musical menu of Chicago's top jazz artists.

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THE GOLF EDITION

It’s raining out so Mike practices his putting strokes inside a piano warehouse using his steel pan as a golf hole.

DISCLAIMER: Not a Real Putt-Putt Course

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YOU CAN’T REPLACE THE REAL THING

The Jazz Calendar rundown this week featuring Frank Catalano, Greg Fishman, Judy Roberts, Kurt Elling and more…

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