LIVE JAZZ in EVANSTON AT PRAIRIE MOON EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Prairie Moon is proud to present live jazz in partnership with Chicago’s Fulton Street Collective every Wednesday from 9PM-11PM. Fulton Street Collective is one of Chicago’s most respected and well-known venues for producing high quality live jazz.
Come experience some of the country’s best jazz musicians at Prairie Moon and enjoy our Raw Bar, late night grill, and special cocktails, along with our full bar.
Tickets are always reasonably priced and go to entirely to support the artists and Fulton Street Collective, an artists’ collective. Advance tickets available and at the door.
LIVE JAZZ COMING UP
SEPTEMBER 28: KABIR DALAWARI QUARTET
Kabir Dalawari – Drums Kyle Brooks – Saxophone Hugo Flores – Guitar Stephen Parisi Jr – Bass
Nourished by the abundant creative energies of the scene in his native Chicago, drummer and composer Kabir Dalawari has developed a unique musical voice that he is thrilled to share with the world on his vibrant debut album, Awareness. Dalawari fronts a talent-packed quartet with altoist Kyle Brooks, pianist Eric Arroyo and bassist Matt Ulery for a set of original pieces brimming with rhythmic animation, melodic richness and bristling interactivity.
OCTOBER 5: JIMMY FARACE QUARTET
Jimmy Farace has established himself as one of the up and coming jazz baritone saxophonists. Deeply inspired by Gerry Mulligan and Harry Carney, melody and beauty is at the forefront of everything Jimmy plays.
Although he specializes in jazz baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, Jimmy works in a plethora of musical genres on many woodwind instruments. Notable past performances include the Drive By Big Band featuring Randy Brecker, the Indiana All-Star Big Band featuring Chris Potter, and the Dan Nix Big Band featuring Jeff Hamilton. Throughout his studies, Jimmy has been blessed to have been taught by Mark Colby, Greg Ward, Walter Smith III, Scott Burns and Tom Walsh.
OCTOBER 12: CHAD McCULLOUGH ORGAN QUARTET
Ryan Shultz – Bass
Chad McCullough – Trumpet
Paul Mutzabaugh -Organ
Neil Hemphill – Drums
Heralded for his “solos of mercurial poetry and high craft.” (Chicago Tribune) Chicago-based trumpeter/composer Chad McCullough is active throughout the world. Dan McClenaghan writes, “He is a rare instrumentalist who makes each note sound as if it were imbued with a deeper meaning. Certainly a player with great chops, his approach is one that is measured and deliberate, often introspective, sometimes gorgeously melancholic, and one that employs a continuity of mood and atmosphere …”
OCTOBER 19: JULI WOOD TRIO
Swinging sax and vocals! For the past twenty years with four albums as a leader, several studio projects as a side man, and countless worldwide performances, saxophonist, vocalist and composer Juli Wood has established herself as a solid, swinging, lyrical and entertaining performer on Chicago’s music scene. Juli has played many jazz clubs and festivals nationally and internationally; Chicago Jazz Fest, Hyde Park Jazz Fest, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Chicago’s main jazz clubs – Jazz Showcase, Green Mill, Andy’s and Katerina’s. Skansen Jazz and Blues (Stockholm , Sweden), Pori Jazz Fest (Finland), Bent J’s club (Aarhus, Denmark), Storyville (Helsinki Finland), Arlandia Jazz Fest (Aaland Islands, Finland) and the ” Made in Chicago ” jazz festival in Poznan Poland to name a few.
OCTOBER 26: STEVE KNIGHT TRIO
Steve traded his skateboard for a Synsonics/JCPenney guitar (with built-in, 9 volt-powered speaker) in the early 90s, much to the delight of his mother. At Emporia State University, he split his time between the theatre department and the music department, playing in pit orchestras, the big band, and the faculty combo, all the while teaching guitar at ESU Academy and Flint Hills Music.
Steve’s first step into the professional jazz world came in the living room of noted jazz pedagogue, author, and guitarist Dr. Wayne Goins at Kansas State University. Wayne’s unique approach as a professional first, academic second, inspired Steve to pursue the music further by moving to New York where he was lucky to study with luminaries in the field like Jack Wilkins, Mark Whitfield, Peter Bernstein, Mark Sherman, and Jim Ridl.
Steve moved to Chicago in the spring of 2016 and began teaching and playing full time, further refining his craft with the help of local jazz heavies Scott Hesse, Jim Trompeter, Ernie Adams, and Henry Johnson. His debut album, Persistence, releases August 12 everywhere.