How about DINNER AT THE HEARTLAND CAFE followed by an evening of HARD BOP , VINTAGE JAZZ & URBAN BLUES hosted by MIKE FINNERTY (Jazz Outlaw) and his band the HEATMERCHANTS:
Andrew “Lightnin’ ” Meacham,guitar
and Rick Shandling,drums
at The Heartland Cafe (in the bar)
7006 N. Glenwood
1 block north of the MORSE “L” station on the C.T.A. RED LINE
Sunday July 15th, 8pm until ????
FREE to musicians “sittin’ in” and to Loyola students w/valid ID
INEXPENSIVE DRINKS!!! FRIENDLY STAFF! FRIENDLY VIBE!
(no rude doormen or bartenders with a hostile attitude)
YOU CAN SEE THE BAND FROM ANYWHERE IN THE HOUSE!!
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED!!!
BEATS SITTIN’ HOME!!
Mike Finnerty is a Chicago native, saxophonist, bandleader and session musician who has established himself as one of the city’s leading tenor players over a career that spans almost forty years.
Priding himself on his traditional approach to melody, harmony and rhythm, Mike’s playing combines a deep reverence for the accomplishments of such greats as Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young , Dexter Gordon and John Coltrane with a lively, irreverent style that engages the listeners ears, heart and sense of humor.
Exhibiting an impressive range of styles and a broad knowledge of both jazz standards and little-known gems, Mike combines a love of America’s most distinctive form of music with a rare dedication to excellence on his chosen instrument. For over thirty years Mike and his band, the HEATMERCHANTS, have performed their mix of vintage jazz,be-bop ballads and blues “effusion” for audiences in Chicago and its environs, providing a blusier kind of jazz and jazzier kind of blues to appreciative listeners both home-grown and from the four corners of the globe