Thursday, April 30, 2009

jazz at Warren Park Friday 5/1

Eric Schneider will be playing a tribute to Benny Goodman on Friday 5/1 at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave. The All City Jazz Band plays @ 7:00 pm, followed by the Tribute to Benny Goodman @ 7:30 pm.

Eric Schneider, one of Chicago's premier clarinetists, pays homage to the King of Swing, Benny Goodman in a concert with a special band he is putting together solely for this event, a group that will include Ron Dewar on tenor sax.

In addition to the influence Goodman had on Schneider's development as a musician, Eric actually had a chance to sit in with Benny in the early 1980s at a neighborhood festival here in Chicago. For his tribute, he will play some of Benny's charts. One thing is certain: it's sure to swing.

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