Chris Greene Quartet – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – April 21st, 2017
Chris Greene Quartet

Record Release Show

Chris Greene Quartet

Fri, April 21, 2017

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Chris Greene Quartet
Chris Greene Quartet
The CGQ has been a highly visible part of Chicago’s jazz scene since 2005, and has maintained a stable lineup from the beginning, with the exception of Steve Corley, who has held the drum chair since 2011. Damian Espinosa on piano and keyboards and Marc Piane on acoustic and electric basses have been onboard since the beginning. Unique among Chicago bands, most of whom feature, by necessity, constantly shifting personnel, the CGQ has been able to develop a true group sound and feel, harking back to bands from the classic age of jazz when groups could stay together for long periods of time. While honoring the tradition, the CGQ incorporates elements of funk, hip-hop, rock, pop, the blues and reggae, reflecting their diverse backgrounds. Greene grew up, and still lives, in Evanston, Illinois, and has also enjoyed a healthy and wide-ranging career as a sideman, playing or recording with bands and artists ranging from Brazilian soul/MPB star Ed Motta, M-Base pioneer Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Prince collaborator Sheena Easton, rapper Common and Motown legends The Temptations. He has released 10 CDs, and the most recent, Music Appreciation, was selected as one of The Best Albums of 2015 by Downbeat Magazine. Greene and his band represent the latest link in the continuum of Chicago jazz, moving forward while reaching back.

Opening DJ sets by Ian Dinsmor and DJ Pickled Beets.

Chris Greene - saxophones
Damian Espinosa - piano, keyboards
Marc Piane - double and electric basses
Steve Corley - drums, percussion

"Greene continues to evolve as one of the best young players in the city, and his band is making the move with him. The focus, hard work and sense of purpose is paying off for these cats, and what an enjoyable experience it is for their audiences to see and hear.” - JazzChicago.Net

chrisgreenejazz.com
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618