Caroline Davis Group, Ron Perrillo – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – April 25th, 2018
Caroline Davis Group, Ron Perrillo

Caroline Davis Group

Ron Perrillo

Wed, April 25, 2018

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


This event is 18 and over

Caroline Davis Group
Caroline Davis Group
For the past four years, saxophonist/composer Caroline Davis has been tied up in matters of the heart. Her focus is multi-tiered, however. There are the metaphorical facets, including her feelings about her recent relocation to New York from her longtime home in Chicago and the emotional rigors of navigating the path of an itinerant musician within the City’s bustling jazz scene. There is also a more physiological aspect, as Davis has actively researched the life giving organ and its properties in dealing with her father’s own heart ailment. All of these forces come to bear on her new recording, Heart Tonic.

Caroline Davis - alto saxophone
Rob Clearfield - piano
John Tate - bass
Jay Sawyer - drums

“The group was able to reach a moment of collective improvisation and boundless energy—embodying the full, spiritual fury and technical mastery” - Capital Bop
Ron Perrillo
Ron Perrillo
Born in New York City, Ron was inspired to study music by his parents who loved all forms of music and by his grandfather Angelo Perrillo who was a New York area guitarist and singer. His family moved to South Florida in 1973. There he attended Coconut Creek High School majoring in music, playing trumpet and baritone horn in their symphonic and jazz bands.

While still in high school he started playing piano for the BCC Neophonic Jazz Band under the direction of Bernie Switzer. After attending Broward Community College’s jazz program studying under J.B. Dyas, he began freelancing with Florida greats Ben Champion, Jaco Pastorius, Randy Bernsen and Ira Sullivan as well as performing with visiting artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Slide Hampton, Frank Wess and Michael Brecker. In 1990 Ron was one of five finalists in The Great American Jazz Piano Competition, the most prestigious event of its kind.

Ron was introduced to Chicago jazz audiences while on tour with Ira Sullivan in 1988 when he performed at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase. His experiences while on tour with Ira Sullivan inspired him to move to Chicago in 1990. Shortly after arriving in Chicago he formed his current trio with bassist Dennis Carroll and George Fludas. He’s also played in groups with Chicago greats Von Freeman, Bobby Broom, Eric Alexander, Lin Halliday and Pharez Whitted.

Ron has recorded for Blue Note Records with guitarist Fareed Haque, for the Criss Cross Jazz label with guitarist Bobby Broom for SteepleChase Records with Ira Sullivan and Von Freeman and for Origin Records with Scott Burns and Geof Bradfield.
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618