Michael Zerang’s Blue Lights at the Chicago Jazz Festival
By Kato Bookbird
The Chicago Jazz Festival‘s organizers have been presenting free concerts in various spots around the city, calling the series Neighborhood Nights. This past Saturday, Aug. 9, the series featured the superb drummer Michael Zerang, playing in front of Logan Square’s Illinois Centennial Monument with a band called Blue Lights. This was a stellar lineup of leading jazz musicians from Chicago — reedists Mars Williams and Dave Rempis, cornetist Josh Berman and bassist Kent Kessler — and it sounded lovely in that park. The group played some original compositions, but it closed with a recognizable melody from the past, Misirlou. — Robert Loerzel, Underground Bee
We'd like to say Thank You to Robert Loerzel for allowing us to use the images and his short report, and to encourage you to visit the Underground Bee blog for more pictures taken on that special sunny evening at Logan Square, but also other concert reviews and misc. commentary on the Chicago arts scene.