--5:00pm and 7:00pm-- Eric Schneider Quartet *Minus Eric Schneider*
Start Date/Time: Monday, July 09, 2018 5:00 PM
Description:
    Sadly, Eric Schneider's duties hob-knobbing with business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres has him away from Chicago during tonight's scheduled performance.  In his place and leading the charge for this hard hitting quartet will be guitarist Mike Allemana!

Mike Allemana's performing credits include 1997-2012 with the late tenor sax legend Von Freeman at his famous Tuesday night gig at the New Apartment Lounge. Mike toured with Von to Berlin in 2002, which was released  as Vonski Speaks on Nessa Records in 2009.  He can also be heard on Von Freeman’s 2002 release The Improvisor on Premonition Records. Other highlights include 1996-1997 with organ great Charles Earland, 1995-1999 with tenor saxophonist Lin Halliday, appearances from 1997-1999 with organ master Lonnie Smith, 1998-2002 with tenor saxophonist Ron Dewar, a 2005 performance in Philadelphia with Von Freeman and drumming legend Mickey Roker, a 2006 performance with Von Freeman and drum-master Jimmy Cobb, and in 2008 with alto saxophonist Steve Coleman. 

Mike toured to Poznan, Poland in 2010 to perform with fellow Chicago guitarists Bobby Broom and Jeff Parker.  The Jazz Institute of Chicago along with the Chicago Cultural Center commissioned him to arrange Von Freeman’s original compositions for a 10-piece ensemble, featured in the summer of 2011 for the Made in Chicago concert series at Millennium Park with special guests Eric Alexander, Julian Priester, and Steve Coleman.  Later that same year, he travelled again to Poznan to perform an original 4-part suite dedicated to Von Freeman written for a 9-piece group.

Showtimes:  5pm-6:30pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Admission:  $10