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JAZZ WEEKEND

September 8-11th, 2022

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 St. Charles Jazz Weekend presented by St. Charles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, is a four-day event that showcases and promotes live jazz music at different St. Charles establishments. An array of St. Charles venues will take part in this year’s event featuring numerous jazz groups including Grammy award-winning Saxophonist Frank Catalano, Grammy-nominated artist and trumpeter extraordinaire Victor Garcia, Jeremy Kahn and
The Chicago All-Stars, and many more!

Patrons can enjoy jazz music starting mid-day through the evening, with the opportunity to visit multiple venues, including the 1st Street Plaza, and Mt. St. Mary Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

2022 Jazz Performers

Andrew Egizio Trio

Andrew Egizio is a jazz trumpeter from the Chicagoland Area. Graduating from DePaul University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Studies, Egizio had the opportunity to play with the DePaul Jazz Workshop. He has performed at many restaurants throughout St. Charles and the surrounding area, and at a variety of Chicago jazz club staples such as Andy’s Jazz Club and the Jazz Showcase.

Bill Boris Jazz Trio

The Bill Boris Trio performs an exciting blend of Jazz, Pop, and original compositions with a vibrant contemporary sound. The group features Roger Harris on keyboards and Tyrone Blair on drums. Bill Boris has performed at festivals all over the world including the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Barbados Jazz Festival, and the Kaunas Jazz Festival in Lithuania. He can be heard on Mike Frost Project C.D. “Comin’ Straight at You,” which was nominated for a Grammy in 2007.

Henry JBC

Henry JBC is an acoustic solo artist from Woodridge, IL. He has performed songs from every era and every genre. As a vocalist, he has performed alongside many groups and jams throughout the area focusing on jazz standards.

Joel Ream Trio

Joel Ream is a guitarist/producer based in the Chicagoland area. He attended Northern Illinois University where he received a degree in Jazz Studies/Music Performance, and had the opportunity to study under virtuoso guitarist, Fareed Haque. Ream has performed with many Chicago-based musicians, and even toured with the NIU Jazz Ensemble.

Rick King Trio

Southside Chicago Native, Rick King has had the opportunity to play the drum set for notable names such as Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley and many more. Not only a drummer, King also steps behind his drums to perform vocals and percussion, as well.

The John Wesley Experience

John Wesley III was born and raised in Chicago, where his father played trumpet and his mother directed and sang in the church choir. Music has played a large part in the Wesley household. At about age 12, John heard his first live jazz saxophone solo. It was love at first note. From there, his life as a musician began. From the Gallery 37 Jazz Band internship to the Chicago All-City Jazz Ensemble. From the ensemble came the creation of the John Wesley Experience (JWE), a group of musicians that come together to make people feel good. JWE is currently in residence at The Duplex in Chicago's Logan Square on the third Thursday of every month.

The Nite Hawks

The Nite Hawks specialize in performing music from the swing era of the 1920’s through the jazzy sounds of the 1950s. Listen to them perform songs from composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and more

Andrew Schlinder

Andrew Schlinder is a Chicago-based saxophonist. Following the receiving of his Bachelor’s in Music at Chicago College of the Performing Arts, he has been able to play with popular musicians like Ralph Bowen, John Swana, Lew Soloff, and many more. He plays regularly with a variety of jazz groups such as Bill O’Connell and the Chicago Skyliners, The Heritage Jazz Orchestra, New Nostalgia to name a few.

Chris Powell

Vocalist, keyboardist, and educator, Chris Powell found his passion for music during high school, and was invested in working on his abilities as a singer. Chris decided to join the School for Music Vocations from Southwestern Community College, which is where he gained an extensive amount of knowledge about Jazz, and just how technology and music can intertwine. Along with performing, Chris is also a music educator, where he teaches at two independent Chicago music schools.

Jack Macklin

Jack Macklin is a guitarist, composer, and educator based in Chicago, IL. From a young age, he gravitated toward jazz and improvisation styles. Studying music at DePaul University, he had the opportunity to be mentored by some of the finest Chicago musicians such as Scott Hesse, and Dana Hall. Jack has played alongside many other notable musicians including, Matt Ulery, Greg Ward, John Deitemyer, and many others.

John Boda

Born and raised just outside of Chicago, John Boda is a pro singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Boda has been performing professionally since the 1980’s, where he was part of many groups and toured the country full-time. Since moving back to the Chicago area, he has been involved in many bands in duos, covering many decades of great songs, with every song reflecting his own flavor and style.

Shawn Salmon

Shawn Salmon is a jazz guitarist and the Director of Jazz Studies for the Music Department at Saint Xavier University. He has performed with various jazz groups all around Chicago and has had the opportunity to play at venues that include The Jazz Showcase, Andy’s Jazz Club, and Reggie’s Music Hall. On top of being a fantastic guitarist, he also is an active composer and arranger that is published with Really Good Music Inc.

The Josh Achiron Trio

Joshua Achiron is a guitarist from Atlanta who had the opportunity to study his craft with notable jazz musicians Kevin Bales and Bob Shaw. He attended college at the Eastman School of Music and earned degrees in both Jazz and Classical performance. Joshua Achiron recently performed at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass which showcased 41 students representing 14 of the top music schools in the country. He currently is earning his masters at the Berklee Jazz Institute.

Tom Linsk

Tom Linsk is a pianist, vocalist, and composer who has established himself as a premier musical artist in the Chicago-area. Growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tom was inspired by many great performers of the time. He has been entertaining people for over 25 years and has even had the opportunity to perform at special events for Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities across the United States.

Anthony Cassano

Anthony (Frank) Cassano as “Frank Sinatra” has ben tantalizing the ears of Chicagoland for over 25 years. Growing up listening to artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett helped shape the music style Anthony is known for performing today.

Frank Catalano

Frank Catalano is a 3-time Grammy-winning, and 11-time Grammy-nominated jazz saxophone player who has been heard by millions of people all over the globe. He has recorded alongside notable artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child, and John Legend. His most recent album, “Tokyo No. 9” was recorded in collaboration with Jimmy Chamberlin, the drummer for the alternative rock band “The Smashing Pumpkins”.

Jeremy Kahn and The Chicago Allstars

Jeremy Kahn and The Chicago All-Stars consists of renowned Chicago jazz pianist Jeremy Kahn, saxophonist/clarinetist Eric Schneider, bassist Dennis Carroll, and drummer George Fludas, who are four of Chicago's brightest jazz stars! Jeremy Kahn is a Chicago native, who has performed in jazz-type venues all over the world. He has had the opportunity to play with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, and more.

José Valdes Latin Jazz Trio

Jose Valdes is a jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader from Chicago. He created Valdes Music Productions in 1992 which produced many bands that have played at a variety of festivals including the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Detroit-Montreaux Jazz Festival, and the Hennessy Jazz Search in New York City.

The Chicago Experience

The Chicago Experience pays homage to the band "Chicago.” This self-described “rock and roll band with horns” consists of Steve Frost, Jim Massoth, Terry Viano, Brian Hemstock, Eric Caliendo, Ron Brandt, Tim Rutter, Paul Wood & Adam Cowger.

The Mary Hunt Duo

The Mary Hunt Duo features jazz styles performed by Mary Hunt on the vocals, and Brandon Thies on the guitar. Mary Hunt expresses that some of her biggest influences include, but are not limited to, Eva Cassidy, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Mary J. Blige. This duo performs at many venues around the Chicagoland suburbs.

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