Bands

Check out some of the bands that our teachers perform in!

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Our teachers have shared the stage with:

Stevie Wonder, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, John Legend, Elliott Smith, Dirty Dozen Barss Band, Fitz & The Tantrums, Bettye Lavette, Otis Clay, Orgone, Kings Go Forth, The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, The Jayhawks, Soulive, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Ryan Shaw, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Escort, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, The Bo Keys, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Jamie Lidell, John Clayton, Claudio Roditi, Rodney Whitaker, Charles McPherson


Our teachers have performed at:

Festivals: Summerfest, North Coast Music Festival, SXSW (Austin), River Roots Live (Davenport), MidPoint Music Festival (Cincinnati), Jazz in The Park (Milwaukee), Taste of Randolph Street, Andersonville Midsommarfest, Bash on Wabash, Windy City Ribfest, Metronome Festival, Roscoe Village Burger Fest, Wicker Park Fest, Waterfront Festival (Madison), Painesville Party in the Park, Downtown Dayton Revival, Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest, SIU Carbondale Sunset Concert Series, Mile of Music (Appleton)

Chicago’s best clubs: House of Blues, Park West, Congress Theater, United Center, Jazz Showcase, Andy’s Jazz Club, SPACE, Fitzgerald’s, Metro, City Winery, Millennium Park, Old Town School of Folk Music, Navy Pier Beer Garden, Lincoln Hall, Schubas, Bottom Lounge, Double Door, Beat Kitchen, Martyrs, Subterranean, Empty Bottle, Cubby Bear, Mayne Stage, Green Mill.

The country’s best clubs: First Avenue (Minneapolis), Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis), Beachland Ballroom (Cleveland), SOBs (New York), Knitting Factory (New York), UW Madison Memorial Terrace, Majestic Theater (Madison), Turner Hall Ballroom (Milwaukee), Pabst Theater (Milwaukee), Arlene’s Grocery (New York), Mercy Lounge (Nashville), Exit/In (Nashville), Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis), World Cafe Live (Philadelphia), Southpaw (Brooklyn), Circle Bar (New Orleans), The Del Monte Speakeasy (Los Angeles), Thunderbird Cafe (Pittsburgh), Shadow Lounge (Pittsburgh), Old Rock House (Saint Louis), Off Broadway (Saint Louis).


Our teachers have appeared on television and radio:

WXRT, WBEZ, Vocalo 89.5, WLUW 88.7, KDHX (Saint Louis), KRUI (Iowa City), 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, Alice FM (Springfield IL), KSDK-TV (Saint Louis), WGN-TV, Wisconsin Public Television, Iowa Public Radio, WREG-TV Live at 9 (Memphis), Daytrotter