Chris Madsen's Bonfire, Clif Wallace Quintet

Chris Madsen's Bonfire

Clif Wallace Quintet

Thu, April 26, 2018

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


This event is 18 and over

Chris Madsen's Bonfire
Chris Madsen's Bonfire
Bonfire was formed in 2017 by Chicago saxophonist and composer Chris Madsen to interpret and perform his original music. The group features some of the city's finest talent including pianist Stu Mindeman (Kurt Elling, Juan Pastor), Clark Sommers (Kurt Elling, Brian Blade), and Dana Hall (Branford Marsalis, Ray Charles). The group has performed at Cafe Mustache (CHI), The Whistler (CHI), and the Jazz Estate (MKE) with plans to record in 2018.

Chris Madsen - tenor saxophone
Stu Mindeman - piano
Clark Sommers - bass
Dana Hall - drums
Clif Wallace Quintet
Clif Wallace Quintet
Clif Wallace’s versatility as a drummer/band leader can easily be parallel with his love for music of all genres. In his latest project, Clif lead his Quintet blending new original compositions with hip arrangements of music that he pairs with nostalgic events in his personal life. This performance will be Clif Wallace and his quintet’s Constellation debut and it will sure be a performance that will be filled with forward thinking musical excitement that may also have you floating a bit down memory lane.

Clif Wallace – drums
Michele Thomas – vocals
Justin Copeland – trumpet
Lenard Simpson – alto saxophone
Richard Johnson – piano
Jeremiah Hunt – bass

“Wallace is a part of a generation of jazz musicians who possess the chops to play a funk/rock anthem such as “Maggot Brain,” as well as a hard-bop standard such as “Moanin.’” Artists such as Wallace approach all genres of music without the Hamlet-like “to fuse or not to fuse” angst that bedeviled earlier generations of jazz men and women.” -Howard Dukes South Bend Tribune
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618