Chris Greene Quartet, Mark James Heath

Chris Greene Quartet

Mark James Heath

Sat, April 21, 2018

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Chris Greene Quartet
Chris Greene Quartet
Voted “Best Jazz Band” in the 2017 Chicago Reader’s "Best of Chicago” Poll!

Opening DJ sets by Ian Dinsmor and DJ Pickled Beets.
Live painting by Lewis Achenbach

The Chris Greene Quartet has been a highly visible part of Chicago’s jazz scene since 2005, and has maintained a stable lineup from the beginning, with the exception of Steve Corley, who has held the drum chair since 2011. Damian Espinosa on piano and keyboards and Marc Piane on acoustic and electric basses have been onboard since the beginning. Unique among Chicago bands, most of whom feature, by necessity, constantly shifting personnel, the CGQ has been able to develop a true group sound and feel, harking back to bands from the classic age of jazz when groups could stay together for long periods of time. While honoring the tradition, the CGQ incorporates elements of funk, hip-hop, rock, pop, the blues and reggae, reflecting their diverse backgrounds.

Chris Greene - saxophones
Damian Espinosa - piano, keyboards
Marc Piane - double and electric basses
Steve Corley - drums, percussion

"Editor’s Choice. This group truly plays as one. It’s the kind of music that can only be played by artists who have honed their craft, together.” - DownBeat Magazine
Mark James Heath
Mark James Heath
Poet and Comedian, Mark James Heath is a born and bred Chicago comedian who has just returned to Illinois after spending the last few years touring Canada. He has been featured in NBC/Universal's Break Out Comedy Fest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and JFL42. He is also featured on the new album Da Cream Soda Fur Coat by Toronto's Hiphop Comedy Collective Runnin At The Mouth.
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618