Caroline Davis Group, Ron Perrillo

Caroline Davis Group

Ron Perrillo

Wed, April 25, 2018

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

Caroline Davis Group
Caroline Davis Group
For the past four years, saxophonist/composer Caroline Davis has been tied up in matters of the heart. Her focus is multi-tiered, however. There are the metaphorical facets, including her feelings about her recent relocation to New York from her longtime home in Chicago and the emotional rigors of navigating the path of an itinerant musician within the City’s bustling jazz scene. There is also a more physiological aspect, as Davis has actively researched the life giving organ and its properties in dealing with her father’s own heart ailment. All of these forces come to bear on her new recording, Heart Tonic.

Caroline Davis - alto saxophone
Russ Johnson - trumpet
Rob Clearfield - piano
John Tate - bass
Jay Sawyer - drums

“The group was able to reach a moment of collective improvisation and boundless energy—embodying the full, spiritual fury and technical mastery” - Capital Bop
Ron Perrillo
Ron Perrillo
One of the most compelling and adventurous pianists of his generation [Chicago Tribune],” RON PERRILLO grew up in South Florida where he taught himself to play piano, trumpet and baritone horn, later studying jazz under JB Dyas. During his Florida years he performed with Florida greats Jaco Pastorius, Randy Bernsen, Othello Molineaux, Ben Champion and visiting artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Slide Hampton, Frank Wes, Paquito D'Rivera and Michael Brecker. He made his Chicago debut with Ira Sullivan at Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase. Moving to Chicago in 1990, Ron was taken under the wing of piano great Jodie Christian. Ron has performed and recorded with Pharez Whitted, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Broom, Von Freeman, Brad Goode, Geof Bradfield, John Wojciechowski, Scott Burns, Randy Bernsen, Fareed Haque, Caroline Davis, and Victor Goines, among others. He has been described as “a harmonic genius” and was named as one of the top 50 jazz pianists alive today by The Woodshed Jazz Blog.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618