Eric Schneider & Jeremy Kahn Quartet
Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 9:30-10:30pm
One of the city’s top saxophonists, ERIC SCHNEIDER was on a fast-track early in life having played six years with both the Earl “Fatha” Hines Band and Count Basie Band before he was thirty, bringing him into the company of some of America’s greatest jazz musicians from Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie to Tony Bennett and Clark Terry. During his tenure with Basie, Eric recorded three albums, including the Grammy Award-winning 88 Basie Street. Since Eric decided to stop touring regularly and settle in Chicago, he has worked in a wide variety of settings in the Chicago area including many years at Andy’s and currently the late, late, late Friday evening show (1:30-4:00am) at The Green Mill. In addition to playing with virtually all of the top local jazz musicians and singers, Eric Schneider also teaches at the Merit School of Music.
Pianist JEREMY KAHN received his music degree from Boston’s prestigious New England Conservatory where he studied with the late, great Jaki Byard, later living in New York City before returning to the Chicagoland area of his birth. Versatile and accomplished, Jeremy has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Charlie Haden, Branford Marsalis, and was the pianist in the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. One of Chicago’s busiest pianists, Jeremy divides his time among jazz venues, pit orchestras, and recording and teaching studios. He has played for many of Chicago’s Broadway productions, including Wicked, Spamalot, The Lion King, Les Misérables, and Aida. He has also been a featured performer at the Chicago Jazz Festival and on the radio shows of Studs Terkel and Marian McPartland. Bassist DENNIS CARROLL and drummer GEORGE FLUDAS, complete the Quartet.