Bill McFarland & The Chicago Horns

Sunday, September 29, 3:00-4:00pm

West Stage at the Midway

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BILL McFARLAND & THE CHICAGO HORNS manage to create a big band sound with only six musicians. A one-time member of the hit group The Southside Movement, BILL McFARLAND received the designation, Master Trombonist of R&B, Funk, Jazz & Soul from the Black American Blues Historical Society of Canada. Saxophonist HANK FORD has played with Aretha Franklin, Jerry Butler, and Curtis Mayfield, as well as on The Wiz and in Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies stage shows. He also performs with Jeff Lindberg’s Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Trumpeter KENNY ANDERSON has shown his versatility by performing with the likes of Luther Allison, Mighty Joe Young, and Malachi Thompson. He has also performed as a blues and rhythm & blues section man, and held the first chair in salsa bands, where his connections include the Orchestra Isla, Hector Silveira Orchestra, and Chuchito Valdés. Together, The Chicago Horns’ sound has been described (by chicagojazz.com) as: smooth as Jazztet, energetic as The Jazz Messengers.


The musicians:

Kenny Anderson – trumpet

Yosef Ben Israel – bass

Kirk Brown – piano

Jeremiah Collier - drums

Will Crosby - guitar

Hank Ford – sax

Bill McFarland – trombone