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and the Swingers" is
Jim Kanas,guitar/ Randy Sabien,violin/
Don Stiernberg, Mandolin/ Larry Gray,Bass
February 2, 2013
This is the
original personal from Jim's "Jimmy and the Swingers"
CD of acoustic swing jazz. Jazz guitarist Jim Kanas brings this
"A team" or Who's Who of musician's musicians together
for a night of burning jazz standards and more! Jazz violinist,
started the Berklee School of music string program at age 21 and
has appeared internationally for decades. Mandolinist, Don
Stiernberg was the famous Jethro Burns' (Homer and
Jethro) protegee at age 19 and has recorded with numerous well known
and respected musicians. Acoustic bassist, Larry
Gray is know as one of Chicago's primary figures in
jazz and performs regularly with Ramsey Lewis and Larry Correll.
Jim Kanas who is most know for his American Roots/multi-instrumentalist
format attracts world class musicians as a guitarist and has performed
in the Midwest with the likes of Corky Siegel, Howard Levy, Muriel
Anderson and many more. Don't miss this rare performance of some
of the Midwest's most treasured acoustic string jazz musicians!
band’s repertoire comprises of classics, jazz standards, uncommon
selections and originals running the gamut from swinging renditions
of “All of Me”, “Straighten Up and Fly Right”
with vocals to a funky bluesy version of “Summertime”.
All members are equally versed in bluegrass, country and folk so
a unique version of Hank Williams’ classic “I’m
So Lonesome I Could Cry” is a natural! There will be Native
American Flute combined with String bass, mandolin and violin, a
soundscape that you will not hear anywhere else on the planet! The
band turns the Beatles’ “I Will” into a easy Latin
based gem but turns around turns around and blows outside on Monk’s
“Well You Needn’t”. Think of it this way, come
to hear world class acoustic string jazz and expect to go on a journey
into American roots music and more, and improvisation that deems
every selection original and fresh!
140 E. Railroad Street
Sandwich, IL 60548
is a world class guitarist.... I knew right away he was a world
College, April 12, 2008
Jim Kanas Group in Concert - jazzGuitar/AmericanRoots
Special Guest Artists - Larry
Gray, bass; Paul Wertico,
5700 College Road
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Web Calendar is reformated and
easier to use!
landing page, images! click
Magazine feature on Jim...
Performances/ endeavors ...usee
calendar for more!
Benedictine University Presents
Jim Kanas Group in Concert / jazzGuitar
coming... March 2012
festival--Jim Kanas is a monster clinician....I'm impressed."
Instructor of Jazz Piano and Improvisation
Sears Jazz Festival
Jim Kanas Jazz Quartet,
Siegel's New Book
included Jim in the dedication of
his new book "Let Your Music Soar".
about it at
American Roots Tour
Jim performed in Central Illinois for the exhibition
Smithsonian Roots Tour was in Illinois this past summer. Jim performed
in advance of the exhibit to promote it for Central Illinois.
images for presenters. download
high res here
on Larson Guitars is finally available!
Jim is featured on it playing harp guitars.
Hartman's book and CD on his grandfather's Larson guitars is expected
to be available this Spring. These famous guitars bared the name
of many well known brands including, Maurer Prairie State, Euphonon,
Stahl and even Martin. Jim plays duel harp guitars (dubbed) on this
project. Other artists on this project include Jimi Hendrix
and Muriel Anderson. The first book was
distributed by Hal Leonard...
Guitarist... guess who?
14 piece Western Swing Band, see www.hoosierbillies.com
for Hoosierbillies Music Show includes
Petrone (Epic, Sony-Nashville; Dream Tour Partners:
Dixie Chicks and Garth Brooks; MTV, Bryan White's "That's Another
Song" and Tracy Lawerence's "Today's Lonely Fool"
& "As Any Fool Can See". ),
Dale Dorsey, Annie Kincaid and
with Heritage Amplifiers
is on board as a Heritage Amplifier
Heritage Amplifiers for more details on this
quality line of guitar amplification. They specialize in
class A, point to point, tube amplifiers. This is great stuff! Heritage
is arranged to get the "Freedom" combo amp to Jim to play
withTom Holmes Guitars (THC). These very rare one
of a kind pieces. Tom is well known for years for his electric guitar
pickups and made guitars for a brief period. These guitars are hard
to come by and are played by the Billy Gibons,
Bo Diddley and others. Jim has a customized tele
style guitar and is endorsing these guitars for Tom.
PO Box 414
Joelton, TN 37080
with Mother Earth Rhythm. ... to play and
record high end Mother Rhythm Djembe used in educational settings...
It is an awesome drum!
Mother Rhythm Drums & Imports
24129 500th Street
Bemidji, MN 56601
Ph: (218) 759-9463
the Drinking Gourd- the music"
An original composition for world drums, mallots, vocal, guitar,
narration and percussion, structured around the story "Follow
the Drinking Gourd" about the underground railroad
Goodman, Corky Siegle and Jethro
Burns played a "No Nukes" concert on April 3,1980 at the
Egyptian Theater, DeKalb, Il . Photos from Jim's collection appears
in a comprehensive book the life and music of Steve Goodman by Clay
Eals. Click here to see photos!
(this site is temporarily down, 1/8/08)
11 new website featuring/including jk
past arts across illinois features...
Executive Producer, Arts & Entertainment
5400 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
w/Special guest, Jim Kanas
Web concert series.
Classical and Harp Guitar
Mendelson Performing Arts Center
at the House
Four performances with Catina DeLuna from Brazil,
Alejandro Fernandez from Columbia, Jaun Pastor from Peru and
Scott Coletta from the States
and CD of the Jim Kanas Trio with Annie Kincaid
Live at Rockford College/Charolette's Web
CD and DVD, project on hold....
"Take the El -theEP"...jazz originals
is on www.cdbaby.com2
and listed with Tower Records
included "Swan Quarter" from "Jimmy and the Swingers"
on there latest sampler. This double CD has been distributed to
hundreds of radio stations
nationwide and music business "insiders" as well. As a
result stations have been calling for more music! Way
and the Swingers" reviewed in
This is a nice review, click here...
2008 Newsletter online
carries the "Jimmy and the Swingers"
album. search jazz>swing or go to this
PayPal available for pruchases. coming ...
-MP3's, selected tunes, full versions, "Jimmy and the Swingers"
"Arts across Illinois",
featured artist! Promotional DVD Release
performances, see calendar.
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