NO cover! Free! Open to EVERYONE! …and the more the merrier! Doors open 5PM. 5-7PM Happy Hour features $5 beer/wine/margaritas and 1/2 price appetizers!
Featuring Petra’s Recession Seven AND Featuring Fine Mardi Gras NOLA Fare including Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Shrimp Jambalaya, Shrimp Po’ Boys, PLUS Bahama Mamas and Hurricane Specials!
Petra’s Recession Seven:
At the start of the Great Recession in September 2008, Petra’s Recession Seven, a Chicago-style early swing/trad jazz band was born at Chicago’s legendary Green Mill. This seven piece ensemble formed by vocalist Petra van Nuis features an all-star line up of internationally known Chicago veterans including trombonist Russ Phillips, reed man Eric Schneider, trumpeter Bob Ojeda, guitarist Andy Brown, bassist Dan DeLorenzo and drummer Bob Rummage. Festival appearances include the 33rd annual Chicago Jazz Festival, the 34th & 35th annual Cedar Basin Jazz Festival, Fitzgerald’s 29th annual American Music Festival, and the Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz’s 40th anniversary Jazz Festival. In addition to Chicago appearances at the Green Mill, the Jazz Showcase, Fitzgerald’s and Winter’s Jazz Club, the band regularly travels to regional jazz societies such as the Juvae Jazz Society, the Madison Jazz Society, the Starr-Gennett Foundation, the “Masters of Swing” series at Cincinnati’s Xavier University, the Lafayette Jazz Club, and the Indianapolis Jazz Club. The American Rag Magazine, in a review of the band’s 2011 on location recording “Live In Chicago”praises “a killer of a band that grabs your attention and doesn’t give it back until they are finished playing.”