The first in what will hopefully be a series of shows! At Reggie’s Music Joint in Chicago on Dec 19th. First installment featuring:
PJ and Soul (Pennal Johnson)
PJ is a killer bassist and his band is really killin. I caught them a few months ago. Pennal has performed with Lubriphonic, Sean Chambers, Safe Haven, and Leo Nocentelli. A few of PJ’s endorsements are Wyn Guitars, Aguilar, Dean Markley Strings. Check out his website for tunes, bio etc.
Chris Clemente Trio
Chris has been a mainstay in Chicago for years now and has performed with everybody! He is best known for being the bassist for Chicago fusion pioneers Kick The Cat – http://www.kickthecatmusic.comIn addition to KTC, Chris has also performed with Crawl, Drop Q, Randy Brecker, Hiram Bullock and Percy Sledge. He endorses Warwick Basses and Ramirez Basses.
T.S.5 (Tim Seisser)
T.S.5 is a musical experience like none other. This jazz/funk band melds feel good grooves with improvisation to create music that is good for the soul. Featuring some of Chicago’s most talented instrumentalists, Drummer Jonathan Marks, Keyboardist Andrew Toombs, Saxophonist Rich Moore and Trombonist Luke Malewicz. T.S.5 has played many major Chicago and Midwest venues including The Green Mill, Martyrs, and The Taste of Chicago. In addition to leading T.S.5, Tim has also performed with Nick Colionne, Ron Haynes, Howard Levy, Mark Colby, and many others. He endorses CB Basses and is a staff writer for Bass Musician Magazine.
Please come out if you can. Bass players do not get enough opportunities to showcase their abilities as leaders and front men. I am hoping with a good turn out we can make this a regular event.