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Centerline does more than play music...they bring the PARTY! Centerline is an interactive band that Party's with the crowd, nobody gets left out at this show.. It's all about having fun...so if you want your venue to be better than average...' CENTERLINE will give your event memories for a life time. If you want people to dance, you want CENTERLINE No dissapointments here ever! These guys are very professional as well as being seasoned musicians. With Centerline people are left saying.....WOW! These guys really ROCKED! And Entertain......'' Thats just what they do!

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Tangleweed is a band of five forward-looking musical reactionaries from Chicago, Illinois. While the band’s instrumentation is standard bluegrass, their music is anything but. With a repertoire both broad and deep, one listener described them as sounding like “a band playing on a pirate ship off the coast of New Orleans in the 1920s”. Their three CDs have garned critical praise and worldwide airplay, earning the band invitations to appear at major festivals and high-profile venues around the country.

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BooN Band is Chicago's premier rock & roll act performing most everyone's favorite music. From covers of current performers like Cold Play, No Doubt, Fiona Apple and Rachael Yamagata to timeless rock classics from Janis Joplin, the Beatles and Led Zepplin, from R&B and Blues standards to our own memorable original songs, BooN provides an exciting and engaging performance of everyone's favorite music. BooN is fronted by the spectacular voice of Bree Del Campo. A classically trained vocalist with the talent to transcend traditional stylistic boundaries, Bree is equally at home singing jazz, opera, show tunes or her first love, rock & roll. Reminiscent of rockers like Joplin and Melissa Etheridge, Bree's versatility allows her to capture the sultry alto tone of Fiona Apple, the ditzy blond soprano of Gwen Stefani or the screaming blues of Robert Plant. Bree's voice, stage presence and infectious personality make her a fan favorite whenever she performs.

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Brad Conroy is a versatile guitarist who specializes in both classical and electric guitar styles. He is an accomplished performer on the classical guitar and has performed throughout the United States in recital, competitions, numerous masterclasses, and at festivals where he is also active as an evaluator, adjudicator, and clinician. Since 2009 Brad has been making a name for himself in the field of music journalism as a staff writer with Guitar International where he writes lessons, reviews, and interviews with some of today's leading guitarists. Brad is an advocate of new music and has premiered and had new works dedicated to him by a few up and coming composers. Brad finished his B.M. at Northeastern Illinois University (cum laude) with a degree in Classical Guitar Performance and studied with Dr. Brian Torosian. Brad furthered his music studies with a M.M. in Classical Guitar Performance at The Chicago College of Performing Arts, the music conservatory at Roosevelt University where he studied with world renowned guitarists Denis Azabagic and Sergio Assad. Brad Conroy is on Faculty at Metropolis School of Performing Arts, Arlington Heights, IL, and at the Music Institute of Chicago. Brad is very active within the Chicago music scene as a solo classical guitarist, jazz/rock/fusion guitarist, session player, composer, music journalist, and educator.

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The Return of Jimmy Wright
Having lived in Europe for almost three decades, Jimmy Wright, alto saxophonist and vocalist has returned to the United States. A native of "The Big Windy City" Chicago, Illinois, one of the millions of real warriors, (veteran ) who was lucky enough to return to the United States with honor after serving many years overseas; from the far East to all over Europe. One of the persons responsible for the destruction of the Berlin Wall, the dismantling of the Russian Empire and the ending of the cold war as we know it. He survived with only minor wounds and disabilities. After nearly thirty years of living, and working in foreign countries, playing jazz music part time, owner of Jimmy's Jazz Club in Deutschland (Germany) he recognized that it was time to return to America, and Chicago to make his mark on the jazz scene and build a second career as a jazz patriot. Jimmy Wright has not returned to the Chicago jazz and blues scene empty-handed. After having spent many, many laborious hours' and years of wood-shedding with records, tapes, computers and jam sessions all over the world has made his proficiency as a player, and leader. He has also released a CD under his name entitled "Jimmy Wright meets the John Wright Trio" Main Stem Records, Inc (MSR) & North Country Distributors Redwood, NY. 13679. Having paid some heavy dues it is apparent that he has developed a razor sharp jazz vocabulary and a scalding competitive style. Some even might say controversial concept, (depending on if you are "Pro or Con" Jimmy Wright) but the facts are clear he is a very positive musical force, sovereign in his own right and has found many of the keys to the musical kingdom call bebop and blues. Following the direction and concept of the masters of the craft, who have passed this way before him' - Norwood 'Pony' Poindexter, Miles 'Dewey' Davis, Sonny 'String' Stitt, Dexter 'LTD' Gordon, Duke of Ellington, Gene 'Jug' Ammons, Eddie "Lock Jaw" Davis, John 'Trane' Coltrane and Charlie "Yardbird" Parker just to name a few of the great styles and the established schools of jazz saxophone playing. Jimmy Wright, while living in Germany, has had the opportunity to have many confidential conversations with and has learned from many of those Masters by examination one on one with them about style, concept, the various historical viewpoints and prospective of this our only true American art form Jazz. A majority of the masters always pointed out the importance of rhythm and that all God's children have it and you are suppose to use it liberally and with style. Never forgetting from whence the blues came and what you come here to do. Being ever mindful to walk upright before God and man, and to pass on a small token his mark for the entire world to see, because the keys of the kingdom are to be shared with those that are seeking knowledge and more light from the Great "I am that I am". YES! The arrival of Jimmy Wright has brought with it a very confident sound, very positive and ever expanding harmonic command over his alto and tenor saxophone. Adding to that outstanding vocal concept, abilities, there is no telling what Jimmy Wright will do any given night, under the right circumstances with a consistent rhythm section. We have not heard the sound or felt the warmth from his tenor saxophone, only because he has not had the chance to wield it yet. Is it warm and sweet or is it hot and brash' Beware! Nothing but hard work is ahead for Jimmy Wright, in shadows of the home bozy's in hometown Chicago, the story of his life it seems. This is the price one must always pay, the price for wanting to be the best that you can be. Using all the tools the Creator gave you. Jimmy Wright has made thousands upon thousands of fans and friends all over the European and African side of the planet, who know first hand the man, "Jimmy Wright" and President of The United Jazz Society of America, Inc. (USA-JAZZ) and the concept steeped in the rich modern tradition of the of the music called jazz. Jazz Society Band- & - Heaven and Earth Blues Band