When: Wed., Feb. 10, 9:30 p.m. 2010
Chicago Goes West is a collaboration between three young, exciting and extremely talented jazz musicians from across North America. Award-winning drummer Karl Schwonik (rural Alberta), experienced trumpeter James Davis (Chicago), and versatile bassist Nic Bedard (Montreal) come together to form a trio that is both creative and hard hitting. Their self-titled debut album shows each musician as a composer, arranger and soloist. This set of high energy compositions are on the fringe of modern jazz but are strongly rooted in the tradition. Chicago Goes West comes home to Chicago's The Whistler on Feb 10. Recommended listening if you like Chet Baker, Dave Douglas, and Fly.