Katerina's - An eclectic club with its soul in the arts
1920 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, Il 60613

April 2014

Thursday, Apr 17th - 8:00pm$10 Cover
Petra's Recession Seven 20s & 30s Jazz 8pm-1130pm


Petra's Recession Seven -

Petra Van Nuis - vocals
Kim Cusack - clarinet, Art Davis - trumpet, Russ Phillips - trombone, Andy Brown - guitar,
Joe Policastro - bass & Bob Rummage - drums

8pm - 1130pm
 Friday, Apr 18th - 6:30pm$No Cover
Tecora Rogers Duo

Our club's early Friday "unwind after work-no cover" jazz series.
2nd seating after 9pm for
Johnny B. Funky Blues band
featuring Sharon Lewis

"...the Dinah Washington-like tonal clarity she brought to "Just in Time" and the unaffected poetry of her version of "You've Changed" helped explain the enthusiasm of the ovations she received."
Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Critic
August 2008
 Friday, Apr 18th - 10:00pm$10 Cover
Johnny B. Funky Blues Band featuring Sharon Lewis



Soulful tenor saxophonist, John Brumbach
heads a night of blues & funk
featuring Blues/Gospel singer, Sharon Lewis

10pm - 130am

Bring your dancing shoes for this fun show.

John Brumbach, aka Boom, is a life-time blues and R & B saxophonist
He has played/toured with Chaka Khan,
Sunnyland Smith, Otis Clay, Rufus,
(Mother-ship Connection album: sax solo on "P-FUNK"),
Gap Band and many others.


Sharon Lewis (Texas Fire)
is a power-house singer of gospel & blues.
She has opened for Koko Taylor, Son Seals, Denise LaSalle, Billy Branch, Melvin Taylor & Sugar Blue - to name a few.

10PM -130AM


Saturday, Apr 19th - 6:30pm$10 Cover
Goran Ivanovic Trio

Back by popular demand!
Last month's show was great.
Goran Ivanovic Trio
is a brand new project!
With all original
modern yet traditional instrumental music,
this is an exciting new venture in the Chicago music scene.


Credibly multi-cultural
& counter-cultural, Goran Ivanovic,
from the group, Eastern Blok & AKGI Guitar Duo, comes up with a unique musical language
which melts together his
Balkan roots, Flamenco & Latin guitar traditions.

Serbian-American classical nylon - string guitarist, Goran Ivanovic,
plays unabashedly beautiful music that is as captivatingly melodic and cinematic
as it is technically and compositionally sophisticated.

Guitar Player Magazine

Best Album of 2013
Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Goran Ivanovic, guitar
Matt Ulery, upright bass
Pete Tashjian, drums

2nd seating after 9pm for Paulinho Garcia's SAMBA
Saturday, Apr 19th - 10:00pm$10 Cover
Paulinho Garcia's SAMBA Quartet

Paulinho Garcia Quartet
Paulinho Garcia (guitar & vocals)

showcasing Chicago's best percussionists
Geraldo de Oliveira, Heitor Garcia & Dedé Sampaio

The Chicago Tribune:
"Garcia's vocals are never less than seductive,
his guitar playing ever atmospheric and evocative.
Garcia . . . ought to be considered a local treasure."
Howard Reich, Jazz critic.
The Chicago Sun-Times:
"This Garcia among Garcia's is a man of his words, and worlds, and no matter where he takes you,
and no matter where you ask him to take you, you travel the byways of heart and soul.
Brazil, where we have never been, rejoices. Chicago, where he now has never not been, the same.
Listen, listener, and hear the freedom of horizons stretching."
Lloyd Sachs, Jazz critic.

This cool Brasilian quartet heats it up every month @ Katerina's

Monday, Apr 21st - 8:30pm$10 Cover
Blue Monday


"They call it stormy Monday"
Join us for a storm of blues.
Boogie-woogie blues.
with the exception of
May 19th
Memorial Day

Legendary, Erwin Helfer, piano
Katherine Davis, vocals
John Brumbach, saxophone

"Blue Monday" blues music series
Every Monday!

Here's recent footage of HELFER, DAVIS, BRUMBACH on Germany tour:
 Wednesday, Apr 23rd - 8:00pm$10 Cover
"Chicago Calling" Bankhead, Avreeayl & Wood


Join us tonight
for a very interesting and exciting
evening with three of Chicago's
finest jazz instrumentalists

Juli Wood - vocals and saxophone
Harrison Bankhead - bass
Avreeayl Ra - drums

Their music draws upon the great masters that came out of Chicago
or spent a while performing there. Composers and players like
Sun Ra, Eddie Harris, Johnny Griffin, Clifford Jordan, Louis Armstrong,
Dinah Washington, Joe Williams.
also some originals as well as favorites from
Mose Allison, Wayne Shorter and Roland Kirk.
A great mix of funky jazz and blues.

Drink specials all night

Musicians 1/2 off door.

Friday, Apr 25th - 10:00pm$10 Cover
Dee Alexander Evolution Trio

10pm - 1am

Featuring Ms. Alexander's arrangements of
Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix & James Brown
along with classic jazz,
world arrangements
& originals.



Saturday, Apr 26th - 6:30pm$10 Cover
SPIDER SALOFF w/pianist, Tom Muellner

Rarely have I heard so many musical ideas from one set of pipes with the talent and self assurance to carry them off. Her jazz phrasing is flawless."
Back Stage

"A wicked way with a lyric and a glint of well-controlled mischief."
The New York Times

"Slyly sophisticated, easily accessible, Saloff stands as a kind of ideal."
Chicago Tribune
SECOND SEATING AFTER 9pm for world music.
Saturday, Apr 26th - 10:00pm$10 Cover
Songs of Great Greek Composers: 60s. 70s. 80s with the "Deni's Den Reunion Band": Curator, Athanasios Zervas

Songs of great Greek composers of 60s, 70s, 80s:
Theodorakis, Hatzidakis, Xarhakos,
Markopoulos, Mikroutsikos, Hatzis,
Rasoulis, Papazoglou, Tokas . . .

Carol Lo Verde,
Eftihia Papageorgiou.

Deni’s Den Reunion Band:
Spiros Panaousis, Yiorgos Papadatos,
Costas Sotiropoulos, Bill Demis, Thanasis Zervas.
Friday, May 2nd - 6:30pm$No Cover
Laury Shelley

Our club's Friday "unwind after work-no cover-jazz series"
Second Seating after 9pm for REMBETIKA

Singer Laury Shelley, has been a performing artist ever since she can remember. Laury was living her dream touring as vocal soloist for five and a half years with five-time Grammy and three-time Oscar winning composer, Michel Legrand. Legrand, whose brilliant scores range from movies such as The Summer of 42, Brian's Song, The Thomas Crown Affair and the Academy Award-winning score for Barbra Streisand's Yentl.

Accompanied by pianist, Jeremy Kahn

During these amazing years she sang at the world’s most prestigious concert venues including Carnegie Hall(where the legendary Lena Horne came backstage to praise her), The Sahara Hotel in Vegas, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Miami’s Stars Under The Stars Concert Series at Marine Stadium and The Westbury Theatre in New York, as well as concert halls in Toronto, San Francisco, Dallas, Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Los Angeles. Laury shared stages with musical icons including Tony Bennett, Buddy Rich, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, while performing and recording with jazz greats Phil Woods, Ron Carter, Grady Tate, Randy Brecker and Joe Beck.

Here's a clip of Ms. Shelley's previous club date at Katerina's:

Laury has performed with her quartet at some of the top jazz clubs, music festivals and venues including LA's Cinegrill, LA's Gardenia Club and New York's Iridium Jazz Club. Chicago apprearnces: Katerina's, Coq d'Or & Palm Court at The Drake Hotel, Pete Miller's, Catch Thirty Five, Davenports, Jazz Showcase and Maxim's. Music Festivals: Summerfest in Milwaukee, Taste of Chicago and Chicago's Jazz Festival. 2011 marked her reunion with Legrand when they performed together at The Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis and most recently Laury made her debut Oct. 2012 at the Metropolitan Room in NY.

Praised for her "amazing vocals" from WLFM’s Loni Taylor, described as "a brilliant singer" by Russ Davis with MOJA Internet Radio, called "the real deal" by Rick Kogan of WGN AM 720 with a televised live performance on WGN America’s Midday Show and was also named Artist of The Month from WLFM Chicago’s Smooth 87.7 FM.

“Every once in awhile a voice appears and you wonder, who is that? A voice that is both startling and breathtaking. A Sarah Vaughn or a Barbra Streisand, whose "instrument" is on such a high level that it leaves you stunned. A resonance that lasts longer in your head as you let it wash all over you. A story teller with a magnificent way of communicating . Such a vocalist is Laury Shelley. Laury has sung with some of the giants in the business. This is someone you need to experience to see what I'm talking about.
This is a world class singer!”
Mark Colby
Renowned Tenor Saxophonist with Sinatra, Gerry Mulligan & Maynard Fergusen

"I worked with Laury with Michel Legrand - and you don't work with him unless you can produce!"
Phil Woods

Katerina's "Unwind After Work" Jazz Series
Every Friday (no cover) 630pm-9pm
2nd Seating After 9pm for REMBETIKA
Friday, May 2nd - 10:00pm$10 Cover

10pm - 145am

Andreas Georgas, Nikos Lambrinatos,
Andreas Kallasountas,
Our club welcomes a wonderful addition to the band,
vocalist, Zoe.
This ensemble was born of Katerina's as a labour of love.
Created in our club's first year,
with co-founders Andreas Georgas, Katerina &
a community of our venue's ardent following
bringing different players to our stage until
Rebetoneira morphed out of Katerina's Othos Oneiron;
Quite a special journey over the past fourteen years.
We thank all of you who have supported us by singing with us & dancing with us!
"Life is a Dance. Enjoy it tonight @ Katerina's

Here's some youtube footage of Rembetika @ Katerina's

Rembetika is performed at Katerina's
the 1st Friday of every Month.
Saturday, May 3rd - 10:00pm$10 Cover
RHYTHM ROCKETS Vintage Rhythm & Blues


Vintage Rhythm & Blues, with songs influenced by
the sax-driven
bands of the late 1940's and early 1950's.
From original compositions to matchless arrangements of vintage classics,
the Rhythm Rockets deliver danceable, high-energy music.
Fronted by veteran vocalist Nicole Kestler, the Rhythm Rockets
move effortlessly between torch ballads by Etta James & Dinah Washington

to up-tempo numbers by Louis Jordan & Louis Prima.

The Rhythm Rockets perform at Katerina's
the 1st Saturday of every month.