"Katerina's is the kind of place you wish existed. Fortunately, it does."
— Chicago Tribune Red Eye
"Every neighborhood needs a place like Katerina's."
— Chicago Magazine
"This is like Cheers; and intimate like a living room."
— Wall Street Journal
Music & Business Philosophy "Life is a dance; there is one symphony, and different ethnicities playing that symphony. This is what makes life interesting."
— Katerina Carson; Chicago Tribune Woman News
The London Times April 13, 2007
"Blow the trumpet for New York and Chicago:
the best of the jazz scenes in America's music cities"
New York and Chicago's best jazz clubs.
We reveal six of the best clubs in both cities chosen by our resident jazz lovers.
"Katerina’s 1920 W. Irving Park Road (348 7592, www.katerinas.com) . . . Friendly, and unpretentious with every kind of
live music except mainstream — flamenco, Afro-Cuban, torch singers, bossa nova, boogie woogie, rembetika, Japanese folk and all kinds of jazz. "
August 08, 2009 by GlobalYP.net blog
"Any music lover visiting or living in Chicago should consider stopping by Katerina’s live music bar. Located near the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Irving Park road, about a mile south of Lincoln Square, this small and cozy bar offers both live music aficionados and casual visitors a taste of jazz and blues with a strong international twist. Even if you are not a big jazz fan, you will find that unlike more traditional jazz clubs, Katerina’s live music shows are a great mix of traditional jazz, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Balkan, Greek and International music . . . every first Friday evening of the month, you can hear the unique sounds of Rembetika, the Greek blues performed by a small Greek mandolin band. Another evening, you can catch Grazyna Auguscik, America based Polish eclectic jazz singer combining Jazz with Brazilian Bossa Nova, Latin, Balkan and traditional Polish songs. If you are into Balkan music, Goran Ivanovic and Eastern Blok band will give you an unforgettable evening of Balkan Fusion, a mixture of traditional music from former Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary, Greece and Turkey with jazz, blues and host of other music genres. The cover charge to see the shows varies between $5 and $10, depending on the show time and the day of the week. ... Last but not least, the charming hostess and owner of the bar Katerina is always warm, welcoming and attentive to each and every visitor which makes Katerina’s a perfect place to bring your friends, your date or just yourself for an evening of fun, music and entertainment for the soul. "
"Top five jazz clubs"
Katerina's named one of the best jazz venues - worldwide. 2012, 2013 & 2014
— DOWNBEAT Magazine