Also check out the Upcoming Bob Dogan Jazz Club Music Events
Past Bob Dogan Chicago Jazz Club Performances
**Bob Dogan at Cyranos–Sat–May 11, 2013 6pm-10pm Ohio and Wells
**Bob Dogan at Cyranos–Sat–May 4, 2013 6pm-10pm Ohio and Wells
**Bob Dogan Trio, Tuesday, Mar 19th – 8:00pm Katerina’s Chicago
**Bob Dogan at Cyranos–Fri and Sat–Mar 15th -16th 6pm-10pm Ohio and Wells
**Bob Dogan Quintet, Mon., Mar. 11, 2013, Dan Delorenzo, Joe Adamik, Ryan Schultz and Juli Wood, from 9pm-1am, Bob Dogan at Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Chicago Jazz Artist Bob Dogan Events and Upcoming Performances
**Saturday 3/2/13 – Signature Room, 95th Floor, John Hancock Building.
** January 13, 2013 BOB DOGAN QUARTET – Matinee – Jazz Showcase, where Jazz lives in Chicago
It’s the likes of long standing musicians like Bob Dogan that make Chicago a cool city.
“To me, Bob Dogan has always been the quintessential jazz musician. You can hear it in his voice when he talks, see it in his gait as he walks, and damn sure feel it in the way he plays and composes. This recording is Bob at his best. So, if you are yet to hear his sound, sit back and expect to be moved. If you already know Bob Dogan, right on brothers and sisters.”
Bob Dogan – piano & vocals
Dan DeLorenzo – upright bass
Mike Shlick – drums
Bob Dogan – Bob Dogan Sings Ballads
Bob Dogan – Vocals, Piano
Chicago is chockfull of wonderful pianists and awe-inspiring vocalists. Bob Dogan, amongst those in the know, is one of those great piano players who is full of creativity and brimming with chops. Seeing him play in his quartet at Ryan Schultz at Andy’s was a treat and then some. He’s a fantastic writer, and he’s more than able to tackle bebop at the most burning tempos, too. In short, he’s a complete pianist.
On his latest disc, he attempts an entirely new feat––singing. As the title of the CD suggests, the tempos don’t get too frisky, here. The focus here is mostly on well-known standard material, except for one that Dogan wrote, called, “From Me To You.”
The piano playing on this one is beautiful, as would be expected. Especially on the intros, solos and anywhere else that Dogan can fit something interesting in. The vocals remind me of Mose Allison. Not in tonal quality, but in the inflections, the little twists here and there, and the wink and a smile that you hear when he comes up on a clever lyric.
The arrangements here are sparse, even distractingly so. But for those who are looking for a late night, candlelit affair, it’d be hard to go wrong with Bob Dogan Sings Ballads.
By: paul abella
Bob Dogan Quintet
Growing up near 63rd St. and Cottage Grove Ave., pianist Bob Dogan came under the influence of the crop of jazz greats who performed at the many flourishing clubs in the neighborhood (including the Pershing Hotel, where Ahmad Jamal famously held forth). Virtually all of those venues are gone now, but the infectious energy and outsize personality that lit them up lives on in Dogan’s playing. A fluent, two-handed threat, he combines bop school finesse with modern harmonies, still influenced by his onetime teacher, Jaki Byard. Boasting past ties with the likes of Maynard Ferguson and Sunday’s festival honoree, Ira Sullivan, he’s the best kind of old school musician: classic without being nostalgic.
Dogan, who sometimes sings, frequently writes. Today, he’ll perform a set of originals with a band of distinguished longtime associates: bass trumpeter Ryan Shultz, saxophonist Ron Dewar, and the rhythm team featured on his recent trio album, My Blues Roots, bassist Dan DeLorenzo and drummer Joe Adamik. As he demonstrates on the recording, Dogan draws uncommon warmth from the blues. Many of today’s music-school-trained prodigies would kill to have his touch.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall
Bob Dogan Quintet
12:30 – 1:30 pm