New Standard Jazz Orchestra, Lyons Township High School Jazz Ensemble

Sun, Apr 09 2017, 5:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)

Capri Ristorante will not have a food stand in the club, but their full menu is available for carryout. 

Lyons Township High School Jazz Ensemble opens at 5:30 pm. Doors open at 5 pm.

Andy Baker & Ken Partyka have assembled the city's finest performers, writers and arrangers to form a world-class band that is uniquely Chicago.

"Any orchestra that professes to establish a new standard had better be able to back that up. Happily for the listener, on its debut recording, Waltz About Nothing, Chicago's New Standard Jazz Orchestra can—and does. In a little more than two years, the NSJO has arisen as a worthy successor to one of the more exemplary ensembles ever to grace the Windy City, trumpeter Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band. The equivalence seems predestined when one notes that no less than nine members of the NSJO—including co-leaders Ken Partyka and Andy Baker —are former members of Parton's cutting-edge ensemble." Jack Bowers, All About Jazz