Robin Bienemann (CD release) (SideBar & Music Room)

Sat, Feb 27 2016, 8:00pm - $10

This evening’s celebration takes over the adjoining Music Room and SideBar stages of Fitzgerald’s. Beginning and ending with two of Chicago’s hardest swinging jazz combos.

7:30 David & Jodi Walker – guitar/vocal jazz duo in the SideBar

8:30 Mark Croft - in the Music Room

9:00 Robin Bienemann - in the Music Room

THEN The VibeTonez – vibes Jazz trio after-party in the SideBar

ROBIN BIENEMANN: Robin Bienemann’s second solo album “Songs About Lessons Learnt” is inspired by lessons, academic and spiritual. Grammar, etiquette, personal hygene, romance, science. Wickedly funny original songs with a unique mix of on folk, jazz, rap and punk music. Robin Bienemann has been a staple of the Chicago music scene for over two decades as half of the punk/rockabilly duo Twang Bang, touring the U.S. and Japan. He frequently performs with his wife Jenny Bienemann, and with the Significant Others. His tightly-crafted, often-hilarious songs reflect a quirky sensibility and draw from pop music of all eras. Robin’s wild guitar stylings harken back to the earliest forms of jazz, blues and country music. He gets compared to Roger Miller, Dan Hicks, Louden Wainright III. The band on the album, and in this show, draws from all-stars of the intensely creative West-side music scene: Jenny Bienemann, Dave & Jodi Walker, Laura Lopardo, Ed Sullivan, Jerry King.

DAVE & JODI WALKER: Dave & Jodi Walker are at the center of the vital creative music scene around the West-side Veltway strip. Well-known as songwriters, they also have deep roots in interpreting the American songbook with a  unique guitar-drenched Swing sensibility.

MARK CROFT: An exciting young singer/songwriter from Madison WI. He is one of the Midwest’s most ferocious acoustic guitarists and a firey vocalist with thick batch of earthy, compelling original songs.

THE VIBETONEZ: This trio, led by vibes master Tim Heurer, provide the setting for the after-party with groovy Tiki-tinged Jazz in a rare West-side appearance away from their residency at the Lighthouse Tavern in Roger’s Park.