The SideBar Sessions with the New Standard Quintet
Our new weekly jazz series begins with THE NEW STANDARD QUINTET, a dynamic and versatile jazz ensemble based in Chicago. Comprised of 5 veterans of the vibrant Chicago music scene, the NSQ provides a truly unique musical experience with each performance. A group difficult to categorize, one of the main hallmarks of the NSQ is its diverse repertoire. The original design of the NSQ by its leader, saxophonist Ken Partyka, was to modernize traditional standards and to bring material from the world of popular music into the jazz idiom.