Jazz Masters

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"Jazz Masters" is an exciting new trio featuring Chicagoan, pianist, Tim Barton, Adelaide natvie Phil Banytis on guitar and on tenor sax English transplant Derek Pascoe. These three exceptional jazz soloists are pooling their talents to form a high energy, super jazz inspired show with original compositions, jazz traditional standards, blues, and two-beat swing. Their […]

“Rhapsody in Chicago Blues” Pianist Tim Barton

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"I've always felt privileged to have been raised a musician in Chicago." Earliest influence? Count Basie. "His simple, swinging jazz feel appealed to me as a child. "A language through the piano”. Highlights: Ravinia Festival (summer home of the Chicago Symphony),  House of Blues (Chicago), Ragtime pianist in the Nickelodeon Theatre, Chicago jazz clubs; Andy's, […]

Monsoon June

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Monsoon June: Phil Banytis composer/guitarist, Alex Mcleod saxophone, Spiro Kolovos bass, Zed Crawford drums formed in 2018 playing contemporary, melodic jazz.Three CDs: Monsoon June, Monsoon June II and our 2022 release "Shadows".