--5:00pm and 7:00pm-- Eric Schneider Quartet
Start Date/Time: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:00 PM
Description:
    Eric Schneider’s early musical adventures molded him into the legendary saxophonist that he is today. Three-year-old Eric had the ability to tap out a few melodies, and then three years later he was sharpening his ear with formal piano lessons. His tendency to “improve” the music at age eight inspired his teacher to give him a boogie-woogie songbook influencing Schneider to experiment with jazz composition and improvisation. Clarinet lessons soon followed and by age 15 he had made the saxophone his very own.
 
After earning a degree in advertising, the saxophonist signed on with Jim Beebe’s Chicago Jazz Band. That led to a stint with the legendary jazz pianist Earl Fatha’ Hines. With Hines’ blessing Schneider accepted Count Basie’s offer to join the Count Basie Orchestra where he occupied the “hot” tenor sax chair for two years. During his tenure with Basie Schneider recorded three albums including the Grammy Award-winning “88 Basie Street.” Six years of nonstop touring brought him into the company of some of America’s greatest musicians, including Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Clark Terry, Mel Tormé, Sammy Davis Jr, Joe Williams, Ray McKinley, Rosemary Clooney (Official), Lady Gaga and Billy Eckstine.
 
"I have to play a lot, to keep me sane, to keep my chops up and to... pay the bills,” jokes Schneider, who was born and raised in the Chicago area. He is a fixture of the local scene and embodies the true legacy of jazz: walking in the footsteps of the giants while expressing a vision that is uniquely his own.

Showtimes:  5pm-6:30pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Admission:  $10