George Fludas Presents...
Start Date/Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:00 PM
Description:
    George Fludas Presents... Veteran Chicago drummer George Fludas presents a quartet consisting of Scott Burns - saxophone, Pete Benson - keyboard, and Kyle Asche - guitar. The band draws from a wide variety of stylistic influences including soulful jazz organ quartet classics, hard bop, funk grooves and harmonically adventurous contemporary repertoire.

George Fludas was born in Chicago on October 10, 1966. His interest in drumming began when he was very young due to the influence of his father, who loved straight ahead - swinging jazz and who played drums as a hobby. His father taught him the basics and frequently took him to see the great jazz drummers, such as Art Blakey, Max Roach and Buddy Rich. He soon developed a passion for the great recordings of Blue Note, Prestige, Savoy, Riverside and Impulse records.

Since then he has performed with a who's who of Jazz greats, including Kenny Burrell, Betty Carter, Junior Cook, Lou Donaldson, Tommy Flanagan, Roberta Gambarini, Benny Golson, Benny Green, Eric Reed, Johnny Griffin, Roy Hargrove, Barry Harris, Hank Jones, Buddy Montgomery, David "Fathead" Newman, Nicholas Payton, Marlena Shaw, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ira Sullivan, Clark Terry, Frank Wess and Phil Woods.

He was a member of legendary bassist Ray Brown's trio in 2000-2001, and toured with Diana Krall's group in 2002. From 2003 to 2009 he toured extensively with pianist Monty Alexander's trio and Jazz and Roots group. He also performed often with legendary pianist/composer Cedar Walton from 2002 until his passing in 2013. In 2013- 2014 he toured and recorded with organist Joey Defrancesco's trio.

Showtimes:  5pm & 7pm
Admission:  $10