Single vocal microphone, well dressed, fast paced, with all the excitement of the early days of Bluegrass. A bit of Folk, a hint of Jazz, and a touch of Swing: Chicago Style Bluegrass at its finest!
Northern Illinois purveyor of Traditional Jazz!
Based in Sandwich, Illinois, we will bring you well known and not so well-known sounds of New Orleans!
Combining their talents, the trio plays music from jazz standards, show tunes in a jazz style and light, easy-listening smooth jazz. The trio has performed throughout Northern Illinois playing in jazz clubs, private parties, weddings and fundraisers. The trio is always increasing the number of tunes they perform. Their current library consists of over 600 songs.
2013 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Katie Moritz is a musician and teacher hailing from the Chicagoland area in Northern Illinois. She’s been playing music ever since she could remember, starting piano as a very small child and playing the tuba through school. Her taste in music is geared towards more eclectic sounds and it wasn’t till she started playing the hammered dulcimer that she found her authentic musical “voice”. The unique instrument was able to seamlessly sew together Katie’s love of traditional music from around the world, 1940’s jazz standards, Broadway musicals, bluegrass, and pop.
Illinois Rail is a high energy bluegrass/gospel band that has a passion for bluegrass and a great time playing it. The group from central Illinois came together in 2008. The band offers award winning banjo picking, spirited mandolin, rock solid flat picking, great bass and excellent vocals. Their four cd’s offer a variety of original songs and instrumentals, as well as, traditional and nontraditional bluegrass music. Audiences have often commented on how much fun it looks like the band is having and that is because the members have a great friendship and love to play and have fun with the music.