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Thursday, January 05, 2017
210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge January News Roundup (Highwood,IL)
210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge January News Roundup
210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge (210 Green Bay Road,
Highwood, IL 60040; telephone: 847-433-0304) is steadily earning a
reputation as the sought-after restaurant and live music venue on
Chicago's North Shore. This spacious and sophisticated restaurant
features excellent regional American comfort food from accomplished
Executive Chef Jeff Tomchek, while offering music lovers a relaxing,
beautifully designed setting to hear the region's top artists. The
entertainment represents a wide variety of musical styles, and the
performers have been loving the roomy, fully equipped stage, complete
with a state of the art sound system, recording system, plus an in-house
Kawai concert grand piano
and Hammond organ.
Chef Jeff presents a frequently changing
menu of contemporary American cuisine, using fresh locally sourced
ingredients whenever possible. From globally inspired delights to
barbecue and hearty comfort food, 210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge
is becoming a sought-after dining destination with something for
everyone. Be sure to save room for the luscious desserts!
Happy Hour at 210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge What could be better than live music and great food? Live music,
great food and Happy Hour! Unwind from the work day with bartender
Javier's delicious specialty cocktails-our current favorite is the
Winter Sangria-as well as 2-for-1 appetizers!
include Poutine, Classic Shrimp Cocktail, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Korean
or Buffalo Chicken Wings, Guacamole & Chips and spicy Tater Tot
Nachos. Additionally, Chef Jeff is constantly adding weekly special menu
dishes featuring seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Go to This
Week's Menu to find out each week's new menu additions.
Happy Hour is from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, but the party
doesn't stop when Happy Hour ends! Stay for dinner and catch wonderful
live music starting at 7 p.m. both nights.
Surprise your Valentine with an early dinner and a show. Make reservations for dinner and The Love now Treat your partner to a romantic pre-Valentine's Day dinner and live music date. 210
and Live Music Lounge is kicking off the weekend with an acoustic
dinner performance from The Love from 8:30-11:30 PM Friday, February 11.
Indulge in delicious food from Chef Jeff, perfect music from The Love
and your partner's company. Buy tickets
210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge's January Live Music Calendar 210's January music lineup is truly awesome and satisfies the jazz
cravings of the varied North Shore and Chicagoland audience. Wednesdays
and Thursdays showcase smaller jazz acts for dining and listening while
Sundays will see jazz duos and trios from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy JazzLive@210
every Thursday evening featuring jazz artists with music beginning at 7
p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the music kicks up a notch with funk,
rock or dance music that begins around 9 p.m., so guests can enjoy a
delicious conversation-friendly dinner before getting their groove on.
"When it comes to our music, we are sticklers for quality," said
music program director Judy Shatkin, an accomplished jazz pianist who
heads the Judy Night Quartet featuring Brian Wilkie on pedal steel
guitar. "We only present polished entertainers who offer great music for
listening, dining and dancing. We will continue to expand our music
program to showcase great talent, including more acclaimed artists from
around the country. 210 Restaurant & Live Music Club represents a
great evening out, with excellent food, great musical entertainment and
January Artist Information:
Lee Alec Barrie, Thursday, Jan. 4, 7pm-10 pm Lee Alec Barrie can be heard throughout the Chicago area in many
restaurants and clubs. He often provides the musical background for
private social and business events. He is an accomplished contemporary
jazz guitarist whose style has been compared to many of the popular
smooth jazz recording stars. He seamlessly blends jazz with bossa nova, R&B, blues and pop sensibilities, and his music expresses an emotionality and a fluidity that defies categorization.
guitarist since age 12 when he started classical guitar training,
Barrie was professional by age 14, and for many years he performed as a
lead guitarist with many Minneapolis area rock,
R&B and blues bands. These musical relationships lasted well into
his twenties and he had the privilege of recording with Lipps Inc., a
Minneapolis-based band best known most for its number one hit
"Funkytown" in the late 70's. An event featuring the live music of Lee Alec Barrie is memorable;
an energizing and refreshing musical experience that heightens the
enjoyment of people having great times together.
Juli Wood Organ Trio, Thursday, Jan. 5, 7pm-10:30pm Juli Wood is a talented saxophonist, composer and vocalist. Over the
past twenty years Juli has lead four albums, worked on several studio
projects as a side man and performed countless worldwide performances,
establishing herself as a soli, swinging, lyrical and entertaining
performer on Chicago's music scene. Juli has played many jazz clubs and
festivals nationally and internationally, including Chicago Jazz Fest,
Hyde Park Jazz Fest, Milwaukee's Summerfest, Chicago's main jazz clubs -
Jazz Showcase, Green Mill, Andy's and Katerina's. Skansen Jazz and
Blues (Stockholm, Sweden), Pori Jazz Fest (Finland), Bent J's club
(Aarhus, Denmark), Storyville (Helsinki Finland) and Arlandia Jazz
Fest (Aaland Islands, Finland). Learn more here.
Pink Floyd and David Bowie Tribute, Friday, Jan. 6, 9pm-12am Relive
the genius of Pink Floyd and David Bowie's musical careers with two
special tribute bands at 210. Soundtracks of a Generation is proud to
present 'Breathe-The Pink Floyd Experience' and SpaceFace for one
'Breathe - The Pink Floyd Experience' is an incredible homage to the likes
of Gilmour, Mason, Waters and Wright, the four men who comprised the
group that penned a unique brand of English rock with equally stunning
lyrics. A rock solid band of Chicago musicians will play the majority of
the iconic tour de force album Dark Side Of The Moon, along with
selected cuts from the masterful follow-up Wish You Were Here, and a few
anthems from The Wall. Be ready for this set to envelop you!
Honoring a year since the untimely death of a rock & roll
dynamo, SpaceFace is a loving celebration of the music of David Bowie.
His work, like the man himself, could never be pigeon-holed into one
style or genre. Bowie's music was so crucial throughout our time that
his fingerprints are all over the last 50 years of popular music. In a
career-spanning show, these Chicago musicians have curated a set that
contains classics as well as band favorites. So....hang on to yourself,
and press your SpaceFace close to ours!
Buy your ticket now before we sell out!! Dinner guest please RSVP
online or over the phone in advance as we anticipate that our dining and lounge areas will fill up early.
Chicken Bone, Saturday, Jan. 7, 9pm-12am Chicken
Bone is Chicago's ultimate party and dance band. Influenced by Sly and
The Family Stone, The Meters, Lou Rawls, Rolling Stones, 60s R&B and
classic rock, the 'Bone will get you off your seat on onto the floor.
Learn more about the band and them on Facebook here.
Fred Simon Trio, Sunday, Jan. 8, 6pm-10pm Chicago keyboardist Fred Simon has collaborated with heavies like
Larry Coryell, and has recorded as a leader with support from the likes
of Oregon reedman Paul McCandless as well as Pat Metheny Group bassist
Steve Rodby and drummer Paul Wertico. Tonight, he will be playing with
Larry Kohut, a longtime bassist for A Prairie Home Companion, and Eric
Montzka on drums.
Simon's own ensembles in the fusion arena take an interesting
approach to this style of music, where many others fall into clichéd
traps. At the turn of the millennium and beyond Simon has led several
dates for the Naim label, issuing such albums as Dreamhouse (2000),
Remember the River (2004), and Since Forever (2009).
Highland Parks Pops Big Band plays Basie, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7:30pm-9:30pm This month the Pops are playing homage to the great Count Basie.
Highland Park Pops Big Band is a 17-piece jazz band that plays swing
tunes, jazz favorites, dance music and big band standards and has kept
jazz from the big band era
alive on the North Shore for the past three decades, playing the
classic and popular arrangements of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody
Herman, Stan Kenton and many other renowned artists and styles. The
music is timeless, and the full, brassy sound is enjoyed by music lovers
of all ages at outdoor programs, civic functions and dances. Learn more
Judy Night Quartet featuring the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Thursday, Jan. 12, 7pm-10:30pm Have
you seen that girl who comes from Ipanema lately? It's Antonio Carlos
Jobim's birthday this month and this year he would have turned 90. Join
the Judy Night Quartet as they celebrate selections from his songbook.
Judy is a physician who left her medical career in 2009 to pursue
matters of the heart, including music and playing the piano. She has
recently hit the Chicago scene, and has recently completed a year of
monthly residency with her larger ensemble at the Serbian Village
Restaurant. During her undergraduate career, she was enriched by two
summer semesters at Berklee School of Music, but also had a rich jazz
experience at Harvard University, playing in the top ensemble there with
many wonderful musicians, including acclaimed saxophonist Joshua
Redman. Guests that came to work with the Harvard Jazz Band during her
tenure included Gerry Mulligan, Wynton and Ellis Marsalis, Clark Terry,
Illinois Jacquet, Harry Connick, Jr., and Carla Bley. Justin Kramer on
drums and Jackson Kidder on bass round out the quartet.
up in Central Illinois, Brian was heavily influenced by country music
and didn't really explore jazz until he started the University of
Illinois music program. The skills he refined there led him to Nashville
where he worked as a session player and toured with Allison Krauss, Pam
Tillis, Lorrie Morgan and others. In addition, Brian has appeared on
"Nashville Now" and led that band on a national television telethon in
Justin Kramer has a degree in Percussion Performance from the
University of Illinois (1992). He went on to play in many ensembles
around the Chicagoland area including The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
and the progressive jazz group Spazztet. After a two-year stint in New
York City, Justin returned to Chicago and currently enjoys playing with
The Judy Night Ensemble and teaching high school English in the western
Jackson Kidder moved to Chicago 5 years ago to pursue his music
degree from DePaul University. At DePaul he studied with Kelly Sill,
Jason Heath, and Dennis Carroll. During his third year at DePaul,
Jackson was a member of the top jazz ensemble, culminating in
performances with Randy Brecker at the Jazz Showcase in May of 2014.
Since graduating in 2015, Jackson has enjoyed continuing his musical
journey through teaching, playing with innovative new organizations such
as Chicago Fringe Opera, and playing in the Judy Night Ensemble, among
others. Learn more about the band here.
String Theory, Friday, Jan. 13, 9pm-12am Playing acoustic
music from the 50s,60s,70s,80s,90s,00s and 10s, band members Andy
Dennen, Lisa Field Dennen, Gary Schaffel, Marcus Newman and Joe Bertram
will blow you away with their amplified acoustics. Learn more about the
band and follow them on Facebook here.
Soul Motion, Saturday, Jan. 14, 9pm-12am Soul Motion is a dance band that features great music from many
genres including Soul, Motown/Stax, Classic R&B, Funk, Blues,
Classic Rock and Pop. The band plays hits from across the decades by
artists like Joe Cocker, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Bruno
Mars-songs that promise to get you up and dancing, singing along or just
grooving along with the band. Learn more about the band and its members
Dan Pierson Trio, Sunday, Jan. 15, 7pm-10pm Listen to Dan's music here.
Archie Parks Piano Bar, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7pm-10pm The
Archie Parks Trio is bringing the jam to 210! Archie will hit the
Hammond along with sax and drums for a rockin' night. View the event on Facebook for more information.
Chris Green Quartet, Thursday, Jan. 19, 7-10:30pm The Chris Greene Quartet has been a highly visible part of Chicago's jazz scene since 2005 and has maintained a stable lineup from the beginning, with the exception of
Steve Corley, who joined in 2011. Unique among Chicago bands, most of
who feature constantly shifting personnel, the CGQ has been able to
develop a true group sound and feel, harking back to bands from the classic age of jazz when groups
could stay together for long periods of time. While still honoring the
tradition of jazz, the CGQ incorporates elements of funk, hip-hop, rock,
pop, the blues and reggae into their music, reflecting their diverse
An Evanston, Illinois native, Chris has also enjoyed a healthy and
wide-ranging career as a sideman, playing or recording with bands and
artists ranging from Brazilian soul/MPB star Ed Motta, M-Base pioneer
Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Prince collaborator Sheena Easton,
rapper Common and Motown legends The Temptations. He has released 10
CDs, and the most recent, Music Appreciation, was selected as one of The
Best Albums of 2015 by Downbeat Magazine. Greene and his band represent
the latest link in the continuum of Chicago jazz, moving forward while
reaching back. Learn more about the band here.
Rico Jams (Santana and Funk), Friday, Jan. 20, 9pm-12am Influenced
tremendously by the sound and spirit of Santana, the band is
comfortable in any genre and is right at home putting their spin on
covers from Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Kanye West, Hendrix, Santana, etc.
Rico creates an immense fiery soulful sound through bass, congas,
percussion, drums, timbales, keyboards, guitar, and pure passion. The
band will move you physically and mentally with their hypnotic blend of
afro-cuban rhythms, or purge deep into your soul with their eminent
sense of melody. They are influenced and inspired by all the innovative
rock, soul, jazz, afro-cuban, blues, funk, reggae, and hip-hop pioneers.
Learn more about the band here.
Off The Cuff, Saturday, Jan 21, 9pm-12am Get a large helping of Soul and Groove with your dinner with Off the
Cuff featuring Live@210 Allstar Steve Nevets on Vocals and Bass.
Zvonimir Tot-Kelly Sill Duo, Sunday, Jan. 22, 6pm-9:30pmZvonimir
Tot is a Chicago-based jazz guitarist, composer and arranger with a
style deeply rooted in the jazz tradition but flavored by his European
origin. He also is the founder and owner of Groove Art Records and an
assistant professor of music at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kelly
Sill is a bassist, composer, teacher, and producer. He has worked for
over 35 years in the Chicago area as a house bassist for Rick's Cafe
Americain, George's, The Jazz Showcase, Pop's, Andys, and the Green
Concert venues include the Chicago Jazz Festival, Ravinia, the Red
Sea Jazz Festival, the Elkhart Jazz Festival, Orchestra Hall (Symphony
Center) in Chicago, and the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in Greece.Tot and
Sill have released the duet CD "Standards Live at the Jazz Showcase."
Paul Bedal Piano Bar, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7-10pmPaul
is a talented pianist and diverse composer having composed music in a
variety of genres ranging from orchestral to electronic music. Recently
Paul released his debut album, Chatter, which received positive marks
from the NYC Jazz Record magazine and Wondering Sound catalogue. Learn
more about Paul and sample his music
The Joe Policastro Trio, Thursday, Jan. 26, 7-10:30pm Chicago bassist, composer and arranger Joe Policastro grew up
in the fertile jazz, classical, and popular music scene of Cincinnati,
OH. He studied Classical Double Bass Performance on full scholarship at
Miami University. Joe earned his Bachelor of Music in Jazz/Studio Music
from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati
and his Master of Music in Jazz Studies from DePaul University in
Chicago. After performing and recording in Germany, he settled in
Chicago where he quickly established himself an in-demand musical voice
as both performer and composer/arranger. He has performed and recorded
with jazz luminaries such as Diane Schuur, Jeff Hamilton, Howard
Levy, Phil Woods, Tim Ries, Ira Sullivan, Howard Alden, Rick Margitza,
Jim Snidero, David "Fathead" Newman, and Billy Hart.
He leads the
Joe Policastro Trio, and the group has two albums featuring his
writing, arranging, and performing: 2013's West Side Story Suite For
Jazz Trio and 2016's Pops! He also leads and co-leads the Gerry
Mulligan-esque ensembles, Jeru, and the Mulligan Mosaics Big Band and
the Mulligan Mulligan Mosaics Nonet for which he has extensively written
and arranged. As composer/arranger, his work can be heard on recordings
by numerous artists including Ira Sullivan and the Rob Parton Big Band.
As an educator, he has been a Ravinia Jazz Mentor, a Lecturer of
Jazz Studies at DePaul University, and he is currently on faculty at
Morton College, the Chicago Academy for the Arts, and the Midwest Young
Artists Conservatory. Learn more about Joe here.
Shagadelics, Friday, Jan. 27, 9pm-12amThe
Shagadelics are the best 70's disco tribute band and will thrill you
with their far out dance moves and the funky tunes. Don't forget your
polyester, platform shoes, and bring
your bling... you'll need it to keep up with these boys!
Buy your ticket
now before we sell out! Dinner guest please RSVP in advance online or
over the phone as we anticipate that our dining and lounge areas will
fill up early.
Quintet, Saturday, Jan. 28, 9pm-12am Quintet is a Jampop/Classic Rock band comprised of members of
the Ravinia Ramblers. Band members are Mike Ezgur, Vocals/Guitar; Wendi
Ezgur, Vocals; Dicky Paull, Lead Vocals/Guitar; Chuck Blomberg, Drums;
Dave Simone, Bass; Judy Night, Keys; and Steve Sommerfeld,
Guitar/Vocals. Quintet plays music of the moment-it's a jam band with
vocals as its centerpiece. Quintet like to say that the "music plays the
band." In other words, their music is their state of mind.
Marc Pompe Trio, Sunday, Jan. 29, 6pm-10pm Featuring Marc Pompe on piano and vocals, Nick Schneider on
bass and Chuck Christiansen on drums. Marc Pompe began his musical
career by performing around Rush Street as a solo piano/vocal in the mid
fiftys before moving around the world to pursue music. He has played at
Jilly's (NYC), Eddie's Backstreet in St. Thomas, The Gaslight Club in
Toronto and Mother's Lounge in Pittsburgh, but no matter where Marc
goes, he still holds onto his musical roots-the music of Charlie Parker,
Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk as well as the vocals of Frank
Sinatra, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen Mc Crae and Jon
Hendricks. Learn more about Marc and his current projects
About 210 Restaurant and Live Music Lounge 210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge, located at 210 Green
Bay Road in Highwood, Illinois, is a true supper club where guests enjoy
live music five nights a week and delicious chef-driven dining. 210 is a
community of musicians, food enthusiasts, and neighbors-an inviting,
comfortable and romantic environment where singles, couples and families
escape from their everyday life to relax, enjoy and indulge. 210
Restaurant & Live Music Lounge is open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday
through Thursday and Sunday; 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and
from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday for live music and lunch.
The Drive's Traveling Thirsty Thursday Comes to 210 Restaurant January 19
210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge has always been about great food and live music. The Drive has always been about great music and finding delicious food. Stop by 210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge from 5-7 PM Thursday,
January 19 and join The Drive's morning team Sherman and Tingle during
their Traveling Thirsty Thursday party Live@210. Chef Jeff will be
cooking up delicious Pimiento Cheese Sliders and Bartender Javier will
be crafting specialty cocktails.