Ami Saraiya & the Outcome

Ami Saraiya & the Outcome

"Saraiya sings with a beautiful, mystical, smoky voice that makes one feel like he is sitting in a night club across from a Humphrey Bogart character in a Film Noir movie...Experiencing Saraiya in concert is more than worth it for music lovers...." read full article at Frequency Magazine

The Claudettes

The White Stripes and Black Keys rock the blues with a guitar attack. Like the Bad Plus, the Claudettes brandish a piano instead. But the Claudettes have created their own fanatical fusion of blues and soul-jazz—like Ray Charles on a punk kick.

Imagine an amped-up piano hybrid of Otis Spann, Vince Guaraldi, Ray Charles and Mose Allison, joined by a jolly madman of a drummer and conducted in gonzo fashion by Raymond Scott. File under: post-burlesque? Neo-vaudeville? Cosmic cartoon music? You've never seen a piano-drums duo like this.

In addition to touring internationally and recording six albums with his cult-favorite rock band oh my god, pianist Johnny Iguana has played live or recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Lil’ Ed, Carey Bell, Billy Boy Arnold, Lurrie Bell, John Primer, Billy Branch, Carlos Johnson, Sugar Blue, Dave Myers, Eddie Shaw and more. He has played on Grammy-nominated albums with Junior Wells and Chicago Blues: A Living History, has performed everywhere from Beirut to Buenos Aires to the Montreux Jazz Festival and has had strange musical encounters with Van Morrison and Jeff Healey that he'd love to tell you about.

Drummer Michael Caskey (a.k.a. Bunny Patootie) graduated magna cum laude from Western Michigan University's school of music. He has played with everyone from Koko Taylor to Chuck Mangione to Marvin Hamlisch to John Sinclair. A Downbeat magazine award winner and five-time Detroit Music Awards recipient, he currently plays with Balkan fusion band Eastern Blok and teaches Music and Rhythm in Dance at Columbia College in Chicago. Michael has performed all across the U.S. and in France, Poland, Germany, Denmark and other countries.

Nigerian-American singer/dancer Yana now accompanies the band on tour, managing their stage, reading Claudette's announcements and entertaining their crowds along with the musicians.

Jenny Dragon

New to the Chicago roots/Americana scene, Jenny Dragon is a six (sometimes eight) piece band that celebrates a throwback take on modern music. Jenny Dragon defines their sound as “Heavy Whimsy,” a sound that has been developing over the past two years and expresses the group’s desire to create music that is both appealing and consequential. The group seems to defy category, dabbling in a nostalgia that combines jazz, blues, country, folk, doo wop, and rock influences, and often shifting genres to best serve the story of a song. Having recorded and recently released their debut album, “A Fair Souvenir,” at Martyrs’ in Chicago, Jenny Dragon continues to write and introduce original material to their live sets at some of Chicago’s best music venues.

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Ami Saraiya & the Outcome with The Claudettes, Jenny Dragon

Friday, October 25 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM at The Hideout

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