The Jazz Unit is a Chicago-based trio performing straight-ahead modern jazz ranging from Brubeck to Bela Fleck, Mingus to Michael Brecker, Ellington to Chick Corea. Some recent bookings include the Dragon Lounge in Oak Park, the Green Mill Poetry Slam in Chicago, the Heartland Cafe in Chicago, BooCoo Lounge in Evanston, and Pressure Cafe in Chicago.
Sometimes we take familiar classics and re-imagine them in propulsive ways, and sometimes our own original compositions and arrangements take surprising turns. Latin jazz, classic swing tunes and warm ballads are part of our mix too, as are of course requests!
Jazz brunches, small clubs and local festival stages are our favorite venues. The selections offered here were all recorded live as-is, with no overdubbing or studio cleanup, so as to offer a realistic sampling of our sound and style.