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Chicago Slim / Press

“The Band Incorporates Elements Of Funk, Stax Records Soul, R&B & Hip-Hop Into Their Unique Sound.”

“We’re Going To Try And Write The Next Chapter For What An Urban Contemporary Blues Band Could Accomplish, Being Influenced By Muddy, And Also Being Influenced By James Brown, Explains Dan.”

“…(Dr. Daniel Ivankovich) Is Also A Blues Guitarist And Vocalist Who's Shared The Stage With Bo Diddley And Eddie Taylor. But Even His Musical Career Is Intertwined With His Passion For Altruistic Orthopedics. His Band Mates In The Chicago Blues All-Stars Were Not Immune, With Ivankovich Operating On The Lead Singer And Giving The Uninsured Drummer A Hip Replacement.”

“The All-Stars Themselves Read Like A Who’s Who Of Chicago Music.”

“Dr. Dan, An Accomplished Guitarist Who’s Played With Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, James Cotton, Junior Wells, And Dozens Of Others, Is Not Just A Guitarist And Vocalist For The Group; He’s Also A Healer. He's One of The Most Interesting & Inspiring Figures In Medicine, The Blues, And Anything Else He Chooses To Put His Larger-Than-Life Touch On.”

“Dr. Ivankovich Is 'Probably One Of A Kind' In Terms Of The Volume He Handles, Says Joan Sheforgen, CEO Of PrimeCare Community Health, Which Runs Several Clinics On The West Side.”

“He May Spend Some Nights Playing The Blues With His Band, But By Day, Dan Ivankovich Is All Business: A Bone Doctor With A Heart As Big As His Frame. ”

“Contrary To Some Off-The-Cuff Stereotypes, Blues Music Is Not About Being Sad, But Rather, Taking Away The Sadness And Pain. To That End, One Chicago Doctor Spends His Nights Playing The Blues Away, And His Days Helping To Relieve Other’s Blues Through Surgery, Medicine And Compassion. Doctor Dan Ivankovich Is, To Put It Mildly, Not Your Average Doctor.”

“I Think This Medical Mission I’ve Been On, Taking Care Of Patients In The African-American Community, Has Helped Me Pay My Dues As A Bluesman (Dr. Ivankovich).”