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GREGORY DUDZIENSKI & ANDY PRATT w/ Buddy Pearson - 8PM | $10

  • Uncommon Ground (Lakeview) 3800 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)

Saxophonist Gregory Dudzienski has performed extensively throughout Europe, South America and the Middle East as well as around the United States. Dudzienski has presented lectures and classes on improvisation, jazz harmony, and arranging at The International Saxophone Symposium, The University of Rhode Island, and at high schools throughout the United States. He has performed with many jazz and popular music artists including: The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, John Fedchock, Phil DeGreg, Tito Puente, Marian McPartland, Pamela Hines, John Lockwood, Bob Gullotti, Brooke Sofferman, Maureen McGovern, The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, The Virginia Arts Festival Jazz Orchestra, The O’Jays and The Temptations.

Andy Pratt is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter & jazz artist. He has toured across the country as both a leader and sideman. In 2017, Pratt toured the U.S. and Canada in support of his debut “Horizon Disrupted.” He can be found playing guitar & singing most nights throughout the city & Midwest region. Pratt is often a featured guest with the Joe Policastro Trio & appears on the group’s 2016 sophomore release, “Pops.” He has also recorded with singer-songwriter Adam James Sorensen & appears on his debut “Midwest” album.

Buddy Pearson has been steadily playing bass for 34 of his 45 years. Hailing from a very musically supportive family. Buddy was given his first upright bass at age nine, and, in one way or another, has never looked back. 

In his early 20's, Buddy heavily immersed himself in the Chicago area Jazz scene. Sharing the stage with a diverse group of traditional and contemporary Jazz artists such as Willie Pickens, Jerry Bergonzi, The Joe Marcinek Band, Fareed Haque, Brian Auger, Liquid Soul and many others. He is also co-founder for the last 20 years of the Jazz Fusion group, Freek Johnson. Who are headliners in the Jazz festival circuit every year, and continue to play all around the Chicagoland area.

Buddy also puts his bass guitar skills in a solo setting at weekly performances at several venues. Amazing audiences with his prodigious technique. Along with playing, Buddy has been teaching all levels of electric and upright bass privately for the last 20 years.