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We Tear Down Our Coliseums

  Elysian Fields | Busch Memorial Stadium | Forbes Field | Polo Grounds | Kingdome Palace of the Fans | Meuhleback Park | Tiger Stadium | Yankee Stadium Listen to the April 1 performance We Tear Down Our Coliseums is a nine-movement multimedia creation by two brothers inspired by the historical, architectural, and – sadly…

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Jazz/Hip-hop Fusion

We are excited to delve into a hip-hop/jazz collaboration with politically conscious Chicago rapper KID.  With our usual 17-piece big band, KID has written lyrics over our new, original music, nimbly straddling hip-hop, jazz, and R&B.  We look forward to sharing this music with you over the coming months! In preparation, we are taking part…

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Freisenberg

Each Friday, we're posting a new video of one of our live performances!  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get notified of new videoes. Vinny Starble's original composition "For the Moon and the Skyline" at Phyllis' Musical Inn on 4/13/14.  Soloists are Carl Kennedy (piano) and Vinny Starble (tenor sax).   Chris Parsons' arrangement…

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Cojent

HUP is excited to be a part of the recently launched COJENT (Chicago Original Jazz Ensembles, Now Together)!  COJENT is a cooperative organization that promotes new music for large jazz ensembles.   COJENT is a cooperative organization formed by band leaders in Chicago to promote original large ensemble jazz music and to increase public awareness of…

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The Chain

The Chain is off of singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson's 2009 Everybody album.   Our guitarist Chris Parsons arranged the song into a waltz for big band.  This recording is from our performance at Martyrs' on October 16, 2012. Saxes: Jim Barbick, Kelley Dorhauer, Adam Frank (soloist), Vinny Starble, James Baum Trombones: Bryant Scott, Richie Palys, Xavier…

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Obokuri Eeumi

Obokuri Eeumi is a Japanese folk song by Ikue Asazaki, made famous when it was featured in an episode of anime series Samurai Champloo in 2005.  Blogger Frederick Cloyd writes a bit about Asazaki, the lyrics, and the song's dialect: Asazaki-san sings this in her traditional Kagoshima/Okinawan/Japanese style, accompanied by piano. Some say that Ikue Asazaki is Okinawan and…

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Phyllis’ Musical Inn

HUP is taking up a monthly residency at Phyllis' Musical Inn! Located in the heart of Wicker Park, Phyllis' Musical Inn is the oldest place in the neighborhood to present live music.  HUP will be playing the second Sunday of every month at 8pm.  No cover charge, ages 21+. Be sure to visit their outdoor…

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Jazz Profiles

“This is Jazz in the 21st century: these players hear the music differently. The music of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Players takes from the Jazz tradition while at the same time synthesizing influences and inspirations from disparate, contemporary musical sources – something that Jazz has done throughout it existence.” - The Editorial Staff at JazzProfiles Read the full…