Live Music

Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Tiny Country

An almost acoustic trio, Tiny Country, is winning hearts across the midwest with their intriguing song selection and heartfelt original songwriting. Featuring Despina Pafralides on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, the very talented Chris Grant on electric guitar and fiddle, and Kim Sheya on upright bass and vocals. A scenic detour from a familiar road, Tiny Country, takes you through the the twists and turns of Americana music.
 

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Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Allison

Brian Allison has been singing and playing guitar for 18+ years. Brian's music career started in a duo with his father Mark Allison. Mark Allison passed away in 2013. Brian's father instilled a passion and love for playing and writing music that will never fade.

Brian started a band called Redfield and recorded an album "Back In The Middle" in 2014. Brian's band has been playing all over Chicago for 4 years, anywhere from House Of Blues Chicago to small intimate house shows. Brian has recently decided to pursue a solo career allowing more opportunities to push his original music and play as a solo act, while also having a full band.

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Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Matthew Nanke

Matthew is a versatile musician and singer/songwriter from Naperville who is stylistically diverse from reggae vibes to country soul. His writing is generally about a great hook and pleasing melody. As the story comes together the song isn’t complete without an ear-catching hook.

Fans enjoy Matthew’s strong use of harmony both vocally and instrumentally. Matthew enjoys writing dense arrangements with a lot of moving parts. His influences include Dispatch, the exit, Rx Bandits, Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams and Zac Brown.

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Sam Wyatt

Join us on the last Wednesday of every month to hear the incredibly talented Sam Wyatt on piano.

Samuel Wyatt, a Chicago native, has been creating music for various projects for the last 15 years. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Jazz piano in 2008, Samuel went on to write and produce 2 albums for his band Wyatt. Following the break up of that group in 2010, he joined the band Train Company, releasing two albums and touring the country extensively. During his time with Train Company, they opened for Blues Traveler and The Counting Crows on seperate occasions at the Chicago House Of Blues. Once that group disbanded in 2015, He turned his main focus to writing/producing songs for other Artists and composing for different media in his own studio. However when not writing, he can still be seen across Chicagoland performing with different acts as a keyboardist and vocalist. He is excited to be bringing his own style of piano jazz to Vintage 53!

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Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Dave Ramont

Dave picked up guitar early on and whacked away in various bands through high school. Not long after that he started teaching guitar and bass at a little music school outside of Chicago, where he taught hundreds of people “Stairway To Heaven” and what an Aeolian minor scale was for. He began writing songs and playing gigs around the Chicago area –solo, full band, and everything in between. Through the years he also played in the pit for theatre productions, did recording session work, hid out in cover bands, and did plenty of ditch digging, paint scraping and weed pulling.

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Green

This Chicago native creates enchanting new age finger-style instrumentals to percussively driven solo acoustic guitar folk/rock songs utilizing percussive rhythms, harmonics, and tapping with a piano-like approach that is both musically and visually stimulating.

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Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Make it a Double

Sharing the love of music on all frontiers from jam to newgrass, Mark Frystak (Vocals/Guitar) and Hayley Skreens (Vocals/Banjo) weld together to form Make it a Double! Inspired by the reinvention of their favorite tunes alongside heartfelt originals, they offer a sound that showcases their spirits as singers while remaining true to their acoustic roots with a strictly string instrumentation and single mic setup. Sure to bring a smile to your face, together they encourage an atmosphere that is both energized and inviting similar to that of their weekly collaboration with friends in the Bluegrass Sundaze event series.

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Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Gregory Hyde

Gregory Hyde has toured the U.S., had his songs placed in award-winning films, documentaries, & shows, sold over 7,000 copies of his independently produced albums, and garnered a Billboard Music Songwriting Award. Gregory has toured with and shared the stage as an opening artist for such notable performers as Jim Gaffigan, 10,000 Maniacs, Sister Hazel, Gin Blossoms, and many others.

“First-class pop rock centered on accessible song arrangement and big choruses …seasoned songwriting and near-perfect melodic rock primed for the masses.” – VOX Magazine

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Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Allison

Brian Allison has been singing and playing guitar for 18+ years. Brian's music career started in a duo with his father Mark Allison. Mark Allison passed away in 2013. Brian's father instilled a passion and love for playing and writing music that will never fade.

Brian started a band called Redfield and recorded an album "Back In The Middle" in 2014. Brian's band has been playing all over Chicago for 4 years, anywhere from House Of Blues Chicago to small intimate house shows. Brian has recently decided to pursue a solo career allowing more opportunities to push his original music and play as a solo act, while also having a full band.

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Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Eno

Embracing the smooth rockin' jazz genre, music lovers have been enjoying Dave's tasty riffs, played along with an impressive library of fully orchestrated sound tracks.  Dave combines his many influences into an awesome solo perfoamance of Smooth Rockin' Jazz.

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Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Gritman & Moran

Heather Moran has performed regionally, nationally and in the Chicagoland area for the last decade.  She attended college at Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Colorado-Boulder and Columbia College. She also studied at Second City theater in Chicago.  To keep up her jazz chops, she recently opened for Bob Newhart with a fullorchestra to a sold-out Chicago theater.

Steve Gritman has been performing in central Illinois and eastern Iowa for the last twenty years on guitar, violin, ukulele, & mandolin. Steve has performed with countless acts playing contemporary music, jazz and classical-most recently as the violinist for the Adagio Trio throughout central and eastern Iowa. As a newcomer to the Chicago area music scene, his diverse musical background and multi instrumental capability allows him to play a wide variety of music for nearly all occasions. 

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Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Gregory Hyde

Gregory Hyde has toured the U.S., had his songs placed in award-winning films, documentaries, & shows, sold over 7,000 copies of his independently produced albums, and garnered a Billboard Music Songwriting Award. Gregory has toured with and shared the stage as an opening artist for such notable performers as Jim Gaffigan, 10,000 Maniacs, Sister Hazel, Gin Blossoms, and many others.

“First-class pop rock centered on accessible song arrangement and big choruses …seasoned songwriting and near-perfect melodic rock primed for the masses.” – VOX Magazine

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Oct
7
8:00 PM20:00

Drew Clausen

Drew Clausen is a singer and acoustic guitar player in the Greater Chicago area. He specializes in creative arrangements of new country and rock cover songs from artists such as Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and The Eagles.

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Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Brent Brown

As one of the most prominent up and coming artists from Chicago, Brent Brown pours everything into his music. It is his passion in life and a way for him to spread positivity into the world around him. Brent’s music is influenced by some of his favorite artists including the Beatles, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Jack Johnson and Otis Redding. He is a versatile musician who sings, plays guitar, bass, drums and dabbles on the keys. Originally from Naperville, he is an accomplished producer with 8 albums to his name.

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Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Jake Mack

Jake Mack is an Americana and blues-based Rock artist out of Chicagoland specializing in original material and select covers. Heavily influenced by artists like The Who, Chris Whitley, Jason Isbell, and Sam & Dave, he ties these diverse styles together to create music that is gritty and soulful, yet at times, cleanly defined and refined.

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Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

John Boda

Acoustic guitar wizardry with great vocals.  Pop-Rock classics to current R&B / Jazz standards / Blues / & more.  John Boda & Acoustic Boomerang is a dynamic one man groove machine of acoustic guitar/vocals and an amazing Boomerang Digital Phrase Sampler which allows for live looping and jams making every song a special different jam which fades into the next.

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sam Wyatt

Join us on the last Wednesday of every month to hear the incredibly talented Sam Wyatt on piano.

Samuel Wyatt, a Chicago native, has been creating music for various projects for the last 15 years. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Jazz piano in 2008, Samuel went on to write and produce 2 albums for his band Wyatt. Following the break up of that group in 2010, he joined the band Train Company, releasing two albums and touring the country extensively. During his time with Train Company, they opened for Blues Traveler and The Counting Crows on seperate occasions at the Chicago House Of Blues. Once that group disbanded in 2015, He turned his main focus to writing/producing songs for other Artists and composing for different media in his own studio. However when not writing, he can still be seen across Chicagoland performing with different acts as a keyboardist and vocalist. He is excited to be bringing his own style of piano jazz to Vintage 53!

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Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Make it a Double

MIAD is back!

Sharing the love of music on all frontiers from jam to newgrass, Mark Frystak (Vocals/Guitar) and Hayley Skreens (Vocals/Banjo) weld together to form Make it a Double! Inspired by the reinvention of their favorite tunes alongside heartfelt originals, they offer a sound that showcases their spirits as singers while remaining true to their acoustic roots with a strictly string instrumentation and single mic setup. Sure to bring a smile to your face, together they encourage an atmosphere that is both energized and inviting similar to that of their weekly collaboration with friends in the Bluegrass Sundaze event series.

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Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Henry JBC

Henry JBC is a unique acoustic performer from the suburbs of Chicago. He uses a solo dueling pianos style format, an entire show that is by request. The audience is encouraged to write down requests and put them in a jar in front of the performance area. In addition to the request format, he also has preplanned set lists for every occasion. Everything from one hit wonders to the legends of music are covered in a three hour set (longer if needed). He will cover anything he can (within reason). He performs both solo and with percussive accompaniment.

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Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Audry Buchanan Torrence from Unscheduled Tour

Piano bar time!

Audry Buchanan Torrence from Unscheduled Tour will be singing at the keys. As Greg recovers from surgery, Audry goes back to her roots as a piano bar entertainer. Come on out for a throwback evening!

Pop music from the 70's going back to classic American Songbook...think Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Sinatra/Tony Bennett faves.

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Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Riley Elmore from NBC's "The Voice"

Riley's passion for music began when he started playing the trombone in the fourth grade. When he joined a Jazz Band, he discovered a passion for Frank Sinatra. Every time Riley takes the stage, he wears a pin with Frank Sinatra sayings given to him by his grandfather. Riley is definitely an old soul.

-NBC.com

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Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Dave Eno

Embracing the smooth rockin' jazz genre, music lovers have been enjoying Dave's tasty riffs, played along with an impressive library of fully orchestrated sound tracks.  Dave combines his many influences into an awesome solo perfoamance of Smooth Rockin' Jazz. 

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Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00

Gregory Hyde

Gregory Hyde has toured the U.S., had his songs placed in award-winning films, documentaries, & shows, sold over 7,000 copies of his independently produced albums, and garnered a Billboard Music Songwriting Award. Gregory has toured with and shared the stage as an opening artist for such notable performers as Jim Gaffigan, 10,000 Maniacs, Sister Hazel, Gin Blossoms, and many others.

“First-class pop rock centered on accessible song arrangement and big choruses …seasoned songwriting and near-perfect melodic rock primed for the masses.” – VOX Magazine

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Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Kevin Presbrey

Ukulele infused rootsy folk rock is one way of describing the vibration Kevin Presbrey is casting out there these days, but you could also very well say that his songs have a way of giving you that cozy feeling of being snuggled up by the fireplace in your favorite hooded sweatshirt. He's warm and familiar to you. Embracing the influences of storytellers Jim Croce, Don McLean, and Van Morrison along with modern troubadours Ryan Adams and James Bay, Presbrey's midwestern sound and personality is the vehicle for the stories he lives and shares.

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Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Sam Wyatt

Join us on the last Wednesday of every month to hear the incredibly talented Sam Wyatt on piano.

Samuel Wyatt, a Chicago native, has been creating music for various projects for the last 15 years. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Jazz piano in 2008, Samuel went on to write and produce 2 albums for his band Wyatt. Following the break up of that group in 2010, he joined the band Train Company, releasing two albums and touring the country extensively. During his time with Train Company, they opened for Blues Traveler and The Counting Crows on seperate occasions at the Chicago House Of Blues. Once that group disbanded in 2015, He turned his main focus to writing/producing songs for other Artists and composing for different media in his own studio. However when not writing, he can still be seen across Chicagoland performing with different acts as a keyboardist and vocalist. He is excited to be bringing his own style of piano jazz to Vintage 53!

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Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Drew Clausen

Drew Clausen is a singer and acoustic guitar player in the Greater Chicago area. He specializes in creative arrangements of new country and rock cover songs from artists such as Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and The Eagles.

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Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Noah Gabriel

Honesty is where the best songs come from, and a decade ago - within the first lines of the first song from his very first album, no less - Noah Gabriel was already making that abundantly clear. "I don't know what to say, but I won't turn away," from the appropriately-titled "Pride," ushered Gabriel into the Chicago roots-rock scene, crafting his own blend of amiable roots-rock that pulls equally from fiery blues of Stevie Ray Vaughn or BB King and wry folk witticisms a la Lucinda Williams or Ryan Adams.

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Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Nate Olson

An ever-changing sound, haunting loops, dynamic vocals, captivating lyrics, and infectious hooks define this young singer-songwriter. Breaking into the scene by knocking down walls of conventional songwriting and on-stage performance, Lazarus Rocket incorporates elements of hip-hop, R&B, electronic, and pop music, creating a one-of-a-kind sound you can't find anywhere else. Each show is a unique blend of original songs on the cutting edge of indie music mixed with covers spanning all genres and eras of popular music, all with a twist. With the release of his debut album, Borrowed Time in summer 2017, this up-and-comer plans on making huge leaps in the industry. Leaving everything he has on stage and offering the crowd a window into his personal life, his fans multiply with every performance, eager to catch a glimpse of what's next in the indie scene.

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Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Dina Bach

As a singer, songwriter, and pianist, Dina focuses on pop and country-pop where her warm vocals and playfully evocative lyrics entertain listeners and audiences alike. Her musical influences range from Sara Bareilles and Norah Jones to Carol King and Frank Sinatra.

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Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Matthew Nanke

Matthew is a versatile musician and singer/songwriter from Naperville who is stylistically diverse from reggae vibes to country soul. His writing is generally about a great hook and pleasing melody. As the story comes together the song isn’t complete without an ear-catching hook.

Fans enjoy Matthew’s strong use of harmony both vocally and instrumentally. Matthew enjoys writing dense arrangements with a lot of moving parts. His influences include Dispatch, the exit, Rx Bandits, Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams and Zac Brown.

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Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Paul and Jay Duo

The Paul and Jay Duo is a unique musical act that caters to a wide variety of events. From night clubs to corporate parties, weddings, to private celebrations, they are an all-inclusive, sing-along, clap-along, interactive musical group that you and your guests will thoroughly enjoy. Watching the duo perform live, you quickly recognize that music is their love and live performance is their passion. That’s why Paul and Jay are known as one of Chicago’s top area entertainment acts.

Their playlist includes a variety of songs that will make you sing and applaud! They perform your favorite acoustic rock, Indie, 80's, classic rock, blues, disco, alternative rock and many current hits too. In addition, Paul and Jay can provide Master of Ceremonies (Emcee) services and will be sure to coordinate every detail with you or your event planner to ensure that everything exceeds your highest expectations.

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