Kevin Johnson

Our dear friend , the beloved Chicago blues singer Tail Dragger has passed away. Tributes from all over the world pour in from his many friends and fans who mourn and fondly reminisce all of the amazing times we had with the legendary Tail Dragger. Thank you, James Yancey Jones, 9/30/40-9/4/2023. Our deepest condolences to his wife Bertha and all of his family and many, many friends!

“ONE DAY THIS BOY WILL TAKE MY PLACE” – Howlin’ Wolf, talkin’ about Dragger “I thought our friend Tail Dragger , our blues super hero was invincible and would outlast us all. Thank you for all of the amazing once in a lifetime shows and your friendship and your wise advice, Tail Dragger. Words cannot…

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New amazing photo gallery exhibit at Delmark – Please come celebrate the supremely talented photographer/journalist Michael Jackson with his 25 year association with Delmark Records!

WEDNESDAY – September 6, 5-9pm Delmark’s Art Gallery hosts an opening for the next exhibit, of art and photos by jazz journalist Michael Jackson. Unveiling of a special photo from the memorial for bassist Harrison Bankhead. Come celebrate 70 years of legendary indie label Delmark records next Wednesday September 6th, 5-9pm. Michael Jackson has been…

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CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL and Delmark related events! Labor Day weekend Sept 2023

Chicago Jazz Festival – August 31st-September 3rd, 2023 DELMARK ARTISTS at 2023 Chicago Jazz Festival Friday, September 1, Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sunday September 3rd Jay Pritzker Pavilion Chicago Soul Jazz Collective with Dee Alexander Javier Red Quartet Wednesday, August 30, 2023 8:00pm-10:00pm Jazz Showcase, Chicago Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota Wednesday, August 30, 2023…

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PAUL GIALLORENZO Trio Delmark CD release party – Oct. 12th at Elastic Arts

Paul Giallorenzo Trio to release “Play” on Delmark Records Oct. 10th, expanding avant jazz in extraordinary directions. “Repeated listens have opened up my ears; Giallorenzo’s key inspirations go back five decades, but the way he evokes Thelonious Monk, Herbie Nichols, and particularly early Cecil Taylor doesn’t sound the last bit dated.” – Chicago Reader His brand…

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The celebration continues! Delmark 70th anniversary all-star blues concert coming soon at SPACE in Evanston – Delmark Records 70th Anniversary Celebration with Bob Stroger, Billy Boy Arnold, Mike Wheeler, Dave Specter, Sheryl Youngblood – Wed, Sept 20

Sept 20: Evanston SPACE, Delmark Records 70th Anniversary Celebration. Evanston, IL. 8:00 Wed Sep 20 2023 , 8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM) SPACE 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202 $18.00 – $26.00 Chicago’s own Delmark Records, the oldest independent jazz and blues record label in the world, celebrates it’s 70th anniversary at SPACE with an…

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KEN SAYDAK back home in Chicago!! Blues pianist/vocalist/songwriter supreme Ken Saydak is returning back home to Chicago for a rare live hometown performance with the Delmark All-Stars for the 3rd annual Rockwell Stroll – Saturday August 26th

Check out this amazing video of Ken Saydak with Mighty Joe Young from 1975 PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE HOTTEST BLUES & JAZZ EVENT OF THE SUMMER2023 ROCKWELL BLUES & JAZZ STROLL SATURDAY AUGUST 26THFree Event 3pm to 9pm behind Burning Bush Brewery, along the river4014 N. Rockwell Street, Chicago IL 60618, Rockwell & Irving Park. Plenty…

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2023 Rockwell Blues & Jazz Stroll coming soon!! Saturday, August 26th Hosted by Burning Bush Brewery

Rockwell Blues & Jazz Stroll – August 26, 3-9pmHosted by Burning Bush Brewery Parking Lot 4014 N. Rockwell St.Chicago, IL 60618 Paul Giallorenzo Trio – Killer jazz trio with new Delmark recording very soon!Joey J. Saye – rising star on the Chicago Blues scene! and headliners…Delmark All-Star Blues Band: Legends of Chicago Blues featuring Sharon…

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Delmark artists, BOB STROGER and SHARON LEWIS, are the 2023 honorees in the prestigious JUS’ BLUES AWARDS!! Night of the Living Legends Honorees – Bob Stroger and Sharon Lewis receive JUS’ BLUES AWARD and will perform All-Star Blues show, August 3rd in Tunica, Mississippi

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 – 2023 JUS’ BLUES LIVING LEGEND AWARDJUS’ BLUES SPECIAL TRIBUTE FOR AN ARTIST WE RESPECT AS A LIVING LEGENDFOR THEIR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO BLUES & SOUL MUSIC BOB STROGER ​Bob Stroger ​(born December 27, 1930) is an American electric blues bass guitarist, singer and songwriter. Stroger’s life story, like much of the blues, corresponds…

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Many Delmark blues artists featured at the Willow Springs Blues Fest July 29, 2023- Dave Specter, Willie Buck, Tail Dragger, Bob Stroger, Billy Flynn and more! FREE

Willow Springs Blues Fest – Saturday, JULY 29th 1 Village Cir, Willow Springs, IL 60480-1665, United States WINDY CITY BLUES SOCIETY presents 1:00 – 1:45 A Patch of Blues 2:00 – 2:45 The Miles Minor Band 3:00 – 3:45 The Sean McKee Band 4:05 – 5:05 The Dave Specter Band w/ Brother John Kattke 5:25…

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