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New special Delmark 70th anniversary announcement – Holiday Blues/Jazz Spectacular Live Concert at Chicago’s Thalia Hall – December 20th with The Delmark Blues & Jazz All-Stars!! Mud Morganfield, Demetria Taylor, Dave Specter, Jimmy Burns & The Soul Message Band, Mike Wheeler, Sheryl Youngblood, Rick Kreher, Carlise & Greg Guy, and BILLY BOY ARNOLD!! Help us to get the word out for this fantastic event!

DELMARK RECORDS BLUES & JAZZALL-STARS HOLIDAY CONCERT ATTHALIA HALLWednesday Dec 20th 20238:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)Thalia Hall1807 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608$30.00 – $390.00Ages 17+ The Delmark All-Star Blues Band:Dave Specter: vocals & guitarMike Wheeler: vocals & guitarRoosevelt Purifoy: Hammond B3 organ & pianoLarry Williams: bassGreg Rockingham: drums The Soul Message Band:Chris Foreman: Hammond B3 organGeof…

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Official Release Video for Paul Giallorenzo’s “Vamps and Feels” on Delmark Records

Delmark Records is pleased to announce the official release video “Vamps and Feels” which is the first track from Paul Giallorenzo’s new jazz trio album “Play”. This video was created especially by Rhizomes Films and directed by Andrea Rodea and Eric Mares. Paul Giallorenzo’s new jazz trio album has been released October 14th, 2023, featuring…

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JOHNNY BURGIN Blues Revue with Mary Lane- Tribute to Tail Dragger – October 21 Skokie Theater, and Welcome Johnny back from big Japan tour!

Johnny Burgin Blues Revue 10/21/23 Bridging the Blues Across Eras and Continents Featuring Chicago’s Legendary Blues Vocalist Mary Lane,  Randy McAllister; Peter Nande; and Marie Martens of Sweden 7:30 PM at Skokie Theatre Skokie, IL – Johnny Burgin Blues Revue Featuring Vocalist Mary Lane, plus Randy McAllister, Peter Nande and Marie Martens will be Saturday October 21, 2023, 7:30 PM at Skokie Theatre 7924…

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MUD MORGANFIELD & John Primer – Muddy Waters 110th Birthday Celebration @ Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, IL

Muddy Waters 110th Birthday Celebration With Mud Morganfield and John Primer One of the greatest blues legends of all time, Muddy Waters forever influenced the course of American music with his powerful, impassioned sound, inspiring generations of rock and blues musicians alike.  In a one-of-a-kind blues bash, Waters’ eldest son and multi-award winning artist Mud…

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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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