Blue Wisp

"Lines Above"
1:30 am
Fri August 16, 2013

New CD from local jazz musician Rick VanMatre

Rick VanMatre, Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music stops by the studio to talk with Ron Esposito about his new CD, Lines Above, and the upcoming release party at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club on September 6.

The Blue Wisp Jazz Club
1:14 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Jazz Guitarist Stanley Jordan presents "Keys to Optimal Learning for Musicians"


Guitarist Stanley Jordan will present a music seminar entitled "Keys to Optimal Learning for Musicians" at The Blue Wisp Jazz Club on Monday, June 24th at 7pm.  The seminar is open to all people interested in music, regardless of instrument, style or playing ability.

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Blue Wisp Jazz Club
1:32 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Jazz Drummer Jeff Hamilton

Acclaimed jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton is coming back to downtown’s Blue Wisp Jazz Club on May 2 to play with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, a group he recorded a CD with last year. Jeff Hamilton dropped by the studio to talk with Lee Hay to talk about this gig and other projects he’s been working on.

Tough Times at the Club
12:32 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Blue Wisp Jazz Club

Doctor Dave Photogrpahy

Lee Hay sits down with local attorney, musician and co-owner of the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, Ed Felson, to discuss the current financial problems facing the club and the efforts he is undertaking to stabilize the business. The Blue Wisp’s move to a larger space downtown, plus adding a full food menu, have both increased costs exponentially. While making no guarantees, he does want to try everything possible to keep the club open and a home for live music.