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Throwback Thursday: NACE Holiday Party

#Throwback to the NACE holiday party December 3rd at the Marriott Marquis Chicago. President Deanne Holmes from TWA Photographic Artists took all the great pictures below, while DJ Brent spun the tunes, and Keith Christopher did a magnificent job running the cake auction and raised $5,200. $1,250 will be donated to the After School Matters Culinary Program. Great job to Shar…

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Throwback Thursday: Jazz Trio

Back in October, The Stitely Jazz Trio played for the AACAP – American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Field Museum. The museum space Stitely Music played in made a great creative backdrop and the team loved playing there. Shout out to Sonia Schropfer with Vicki Johnson & Associates that did a great job planning the event. #stitelymusic #throwback #tbt #music #livemusic

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Throwback Thursday: Acoustic Trio

#Throwback to when our Stitely Music team played at The Signature Room at the 95th at the The John Hancock Center in Chicago, Illinois! The jazz trio, Mike Arnopol on bass, Neal Alger on guitar, and Jeff Stitely on drums, played for the National Fire Chief’s Convention this past October. #stitelymusic #livemusic #jazz #chicago #musicians #liveband  

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Music Monday: “Roll It Back”

This week’s Music Monday showcases my favorite track from the Chicago-based group Low Spark: “Roll It Back”. Check it out! A couple years ago a buddy of mine took me out to Chicago’s Lincoln Park area to see some local music at the bar AliveOne. There was a weekly band that played every Thursday night…

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Music Monday: “Bye Bye Blackbird”

This week’s Music Monday entry features “Bye Bye Blackbird” by the American jazz legend Miles Davis. Check it out!   My song choice this week illustrates the exact moment I remember deciding I had to be a jazz musician. I grew up with Bach organ music and orchestral pieces because my father was a church…

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Music Monday: “White Sky”

This week’s Music Monday entry features “White Sky” by the indie pop rock group Vampire Weekend. Check it out!   I love Vampire Weekend and I especially enjoy listening to them in the morning. I find their musical stylings give me an extra bounce to my step. The light vocal lines have a pleasant, nimble…

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