Ira Sullivan will join us @
PETE MILLERS /in Wheeling
412 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling Illinois 60090
US 847 243 3700
Scott Earl Holman hammond organ __ rick Shandling drums
featuring the great multiinstrumentalist
Don't miss this legend ! He's always great !
My first performance with Ira was in 1993 and played with him many times since.
I first saw him perform to a packed house around 1976 in Ft. Lauderdale Fla. at
'Bubba's'. (w/ Guy Viveros drums, Conti Milano bass, Eddie Higgins piano)
Here's some bio....
Sullivan is that rare thing, a true multi-instrumentalist, capable of improvising statements of worth on all his instruments. He played in 50s Chicago with such seminal figures as Charlie “Bird” Parker, Lester Young, Wardell Gray and Roy Eldridge, garnering a reputation as a fearsome bebop soloist. After playing briefly with Art Blakey (1956), and mastering alto and baritone saxophone, Sullivan moved south to Florida and out of the spotlight in the early 60s.With the addition of flute and soprano saxophone to his armoury, Sullivan moved to New York and in 1980 formed a quintet with legendary bop trumpeter Red Rodney. Resisting the temptation to follow current trends and play the music of their youth, Sullivan and Rodney worked on new material and fostered young talent to produce some fresh and stimulating music.