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8/18/14 The Co. had a blast performing in The Drake's opulent Palm Court on August 16th! UP NEXT - a major corporate event/awards show in the Art Institute of Chicago's "Stock Exchange Trading Room" in September!
8/4/14 - UP NEXT - The K&Co Quintet to perform at Chicago's iconic Drake Hotel in their illustrious Palm Court on Saturday, August 16th, 9:00pm FREE!

7/23/14 - K&Co had a blast as usual at Pete Miller's last week - UP NEXT: July 30th, the K&Co Quartet returns to Untitled!Untitled is the new "king of cool" in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Join the classic Quartet for a night of new, original music and as we explore our Blues/Funk repertoire! K, Guitar & Vocals - Chris Neal, Sax & Vocals - Kurt Schweitz, Bass - Phil Fornett, Drums   

7/7/14 - K&Co has had an absolute blast in the last two weeks with performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for "Tuesdays on the Terrace", Seward Park Jazz Fest and for Riverside's Independence Day Festival where we absolutely shocked the crowd with an arrangement of James Brown's "Living In America"! The Sextet also performed for a very special event at Spiaggia on Michigan Ave. UP NEXT - Pete Millers Evanston, July 18th & 19th!




5/14/14 - The K&Co Quintet will perform at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for their "Jazz on the Terrace" series on June 24th! Our return to this program is a high honor at one of Chicago's most important cultural institutions. Don't miss the classic Quintet in the most idyllic, supportive setting. 










5/11/14 - The K&Co Quintet is proud to announce a special performance this summer at the legendary Drake Hotel Chicago! Join us August 16th in the illustrious Palm Court, 140 E Walton, Chicago, IL 9:00-12:30am
 









5/2/14 - K&Co is honored to announce our inclusion in this year's Seward Park Jazz Fest! This is a true Chicago Jazz experience featuring the finest local talent. The Quintet will be the featured performers on June 27th! More info tba.  

4/3/14 - "The BIG Flip" is now available for digital download at CD Baby!











3/11/14 - We're utterly grateful to those who came to the Sextet's show at The Jazz Showcase last week. Those in attendance were treated to a thrilling performance with new arrangements from Brent, a daring recreation of Victor Garcia' s rendering of "Jarabe Tapatio" and some delicious tres leches birthday cake! 

UP NEXT - The Quartet returns to Chicagoland's fine-dinning and jazz headquarters, Pete Miller's Evanston for a weekend run!

 
Friday & Saturday, March 14th & 15th, 8:00 - 12:00am Quartet @ Pete Miller's, 1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL FREE

1/20/14 Happy New Year and heads up - K&Co returns to the world-famous Jazz Showcase on March 5th! This is the follow-up to our very successful BIG Flip CD Release and features the classic Quintet on the album. Oh, and it's the BIRTHDAY SHOW!.. We hope you can make it.

12/18/13 Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Brent Kimbrough & Company! It's been an awesome year with countless performances and a new album - your support has been integral every step of the way and we're ever-grateful. Well, we're wrapping up 2013 and only have one key performance left... So, join us in Riverside this FRIDAY NIGHT for an evening of holiday inspired jazz & blues!
 
Friday, December 20th @ The Chew Chew 33 E Burlington, Riverside, IL 8:00 - 11:00pm FREE We'll be featuring new arrangements of holiday classics and songs from the new CD!

12/3/13 - The Quartet will make another very proud return to Pete Miller's Evanston this weekend on December 6th & 7th (1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 8:00-12:00am) Pete's is "THE place" for jazz outside of Chicago city limits. 

11/21/13 - The BIG Flip CD Release Party last night was a success on every level! We're grateful to so many for their support. To those who made it out - THANK YOU! It was, in a word: HUGE.


11/12/13
The BIG Flip CD Release Party - November 20th at The Jazz Showcase!On November 20th, Brent Kimbrough & Company will celebrate the release of 'The BIG Flip'. This all-original album, "six distinct reflections of my life since our last album, Wandering, in 2010" has been three years in the making. This performance, at the world-famous Jazz Showcase, is our most highly anticipated show to date. Your support on this special occasion is essential. 

We'll be featuring the Quintet on the album: Brent Kimbrough, Guitar & Vocals, Chris Neal, Sax - Chris Mahieu, Piano - Kurt Schweitz, Bass and Phil Fornett, Drums. *We'll also be featuring trumpet virtuoso Victor Garcia as special guest!

Copies of the new CD will be available at a one time special price!

11/5/13

Friends, it's with great pride that I share the design for "The BIG Flip". Massively creative digital artist Michael Kostal worked closely with us to capture some of the ideas portrayed in the music for our album cover. Get your copy at our CD Release Party (November 20th at The Jazz Showcase) and online thereafter (CD Baby, iTunes, our website). 

From the liner notes: "The BIG Flip is an album comprised of original music; six distinct reflections of my life since our last album, Wandering, in 2010. Chris Neal, Chris Mahieu, Kurt Schweitz and Phil Fornett worked rigorously on this album, taking true ownership of my music and bound in the common goal of making it sound it’s very best; and for that, I’m truly flattered and grateful. Rob Ruccia is a brilliant, nimble-minded engineer who’s contribution to this album is immeasurable. 

This time the band was augmented by two of my favorite musicians, people. Trumpet virtuoso Victor Garcia lent his massive talents to “I Can Only Dream” and the iconic Chicago bluesman and frequent “K&Co” collaborator Rodney Brown lent his soulful horn on “End of Days”.







10/31/13

K&Co starts our new residency this Saturday at Tortoise Club! Join K&Co EVERY Thursday & Saturday at Tortoise Club, a new upscale and ultra-slick lounge & restaurant at the helm of River North nightlife!
 
EVERY Thursday & Saturday 
Trio @ Tortoise Club
350 N State St - Chicago, IL 
FREE










10/23/13

The Quartet returns to Untitled! Chicago's hot new underground hang in River North - "Untitled pays homage to the vibrancy of supper club and speakeasy establishments of the Prohibition Era." An ultra-slick venue ideally suited for K&Co's variety of classic jazz, Latin and blues/funk. K, Guitar & Vocals - Chris Neal, Sax - Kurt Schweitz, Bass - Phil Fornett, Drums



Wednesday, October 30th, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Untitled
111 W Kinzie St,  Chicago, IL
FREE





10/1/13

The Quartet will make a very proud return to Pete Miller's Evanston on October 4th & 5th! (1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 8:00-12:00am) Pete's is "THE place" for jazz outside of Chicago city limits. 


9/12/13

It is with great excitement that we kindly ask you to "save the date" of November 20th, 2013 for our official CD Release Party at the world-famous Jazz Showcase!

Over three years have transpired since Wandering, our last record. As with the previous effort, this new CD will be a melodic, heartfelt reflection of life and features seven original compositions and an all-star cast of Chicago's finest musicians. K&Co is Brent Kimbrough, Guitar & Vocals - Chris Neal, Tenor Sax & Vocals - Chris Mahieu, Piano - Kurt Schweitz, Bass - Phil Fornett, Drums. We're also honored to feature trumpeter Victor Garcia as guest soloist on the highly introspective original 'I Can Only Dream' and Rodney Brown's soprano sax on 'End of Days', an all original rock-fusion score written for the sextet.

Please support us on this, our proudest moment at this iconic institution, the Jazz Showcase.


Brent Kimbrough & Company CD Release Party at The Jazz Showcase
November, 20th
The Jazz Showcase
806 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL
Sets at 8 & 10pm


8/28/13

K&Co debuts at Untitled!


Chicago's hot new underground hang in River North - "Untitled pays homage to the vibrancy of supper club and speakeasy establishments of the Prohibition Era." An ultra-slick venue ideally suited for K&Co's variety of classic jazz, Latin and blues/funk. K, Guitar & Vocals - Chris Neal, Sax - Chris Carani, Bass - Phil Fornett, Drums

8/23/13

The Woodstock Jazz Festival 2013 was incredible! K&Co was very proud to be a part of this event and our set of new original music and classic arrangements was very well-received. Billy Denk and his team did an excellent job of planning, promoting the fest including this article in their local newspaper.


 

8/20/13

The Quartet had an amazing time last Saturday at HarborPark Jazz & Blues Fest - perfect weather, supportive audience, great sound! David Benoit was masterful.

UP NEXT: The Woodstock Jazz Fest! Join us this Thursday as we headline opening night for this highly regarded series. We're honored by our inclusion in this prestigious event featuring Chicagoland's best jazz groups! We have the all-star lineup ready; K, Guitar & Vocals * Chris Neal, Sax * Kurt Schweitz, Bass * Phil Fornett, Drums - COME OUT!




8/16/13

Once again, if rehearsal is any indication - The Co. will be killin' it this Saturday at the HarborPark Jazz & Blues Fest! The all-star Quartet will perform new original compositions from our forthcoming CD. We're admittedly, over-excited.. K, Guitar & Vocals - Chris Neal, Sax - Josh Ramos, Bass - Phil Fornett, Drums SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC.




7/16/13

Majorly talented photographer Will Rice captured some beautiful images from our recent recording session. Check out his work in the 6/25/13 Session album on our Facebook page! 




7/11/13

Our next BIG SHOW - August 17th at the HarborPark Jazz Festival opening for David Benoit on the main stage!
Get tickets & info online: 
www.mahonefund.org

6/21/13

The Quintet is well-rehearsed for our upcoming session on June 25th at Uptown Recording! This upcoming release will feature all new, original compositions by Brent Kimbrough and capture the emotional interplay of this all-star Chicago band; K, Guitar - Chris Neal, Sax - Chris Maheiu, Piano - Kurt Schweitz, Bass - Phil Fornett, Drums. More announcements soon! 

5/21/13

The K&Co Quartet is proud to be a part of the Woodstock Jazz Festival 2013! The band will be featuring new, original music from our upcoming release. 



Jazz on the Square - Thursday, August 22nd, 8:30pm at Stage Left Cafe, 125 W. Van Buren, Woodstock, IL ($20 admission)

K, Guitar & Vocals - Chris Neal, Sax - Kurt Schweitz, Bass - Phil Fornett, Drums

5/11/13

K&Co Trio returns to the M Lounge! South Loop's hottest hang - join us at M Lounge for three sets of new original music, hard hitting standards and blues/funk.


May 15th @ M Lounge, 1520 S Wabash, Chicago, IL 7:00-10:00pm FREE
K, Guitar & Vocals - Christian Dillingham, Bass - Phil Fornett, Drums

4/30/13

K&Co Quartet EVERY First Wednesday at Shaw's Crab House Chicago! Shaw's is both a sophisticated seafood restaurant and carefree, lively oyster bar. The Co. explores our blues heritage at this institution for fine food and the classic Chicago sound.

 

Shaw's Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard, Chicago, IL 7:00-10:00pm FREE

4/2/13

K&Co to debut at Siam Marina this Saturday! Siam is well-known as a hotbed for creative jazz in South Chicagoland. Join the Trio for an evening of new original jazz and inventive arrangements! Siam Marina, 80 River Oaks Dr, Calumet City, IL, April 6th, 6:30 - 10:30pm 

3/19/13

K&Co is proud to announce our newest residency - join us EVERY LAST THURSDAY of the month at The Crimson Lounge! Located inside the Sax Chicago hotel, Crimson Lounge is an opulent vision of Victorian romance. This monthly event is sponsored by Cream Wine Company and offers a specially curated wine list!

2/27/2013

K&Co Quartet returns to The Crimson Lounge!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Crimson Lounge Presents Love Lounge with Brent Kimbrough & Co

CHICAGO, (February 26, 2013) – Crimson Lounge will be taking the Hotel Sax back to its musical roots with the new Love Lounge on Thursday March 14th – a casual yet sophisticated evening of jazz music. Providing attendees with a comfortable and fun environment, the lounge will offer the live musical styling of Brent Kimbrough & Co.

Additionally, Crimson partners with Cream Wine Company to offer a specially curated wine list! All of the selected wines (e.g. 2005 Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet, 2008 Rombauer Caneros Merlot or 2008 Numanthia Termes Tempranillo) will be half priced. Guests are encouraged to pair them with Crimson’s Cheese Flight (three rich and sexy cheeses), available for $15.

1/31/13

Thanks to everyone that supported us in January at Andy's Jazz! 



12/10/12

K&Co Quartet at Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago!



Friday & Saturday, January 11th & 12th the Quartet comes home to "one of Chicago's Best-Known and Most-Respected Jazz establishments"! We'll be featuring our unique blend of hard-hitting jazz & blues originals, arrangements on our home turf: 5:00 - 8:30pm. Join us!

10/30/12

K&Co OR Tour 2012!



10/16/12

The Quartet will make it's debut at the new Underground Wonder Bar this Friday. The band will perform an early set of K&Co original jazz, followed by a set of blues and funk arrangements.

K, Guitar & Vocals - Chris Neal, Sax & Vocals - Kurt Schweitz, Bass - Phil Fornett, drums

10/2/12

K&Co is again ever-grateful for the reception received at this year's MCA performance. A BIG thanks to Amy, Al Carter-Bey, Fiji and MCA staff for the amazing support, hospitality. This band did an amazing job rendering new music for an appreciative, engaged audience in a picturesque setting - what a night! Live recordings, video will soon be available. 

8/28/12

This year's performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art's "Tuesdays On The Terrace" series will feature a six piece band of Chicago's brightest talent and new, original music from our forthcoming album.

Tuesday, September 25th, 5:30-8:00pm
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave - Chicago, IL 
*reservations suggested


K, Guitar & Vocals - Chris Neal, Sax - Victor Garcia, Trumpet - Damian Espinosa, Piano - Kurt Schweitz, Bass - Phil Fornett, Drums


8/14/12

Starting a series of K&Co Duet recordings this evening. Tonight's duet features the enormously talented Kurt Schweitz on bass. We'll be capturing this popular configuration for an online release later this year! 


7/3/2012

K&Co is proud to be performing with a six piece ensemble of the finest young talents in Chicagoland! The Village of Riverside's annual Independence Day festivities are sponsored by Riverside Friends of the Fourth. We'll be playing a variety of classic jazz, blues and even three new pieces of original music. We'll be featuring a arrangement of my original composition, 'Riverside Suite', originally written for, recording by The New Fuse, and arranged specifically for this band and the event!! This is a family affair, so come on down to Riverside and bring the kids!

K&Co Sextet
Tuesday, July 3rd, 6:15 - 8:00pm
Downtown Riverside at Riverside Rd & Quincy
FREE

K, Guitar & Vocals - Victor Garcia, Trumpet - Chris Neal, Sax - Damian Espinosa, Piano - Kurt Schweitz, Bass - Phil Fornett, Drums

4/26/2012

"The evening began in the lobby area of the Genghis Khan exhibit, where guests mingled to jazz music by Kimbrough and Co." Shia Kapos, Crain's Chicago Business, on our performance at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the Field Museum. Read the full article
here.

4/9/2012

K&Co has the great honor to be performing for Mayor Emanuel's VIP reception for the
World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the Field Museum, Chicago in April!

4/6/2012

K&Co is proud to announce our return to "Tuesdays On The Terrace" 2012 at the
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago! Tuesday, September 25th, 5:30 - 8:00pm. Join the Quintet as we explore new original music and classics on the MCA's picturesque sculpture garden. More details tba.

12/28/2011

K&Co's newest residency at
The Cellar Bistro!
Starting January 23rd and continuing on the first Monday EVERY month the K&Co Duet will perform at this renowned wes
tern suburban enclave for fine, preservative-free food and beverages.

The Cellar Bistro
132 N. Hale Street, Wheaton, IL
6:30 - 9:00pm

NYE - Come celebrate an unimaginable year with The K&Co Quartet at the illustrious Omni Hotel Chicago on New Year's Eve!
676 N Michigan Ave, 9:00-1:00am FREE

We're ever-grateful for the heartwarming reception the group received while in China. A follow up tour there is imminent!


In Beijing China!
 
12/7/11

K&Co is poised for departure to China!! After a stopping off in Shanghai for a visit we'll be touching down in Beijing for
Chicago Live!

In December, from the 10th-17th, Booey Lehoo will host a week of athletic and artistic events that showcase the talents of Chinese and American athletes and artists in support of the 100,000 Strong Initiative. The week culminates with the star-studded concert at National Indoor Stadium on December 17 featuring will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Shunza, John Legend, Sa Dingding, and CoCo Lee. 


The K&Co Quartet will feature and all star band: Ben Paterson, Piano, Kurt Schweitz, Bass, Kenny Coleman, Drums

We're honored to represent Chicago, the U.S. at this historic event!


11/11/11

K&Co is heading to Beijing, China! We're proud to announce our involvement in a concert series dedicated to the Obama Administration's
100,000 Strong education initiative. The all star band, featuring Lisa Roti, vocals, Carlo Carani, piano, Kurt Schweitz, bass and yours truly on guitar, will be representing Chicago jazz as part of a "Chicago Arts Night" celebration on December 15th, 2011. More detail soon!

9/13/11

K&Co returns to
Katerina's! Wednesday, September 21st, 8:30 - 12:30am $8

Quartet featuring Chris Neal, Sax, Chris Carani, Bass & Vocals and Ben Scholz, Drums

Katerna's is Chicago's intimate home for jazz, blues, funk and international music! Please join us as we explore new originals and arrangements.

7/20/11

The K&Co Quintet will gratefully perform at this year's Jazz At Five concert series in Madison, WI! 


Wednesday, September, 7th, 6:30 - 9:00 Quartet, Jazz at Five, State Street - Madison, WI FREE An all-star cast! K, Guitar & Vocals - Chris Greene, Sax - Dan Tabion, Piano - Kurt Schweitz, Bass - Ben Scholz, Drums

6/24/11

The K&Co Quartet will be a proud participant of the pioneering first annual Seward Park Jazz Fest in Chicago! This is part of Jazz In The Parks; free concerts for arts enthusiasts hosted by jazz radio impresario Al Carter-Bey!




Friday, July 8th, 6:30 - 9:00 Quartet. Division & Orleans - Chicago, IL FREE
New original jazz & blues and arrangements of timeless classics!


6/22/11

Tuesdays On The Terrace at the MCA was a huge success! Music, both new and old, was well received and the weather held beautifully until the performance was over. Thanks so much to the MCA, Amy, Linda, Al, all the musicians and supporters involved! Some great pics from the event now at our
Photos page.

5/16/11

K&Co proudly returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art's
Tuesdays on the Terrace Jazz Series! The Quintet will unveil new original music and arrangements at this year's event.

Tuesday, June 21st, 5:30 - 8:00pm
Museum of Comtemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL


12/22/10

K&Co Friday nights at Elate!



Starting in January the Trio will hang it's hat at this casual yet sophisticated River North restaurant serving modern American Market cuisine.
9:30 - 12:30am
111 W Huron - Chicago, IL
FREE

11/15/10

K&Co will perform again at Lincoln Square Christkindl Market 2010!

 
This is a wonderful event for the whole family - holiday cheer in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Square. K&Co expands to a sextet featuring original arrangements of holiday classics!

Sunday, December 5th, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Leland & Western - Chicago, IL
$3 Donation

10/12/10

K&Co with special guest vocalist Lisa Roti at the 4th Annual Franz Jackson Jazz Celebration in Dowagiac, MI on November 6th!! This annual event is dedicated to the musical legacy of Franz Jackson - a Chicago/worldwide legend of jazz! Honored is an understatement. Please check out the Franz Jackson page on facebook and official website: http://www.franzjackson.com/



9/8/10

K&Co is proud to be hosting our official “CD Release Party” at Katerina’s - The Hippest Jazz, Funk, Latin, Blues, Greek & International Music in Chicago!


Friday, September 17th, 10:00 - 1:30am Quintet
Wandering CD Release Party at Katerina's!!
1920 W Irving Park Rd - Chicago, IL
$10 - 1/2 Priced CD's with admission


K – Guitar & Vocals
Chris Greene – Saxophone
Chris Mahieu – Piano
Chris Carani – Bass & Vocals
Ben Scholz – Drums

8/20/10
Brent Kimbrough & Company is proud to announce the release of Wandering

This long anticipated, sophomore album by K&Co consists of a clever blend of original music and classic arrangements. To hear more, purchase Wandering visit the
Media page

*A SPECIAL “SAVE THE DATE” K&Co is proud to be hosting our official “CD Release Party” at Katerina’s - The Hippest Jazz, Funk, Latin, Blues, Greek & International Music in Chicago!

Friday, September 17th, 10:00 - 1:30am Quintet

Wandering CD Release Party at Katerina's!!
1920 W Irving Park Rd - Chicago, IL
$10 - 1/2 Priced CD's with admission


K – Guitar & Vocals
Chris Greene – Saxophone
Chris Mahieu – Piano
Chris Carani – Bass & Vocals
Ben Scholz – Drums

7/3/10
K&Co will perform again this year at the Fillmore Jazz Festival in San Francisco!


"The Largest Free Jazz Festival on the West Coast"
Saturday, July 3rd, 2:00pm - Sutter Street Stage

6/8/10
The Museum of Contemporary Art's "Tuesdays On The Terrace" series will include K&Co! One of summer's sweetest events and a great honor for the band! Tuesday, June 8th, 5:30 - 8:00 @ the MCA, 220 E Chicago Ave - Chicago, IL

Kimbrough & Company is honored to perform for the Mayor and Mrs. Daley's dinner & reception at Murphy Auditorium in December.

Due to unfortunate circumstances Vintage Wine Bar is closed as of 10/22/08. Thanks so much to everyone who supported us during our two year residency.

Kimbrough & Company residency at Pops For Champagne. K&Co holds down Tuesday nights in September, 9-12:00.

Kimbrough & Company returns to perform at Fillmore Jazz Festival 2008 in San Francisco, CA.

Saturday, July 5th on the California Street Stage

K&Co has been picked again to bring their unique brand of jazz to the TASTE OF CHICAGO 2008!

Sunday, July 6th at NOON, Grant Park, TASTE STAGE

2007
Kimbrough & Company will perform at Fillmore Jazz Festival 2007 in San Francisco, CA.

Saturday, June 30th, 12:00 - 1:30pm The Quintet performs on the Ellis Street Stage

New Venues for KIMBROUGH & COMPANY:
Sound-Bar, Philander's, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Green Dolphin Street, Pete Miller's, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, The Smoke Daddy, Chicago's Park West, Soldier Field's Cadillac Club, Silvie's Lounge, & Renaissance Chicago Hotel.

Kimbrough & Company is featured in the February edition of Time Out Chicago magazine as a fresh new alternative to jazz up cocktail & dinner for weddings & private events.

Kimbrough & Company has been chosen to bring their unique brand of jazz to the 26th annual Taste of Chicago 2006.


In Loving Memory
Donald D. Kimbrough
August 19, 1932 - February 10, 2007

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