Mark George & Chris Madsen 10/23/2013


Mike Jeffers is joined by the CEO of the Music Institute of Chicago, Mark George to discuss the upcoming Benny Goodman Festival November 1st & 2nd. The two-day festival include concerts is focused on a range of music Goodman performed, from jazz to swing to classical, and features guest artists Victor Goines, Larry Combs and more, as well as a screening of the film The Benny Goodman Story.

Also on the show is saxophonist Chris Madsen. Chris talks about how he got started in music, his recording and his passion for teaching. In addition to having a busy performance schedule Madsen also runs the jazz program at Midwest Young Artists in Highwood and is an professor at the University of Northwestern.