Chuck Webb & Guru Tonic The Blue Nocturne and Chopin Theatre

Legendary Chicago bass player, Chuck Webb, will be recording and filming his debut concert at The Blue Nocturne with his new group, Guru Tonic, Featuring Tom Vaitsas on keyboards, Linard Stroud Jr. on drums and Tim Fitzgerald on guitar.

Every ticket purchased ($25) gets you a free copy of Chuck's critically acclaimed solo CD, " No Smoke No Mirrors"



07/31/19 - 07/31/19

7p doors, 8p Music

Chuck Webb (Electric bass, Acoustic bass, Electric upright bass, a Chicago native began his musical journey as a violinist at age 8 and switched to bass clarinet at 10. He fell in love with the bass guitar soon after and eventually attended The University of Miami where he majored in studio music and jazz and music merchandising. Chuck has toured and recorded with a who's who of modern music masters including: Aretha Franklin, Freddie Hubbard, David Sanborn, Ramsey Lewis, JoeSample, Al DiMeola, Grover Washington, Jr. and many others. His solo CD "No Smoke, No Mirrors" has received high praise from jazz critics and fans alike and is currently in rotation on many jazz stations including Sirius' XM Real Jazz.


Tom Vaitsas (Acoustic piano, Rhodes, organ, synthesizers) started playing in Chicago in 1992 while working on his B.A and Music Education degrees atNorthern Illinois University. Although school was a great experience, nothing compared to the inspiration and knowledge he received playing on Chicago's South Side music scene with legendary saxophonist Von Freeman. From 2000-2008 he toured Europe with blues legends Lurie and Carrie Bell while continuing an active schedule of Chicago engagements. Tom has performed with Dee Dee Bridgewater and currently leads his own ensembles.


Linard Stroud, Jr. (Drums, percussion), hailing from a musical family, began playing drums at age 3 with his father at the legendary Chicago Lakefront Drum Circle. Linard has performed and/or recorded with various gospel, blues, jazz and r&b artists such as Lionel Hampton, CC Winans, Jennifer Holiday, Ricky Dillard, Buddy Guy, Syl Johnson and Steve Arrington.


Tim Fitzgerald (Guitars) is a Chicago based guitarist and bandleader. He is also author of the book 625 Alive: the Wes Montgomery BBC Concert Transcribed, which has been hailed as the "Ultimate Study of Wes Montgomery's music" (Just Jazz Guitar Magazine) and "One of the 50 greatest guitar books of all time" (The 50 Greatest Guitar Books). He has written columns for Downbeat Magazine, Just Jazz Guitar Magazine and Chicago Jazz Magazine and performed clinics at the Frank Mantooth Jazz Festival.


Chuck Webb, Tom Vaitsas, Linard Stroud, Jr. and Tim Fitzgerald

Tags: Music, American, 2019