CJO Sextet and Bill Overton’s QuartetMarch - May 2015 • Andy's Jazz Club • Chicago
Monday nights suddenly have gotten a lot more appealing.”
Howard ReichChicago Tribune
Jeff Lindberg’s The CJO Sextet, showcasing various members of the CJO in a rotating lineup, performed two sets each Monday from March through May, in a unique smaller group setting at Andy’s Jazz Club.
CJO saxophonist Bill Overton also led a quartet featuring various CJO musicians, for two additional sets later in the night.
About Bill Overton:
Bill Overton (woodwinds, guitar, bass and vocals) was born in Memphis in 1954 and grew up there immersed in its blues, jazz and soul music. After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana, he moved to New York City in 1981 where he performed with such artists as Mel Lewis, Doc Cheatham, Mickey Roker, Major Holley, Vic Dickinson, Rosemary Clooney, Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, Howard Alden, Bo Diddley, the Temptations, the Spinners, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and many others while teaching at the Brooklyn Conservatory, William Patterson College, and the Aebersold Jazz Clinics, as well as in the public schools. He has recorded extensively and conducted clinics, master classes and seminars throughout the U.S. and abroad. Bill and his family moved to Libertyville, Illinois, in 1998 and he now teaches band, guitar and music technology at Oak Grove School in Green Oaks, IL, and continues to perform with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Symphony II, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and many others.