The Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz Quartet featuring Bonnie Eisele at Empire

Date

May 24 2022

Time

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost

No Cover Charge

Location

Empire Burgers & Brew
Empire Burgers & Brew, Naperville, IL

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The Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz Quartet featuring Bonnie Eisele is excited to return to Naperville to present a special showcase set at Empire Burgers & Brew, 48 West Chicago Avenue on Tuesday, May 24 from 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm.

Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele are looking forward to playing a long-awaited Chicago Reunion set of jazz with several of their original stellar Chicago band members, Evan Rae on piano and Mike Staron on bass, plus special guests.

Les noted, “Bonnie and I are looking forward to a return visit to her hometown to present a high energy jazz set featuring music from our latest CD on Origin Records, ‘Hot Night in Venice’.  We can’t wait to perform a burnin’, dynamic set for family, friends and fans at Empire. Hope to see you! Come on out and Get Jazzed!”

Les DeMerle will also be featured at the Chicago Drum Show with a Clinic in St. Charles, IL, and with teaching segments on Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22.  Les will hold a clinic at Naperville Music with teaching segments on Monday, May 23.

What They’re Saying…

Upbeat from the first downbeat, Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele put on a performance that would rival what is offered by the best jazz clubs in New York.  Downbeat Magazine

Travolta, two thumbs up…  With Bonnie Eisele’s Brazilian vocals, The Les DeMerle Band’s samba groove was so contagious that I just couldn’t resist dancing and came back for more. This band really cooks!    -John Travolta

On A Roll….  Onstage, Eisele and DeMerle are a hot combination. Her powerful voice and natural feel for rhythm come across in an explosive stage performance. His energy is absolutely contagious.  -Florida Times-Union

To learn more about Les DeMerle, former featured drummer with Harry James, Frank Sinatra, and The Manhattan Transfer, and also about Bonnie Eisele, vocalist, please visit https://www.lesdemerle.com.


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