Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times Sits Down with Joe Segal, Owner of Jazz Showcase

Joe Segal - owner of the Jazz Showcase (via Chicago Sun Times)
The Chicago Sun-Times has a great interview with Joe Segal, the owner of the Jazz Showcase (806 S. Plymouth).  It was recently announced that the 88 year-old will receive the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy in New York next spring.

It's a fun read, with some great "old-school" statements:
Elevator music sounds great compared to what they’re doing now. At least it was music. It was watered down, but it wasn’t all this wishy-washy, namby-pamby stuff, using the same licks over and over.
Anyway, it's great to have such a distinct place in the Sloop.

They also have a nice video to get a sense of the man:

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