Curio’s Free Jazz Nights
June 25, 2012
Drinks are up at the service bar
You may or may not know about the awesome jazz series going on in Curio. What started as a once a week option, is now rocking the icy-cool space beneath Gilt Bar twice a week. That’s right, both Monday and Tuesday nights there’s free live jazz in Curio. The craft cocktails are awesome, the setting is sleek and dark, and the music makes for a full tri-fecta. Jazz starts around 8:30pm and wraps up near 11:00pm. Here’s what’s up for your listening pleasure this week:
Blue cheese fondue
Caesar salad, smoked white fish and crispy potatoes
06/25/12 In his Curio debut as a leader, bassist Kurt Schweitz will be demonstrating the locally-forged free-form four-string chops he’s developed in the years since moving to our city to pursue a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Chicago. Assisted by drummer Quin Kirchner, who’s been busy of late with his success in the BergmanFamily pop outfit Wild Belle, the rhythms will be melodically stabilized by Phil Doyleon tenor saxophone and the ever-futuristic EWI.
Looking down the line before service
Wine glasses reflect the dining room lights
Dining at Gilt Bar
Emma behind the bar
Milk chocolate chunk brownies in the pastry kitchen
Burrata with smashed peas, mint and pickled ramps
Nancy greets guests at the host stand
Foie gras and pork liver mousse with stone ground mustard and cornichons
06/26/12 Back in town from NYC is one of our house favorites, Dave Miller. It’s been a treat witnessing the evolution of his unique guitar sound over the last year, a style that’s grown into an intriguing blend of surf and bossa and Gabor Szabo and David Pajo. His trio is backed again by Jeremy Cunningham (drums) and Clark Sommers (bass).
TRIO in CURIO is a free, Monday and Tuesday night jazz engagement at Curio, sous-sol beneath Gilt Bar (230 W Kinzie St Chicago Illinois 60654).
The purist pasta dish, with local parmesan and pecorino
More pasta to whet your appetite
Cameron on the line
07/02/12 Rob Clearfield, Patrick Mulcahy, Eric Montzka 07/03/12 Nick Mazzarella, Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly (in residence, every Tuesday in July) 07/09/12 Caroline Davis, Jeff Parker, Charles Rumback 07/16/12 Nate Lepine, Joe Adamik, Anton Hatwich 07/23/12 Greg Uhlmann, Clark Sommers, Matt Carroll
Orecchiette with spicy pork sausage and herbs
Order up at the bar
Fresh fruit for juicing