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8/22/2018 9:30 PM
Mike Smith Quartet Mike Smith-alto saxophone, Jordan Baskin-piano, Jeff Hamann-bass, Mike Schlick-drums @ Andy's Jazz Club 11 E. Hubbard St Chicago IL

8/24/2018 9:30 PM
Mike Smith Quartet w/ special guest Tom Garling Mike Smith-alto saxophone, Tom Garling-trombone Jordan Baskin-piano, Jeff Hamann-bass, Mike Schlick-drums @ Andy's Jazz Club 11 E. Hubbard St Chicago IL

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Jordan Baskin is a Chicago jazz piano performer, teacher, and composer who leads his trio & plays with the Mike Smith Quartet. He performed at the 2015 Chicago jazz festival with his band, the Jordan Baskin Trio, & performs Wednesdays with the Mike Smith quartet at Andy's Jazz Club. To book Jordan for a performance or inquire about jazz piano lessons

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Thu Jul 12th 2018
I'm offering private jazz piano lessons to students of all ages, in addition to the students I teach at Niles North High School. I'm located in Skokie. Had a blast a couple weeks ago playing the Elkhart Jazz Festival with the Mike Smith Quartet-you can catch the quartet live at Andy's Jazz Club on Wednesday evenings 9:30-1am

Jazz lessons
Tue Aug 26th 2014
I'm accepting advanced jazz students of all ages for private jazz piano lessons, if anyone is interested. I have a unique perspective & methodology on teaching. I'm also very good at working with non-pianists looking to get some outside insight, I've been playing for over 30 years and feel I have something to offer everyone.

Fri Aug 23rd 2013
I'm pleased to announce that I'm playing at the Chicago Jazz Festival with the Mike Smith Quartet on Friday August 30th at 2pm. Also, my trio will be performing on Thursdays at Andy's Jazz Club from 5-8:30. We'll be featuring a lot of my arrangements & originals. Thanks for all the support!

Tue Jan 24th 2012
I'm playing this weekend w/ my trio at Andy's this Friday & Saturday night. It was featured as a recommended show by Peter Margasak of the Chicago Reader. Here's the link click here

Mon Nov 28th 2011
Had a blast playing & celebrating Mike Smith's 30 years of performance at Andy's Jazz Club.  Neil Tesser attended & interviewed Mike.  You can see the article at

Fri Jul 29th 2011
I'm pleased to let everyone know that I have finally put out my trio's debut recording.  It can be purchased at cdbaby.  Thanks for everyone's support!

Wed Feb 17th 2010
The Jordan Baskin Trio is moving back to the Sunday evening slot at
Andy's, catch them from 5-8:30.  Also, Jordan's trio will be
backing the great saxophonist Mike Smith at Andy's every Wednesday
night 9-1am.  

Mon Oct 26th 2009
I'm very pleased to be playing with the fabulous trombonist Conrad
Herwig & the great Mike Smith on alto saxophone this weekend as
part of the "Andy's Presents" series.  Shows are Friday October
30th & Saturday October 31st from 9:30-1:30.  The rest of the
band is Julian Smith on bass & Brian Ritter on drums.  For
more dates see my "events" page.  

Fri Sep 25th 2009
Friday Sept. 25 & Saturday Sept. 26th, I'm playing with guitarist
Jeff Parker at Andy's as part of the "Andy's Presents" series. 
The rest of the band is Clark Sommers on bass & Brian Ritter on

Mon Aug 17th 2009
Jordan's trio (Jake Vinsel-bass, Brian Ritter-drums) is hosting the
great saxophonist/bassist Michael Karn at Andy's Friday August 28th
& Saturday August 29th.  For more live dates, check out my
"events" page.  

Tue Mar 31st 2009
Jordan is performing with Mike Smith & Brian Lynch at Andy's Jazz
Club on April 24th & 25th.  Also, the Jordan Baskin Quartet is
to be performing at the Curragh Irish Pub in Edison Park on Tuesday
nights (8-11pm).  For more dates see my "events" page.  

Thu Feb 26th 2009
Jordan's group was written up in the tribune.  To see the full article follow this link

Sun Jan 11th 2009
Jordan Baskin's Tuesday night engagement at Andy's Jazz Club was
mentioned in the Chicago Tribune.  The article can be seen at

Fri Nov 14th 2008
The Jordan Baskin Trio is performing at the Buffet Crampon USA Artist
Showcase, held at the Jazz Showcase on Dec. 18th.  It will feature
Jordan's Trio with Art Davis, Al Maniscalco, Andy Baker,
& other guests. 

Dec. 19th -21st, Jordan's trio will be playing as part of a sextet
featuring Al Maniscalco, Art Davis & Andy Baker at the Jazz Showcase.

Fri Sep 26th 2008
Jordan Baskin Trio's upcoming performance at LUMA Friday night is one
of Crain's "Ten things to do this weekend".  See article 

Wed Aug 13th 2008
Dr. Odies Williams Quintet is having their cd release party at the Jazz
Showcase on Monday August 18th.  Shows are at 8 & 10. 

Thu Jul 10th 2008
Muhledy is a headline performer at the 2008 Kaslo Jazz Fest, to be
immediately followed by a tour of British Columbia & Alberta. 
The Muhledy debut cd is available for purchase through my discography

Kaslo Jazz Fest

Mon Jun 9th 2008
ABC7's Harry Porterfield filmed a story at Andy's Jazz Club entitled
"Someone you should know" featuring Dr. Odies Williams.  I was
interviewed briefly & the Jordan Baskin Trio featuring Dr. Odies
Williams was filmed in performance.  The segment can be seen in
its entirety on my media page.

Fri May 30th 2008
"What's up Doc?" Odies Williams Quintet is now available for purchase at

Dr. Odies Williams can be heard every Tuesday at Andy's (9-1am) as a
special guest with the Jordan Baskin Trio. 

Wed Jan 16th 2008
Special thanks to Howard Reich (jazz critic, Chicago Tribune) for
coming out & hearing my trio.  You can check out his review at 

Sun Aug 26th 2007
Muhledy (Morgan Childs, Chris Gale, Sean Cronin, Jordan Baskin) is
performing at the C-Jazz Carnivale Festival in Calgary Alberta
headlined by the Bill Frisell Trio.  

Sat Aug 25th 2007
Check out Muhledy's cd review in the Vancouver Sun  

Thu Jun 21st 2007
The debut album of Muhledy entitled "Active Sleep" is available for purchase.  Check my discography page for more details.

Mon Jun 11th 2007
I'm pleased to inform everyone that once a month Jim Gailloretto &
myself will be the opening act in Andy's "spotlight performers"
series.  We began our stint opening for Joey DeFrancesco &
will be following up this month opening for the Greg Abate Quintet on
June 24th.

Mon Jun 4th 2007
Welcome back to!  I'm very glad for my site to be up & running once again.

Fri Apr 20th 2007
I'm pleased to inform you of my newest engagement with the Eric Allen
Quintet at the Peninsula Hotel on Thursdays & Fridays.  

Wed Feb 28th 2007
Jeff Greene's "Human Motion" heads out March 7th for a midwestern mini
tour, venues include the Jazz Factory (Louisville, KY), Jazz Room
(Dayton, OH), & Tutto Bene (Bloomington, IN).

Fri Feb 23rd 2007
Jordan took home the Top Award in the Young Adult Divison of the Union
League Club Civic & Arts Foundation Jazz Improv Competition held at
the Hot House.

Fri Dec 29th 2006
I'm very happy to announce that the Jordan Baskin Trio will be
continuing our Saturday night engagement from 6-9pm at Andy's throughout 2007. 
Thanks to everyone for their support.

Fri Dec 29th 2006
Muhledy is here.  The Morgan Childs/Chris Gale Quartet has
released their debut album entitled Muhledy on the label cellarlive, cds to be available in 2007.

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