The Savoir Faire Quartet brought world class entertainment to the Velvet Lounge in Chicago's South Loop; with the debut of their weekly Monday night live Jazz set. World renowned violinist, Samuel "Savoir Faire" Williams' unique style sounds like a fusion of jazz, classical and R&B/Soul music. The house band: Nils Higdon, drums and Alex Wing, upright bass; blended with the violin to create symphonic melodies.
Drummer, teacher and producer, Charles "Rick" Heath IV joined the band for a couple of selections. The special guest was lead guitarist, Augustine Alvarez, who was featured in the main set. Augustine also celebrated a birthday that night. During a "jam session," Corey Wilkes, trumpet, and Bengi, guitar accompanied the band. View the video from the set here.
Known as a mecca for young Jazz musicians, The Velvet Lounge atmosphere is relaxed yet refined. This set is a great way to get rid of the "Monday blues." The bar is fully stocked. You can also enjoy a meal from the pizzeria ajacent to the club. The Savoir Faire Quartet will play every Monday Night at 7p.m at The Velvet Lounge 67 E. Cermak Rd. For more information about the quartet or booking visit the Savoir Faire website, email them or call 312-834-9099.