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The International Association Of Jazz Record Collectors to Hold Convention in Chicago Sept 23-25, 2010

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IAJRC Convention – 2010
September 23 – 25
Join us for this year's Convention
in Chicago at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago– Northbrook
2875 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062
for 3 days of jazz, jazz, and more jazz!
Following the success of the 2007 convention in Chicago, we are going back to the same location this year. The hotel has since been completely upgraded, and its name has been changed to the Crowne Plaza (formerly the Radisson). The Crowne Plaza has a swimming pool and all the amenities that you would expect to find in a top-notch hotel). We are pleased to announce that we have been able to negotiate a special room rate of just $99 single/double per night for convention attendees. Free parking is also included in the price and the Crowne Plaza has free shuttle buses to the local rail station for quick access to downtown Chicago. You can check out the hotel and its facilities at:

The aim of the 2010 Convention Committee is to put on the best program possible. Regular convention attendees will find that, while the event follows the format of previous conventions, the programming this year features several new presenters and many subjects not previously discussed. If this is your first convention, then you'll find:
• Welcome Pack upon arrival that's full of jazz goodies including a rare jazzCD
• 3 days of member's presentations and Guest speakers
• Three sessions of live jazz
• Listening Room (to play anything from 78s to CDs)
• Record Vendors
• Hospitality Suite
• Thursday evening members jam session
• Thursday night classic jazz films presentation
• Saturday general membership meeting
• Banquet and Awards
• Raffle
Convention Rates:
Convention registration is $115 per person (including the banquet). The rate for
banquet attendees only, is $40. You can register online using PayPal at or by sending a US $ check (made payable to the IAJRC) to
Perry Huntoon, 1047 Mattande Lane, Naperville, IL 60540, USA.
Copy and paste the link below into your web browser to pay via paypal:
Hotel Reservations:
All events will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago – Northbrook. A special
IAJRC room rate of $99 will apply for all nights between Wednesday, September 22
and Sunday, September 26. Direct bookings at this rate may be made online at:
You can also reserve by telephone at (001) 847-298-2525, mentioning code 2018944
or the IAJRC Convention.
Dealer tables are just a modest $25 per day. Please contact Jim Prohaska to book
your table or for more information at (001) 216-521-7966 or via email at
Local Attractions:
Located on the west side of Lake Michigan, Chicago is
America's “Second City,” featuring some of the best
sightseeing and nightlife in the country. Chicago was one of
the main centers for jazz during the 1920's and early thirties,
and still boasts a vibrant jazz scene today. More information
can be found at
If you have any problems with hotel reservations or you require further information about the
2010 convention, please contact: Perry Huntoon, phone (001) 630-357-5374), email or Ian Tiele, phone (001) 708-268-7873), email
Convention Program
Thursday, September 23
8:30 – 11:00 AM Board Meeting (Illinois)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration (Northbrook Foyer)
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Record Vendors’ Room open (Senate A & B)
1:00 PM - ? Listening Room open (Capitol)
All Presentations in Congress A &B
1:00 – 2:00 PM Michael Zirpolo, “Mr. Trumpet, Bunny Berigan,”
a photographic slide show tracing Bunny’s life and career.
2:15 – 3:30 PM Live Jazz - Petra Van Nuis, “Petra Sings the Roaring Twenties”
(See website:
3:45 – 5:15 PM Dick Raichelson, Discographical Forum
5:30 - 7:00 PM Hospitality Suite open
5:15 – 7:00 PM Dinner Break (on your own)
7:00 – 9:00 PM Member’s Jam (Congress A & B)
9:00 – 11:00 PM “The Chicago Scene” Jazz Films by Tom Hustad
Friday, September 24
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Record Vendors’ Room open (Senate A & B)
9:00 AM - ? Listening Room open (Capitol)
All Presentations in Congress A &B
9:00 – 10:15 AM Sonny McGown, “Joe Marsala,” a look at the underrated clarinetist of the
Swing Era.
10:30 – 11:45 AM Hazen Schumacher, “Jazz Goes Hollywood,” a video presentation by the
long time host of NPR’s “Jazz Revisited.
1:00 – 2:15 PM Alfred Ticoalu, “The Soft Winds Trio (John Frigo, Lou Carter, Herb Ellis),”
by Johnny Frigo’s manager in his last years.
2:30 – 3:45 PM Tom Hustad & Duncan Schiedt, “Hoagy Carmichael,” a video & talk
4:00 – 5:15 PM Trevor Tolley, “Israel Crosby 1919-1962,” an overview of the recording
career of the great bassist.
5:30 – 6:30 PM Hospitality Suite open
6:30 – 8:00 PM Dinner break (on your own)
8:00 – 10:30 PM Live music - The West End Jazz Band focusing on Hot Dance
arrangements of obscure 1920s and ‘30s tunes (See website: (Northbrook A & B)
WEJB: John Otto, Leah LaBrea, Mike Walbridge, Andy Schumm, Frank Gaulteri, Mike Bezin (leader)
Saturday, September 25
9:00 – 11:00 AM Members Meeting (Northbrook B)
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Record Vendors’ room open
1:00 – 5:00 PM Listening Room open
All presentations in Congress A & B
1:15 – 3:15 PM Ian Tiele, “Early Chicago Jazz,” a look at Chicago’s jazz scene from the
1920s to the early 1940s, (includes a 10 minute bathroom break)
3:30 – 4:45 PM Frank Alkyer, “Down Beat: Through the Years,” an inside look at the
evolution of the magazine by its current publisher.
4:45 – 6:15 PM Hospitality Suite open
6:30 – 8:30 PM Banquet and Awards (Northbrook A & B)
8:30 – 11:00 PM Live Jazz - J.A.T.P. (Jazz at the Plaza). (Northbrook A & B) Eleven of
Chicago's finest musicians will recreate the wonderful "Jazz at the
Philharmonic" 1950s concert jam sessions. Leading the ensemble is reedman
Eric Schneider who was born and raised in the Chicago area. After four
years of extensive touring with Earl Fatha' Hines and two years with Count
Basie and his Orchestra, Eric returned to Chicago and embarked on a richly
diverse career that blends studio work, concert performances and jazz
festivals. Also appearing is Mark Colby, who has performed with Gerry
Mulligan, Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson, Bob James, Charlie Haden and
Mose Allison. Mark is a first call studio musician and has been a jazz faculty
member at DePaul University since 1983, as well as Elmhurst College. Per
Stan Getz, honored by a tribute CD by Mark, "I've been listening to Mark
Colby for twenty years, and I've seen him grow into a master of the
saxophone and master of the music he plays." Another appearing star is Rob
Parton, well known nationally and internationally for the JAZZTECH Big
Band and its six critically acclaimed compact discs’ on the Sea Breeze Jazz
label. Parton enjoys assembling some of the finest musicians in Chicago to
perform cutting edge big band jazz. The band features regularly the many
styles of big band jazz music ranging from Count Basie to Buddy Rich.

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