Every Other Wednesday - Jun/Jul/Aug!
"What does propulsive rhythmic drive sound like? Veteran Chicago drummer Fludas answers the question by leading his trio every other Sunday at Winter's Jazz Club. Joined by pianist Ron Perrillo and bassist Dennis Carroll, Fludas leads musicians who have flourished together in ensembles large and small. Perrillo, it so happens, is worth hearing in any context, the depth of his musicianship matched by the virtuosity of his technique."
--- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
George Fludas - drums (all dates)
Reggie Thomas - piano
Dennis Carroll - bass
George began his professional career in 1987 playing in Chicago clubs with local greats like Von Freeman, Jodie Christian and Lin Halliday, as well as in groups with the area's top young musicians of the day, including Ron Blake, Jesse Davis, Bobby Broom, Ron Perrillo and Eric Alexander.
He has performed with a who's who of jazz greats, including Johnny Griffin, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Phil Woods, Ira Sullivan, Frank Wess, and Barry Harris, to name a few.
He was a member of legendary bassist Ray Brown's trio in 2000-2001, and toured with Diana Krall's group in 2002. From 2003 to 2009 he toured extensively with pianist Monty Alexander's trio and Jazz and Roots group. He also performed often with legendary pianist/composer Cedar Walton from 2002 until his passing in 2013. In 2013- 2014 he toured and recorded with organist Joey Defrancesco's trio.
He can often be heard in Chicago performing as a sideman with the nation's finest jazz musicians as well as a leader of his own groups.