The John Behling Trio performs modern American and Brazilian jazz, elegant and beautiful music that provides the perfect ambiance for socializing and celebrating. Our repertoire includes classics from the American songbook made famous by musicians such as Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington, great bossa novas by Jobim, Bonfa, and Gilberto, and modern jazz tunes by Parker, the Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, and Wayne Shorter, just to name a few. Our sound, modeled on the great jazz guitar trios of players such as Joe Pass, Jim Hall, and Ed Bickert, will help make your next event special and memorable.
Price Range: $850-$2000
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The John Behling Trio is an exciting group project featuring three of Chicago's most in-demand jazz musicians. Our goal is to perform exciting and beautiful modern jazz that will provide a great background for your next event. Our repertoire include jazz standards, bossa novas, swing, and modern classics. Our sound, which is modeled on the great jazz guitar trios of such landmark performers as Joe Pass, Jim Hall, and Ed Bickert, provides the perfect backdrop for socializing, conversing, and celebrating.
Guitarist John Behling has been performing professionally since 1984, and he has performed with many outstanding jazz musicians in Chicago and around the nation. In addition to working with his trio, he is the leader of the Guitar Arts Duo and he works frequently as a solo performer (see the gigsalad listings for John Behling and the Guitar Arts Duo). He has performered for President Obama and President Clinton and has appeared at many prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center for the Arts. In addition to his work as a performer he teaches at the University of Illinois and Columbia College.
Luiz Ewerling is a master of both jazz and Brazilian drumming and he has performed throughout North and South American, the Middle East, and Asia. He can be heard regularly with many of Chicago top performers including Marshal Vente, Million Brazilian, Luciano Antonio, and many other groups in addition to the John Behling Trio.
Bassist Ryan Martini, a recent arrival, is a rising star on the local jazz scene. He has worked with many jazz groups around the state and he was the principle bassist for the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with Gypsy jazz, Americana, and many other kinds groups. With his deep knowledge of jazz, and his wide experience with classical and popular music, he provides a solid foundation for the John Behling Trio