Midwest Ballroom hosts Rockford musicians Dec. 3

Several prominent Rockford-area musicians will appear on the Midwest Ballroom Radio Show Dec. 3.

The program is heard each Saturday at 5 p.m. over WDCB 90.9 FM in Chicago and online at www.wdcb.org in Rockford and worldwide.

The show is hosted by Rockford resident John Russell Ghrist. The station is operated by College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

Featured on the program will be members of the Patriots Quartet with Guy Fiorenza on bass, Harold Smith playing clarinet, pianist Al Feeney, and guitarist Johnny Porrazzo. The group performed recently at the Stockholm Inn and plays traditional jazz favorites.

Also appearing on the program will be bass player Val Eddy and Rockford Jazz Society President Matt Spinello. The show will include a segment of interviews and music by the quartet, which also goes by the name The Encore Trio.

Listeners may contact the show at P.O. Box 1073 Dundee, IL 60118 or at midwestballroom@yahoo.com.

From the Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2005, issue

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