Sam Burckhardt

Air Date: 08-19-15

The Sam Burckhardt Combo brings together influences from jump blues to Thelonious Monk in a lively mix of jazz, blues and swing, and has been described as one of the best bands in Chicago. Their album, Chicago Swing, was ranked number five in the Sun-Times list of the Top 10 Chicago Albums of 1999. Their new CD, A Walk In Time, which was released in 2002, received three out of four stars in the Chicago Sun-Times. Kevin Toelle in the Illinois Entertainer writes: “Burckhardt demonstrates impressive technique, musical imagination, arranging ability, and a relentless sense of swing on this top-notch outing.”