Brian Culbertson & Friends


Nick Colionne, Damien Escobar, Eric Darius, Lindsey Webster, Nicholas Cole, Marcus Anderson, Marqueal Jordan, and Mike Manson.

Brian's band: Chance Howard, Patches Stewart, Eddie Miller, Darnell “Showcase” Taylor, Rishon Odel, and Chris Miskel.

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Brian Culbertson

Your Host performing and hanging out all week.


Nick Colionne

Known as ‘The Big Windy,’ our friend Nick Colionne will be back hosting the Welcome Dinner & Jam Session, plus performing on Friday night at The Fairmont.


Damien Escobar

Classical, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and R&B virtuoso violinist is making his Getaway debut in Chicago! We’re thrilled to welcome Damien to the Windy City, jamming with BC & Friends on Saturday night.

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Lindsey Webster

Our very special guest vocalist on Friday night. Having wowed the crowds in Napa Valley 2 years in a row,
we had to invite her to Chicago.


Eric Darius

Jamming with us at Buddy Guy's as well as on Friday Night, our good friend ED has brought his high energy performances to every single “Jazz Getaway” including all 8 in Napa Valley and now year 2 in Chicago!

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Marcus Anderson

Marcus has been touring in Brian’s band over the past few months so we're very excited to have him back with us in Chicago this September performing all weekend.

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Nicholas Cole

The youngest and hottest new keyboardist/producer on the scene will be playing all 3 nights in Chicago.

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Marqueal Jordan

Chicago’s own vocalist/saxophonist, Marqueal Jordan, is joining us this year performing at Buddy Guy’s, the Friday afternoon “Party In The Sky”, and hosting the Friday Night After Party Jam Session at The Fairmont.


Mike Manson

Another Chicago native, bass player extraordinaire, Mike Manson is joining us for the Party in the Sky! Mike used to play in BC’s band back in the mid 90’s and has recorded and toured with countless jazz legends including George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Paul Jackson Jr., and many more.

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