Hello! My name is Alan Gresik. I am a professional musician and music contractor. Most people know me best as the leader of the Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra, which appears every Thursday night at the Green Mill Lounge at 4802 N. Broadway in Chicago. It's understandable, since I've had my own bands since 1983 and we've been at the Green Mill since 1998.
That's a long time, but I've been able to keep our performances fresh by adding different songs on a regular basis, chosen from the large collection of over 26,000 pieces of sheet music and stock arrangements held by the Music Information Center of Chicago Public Library.
I hope that you'll stop in some Thursday evening and see for yourself the positive reaction of 20 and 30 year olds who support us on a regular basis. I'm proud to say that everyone who has heard us seems to enjoy it, and they've come to consider our unique sound as, sort of, "1930s rock'n'roll."
Lately, people have started to also know me as a "Music Broker," a term that was coined by my friend, Dan Pliska, of a very exclusive Chicago club. It means that I can put together great musicians and acts for a wide range of occasions.
For example, at wedding receptions I can play music from all time periods as a solo keyboardist. At corporate functions, I can be one of two ragtime Dueling Pianists - and make it a lot of fun inviting audience participation. How about with a talented Vocal Trio that is fashioned after The Andrews Sisters? Or I could even make a great "filler" or "relief" between major acts at an outdoor festival.
Contact me when you need some live music, no matter your taste or budget!
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