Reader’s Digest Version–May shows!

1. Sunday May 13, 7pmAn Evening of George Harrison @ SPACE, Evanston with Phil Angotti, Steve Dawson, Tom Ryan & more (for additional details, scroll down to last month’s post!). The evening of Mother’s Day we will pay tribute to one of our all-time favorite artists in a great listening room. Table seats are sold out; general admission seated are still available.

2. Friday May 18, 7pm @ Wishbone North, first set will be Tz solo featuring music from the forthcoming solo LP; the second set will be a repeat of the Record Store Day set: Music of Joni Mitchell with Natalie Galey (key tracks from mid-70’s classic LP’s Court & Spark, Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira). An intimate performance in a nice listening room of custom arrangements for guitar & voice.

3. Sunday May 20, 2pm Fretboard Geography Workshop: Simplifying the Fretboard @ Old Town School of Folk Music. Hosted by OTS teaching artist Tommi Zender. http://www.oldtownschool.org advance sign-up recommended as space is limited.

4. Monday May 21, 9:30 pm Acoustic Explosion @ Sylvie’s. Tz plays a set with Adrian Walters for 30 min, then a Tz plays a 30 min solo set following that. No cover, 21+, cash only bar.

5. Thanks for your support!

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April & May Music Events

Sunday April 15, 7pm – Tommi Zender with special guest Steve Dawson @ WishboneExpect some of Steve’s songs, some of Tommi’s, and other select covers.  This will be a fun night. Wishbone North has a great menu of comfort food and drinks. Reservations recommended for table seats 773-549-2663

Also… just announced… in May on Mother’s Day evening…

Sunday May 13, 7pm – Music of George Harrison @ SPACE in Evanston. Phil Angotti, Tommi Zender, Steve Dawson, Tom Ryan, and more. 2 sets of music. Tickets for this event will go quickly… table seats and GA seated Tickets onsale now!

 

Saturday April 21st 1pm – Record Store Day performance @ Laurie’s Planet of Sound. One of Chicagoland’s favorite independent shops located in Lincoln Square. This is always a blast. This year Tommi will present Music of Joni Mitchell (songs from Court & Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, and Hejira). With vocalist Natalie Galey. FREE event. Also at 2pm, Phil Angotti plays The Kinks “Something Else”.

 

Sunday April 8, 2-3pm – Celebration of Beatles White Album with Phil Angotti and Tom Ryan Glenview Public Library.  An acoustic performance of most of this great record. Free with advance rsvp at GPL link

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New Session of classes at Old Town School of Folk Music starts up in May!!!

Friday April 20, 7:30-9pm – Springtime BEATLES SOCIAL @ Old Town School, Lincoln Square. Hosted by Tommi Zender, often with guest Gabe Michael. Advance sign up is highly recommended as space is limited at http://www.oldtownschool.org, by phone or in person at any OTS location.

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At the start of 2018 I’ve begun work on what will be a 3rd album of songs, with engineer/co-producer Justin James. Here is a sample of one of the songs in rough mix form:


Other upcoming performances…

Thursday April 5, 9-11pm – Tommi Zender @ Hyatt Centric in the Level Two Lounge (St, Clair & Erie, just off Michigan ave mag mile) Free; food & drink available; plenty of comfortable seating. Also…Thursday May 3, 9-11pm.

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Upcoming Shows March/April 2018

Saturday March 3, 7:30-9pm Tz March Wishbone North show with some accompaniment by the lovely and talented Natalie Galey & possibly some other spot appearances by special guests. It’s mom’s birthday eve so expect some of her favorites to get played.

Monday March 12, 7:30 pm Tommi & Phil Angotti perform music of Simon & Garfunkel City Winery.  This is a special acoustic duo show. Tickets are $12 advance/$15 day of show. Ticket link here

Sunday March 18, 2pm – Music of Joni Mitchell with Rebecca Toon Glenview Public Library.  Free with RSVP, and you can do that here. We will focus on late 60’s early 70’s Joni, in particular featuring a good chunk of “Court & Spark”.

Thursday April 5, 9-11pm – Tommi Zender @ Hyatt Centric in the Level Two Lounge (St, Clair & Erie, just off Michigan ave mag mile) Free; food & drink available; plenty of comfortable seating

Sunday April 8, 2pm – Celebration of Beatles White Album with Phil Angotti and Tom Ryan Glenview Public Library.  Free with advance rsvp—same link as above

Sunday April 15, 7pm – Tommi Zender with special guest Steve Dawson @ WishboneExpect some highlights from Neil Young’s “Comes a Time” record, some of Steve’s songs, some of Tommi’s, and other select covers.  This will be a fun night.

Friday April 20, 7:30-9pm – Springtime Beatles Social @ Old Town School, Lincoln Square. Advance sign up highly recommended at http://www.oldtownschool.org, by phone or in person at any OTS location

Saturday April 21st 1pm – Record Store Day performance @ Laurie’s Planet of SoundThis is always a blast… this year Music of Joni Mitchell (songs from Court & Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, and Hejira). Tommi Zender with vocalist Natalie Galey.

Sunday May 13, 7pm – Music of George Harrison @ SPACE in Evanston. Tommi Zender, Phil Angotti, Steve Dawson, Tom Ryan, and more. Tickets onsale now!

2018 Music Upcoming Stuff

Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Alton Plays Elton City Winery. We had a blast backing the very talented Alton Smith to play those great classic early-mid 70’s Elton John songs to a full house.

Saturday Feb 10, 7:30-9pm is my first Wishbone North monthly show of 2018. (3300 N Lincoln Ave North of Belmont @ School St). No musical guest for this one–I’m going to go nuts all by myself.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC HAPPENINGS and more!!!  READ ON…

Sunday Feb 11, 2pm — I’ll present my Fretboard Geography Workshop Old Town School, Lincoln Square.  More info & advance sign up at www.oldtownschool.org

beatles on beach

Friday Feb 16, 7:30-9pm I’ll host the Winter Beatles Social @ Old Town School, Lincoln Square.  Likely guest host Gabe Michael will also join. More info & advance sign up at www.oldtownschool.org

Razorhouse green fog

Friday Feb 23, 9pm Tommi plays electric guitars & effects with Razorhouse @ Martyrs. Also appearing on the billing is Jay O’Rourke. This is a CD/EP release show.

MARCH STUFF————

Saturday March 3, 7:30-9pm Tz March Wishbone North show with Natalie Galey & other special guests. It’s mom’s birthday eve so expect some of her favorites to get played.

Monday March 12, 7:30 pm Tommi & Phil Angotti perform music of Simon & Garfunkel City Winery.  This is a special acoustic duo show. Tickets are $12 advance/$15 day of show. Ticket link here

Sunday March 18, 2pm – Music of Joni Mitchell with Rebecca Toon Glenview Public Library.  Free with RSVP, and you can do that here. We will focus on late 60’s early 70’s Joni, in particular featuring a good chunk of “Court & Spark”.

Sunday April 8, 2pm – Celebration of Beatles White Album with Phil Angotti Glenview Public Library.  More info to come on that…

November December 2017 Music Stuff

The quick information blast, as it were:

Tonight Friday November 3Autumn Beatles Social at Old Town School, Lincoln Square, 8:30pm.

(it just felt weird with no image here.  now it feels even weirder.  I’m ok with that.)

Friday Nov 17 – Tommi Zender House Concert in a Storefront. 8pm @ PM Woodwinds 824 Custer St in Evanston, across from the Metra/Purple Line train stop. Special guests Natalie Galey and Tom Ryan.  Suggested donation $10.

Friday Dec 8th – Tommi Zender & Chris Corsale “Not Holiday Show” at Wishbone North, 3300 N Lincoln Ave, 7:30pm.

 

Wow… time flies.

 

So, I truly suck at keeping this online portal updated sometimes. I’ve had some really fun shows this summer. Music of Paul McCartney shows at SPACE and Fest For Beatle Fans with Phil Angotti & Co on drums/vocals. Also our John Lennon Retrospective show at City Winery to a packed house was very memorable–thanks to everyone who came out to it. The Donovan show with John San Juan at my monthly Third Thursday Wishbone North residency was fabulous as well–another full house there. I played at the zoo, a winery in Michigan, and my monthly ‘first Thursday’ gigs at Hyatt Centric in the River North area of Chicago continue.

I’ve seen some great concerts too: Me’shell Ndegeocello, Graham Nash, Bahamas, Los Lobos at Old Town School, U2, Phish for the 2nd time was a blast, and more.

Upcoming show stuff in brief: Thursday Residency at Wishbone 8/17 7pm-9pm w/special guest Dave Sills, featuring music of Neil Finn & Crowded House, and some of our own as well.

Friday 8/18 Razorhouse w/John San Juan at G-man in Wrigleyville, 9pm (I’m on electric guitars & stuff)

Sunday 9/3 in Buffalo Grove at festival w/Phil Angotti doing a duo set of Simon & Garfunkel music 6-7:30pm

Sunday 9/17WORKSHOP: Fretboard Geography @ Old Town School of Folk Music, Lincoln Square, 2pm. Advance registration recommended (www.oldtownschool.org)

Sunday 9/24- Glenview Public Library- Music of Donovan w/John San Juan (I think 2pm, free with RSVP on their website)