Illegal Smile // Ryan Schultz Trio

Illegal Smile // Ryan Schultz Trio

Ages 21+
Illegal Smile // Ryan Schultz Trio at Hungry Brain!

Illegal Smile is a jazz organ trio that re-imagines the music of singer songwriter John Prine. Bandleader and guitarist, Casey Nielsen, has been captivated by Prine’s music since childhood when his parents regularly listened to Prine’s iconic 1971 self-titled debut album on family road trips. Though Prine is not a jazz musician, organ and guitar are featured prominently on his recordings and his evocative songs offer an open landscape fertile for new stylistic possibilities. With Illegal Smile, Nielsen inhabits these sonic landscapes, making them his own with new arrangements and improvisations, while paying tribute to the original mood of Prine's recordings that have long captivated his imagination.

Illegal Smile is

Casey Nielsen: Guitar and arranging

Dan Chase: Organ

Lucas Gillan: Drums

Venue Information:
Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont
Chicago, IL, 60618