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Thursday, July 20th – 7:30-9:30pm
Ray Skjelbred & the Cubs

Ray Skjelbred, piano;
Clint Baker, clarinet and trumpet;
Jeff Hamilton, drums,

play hot Chicago jazz and plenty of blues, something Ray’s been doing for five decades and more.
Katie Cavera can’t make it up for the gig, and very sad to say, Kim Cusak passed away a few months ago.
Still, Katie is still in the fold, and the Cubs play on. R.I.P., Kim. Another musician gone, but their presence will be always felt in the music.

Here’s video of tonight’s performance by the trio of Cubs!

And here’s 2015 video from a quintet date with the full Cubs complement, including guitarist Katie Cavera and the late clarinetist Kim Cusack, gone June 2nd at the age of 84, may he rest in peace, with Clint moving to bass:

and here’s Ray’s last outing at Bird & Beckett, one year ago, July 5, 2022, also with Clint and Jeff, and joined by trumpeter Marc Caparone:



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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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