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Satchmo Saturdays: MILT TRENIER

  • The Promontory 5311 South Lake Park Avenue Chicago, IL, 60615 United States (map)

 Milt Trenier joined his brothers in the family combo the Treniers in 1951. The group, considered architects of rock ‘n’ roll, enjoyed success in the early 50s, particularly with their robust live shows. They had one Top Ten hit in 1951 with "Go Go Go," but are much better known for their spirited appearances in classic films Don't Knock the Rock, The Girl Can't Help It, and Calypso Heat Wave. Milt became a fixture in Chicago in 1977 when he opened Milt Trenier’s, a downtown jazz club that helped launch the careers of Kurt Elling, Bernie Mac and others, and introduced Milt’s smooth, comic vocal stylings to new generations during its twenty-year run. Mr. Trenier, who worked with Louis Armstrong in Lake Tahoe, Vegas and Harlem, celebrates his 83rd birthday at the Promontory as part of Satchmo Saturdays. 

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