The Hyde Park Jazz Society selects local jazz musicians to perform on the third Tuesday of every month at Café Logan. Enjoy beer, wine, a full coffee bar, and food along with some of the best jazz the city has to offer. Presented by the Logan Center and Hyde Park Jazz Society with additional support by WDCB. Free admission. Seating is first come first serve. Free parking in surface lot at 60th and Drexel Ave.
Drummer, composer and arranger, Xavier Breaker has played with various artists throughout his career including Joe Sample, Randy Crawford, Howard Hewitt, Lalah Hathaway, Ernie Watts, Joey DeFrancesco, Bob Mintzer, Brad Leali, and Jonathan Scales. He has also played for some of Chicago’s finest including Corey Wilkes, Kahil El Zabar, Dee Alexander, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Chicago Yestet, Sidewalk Chalk, and many others. The Xavier Breaker Coalition was formed in 2013 as an effort to design a group that can thrive in a variety of musical situations. The Coalition opened for many groups, including Brian Auger's Oblivion Express and HBC (Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin, Dennis Chambers). They have been featured in many festivals including the Chicago Jazz Festival and have been the firstcall house band for the Keilworth "Saxophone Idol" competition since 2013. The Coalition released their debut album, "Dreamology," in 2015.