The Courtyard Series: Tom Lowery Trio

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Name: The Courtyard Series: Tom Lowery Trio
Date: August 9, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Event Description:

The Tom Lowery Trio is based in Chicago, playing jazz classics and standards from the Great American Songbook. While rooted in jazz, the trio incorporates tastes of funk, Latin, and rock into some of their tunes. The Tom Lowery Trio has traveled the Chicagoland area playing events, restaurants, stages, and festivals including the Merchant Street Music Festival in Kankakee, Illinois, and a monthly residency with Sauce and Bread Kitchen located in Chicago. 

Michael Crane: Crane started playing bass professionally at the age of 19 out of his hometown of Iowa City, IA. Crane has studied with Homer Mensch, Diana Gannett, and Dennis Carroll. He has extensively performed throughout the years in Chicago on both upright and electric bass in a variety of genres and musical settings.

Steve Kaiser: Kaiser is a guitarist, composer, and educator based in Chicago, IL. Involved in the city's vibrant jazz, experimental, and improvised scenes, Kaiser has performed with artists such as Vincent Davis, Javier Red, Isaiah Spencer, Scott Angst, and Tim Daisy, among others. Since 2013, Kaiser has been an instructor of guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and piano at The Music Room in Palatine, IL. He holds an M.A. in guitar performance and a B.M. in jazz studies from Eastern Illinois University, where he studied with Scott Hesse. 

Tom Lowery: Born and raised in Wichert, Illinois, a dried-up country narrow, Lowery could see the light haze of Chicago like music calling in the air. Eventually moving and entering Chicago’s vibrant music scene, Lowery has since played music throughout the Midwest, Southwest, and Bay area. 

Music has forever been a staple in Lowery’s life; listening and dancing along to his mother’s records, getting his first record as a child, and at the age of 16 inquiring at a record store about purchasing his first jazz album, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. 

Drums seem to have naturally selected Lowery, why, well that is where the magic of mystery begins. 

The evening at Colvin House will be filled with guitar trio versions of jazz standards from giants such as Miles Davis, Grant Green, Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, Horace Silver, and more...

Check out Tom Lowery Trio: Website


Colvin House is thrilled to partner with their neighbor, Rewired Cafe, for The Courtyard Series! Using QR codes, guests will be able to order right from their seats and have food delivered.


Helpful Info:

Colvin House cannot provide parking on site for this event. The first 20 cars can park free at George B. Swift Elementary school, just a block west of Colvin House. Please pull up to Colvin House's driveway gate (Thorndale Ave) first to receive a parking permit which will provide further instruction.

For $12-$14, valet parking is also available at the Malibu Condominiums (6007 N. Sheridan Rd.) public garage, just across the street, north of Colvin House. This parking can be validated by Colvin House for $2 off.

Arrive early if you need to park.


  • Purchasing tickets as a group so that staff can plan to seat parties together.
  • While tickets can be purchased at the gate upon arrival, please note that Colvin House cannot make change so please bring the exact amount.
  • Bring-Your-Own-Refreshment! You are welcome to enjoy your own beverages and food at your table.
Colvin House
5940 N. Sheridan Rd.
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Contact Information:

While RSVP is free, there is a suggested donation in place of a ticket price at the door so that Colvin House can pay artists and continue supporting the performing arts. They ask that you contribute $20, $10 or even $5 toward paying the musicians and staff for their efforts in producing these community concerts at the Colvin House.

Colvin House cannot make change so please bring the exact amount you plan on donating. They also accept Zelle & PayPal. Thank you.

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