Black Bear Combo at the White House

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left to right: Rob Pleshar, Gerald Bailey, Ehsan Ghoreshi, Dersu Burrows, Doug Abram.

This past week I had the pleasure of joining the Chicago based Balkan brass band entertaining military families for a Halloween party at the White House.  The band debuted a new orange and black costume designed by saxophonist Doug Abram.

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Balkan Invasion of Wicker Park

For close to a year and a half DJ Roma Soul and Black Bear Combo have played to a packed house downstairs at Subterranean on the third Friday of the month in Chicago.  This has grown to be one of the more successful nights I’ve seen featuring an instrumental act since I moved to Chicago nearly 7 years ago.  The crowd demands high energy.  I look forward to it every month and I hope that you will join us this Friday February 17th 2012.  More about the night in the Chicago Tribune.

Photography by Antonio Bovino

Black Bear Combo at Star Lounge 4th of July Party

Black Bear Combo at Star Lounge

Black Bear Combo at Star Lounge, July 4th, 2010

Star Lounge coffee throws and annual 4th of July party that will be held this Sunday, July 3rd, 2011.  Black Bear Combo will be playing again this year. The image above is from last year’s event; photo credit: David J. Hanus.