Sax showdown @ The Green Mill Friday and Saturday

If you're looking for something to do other than (or while) drinking yourself into a coma in the dark and lonely days after Christmas, you can see a genuine Chicago master of the tenor saxophone, Von Freeman, square off with Edward Petersen (of Covington, LA) on saxophones at The Green Mill this Friday and Saturday. The 86-year old Freeman is a local institution, having been active in Chicago jazz since the early '50s and playing with luminaries like Charlie Parker, Sun Ra and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. The Mill itself is one of the few pieces of Chicago jazz history that predates Freeman; it's the perfect room for the kind of intense, intimate performances that these shows should prove to be. 9pm Friday, 8pm Saturday; $12 cover; 4802 N. Broadway.

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