R.J. EXPRESS Members :
ROGER PAULY-Roger Pauly, The Village Tavern's very own singer/pianist has had quite a musical history. He's written television and radio commercials for Kraft Foods, Seven-Up, Kelloggs, GMC, Chevrolet, Toyota, McDonalds, CBS, WGN, WHAS, Archway Cookies, Lipton, The Washington Post, Nestles, Uncle Ben's Rice & Disney World to name a few. While living in Lousiana for a couple of years, he developed a "Big Easy" musical style that later came in handy when asked to arrange and direct a wide variety of television spots for New Orleans based POPEYES CHICKEN featuring Jerry Lewis, Dr. John and Fat's Domino. That's right "Love that chicken from Popeyes".
Roger has played The Waldorf in New York, The Bellagio in Las Vegas, events for Oprah & Bill Wertz, even a party with Hillary Clinton as a guest speaker. These are perks Roger continues to enjoy while working regularly with the Jack Kramer Orchestra. A smaller version of this ban appears often at The Village Tavern called The R.J. Express.
BOB SAMBORSKI-Bob Samborski has compiled an impressive reputation over the years as one of Chicagoland's leading trombonists. Bob's love of music is obvious in his performing style. Not only is he comfortable playing trombone in virtually all musical styles (including Jazz, Classical, Latin, Pop, Swing, Dixieland, and Klezmer), but Bob is one of the most multi-talented and versatile musicians around. He is also a highly-skilled pianist and percussionist.
JACK KRAMER-Jack Kramer has performed with and played trumpet for popular music icons of every era of music from the 1940’s through the 2000’s. He toured the Midwest with Vaughn Monroe (“Racing with the Moon”), the great 1940’s crooner, and played with the swing era’s greatest drummer, Gene Krupa. Jack also backed up the Four Diamonds (Little Darlin’) at the height of their fame in the mid-50’s. Later, as leader of the Jack Kramer Orchestra, he worked with other 50’s and 60’s giants like Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker (on the Jenny Jones show), Aretha Franklin, and the Temptations.
JERRY FRANK- Jerry Frank, Drummer and Vocalist, started playing professionally at age 16 playing Chicago's Rush Streey circuit, with soul band the Babysitters. Later doing gigs and projects with Linda Clifford, Jim Peterik and the blues circuit with the likes of Jimmy Rogers, Junior Wells, James Cotton, and Buddy Guy.
JAY AND JOE-
THE WIND GYPSYS-Classic rock and dance-able Chicago style blues. windgypsys.com
At the Village tavern, there is live entertainment six nights a week. Here is some more information and pictures of the previous and future entertainment at the Village Tavern. Here is a bio section for some of our regular acts:
Wednesday night: Roger Pauly on piano
Thursday night: Open Mic Night
Friday night: Sing-A-Long with Roger Pauly &
Remarkable Ryan our Balloon Artist
Saturday night: 6:30p-10:30p See below for more details
Sunday night: Roger Pauly on piano
SAT. APRIL 6TH
EDDIE STEVENS EXPRESS
POP * SOUL * DISCO * MOTOWN * R&B
SAT. APRIL 13TH
TIME FOR SOME COUNTRY MUSIC !!!
SAT. APRIL 2OTH
& THE WILD ONES
SAT. APRIL 27TH
ONE OF THE BLUES BANDS AT ICE MELTING BLUES
For Reservations call 847-634-3117
Here are some video clips from some of our past shows: