Duets & More

"In the spirit of exploration, collaboration becomes a wonderful vehicle and a great joy.  This is a list of some of the brilliant artists who work closely with me to create duets or trios or other configurations.  This also includes collaborations with other ensembles"
- Corky Siegel

L. Subramaniam's Global Fusion

Global Fusion, a concept created by Dr. Subramaniam promotes the cross-cultural collaboration between artists of differentnon-western musical traditions, such as African, Chinese, Norwegian or Japanese musical traditions. Since 1973, Subramaniam has made historic collaborations and recordings with people like Kavita Krishnamurti, Yehudi Menuhin, Stephane Grappelli, Stevie Wonder, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Ruggiero Ricci, Arve Tellefsen, Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Jean Luc Ponty, Earl Klugh, Larry Coryell, Corky Siegel, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Maynard Ferguson and Ravi Coltrane. More...

Chicago Blues Reunion

The Chicago Blues Reunion is an all-star collaboration of Chicago music legends who defined the sound of their generation in the 1960's. The iconic players, who comprise CBR are a who's who of blues lover's household names; Barry Goldberg (Hammond B-3 organ), Nick "The Greek" Gravenites (vocals/guitar), Harvey "The Snake" Mandel (guitar), Sam Lay (drums/vocals) and Corky Siegel (harmonica/vocals). In their various earlier musical incarnations, they catalyzed the historic transition in popular music from acoustic folk to electric blues-influenced rock. Over the course of time, they have continued to be an inspiration to younger generations that followed the trail they blazed. More...

Marcella Detroit

Marcella Detroit's career has been diverse and highlighted by success as a solo artist, one half of Shakespear's Sister, and performing, both live and in sessions, as well as writing with Eric Clapton,  Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Leon Russell, Bob Seger, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, and in 2010, in the UK ITV show, "Popstar to Opera Star." Vorky and Marcy share quite a chemistry.  More...

Howard Levy

Howard Levy is a musician without limits. Composer, Grammy Award winner, multi-instrumentalist, he is best known for his astonishing harmonica playing, which has earned him the admiration of audiences worldwide. He has taken his harmonica and his musicality into the realms of Rock, Jazz, Latin, Folk, Classical, World Music, Theater, Movies- just about any place where music is, Howard can be found playing it. More...

Sons of the Never Wrong & Sue Demel

 

Sons of the Never Wrong has been creating original "turbo-charged altfolk music" for 20 years to a cult-like international following. With their outrageous approach to 3-part harmony on top of original, witty, whimsical songs, Sons' style has turned familiar musical traditions inside out! Sons of the Never Wrong are never more dazzling than when they are joined by the stellar ensemble Chamber Blues.  

Sue Demel: Whether it's scatting, chanting, collaborating, or writing, Sue explodes the pre-conceived notions of singing. As a founding and current member of folk trio Sons of the Never Wrong, Sue tours nationally, performing original, acoustic music. Her body of work as a songwriter achieves a rare peace between the boundaries of love and redemption. More...

 

 

Matthew Santos

Grammy-nominated artist Matthew Santos has established himself as one of the rare and striking voices quickly emerging from the Windy City's music scene. With a growing fan base hailing him for his ethereal voice, Santos has secured his place in current music with his distinguished style and elusive musical gift. More...

Randy Sabien

Randy Sabien, on jazz violin, is the "real thing" according to premier national Jazz critic Howard Reich. National Public Radio's "Jazz Profiles" dubbed Randy; "The past, present, and future of jazz violin." Down Beat Magazine's annual critic's poll voted him as; "Artist Deserving Wider Recognition." More...

Rollo Radford

American jazz and blues bassist and singer-songwriter,Radford's resume stretches from Martha & The Vandellas to Sun Ra, giving him the artistic range to follow wherever Siegel and Schwall want to take the blues. Currently a member of the Siegel-Schwall Band, Rollo comtributes in special presentations of Chamber Blues. More...

Sam Lay

Sam Lay, Drummer, Vocalist - is one of the most celebrated virtuoso drummers in blues history. Beginning in 1957 as drummer for the Original Thunderbirds and then for legendary harp genius, Little Walter, Sam's stellar work with Muddy Waters, Little Walter, The Paul Butterfield Band earned him entry in both The Blues and The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. More...