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The Fat Babies are a seven piece jazz band interpreting classic styles of the 1920s and 30s. Founded in 2010 by string bass player Beau Sample, its members include Andy Schumm (cornet), John Otto (reeds), Dave Bock (trombone), Jake Sanders (banjo and guitar), Paul Asaro (piano), and Alex Hall (drums).

Contact us at thefatbabies@gmail.com

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The Fat Babies have two albums out on the Delmark Record label including their brand new release for 2013, "18th & Racine".

Check them out below and preview a few tracks from each disc. We've included a few additional releases you might enjoy featuring members of the band:

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THE FAT BABIES:
18th & RACINE

The Fat Babies are proud to announce their second release, "18th & Racine" is now available on CD and soon on vinyl.
mp3Liza
mp3Till Times Get Better
mp3I Can't Dance
mp318th & Racine
THE FAT BABIES:
CHICAGO HOT

The Fat Babies' premier recorded effort is still available on Delmark records and is as hot as it ever was.
mp3Snake Rag
mp3San
mp3I Surrender Dear
mp3Susie
PA vertl KC
PAUL ASARO
& THE FAT BABIES:
WHAT A HEAVENLY DREAM

Pianist Paul Asaro's new disc finds him romping through Fats Waller’s inimitable catalog. Featuring memebers of The Fat Babies.
mp3Truckin'
mp3Got No Time
mp3Winter Weather
mp3Ain'tcha Got Music
CARL "SONNY" LEYLAND
& KIM CUSACK:
STOMPIN' UPSTAIRS
Boogie-woogie piano ace Carl "Sonny" Leyland joins forces with Chicago reed legend Kim Cusack. Beau Sample and Alex Hall round out the rhythm.
mp3At A Georgia Camp Meeting
mp3Cherokee
mp3If I Had You
mp3Ramblin' Mind Blues
links

The Honky Tonk BBQ
The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Delmark Records
Rivermont Records
Andy Schumm
Paul Asaro
Alex Hall
The Original Salty Dogs
FitzGerald's Nightclub
Evanston SPACE
Galaxie Chicago
Untitled 111
Phil Pospychala's Bix Fest
The Chicago Jazz Festival
The Woodstock Opera House
Katerina's
Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz
Chicago Humanities Festival
Heartland Swing Festival

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© 2013 • The Fat Babies Classic Jazz Band, Chicago, IL • Email thefatbabies@gmail.com