Hello! My name is Alan Gresik. I am a professional working musician in the Chicagoland area. As a solo pianist, I can be seen performing every Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Menards Hardware Store in Bridgeview IL. As a pianist and bandleader, I specialize in Benny Goodman style swing music. My world-famous swing band, the Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra, appears weekly at the Green Mill Lounge, 4802 N. Broadway, Chicago. We've been playing there every Thursday night, 9pm to 1am, since 1998.
"Longest Running Show On Broadway!!"
Swing Era music uses a smaller big band known as a Swing Orchestra – 13 musicians plus 3 vocalists who double as radio commercial announcers for The Alan Gresik Show at the Green Mill Lounge, the world's oldest jazz club.
Solo Piano is my forte although I don’t consider myself a jazz pianist. My focus is all about melodies and rhythm from many genres all mixed together: Swing, Ragtime, Chopin, Bach, and Classical Rock from the 1960s thru today.
I have created and present a masterclass called "1930s Swing Era Vocal Concepts" which is designed to teach Musical Theatre performers to grasp the nuances of 1930s music.
The Swing Shift Orchestra
Band Photos / Bios coming soon