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Theatre & Performing Arts

Third Tuesday Jazz, Mike Allemana Trio (Aka) The Regulators

Join us in the new year for Logan Center’s Third Tuesday Jazz Series season presented in partnership with the Hyde Park Jazz Society featuring Mike Allemana (guitar), Matt Ferguson (bass), and Gerald Dowd (drums) in an intimate performance in Café Logan.


The Regulators—guitarist Mike Allemana, bassist Matt Ferguson, and drummer Gerald Dowd—synthesize asymmetrical rhythmic cycles, funk grooves, and free improvisation. As the longstanding rhythm section for Brian O’Hern’s Model Citizens Big Band, they have developed telepathic musical communication since founding The Regulators in response to the economic crash of 2008. The trio regulates listeners’ minds with its spontaneous explorations of groove, rhythm, and sound.

All three musicians have been active on the Chicago music scene for over three decades. Dr. Mike Allemana (PhD., 2020, University of Chicago) performed for fifteen years with the late saxophone legend Von Freeman and is Director of Jazz Ensembles at the University of Chicago. Matt Ferguson was Allemana’s bandmate in Freeman’s quartet at the New Apartment Lounge and is a top-call bassist in Chicago. Gerald Dowd has performed with renowned musicians from across numerous genres, including Mavis Staples, Robbie Fulks, and children’s artist Justin Roberts. In 2022, The Regulators were featured at the 6th annual Chopin in the City Festival and at the 22nd All Souls Jazz Festival.


The Hyde Park Jazz Society selects local jazz musicians and those with a Chicago connection to perform on the third Tuesday of every month at Café Logan. The Café will offer its full menu for purchase, including wine, beer, and a coffee bar. Third Tuesday Jazz is presented by the Logan Center, Hyde Park Jazz Society, and 90.9FM WDCB Jazz Radio.

Season Sponsorship courtesy of the Robert S. Guttman Family Charitable Fund. Additional support provided by WDCB. Admission is free; seating is first come, first served. RSVP requested.


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