Eastside Jazz Quartet

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Eastside Jazz Quartet
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Background Information





Years Active

2016 - Present


Dan White - saxophone
Andy Perri - guitar
Jim Cadotte - bass
Tony Ioppolo - drums




Eastside Jazz Quartet is four veteran musicians assembled to bring you Detroit’s hippest jazz repertoire. Soprano and tenor saxophonist Dan White, of Grosse Pointe Woods; bassist Jim Cadotte, of Warren; guitarist Andy Perri, of Grosse Pointe Woods; and drummer Tony Ioppolo, of Macomb Township, are all seasoned musicians who’ve performed with other bands before. ESJQ's includes classic standards, postbop, soul jazz, funky/bluesy jazz, and select contemporary jazz. In addition to playing elsewhere, ESJQ has been the house band for Watermark Bar and Grille since early 2017 playing standards for dinner, then they kick it up a notch or two for later sets. It's all listenable, it's all accessible, and it's all great music. Because - especially in Detroit - Great Music Matters!


Dan White

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Dan White began playing saxophone at the age of ten and began his professional career at seventeen. While at Wayne State University in the mid-eighties he was a member of the Jazz Lab Band directed by the legendary Matt Michaels. He earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Wayne and has been an instrumental music teacher/band director since 1988. He has performed and/or recorded with Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Mitch Ryder, Stewart Franke, Johnnie Bassett, and RJ Spangler. He’s also played with stalwart Detroit bands such as Sun Messengers, Blues Insurgents, MillionAires, and Regular Boys – the perennial horn band favorites with whom he spent twelve years on tenor sax. Dan stepped out of the Motor City music scene in 2002, and has re-emerged as founder of the Eastside Jazz Quartet. With ESJQ, he hopes to honor the tradition of American jazz music and the storied legacy of Detroit jazz and blues musicians.


Andy Perri

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Andy Perri is a veteran of the Detroit jazz scene. Specializing in jazz, swing, latin, funk, and blues, Andy also performs as a soloist, leads the Andy Perri Trio, and has played with the acclaimed Rhythm Society Orchestra. Andy has appeared at notable venues such as Cliff Bell's, the Whitney, London Chop House, Village Grille, and Cadieux Cafe.


Tony Ioppolo

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Tony Ioppolo grew up with drumsticks in his hands. His father was a professional saxophonist; Tony played in his dad’s groups as a youngster and developed a love for jazz and blues along the way. He also developed exceptional musical skills and earned a solid reputation with Detroit blues favorites The Boogie Men in the 1990’s. After moving to Saginaw in 1999, Tony entered that city’s jazz and blues scene and performed with The Boogie Monsters, Brush/Lopez Jazz Trio, New Reformation Dixieland Band, Jeff Hall’s “Hall Mighty Big Band”, and Plastic Haiku. Now back in the Detroit area, Tony is holding it down behind the drums with ESJQ.


Jim Cadotte

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Jim Cadotte has been a working musician in the Detroit metro area for the past 38 years. He has played in a variety of different groups of various musical styles. His musical training includes private instruction from Matt Bissonette (currently playing with Elton John), Dan Pliskow (legendary Detroit jazz bassist and educator) and Max Janowski (Detroit Symphony Orchestra). In addition to private instruction, Jim earned both a Bachelor’s degree and Masters degree in music education from Oakland University. He has been teaching instrumental music for Grosse Pointe Public Schools for the last 20 years. As well as playing with the Eastside Jazz Quartet, Jim is also actively playing with the following bands: Charuba, Dockside Six, Tom Alport Big Band, and the Antekes.



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