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Chicago has always been a mecca for the arts and draws creatives from all walks of life. The Velvet Lounge was an incredible Jazz nightclub in the Chicago South Loop. Originally owned by jazz saxophonist Fred Anderson, this club attracted the greats like Von Freeman and Dee Alexander, as illustrated in both photos and text in Spirits of the Wind. Author Brendan Detzner brings the old Velvet Lounge to life once again. Photos transport us to a time when music was truly alive and kicking up all night jam-sessions. Spirits of the Wind transports the reader to a time when Chicago truly was a center for the coolest cats. This novella features “Spirits of the Wind” by Brendan Detzner. A fictional account of prominent Chicago Jazz musicians and The Velvet Lounge. Their jam sessions live on through words and photos, though the original Velvet Lounge is no more.
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