"John Mayall's inestimable influence on the evolution of British blues stems more from his talents as a bandleader than from his own talents as a musician. While he's a very gifted instrumentalist, particularly on blues harp, it's his unerring ear for recognizing raw talent that's made John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, in all its incarnations, the legend that it is today...John Mayall evolves by not evolving. At 73, he maintains a vibrancy in his music that never sounds dated. Part of that is his unabashed love for what he's doing. More importantly for us, what he loves happens to be the blues.." –- The New York Times (January 28, 2007)
"John Mayall, “The Godfather of the Blues,” continues to draw audiences to his live shows...When you consider that Mayall will soon turn 78, it’s all the more amazing what he accomplishes here." -- Live In London (October 24, 2011)
The Shedd Institute is pleased to welcome back to the Jaqua Concert Hall John Mayall. Last year's show was one sweet evening of work. We can't wait.