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Those suspect dudes

The right ingredients for good jazz used to include smoke-filled rooms, sultry torch singers and somewhat dapper piano players. Those things have changed, but Greg Frederick, Dean Angermeier and David Bolen of the Rogue Suspects can offer the right stuff to lovers of progressive jazz.

The threesome will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 and 22, at 4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main St., Medford.

"It's not torch music or standard jazz by any means," says Frederick. "It's more like Freddie Hubbard, Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, Wayne Shorter, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. We like the stuff that the musicians' musicians play."

And what's not to like about Miles Davis.

"Miles Davis is the coolest person that ever lived," Frederick says. "I almost named my kid Miles."

Frederick, Angermeier and Bolen can make a lot of sound for just the three musicians.

"It's incredibly full," Frederick says. "Dean is an accomplished keyboard player. He studied music at the University of Michigan. He also plays trombone during our shows at 4 Daughters."

The Rogue Suspects' rock 'n' roll shows always have had a jazzier sound to them, Frederick says. The shows at 4 Daughters give the players an opportunity to explore that sound.

"I think its the new place in Medford for jazz lovers," Frederick says.

Cover for the shows at 4 Daughters is free. Call 779-4455.

Members of the Rogue Suspects, including Greg Frederick, Dean Angermeier and Dave Bolen (clockwise from left) will team up for progressive jazz shows at 4 Daughters Irish Pub in Medford. - File photo