By ERIC SCHELKOPF
Innovative saxophonist Mars Williams brought a new sound to the Chicago music scene with his band Liquid Soul.
Now his fellow bandmates along with guest musicians will come together as part of a benefit concert for Williams, who recently passed away after battling a rare form of cancer known as ampullary cancer.
Music For Mars will take place at 8 p.m. Nov. 25 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. The show will feature Liquid Soul (Williams will be there in spirit) as well as the Joe Marcinek Band and Jesse De La Pena.
Proceeds will benefit the Mars Williams Medical Treatment Cancer Fund.
I had the chance to talk to Liquid Soul trumpet player Ron Haynes and keyboard player Frankie Hill about the show.
Q – What are the goals for the concert? How are ticket sales going?