Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ (91.5FM)
College of Du Page WDCB 90.9 FM, Public Radio
Brown University Radio BSR 88.1, WELH Providence, RIIn regular rotation
Acoustic Folk Collective radio (Scotland)
Mandoscapes KRFC Radio 88.9 FM Fort Collins Colorado
Un Mondo di Musica (Italy)What they’re saying about Compass Rose: "The Compass Rose Quintet...doesn't play the classical tango but mixes it with folky influences, light African and Flamenco rhythms and much more. With Cosmopolitango we have a winner! This is a sparkling, well played, sunny CD with the best elements from Southern musical traditions."
Eelco Shilder review
"These cats have the musical clout to translate the thoughts to all the right notes, cadence, and feeling."
President, Blue Night Records"Compass Rose has a sound of their own–not just hot licks but true musical presentation. Keep it up, guys!"
co-host of Mandoscapes, KRFC radio, Fort Collins, CO"This music is wonderful, and unlike anything I have ever heard – yet filled with what makes me feel I’ve heard it somewhere... but where.....? An underground cafe in Eastern Europe? ...or is that Southern Europe? Spain? Italy? No... Ireland. A jazz dive in New York? And it is wildly romantic, evoking places where women wear skirts and move differently than they do here in these United States. And yet it is so Chicago - but in a way I’ve never heard before. Unique - the word actually applies!"
Green Dolphin Street
South Shore Cultural Center
Fountain Square Festival, Evanston
Niketown Bastille Day Block Party
Prairie Arts Center Festival
Peggy Notabaert Nature Museum
TallGrass Arts Association Festival
Border’s Bookstore Cafés
Abbey Wine Bar
Café Laguardia West
Oak Park Arts in the Park Festival
Pilgrim Church Gospel Fest
Wilmette’s Women’s Club
Compass Rose has played benefits for the following organizations:
L'Arche of Chicago
West Suburban Center for Independent Living
Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
Mother Jones Magazine Foundation
LaSalle Language Academy Fundraiser
The Chicago Homeless Coalition
The Oak Park and River Forest Childre's Chorus