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Kris Bowers

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

Kris Bowers began classical piano studies as a toddler in Los Angeles. In 2011, he walked away with the top honor at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition—a major career boost for the Juilliard student. He brings his award-winning chops to the Piano Jazz studios for this set of tunes.

Labyrinth Choir

Labyrinth Choir will perform their debut concert of songs exploring freedom: freedom of religion, self-determination, the Underground Railroad, and hope for the future. The concert "We Who Believe in Freedom" comes from a Sweet Honey in the Rock song: "We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes." The program, featuring the choir, pianist, and a percussionist playing African drums, will include solos, choral songs, and audience participation.

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/26/2012 - 14:00


Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 6:00pm

The late Blossom Dearie delighted audiences with her tasty piano playing, hip vocal interpretations and sly humor. Blossom talks about her inspirations and favorite younger musicians.

Masters of the Mallet

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

Three modern masters of the mallet take the stage at Dizzy's for one solid hour of good vibes. Hear three vibraphonists who span the generations -- Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Locke and Stefon Harris.

Sugar Ray & The Bluetones

Singer and harp man Sugar Ray Norcia's career kicked into high gear in 1979 when he formed the original Sugar Ray & the Bluetones with guitar giant Ronnie Earl, and it's stayed there ever since.

Norcia has appeared on nearly 50 albums including discs with the Bluetones, Earl, Otis Grand, Ann Peebles, Michelle Willson, Sax Gordon, Duke Robillard, and his 1999 "Best Traditional Blues" Grammy nominated collaboration with fellow harmonica virtuosos James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite and Billy Branch called Superharps.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/25/2012 - 20:00

The Big Doozie Presents: The Billy Kelly Show

Billy Kelly is a guy with a guitar and shoes and a head and band called The Blahblahblahs and other stuff. His songs are humorous as well as funny. National Public Radio said that Billy has "an endearingly oddball since of humor," but sadly they did not say anything about his sense of smell, which is pretty good too. Billy Kelly's live performances feature sing-alongs, dance-alongs, yell-alongs, and snowman-alongs, among other types of 'alongs' too numerous to enumerate here. Billy Kelly thanks you for reading this whole bio!

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/25/2012 - 10:30

Drummer Yoron Israel with ''High Standards''

Yoron Israel, a native Chicagoan, is one of the most gifted musicians of his generation. Yoron's exciting and tasteful drumming, along with his compositional talents are spotlighted throughout his recordings; "Basic Traneing" (Ronja Music Company), "Chicago" (Double Time), "Live at the Blue Note" (Half Note) and "A Gift for You" (Ronja Music Company). All of these fine works have received enthusiastic praise from journalists, musical peers and fans alike. They represent the extensive depth of Yoron Israel's musicianship as he continues to evolve as a leader.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/24/2012 - 20:00

Arturo O'Farrill and The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

O'Farrill is making his big dreams for Afro-Latin jazz come true. This set from Newport presents three generations of composers, from Arturo O'Farrill's father Chico to Arturo himself to Dafnis Prieto and Gabriel Alegría from Cuba and Peru respectively, and one big exuberant ensemble to play them.

The Secret Garden, by composer Lucy Simon and playwright Marsha Norman

The Secret Garden, by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman (Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother), re-imagines the beloved, classic book by Frances Hodgson Burnett in luminous musical style.

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