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Showing posts with label live music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label live music. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bossa Blue will be presenting the James Taylor songbook at Fitzgerald’s on Thursday, August 23rd

Chi IL Live Shows On Our Radar:


Bossa Blue, led by acclaimed singer-songwriter Brad Cole, performs a unique stylistic blend of Bossa/Samba, Cool Jazz, Dub, Soul and Blues interpretations of the songs that have become the soundtrack to our lives.

Bossa Blue will be presenting the James Taylor songbook at Fitzgerald’s on Thursday, August 23. Click here for full details




Bossa Blue Presents: A Tribute to the James Taylor Songbook
Thu, Aug 23 2018, 8:30pm - $10
Doors open at 7 pm.

Award winning singer-songwriter and band leader Brad Cole’s most recent project, Bossa Blue, has created quite a buzz with their multi-genre mash-ups of contemporary and classic rock tunes that run the gambit from Radiohead to The Beatles, from The Killers to Joni Mitchel, and now an entire set of James Taylor songs re-imagined and re-energized! Bossa Blue combines Latin rhythms, jazz, dub, rock and soulful blues along with intriguing vocal interplay to create their unique and intoxicating grooves. 


"The James Taylor Songbook is a treasure chest of gems and I’d put his songwriting in the same class as Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer, not to mention the ‘A list’ of his contemporaries. I decided to perform the JT songbook for a few reasons, primarily because these songs are so rich in melody and structure and, because there are so many classics. When I was in grade school I discovered Sweet Baby James in my sister’s record collection. This music was gentle and I never second guessed its honesty. From that day I have always felt a kinship to that young cowboy who lives on the range. The fun and/or challenge here is not to deliver the “James Taylor” version of his tunes, but to update each composition and performance in a compelling way with this extraordinary group of musicians. I immersed myself in the JT catalogue and pondered his headspace both musically and lyrically to better understand his pure and simple elegance.   Each tune has found its own blend of Bossa Nova, Samba, Jazz, Rock and Soulful Blues, all rich with vocal interplay and groove. Personally, the James Taylor set feels like an important body of work but, just as importantly, it is a lot of fun to perform.”

https://www.bossabluemusic.com/
http://www.bradcolemusic.com/

Monday, July 23, 2018

Jazz Shows On Our Radar: Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow Residency at Jazz Showcase Thursday, July 26-Sunday, July 29th

Chi IL Live Shows On Our Radar:

SHAWN MAXWELL’S NEW TOMORROW
JULY 26, 2018 
8PM & 10PM
$20/$35 VIP PREFERRED SEATING



Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow will be doing a residency at Jazz Showcase, Thursday, July 26-Sunday, July 29. Check the calendar HERE for specifics.


ALL NIGHTS:
SHAWN MAXWELL – ALTO SAX, FLUTE, CLARINET,VIJAY TELLIS NAYAK – PIANO/RHODES
JUNIUS PAUL – BASS & PHIL BEALE – DRUMS
SPECIAL GUESTS
THU JULY 26 – TRUMPETER VICTOR GARCIA
FRI JULY 27 – VOCALIST DEE ALEXANDER & TRUMPETER CHAD MCCULLOUGH

SAT JULY 28 – TRUMPETER COREY WILKES & VIBRAPHONIST STEPHEN LYNERD
SUN JULY 29 – TRUMPETER CHAD MCCULLOUGH

SHAWN MAXWELL’S NEW TOMORROW IS A QUINTET MADE UP OF FIVE OF CHICAGO’S FINEST MUSICIANS. PERFORMING ALL ORIGINAL MATERIAL, THEY SPECIALIZE IN A STYLE OF JAZZ THAT IS HEAVILY INFLUENCED AND BLENDED WITH SEVERAL OTHER MODERN GENRES. FOCUSING ON COMPOSITION JUST AS MUCH AS IMPROVISATION, THEY REVEAL STUNNING MELODIES HIDDEN WITHIN COMPLEX TIME SIGNATURES. THIS NEW APPROACH IN MAXWELL’S WRITING BRINGS A PERFECT BLEND OF COMPOSITION AND IMPROVISATION FOR A NEW DIRECTION IN JAZZ.




Friday, June 29, 2018

RED BARAAT RELEASE NEW LP SOUND THE PEOPLE & ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

CONGRATULATIONS TO
RED BARAAT 
WHOSE NEW LP SOUND THE PEOPLE IS OUT NOW!

Catch them in Chi, IL August 15th at Avondale's Sleeping Village!


BAND CONFIRMS SHOW AT NYC'S LPR ON OCTOBER 4
TOURING NORTH AMERICA THIS SUMMER, FALL & BEYOND


Red Baraat released their new LP, Sound The People via Rhyme & Reason June 29th. In a lengthy essay on the album, Stereogum calls it "a boisterous love letter to cultural harmony" and labeled the LP "reverentially revolutionary."  

LISTEN TO SOUND THE PEOPLE ON SPOTIFY

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Red Baraat have been touring the U.S in advance of the album's release and have just confirmed an October 4 show at New York City's LPR. The full list of dates is below. 

Sound the People was produced by Little Shalimar (Run The Jewels) and the band's Sunny Jain. On their newest offering, the Brooklyn-based band continues their exploration of South Asian culture, while firmly placing it within the context of a globalized generation as demonstrated by the diverse backgrounds of its members. An array of special guests and carefully curated covers help to round out the album. "Kala Mukhra" features Pakistani singer and writer Ali Sethi. The title track is the central force of the record. A stunning collision of traditional Indian music and insurrectionary hip-hop, "Sound the People" is centered around a politically-charged rap by Heems of Brooklyn hip-hop group Das Racist. Constructed from disparate ideas about the South Asian diaspora, migration and the current political climate, it is a powerful and incisive response to the way the United States has changed since the November 2016 election. Elsewhere on the album are contributions from American poet and activist Suheir Hammad and  American humorist John Hodgman. 




The album is the follow up to last year's Bhangra Pirates and marks a decade of work for Red Baraat. 

"...a politically soaked display of energy." - Stereogum
 "
"...heart-pounding, insanely infectious Punjabi folk music." - NPR 

"the band explores what it means to communicate music between individuals and across cultures." - SPIN

"Of course, you don't need to know a word of Punjabi to understand the music's main message: get up and dance." - WNYC


TOUR DATES:

JUN 29 Capitol Music Club - Saskatoon, SK
JUN 30 Centennial Square - Victoria, BC
JUL 01 David Lam Park Main Stage - Vancouver, BC
JUL 25 Wingfield Park - Reno, NV
JUL 27 Clyfford Still Museum - Denver, CO
JUL 28 The Temporary - Basalt, CO
AUG 04 Musikfest - Bethlehem, PA
AUG 09 Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC
AUG 10 The Pour House - Music Hall Raleigh, NC
AUG 11 LeBauer LIVE - Greensboro, NC
AUG 12 Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont - Richmond, VA
AUG 13 The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
AUG 15 Sleeping Village - Chicago, IL
AUG 16 The Central Park Sessions | The Globetrotter Session - Madison, WI
AUG 17 The Cube at the Max - Detroit, MI
AUG 18 Newfields - Indianapolis, IN
AUG 19 City Winery - Nashville, TN
OCT 4 Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
OCT 26 Miller Outdoor Theatre - Houston, TX

Monday, July 10, 2017

Free Summer Fun at Vans House Parties Summer Concert Series

Chi, IL LIVE Shows On Our Radar:

Vans House Parties Welcomes Back 
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires 
to the 
House of Vans Chicago Stage
RSVP Open for July 13th Show with 
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

(18+ FREE with RSVP till capacity)


The Vans House Parties summer concert series continues with performances at both House of Vans Brooklyn & House of Vans Chicago locations. RSVP is open NOW for the July 13th show that celebrates the remarkable return of Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, and Nigeria-based Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 on the House of Vans Chicago stage. As always, the concert series is free and open to the public.

Soul great Charles Bradley will bring his dynamic live show featuring tracks from his critically lauded third album Changes. This show marks Bradley's return to Chicago following a 2016 stomach cancer diagnosis last fall and successful treatment. Watch Bradley perform "Changes" and "Ain't It A Sin" on CBS This Morning: Saturday. Also on the lineup later this summer in Chicago is Capn' Jazz and Hop Along. This is a series you won't want to miss! Stay tuned for RSVP details for the entire Vans House Parties series at www.houseofvans.com.


Nyck @ Knight at House of Vans Chicago (Photo Credit: Jesse Lirola)
  
Each House of Vans location will transform into an immersive, one-of-a-kind art experience created by Los Angeles-based visual artist, Nathan Bell. The art on the flags that are hanging in the venue is Nathan's version of the four 6 point star flag that is a historical Chicago symbol. Bell's work is an experiment in language, typography and aesthetic. Comprised of custom patterns, textures, drawings and wordplay, Bell riffs off of his recently acclaimed solo show at Subliminal Projects to create a black and white visceral "Off The Wall" experience.

 Nathan Bell @ House of Vans Chicago (credit: Matt Scheffe)

  (Photo Credit: Matt Scheffe)


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