Delmark Shows in Chicago

Kahil El'Zabar at Chicago's Ethnic Heritage En...Image via Wikipedia From Delmark:

Delmark Records‘ 55th Anniversary Tribute Concert at Old Town School of Folk Music !!
Friday, September 26, 2008, 8 pm
4544 N. Lincoln Ave in Chicago’s Lincoln Square

Chicago Blues/Jazz Summit with
Dave Specter (guitar, bandleader),
Ari Brown (sax, bandleader),
Nicole Mitchell (flute) ,
Lurrie Bell (guitar, voc),
Jimmy Johnson (guitar, voc)
Corey Wilkes (trumpet) ,
and many special guests !

Ari Brown and his band with special guests Nicole Mitchell and Corey Wilkes will be performing an hour set @ 8-9pm
Dave Specter and his band with special guests Jimmy Johnson and Lurrie Bell will be performing an hour set @9:45- 11pm, with possibly a night ending blues/jazz jam session.

Saturday, September 27, 2008
Hyde Park Jazz Fest in Chicago! Free!

The 2nd Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 27, will bring together world-class headliners and local emerging artists for fourteen hours of free, non-stop jazz for the serious and casual listener, alike.

Many Delmark artists are featured on this fantastic Fest, including ragtime pianist Reginald R. Robinson, flutist/composer Nicole Mitchell, saxophonist Ari Brown, saxophonist Fred Anderson, percussionist/composer Kahil El ‘ Zabar, pianist Willie Pickens, trumpeter Corey Wilkes, vocalist Dee Alexander, vocalist Frieda Lee, pianist Robert Irving III, and more!

The Festival will highlight performances by renowned jazz musicians and dance performances, while celebrating the music and culture of Chicago’s Hyde Park. Ramsey Lewis is serving as this year’s Honorary Festival Chair. Other standout performers include Ron Haynes, Sax in the City, Two For Brazil, Maggie Brown, Grazyna Auguscik, Orbert Davis, Henry Johnson, Edwin Sanchez, and many others. Festival shuttles will continually loop, transporting attendees, free of charge, to a variety of creative and unexpected performance venues and the main stage at the Midway Plaisance. Free performances will take place on the Midway Plaisance and at Checkerboard Lounge, DuSable Museum, Experimental Station, Hyde Park Art Center, International House, Little Black Pearl, Oriental Institute Museum, Quadrangle Club, Robie House, Rockefeller Chapel, and Smart Museum of Art.

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