FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER JAZZ CONCERTS IN HARPER COURT - FIRST FRIDAYS FROM 12-2:30 P.M.
Friday, August 5
CHUCK WEBB with Margaret Murphy-Webb and Tony Carpenter
Chuck Webb is an electric & acoustic bassist who has performed with such notable artists as Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, David Sanborn, Al DiMeola, Grover Washington Jr., Freddie Hubbard, and many others.
As one of Chicago's top studio bassists, Chuck has performed on hundreds of records, commercial jingles, and soundtracks. A graduate of University of Miami's Frost School of Music, Chuck is on the board of directors of the Theater Musician’s Association (Chicago chapter), a member of the National Federation of Musicians, and the National Educators Association.
A versatile writer and producer, Chuck is also on the faculty of Columbia College Chicago's music department, having served as coordinator of bass studies, bass instructor, ensemble director and coordinator of the contemporary, urban and popular music ensemble program.
Friday, September 2
THADDEUS TUKES QUARTET
Thaddeus Tukes is a jazz composer, arranger and percussionist from Chicago who has performed with artists including Branford Marsalis, Victor Goines, Roy Hargrove, and Chance the Rapper. Thaddeus has been showcased at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the Green Mill.
Thaddeus graduated from Whitney Young Magnet High School on Chicago’s Near West Side, and is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he studied Jazz Vibraphone and Piano, and Journalism.
He is the first person in the country to receive a degree in jazz vibraphone from a non-conservatory university (public or private), and was the first student to major in jazz vibraphone at Northwestern. Among other awards and distinctions, in 2015 Tukes was named a Luminarts Jazz Fellow.
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