Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8 pm
Doors Open: 7 pm All Ages Event
Tickets $25 – $40
Urbaniak & Auguscik, FIRST TIME TOGETHER!
A one-of-a-kind BLUES & JAZZ concert
Michał Urbaniak, the co-founder of fusion music, will join forces with one of the most intriguing contemporary jazz vocalist Grażyna Auguścik. Only one concert in Chicago!
Michal Urbaniak will perform blues – with Felton Crews on bass, Rick Hall on guitar, Marty Sammon on keyboard and Brady Williams on drums while Grażyna Auguścik will sing jazz – with Rob Clearfield on piano and keyboard, Jon Deitemyer on drums, John Kregor on guitar and Matt Ulery on bass.
Michal Urbaniak, a polish-born “citizen of the world” that became famous after recording an album “Tutu” with the greatest jazz legend Miles Davis. He is a composer, arranger and leader of projects: “Urbanizer,” “Urbanator,” “UrbSymphony,” “Fusion” and “Jazz Legends.” Urbaniak has performed at major jazz festivals in the world. First violinist who played the violin on five strings, built especially for him. Urbaniak is associated with film and theater. He was the first person to introduce jazz and rap to the symphony through a project called “UrbSymphony.” Urbaniak made over 60 albums. His last album “Miles of Blue” was certified platinum. A book about his life, titled “I, Urbanator” was written by Andrew Makovetski in 2011.
Grażyna Auguścik is a singer, composer, producer and arranger. Auguścik’s unique style challenges traditional definitions of jazz, showing that she is a musician without boundaries. Auguścik’s discography contains 17 albums. 10 of those albums were released under her own record label, GMA Records. Auguścik’s “Pastels” album was chosen as one of the best albums of 1998 by National Public Radio listeners. Prestigious European Jazz Forum Magazine named her the best Jazz vocalist of 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. The Grażyna Auguścik Orkestral Universale Project, presented at Millenium Park in Chicago in 2006 received a standing ovation. Her concert Chopin World Sound at Millenium Park in Chicago in 2010 that gathered over 10,000 people was chosen as one of the 10 most important performances during the last three decades in Chicago area. “She’s a music machine.” – C. Loudon, Jazz Times.
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