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Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues w/Ernie Watts

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Genre-Bending Chamber Blues

Acclaimed Jazz Saxophone

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Sunday, Jan 10, 2016

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Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues

About Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues

Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, with the West End String Quartet, and Frank Donaldson on world percussion, blends classical and blues styles in a chamber music setting. This ground breaking innovative sound has earned tremendous acclaim throughout the country and continues to open new doors for classical and blues/jazz listeners alike.

Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist, singer / songwriter, and recent winner of the Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest/Meet the Composer’s national award for chamber music composition and the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition, Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.

Corky Siegel’s career began with a fortunate break when he formed the legendary Siegel-Schwall Band that toured the major rock palaces and clubs in the 60’s and 70’s. Since then, this brilliant harmonica player has worked with a diverse array of artists, from renowned Indian violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam to the San Francisco Symphony.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“Gritty Chicago blues and rarefied classical chamber music might not seem like a match made in heaven — until you’ve heard Corky Siegel bring the two together … a crowning achievement.” – Chicago Tribune

“… fantastic … I’ve never heard anyone play harp with this much body and harmonic delicacy … I guarantee you’ve never heard anything quite like it.”  – Stereophile Magazine

Ernie Watts

About Ernie Watts

Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in music. It has been more than fifty-five years since he first picked up a saxophone, and from age sixteen on he has been playing professionally. Watts has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa, always exhibiting his unforgettable trademark sound. In March of 2014, Watts received the prestigious Frankfurt Music Prize at the Frankfurt MusikMesse.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

 “He is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonists, at the top of his game.” – All About Jazz