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Henry Johnson Quartet with Special Guest Thaddeus Tukes

Henry Johnson - guitar; Thaddeus Tukes - vibes; Billy Foster - piano; Mark Sonksen - bass; Charles Heath - drums.

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Henry Johnson Quartet with Special Guest Thaddeus Tukes
Henry Johnson Quartet with Special Guest Thaddeus Tukes

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2022, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM CDT

Chicago, 465 N McClurg Ct, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

About The Event

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Henry Johnson - guitar

Thaddeus Tukes - vibes

Billy Foster - piano

Mark Sonksen - bass

Charles Heath - drums

The Chicago-born guitarist began playing at age twelve. While spending some formative time in Memphis, he started playing gospel music at age thirteen. By age fourteen, Johnson was playing in R&B groups. Although Johnson’s parents brought him up hearing the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Joe Williams, and other artists of that era, it was not until 1967 that Johnson was formally introduced to jazz by hearing guitarist Wes Montgomery. In 1969, Johnson and his family then moved back to Chicago where he developed a reputation on the south side as a good local jazz guitarist. In 1976, he went on the road with jazz organist Jack McDuff and was called to work with vocalist, Donny Hathaway in 1977.

In 1979, Johnson began playing with jazz pianist, Ramsey Lewis. And in 1985, jazz legend, Joe Williams added Johnson to his regular group. Johnson’s musical roots run deep into gospel, blues, and jazz. His strongest and earliest influences were Kenny Burrell, George Benson, and most significantly, Wes Montgomery. While influenced by these great guitarists, Johnson also cites the music of Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, big bands, and jazz orchestras as integral forces which shaped his sound and style.

www.henryjohnsonjazz.com

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"Tukes brings poetry to the vibraphone.” -- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Among many distinctions, Tukes is a Luminarts fellow and recipient of the Vivian G. Harsh Emerging Artist Award. He has been featured at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, and more. When he's not performing, Tukes is an educator, giving master classes and workshops to students from pre-Kindergarten through undergraduate.

During his junior year at Whitney Young High School, Thaddeus was considered the top high school vibraphonist in the state by the Illinois Music Educators Association. As a senior, Thaddeus was featured at Carnegie Hall with his high school concert band.

Thaddeus pioneered a jazz vibraphone degree program while also studying jazz piano at Northwestern University, where he attended the Bienen School of Music and Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. In journalism, Thaddeus was elected President of the National Association of Black Journalists-Northwestern University Chapter, and lead the organization to win National Student Chapter of the Year for the second time in the chapter’s history.

Thaddeus also served on the executive board of the Associated Student Government. As Vice President of Diversity (now Accessibility) and Inclusion, Tukes collaborated with students, faculty, staff, and administration across campus in developing strategic plans to improve the student experience. Tukes also served on the Coalition of Colors, Northwestern’s multicultural community organizing board.    Thaddeus currently resides in Chicago.

www.thaddeustukes.com

TICKETS

  • 7:30 - General Admission

    $27.75
  • 7:30 - VIP Seating

    $32.75
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  • 9:30 - General Admission

    $27.75
  • 9:30 - VIP Seating

    $32.75

Total

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