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Wed, Jul 31

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Chicago

Spotlight On: Howard Levy - Solo Performance

With onstage interview by Emmy Award-winning critic/author Howard Reich. Howard Levy - piano, harmonica

Spotlight On:  Howard Levy - Solo Performance
Spotlight On:  Howard Levy - Solo Performance

Time & Location

Jul 31, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

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

About The Event

~  All tickets for Bar and Lounge seating are fist-come, first-serve.  Lounge chairs do not have a view of the stage; only 7 Bar stools have a view of the stage.  Please note:  the focus of our special "Spotlight On:" series is a recital performance and so our no-talking policy will be politely enforced for this evening, including the bar and lounge area.

[ All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable -- please order carefully and be sure all details are correct before completing purchase.  1-Drink minimum purchase of $10 per person, per set applies to all guests and all shows. ]

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Howard Levy - piano, harmonica

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The focus of our special "Spotlight On:" series is a recital performance and so our no-talking policy will be politely enforced for this evening, including the bar and lounge area.

Program:

6:15 - 7:00  doors open, guest arrival (no Happy Hour, arrivals before 6:15 will queue in hallway)

7:00 - 7:45  on-stage interview by Emmy Award-winning critic/author Howard Reich 

7:45 - 8:00  break, stage reset

8:00 - 8:45  performance (solo)

8:45 - 9:00  break

9:00 - 9:30  meet-and-greet (autographed CD's available for purchase)

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 2-TIME GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING PIANIST, DIATONIC HARMONICA PLAYER, COMPOSER 

Howard Levy, two- time Grammy Award Winner (Pop Music Performance and Instrumental Composition) is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, educator and producer. At the age of 19, he discovered how to play the diatonic harmonica as a fully chromatic instrument by developing techniques on it that had never existed before. This enabled Howard to take the harmonica out of its usual role as a Folk and Blues instrument, and into the worlds of Jazz, Classical, Middle Eastern music, and more. His discovery unlocked infinite possibilities for the harmonica world.

At home in many musical styles, he is a favorite with audiences worldwide and a recording artist sought after by Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Paquito D’Rivera, Styx, Donald Fagen, Paul Simon, and many others. Howard has appeared on hundreds of CD’s and several movie soundtracks, most prominently on A Family Thing with Robert Duval and James Earl Jones.

His solo album Alone and Together (Balkan Samba Records) and his trio album Tonight and Tomorrow (Chicago Sessions) both received 4-star reviews in DownBeat. Howard also put out a classical CD featuring his Concerto for Diatonic Harmonica and Orchestra- the first true concerto composed for the instrument.

As an educator, Howard has taught at leading universities and conservatories, and online for TrueFire/ArtistWorks. His revolutionary technique book “Rhythms of the Breath” is the first of its kind to apply drum rudiments to the harmonica, influencing players around the world.  Howard tours as a solo artist, with Trio Globo, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and his new band, The Howard Levy 4.

www.levyland.com

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Howard Reich is an Emmy Award-winning author, filmmaker and arts critic. He holds two honorary doctorate degrees and served on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in Music four times, including the first time a jazz composition won (Wynton Marsalis’ “Blood on the Fields”). Howard has written six books and produced/written three PBS-broadcast films. He covered music for the Chicago Tribune from 1978 to 2021 and graduated from Northwestern University as a piano performance major.

www.howardreich.com

TICKETS

  • 7:00 - Main Room - G/A

    $40.00
  • 7:00 - Main Room - VIP

    $60.00
  • 7:00 - Lounge - Chair

    $10.00
  • 7:00 - Bar - Stool

    $15.00

Total

$0.00

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