Weekly free outdoor Jazz music series at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park.
ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE:
Corey Wilkes is a world-renowned trumpeter, composer, and producer. Across the globe he has made a name for himself as one of the best improvisational trumpet players of today. He is best known for his soulful breath-taking riffs and unforgettable avant-garde sounds that captivates his audience every time he takes the stage. Wilkes’ passion for hip-hop comes out with amplified intensity as well as his love for jazz that sings through his raw brass horn, with well-nurtured maturity. Improvised Soul Projekt extends Wilkes’ vision for the future of instrumental music. The musicians in this group are much more than accomplished “jazz” musicians. They are spiritually endowed, next level Sound Scientist who have mastered rituals in music like no else – that raise consciousness while healing the mind, body and spirit. They are master healers through music, opening one’s pineal gland (third eye) and awakening infinite possibilities of wellness
COREY WILKES - TRUMPET / PERCUSSION / VOX / ELECTRONICS
MEAGAN MCNEAL – VOCALIST
ISAIAH COLLIER - TENOR SAX / PERCUSSION / VOX
JUSTIN DILLARD – KEYS / PERCUSSION / VOX
JUNIUS PAUL – BASS / PERCUSSION
KAHIL EL ZABAR – PERCUSSION / VOX
MAKAYA MCCRAVEN – DRUMS / PERCUSSION / ELECTRONICS
Alexis Lombre is a professional jazz pianist who is making her way onto the jazz scene. Raised on Chicago’s South Side, she discovered early that the true essence of music is not only about what you hear but, more importantly how music makes you feel. Consequently, she believes that her musical mission is to keep the ‘Soul’ in music alive. As a bandleader, her group was featured most recently at 2016 Chicago Jazz Festival. Alexis will premier her new group Alexis Lombre’s Ancestral Awakenings for this Water Colors performance.
ABOUT WATER COLORS:
A live jazz music series presented Friday nights at 6:30pm on the shore of Lake Michigan in Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns Lake Stage. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Performer schedule subject to change. For accurate listings, please check the Water Colors page.