Friday, July 13, 2018
Join us at the City Stage in Polk Bros Park for a performance by Bryce & Bruce Thompson, part of Fresh Fest! presented by Allstate Insurance Company, a two-day showcase of Chicago’s talented young performing artists.
Bryce and Bruce Thompson have true passion for creating art. Homeschooled their entire lives, they have been fortunate to live in a world filled with a diversity of friends that share their love of creativity. Their musical careers began at Merit School of Music and both have played with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra until selection to Merit’s Conservatory Program. As conservatory students, Bryce and Bruce are engaged in many genres of music, including their fourth season at the Musical Art Institute’s String Ensemble on the city’s south side in Washington Heights.
These dynamic young men are also active in a variety of other issues and endeavors. Both have earned advance degrees in karate, are avid swimmers and enjoy pickup basketball. In addition, Bryce is an accomplished filmmaker, having created several short films, movie trailers and videos. He has also composed music as early as age 9. Totally immersed with the career of Chance the Rapper, Bryce (aka King Melik) will release his own EP by the end of March.
Bruce is lead bassist with the Musical Art Institute Jazz Ensemble and can also be found each Sunday morning playing gospel music at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in the Chatham neighborhood. Following in the footsteps, Bruce has too become an actor and photographer in his own right.
Both boys enjoy life at home with parents, Melvin and Briget; older sister, Deanna; little sister, Miyah; extended family and a bounty of friends from every walk of life.
Fresh Fest! presented by Allstate Insurance Company is a two-day showcase of Chicago’s talented young performing artists, presenting a range of musical and dance talent in a variety of styles, including blues, classical, rock, jazz and more.
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