Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Thursday, November 22, 2018
8:30 pm - 1:00 am
NAVY PIER STATEMENT REGARDING DJ PAUL JOHNSON
In light of the comments made by DJ Paul Johnson on social media regarding the recent tragedy at Mercy Hospital, Mr. Johnson will no longer be performing at Navy Pier’s Sequence Ch!cago: Housegiving program on Wednesday. The views expressed by Mr. Johnson do not align with Navy Pier’s mission and values as the People’s Pier.
Please note that the event will proceed as planned with performances by several other prominent house DJs and a donation drive benefitting the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
Our hearts go out to those impacted by the tragic event at Mercy Hospital on Monday. We continue to send our thoughts and prayers.
Join us for Sequence Chicago: Housegiving, a free house music celebration and donation drive for the homeless, featuring special DJ performances from local artists, including Cajmere, DJ Terry Hunter (Chosen Few), DJ Heather, and Ron Trent!
Guests are encouraged to bring items to donate, such as coats, hats, gloves, scarfs, hand and foot warmers, socks, underwear, personal hygiene items, sleeping bags, dental kits, towels, and blankets. All items collected will be given to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and distributed at various locations throughout the city by Big Bus Chicago.
Let’s celebrate our city’s rich house music tradition in an iconic Chicago space while giving back to those in need!
Curtis Alan Jones (born April 26, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American electronica and house music singer, songwriter and producer. His style of house music has been compared and inspired by the likes of Lil Louis, Frankie Knuckles, Jamie Principle, Giorgio Moroder and Kraftwerk. Jones grew up in a tradition of music. His father was an occasional DJ and eventually became a budding musician. Curtis’ passion for this genre of music came out of his innate love and understanding of Chicago’s deep-rooted house music scene that had grown throughout the mid-1980’s. Learn more
DJ Celeste Alexander
In 1982 Celeste was introduced to DJing by the legendary Steve “Silk” Hurley. During that time dance music was being shaped into a culture and genre’ that is now known world- wide as house music. Celeste was learning her craft with the likes of such names in the industry as: Terry Hunter, Maurice Joshua, Ron Carroll, Ron Trent, Vick Lavender, Mike Dunn and Gene Hunt. Along with other DJ’s and producers from the Chicago area that have grown to giants in the industry, Celeste was the daring female in an otherwise male dominated industry that was holding her own and making a name for herself in the Chicago music scene. She remains the only female who has played in the house of the late Ron Hardy, the legend himself. Learn more
DJ Terry Hunter (Chosen Few)
With his roots intertwined in house music for the past 25 years, Terry Hunter has traveled the globe sharing his passion for soulful house music while continuing to produce dance-floor packing hits for his Ts Box record label. Pleased with the success he has garnered in the house music community, but still looking to fulfill his appetite with new genres of music Terrys latest adventure in his musical journey showcases his production talent in the hip hop arena. Learn more
DJ Heather has become one of the Windy City’s main Dj exports, widely regarded as one of the premier selectors in the nation. She was named one of Chicago’s Top Forty-Five Artists alongside Kanye West, Billy Corgan and Green Velvet. In 2016, Dirty Sole (Classic, Robsoul) kicked off the new Apollo label in with their single “Driving”, featuring Chicago comrade & label partner, DJ Heather (20:20 Vision, OM, Seasons) on vocals. “At the end of the day to make a room full of people happy is difficult to do. You become part mind reader, guru, sensei, educator, entertainer and babysitter all at once. All the experiences I have had, made who I am today. As a person and DJ, I love what I do.” Learn more
Considered to be one of the architects of the Chicago music scene, Ron studied and collected various types of music as a young boy, taking cues from his father who ran a record pool in the late 70’s. Later, becoming a respected DJ in his early teens in the mid 80’s. Ron began to work on his own productions, which lead to his first release, the highly recognized classic “Altered States” in 1990, giving him international acclaim. Through his 13 year old Prescription Records, Ron has notched up an extensive back catalogue of his own productions and introduced several key players. Prescription Records is widely regarded as one of the most influential Deep House imprints of the period. Learn more
Presented by Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Sequence Ch!cago is a free performance series celebrating local artists, musicians and cultural organizations and showcasing their works. Navy Pier will display Chicago’s diverse arts scene over the course of 9 dates this fall and winter. All performances are free and open to the public.
Learn more and view the full lineup of upcoming Sequence Ch!cago performances at navypier.org/sequence-chicago.
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