YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS AT THE KENWOOD ACADEMY AUDITORIUM

5015 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

All performances are held in the auditorium. The 50-minute demonstration/recitals begin promptly at 10:30 am and 12 noon.

Victor Garcia

November 19, 2019

VICTOR GARCIA’S AFRO-LATIN JAZZ COLLECTIVE

Believing that variety is the spice of life, Grammy-nominated Victor Garcia and his incredible Latin jazz combo will take you on an extensive musical tour of Latin America.   Join us on this rhythmical and melodious journey with explanations of many of the most popular styles found in the diaspora.   There will be audience participation throughout the concert in the form of singing, clapping and of course… dancing. Don’t miss this upcoming event!

KENWOOD CONCERT CHOIR

December 19, 2019

KENWOOD ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR

Back by popular demand!!! Kenwood Academy’s Concert Choir will inspire our youth by presenting a program of dynamic choral music with talented soloists and imaginative choreography. They will hear songs from many genres from classical and jazz to gospel and pop. Come and enjoy!

IDA Y VUELTA

January 28, 2020

IDA Y VUELTA

Ida y Vuelta’s lively presentations come from a long tradition of Mexican folk music called son jarocho. The genre is a fusion of African, Spanish-Arabic and Indigenous music and poetry. The all-acoustic instrumentation is native to the Sotavento region, it includes harp, jaranas (guitars) donkey jaw (percussion) and zapateado (foot taping) percussive dancing.

JAZZ AT THE WOOD

February 25, 2020

JAZZ AT THE WOOD

The Band returns to the stage performing works by Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and others. Don’t miss the opportunity to delight your students with sounds of the band family, presented by Kenwood Academy’s very own exceptional musicians.

ENSEMBLE ESPANOL

March 24, 2020  —  CANCELED —

ENSEMBLE ESPAÑOL

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater welcomes you to “Ritmos de España!” .  Take a journey through the regions of Spain and experience the passion and culture of Spanish Dance & Music traditions. Flamenco, Folkloric, Classical, Escuela Bolera and Contemporary dance styles showcase the diversity of this exquisite art form and we are certain that you will feel your own spirit join in the excitement. ¡Olé!

MICHAEL SALTER ENSEMBLE

APRIL 28, 2020 — CANCELED —  

MICHAEL SALTER JAZZ QUINTET

Let your students learn all about Jazz!  In this spectacular program, the Michael Salter Quintet (consisting of drums, bass, piano, trumpet and tenor saxophone) stimulates your students’ minds as they come together to explore music ranging from Duke Ellington to more complex original compositions. There is a Q&A segment as well as discussions on the instruments and composers being performed.  Your students will walk away with new knowledge and appreciation of Jazz, and of all music.

DRUM TALK ENSEMBLE

May 19, 2020  — CANCELED —

DRUM TALK ENSEMBLE

Committed to education in the belief that any drumming, by nature, evokes communication, ‘Drum Talk’ rummers trade rhythms, overlay beats, and create thick percussive textures that inspire and inform a new communicative experience. This ‘Drum Talk’ experience that goes from exhilarating to enchanting, and from meditative sounds to dancelike rhythms, is a celebration of our united spirits. The program interweaves music, folklore, history, and geography in a very entertaining, educational, and accessible presentation. Some of the drums and music represented in the program include Cuban, West African, Arab, Indian, Brazilian, and American Jazz and Blues.

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