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Corky Siegel

Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the world’s great blues harmonica players, and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader and author.  ...Full Bio

 

Jaime Gorgojo

Jaime Gorgojo (Violin) recent highlights include chamber music appearances with Yo-Yo Ma in the Chicago Symphony Presents series and the DePauw Discourse in Greencastle, IN. Born in Madrid, he has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician in Spain, the US, France, Mexico and Canada. He has performed under the baton of renowned conductors such as Ricardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Essa-Pekka Salonen  ...Full Bio

Chihsuan Yang

Chihsuan Yang (Violin and Erhu) was born and raised in Taiwan and moved to the United States at the age of 15.  Winner of the prestigious 3Arts Award in 2015, she has performed with a wide array of artists from Yo Yo Ma to the GRAMMY nominated Lupe Fiasco, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, DJ Spooky, Broadway star Idina Menzel, and was invited by the Dalai Lama to perform for him at Chicago's Millennium park.  A member of the International Chamber Artists ...Full Bio

Dave Moss

Dave Moss is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Oberlin Conservatory and received his Masters degree from The Juilliard School as an Irene Diamond fellow, Moss has performed at The Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals (USA), The Spoleto Music Festival (USA), The Pacific Music Festival (Japan), and The Moritzburg Music Festival (Germany). He has also performed internationally on tours throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. ...Full Bio

 

Jocelyn Butler-Shoulders

Jocelyn (Cello) is an avid chamber musician. Her quartet became the quartet in residence at Indiana University for a year after winning the IU Kuttner Quartet competition. After arriving in Chicago, she was invited to perform in a string quartet coached by Richard Young of the Vermeer Quartet. They performed on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series broadcasted live on Chicago’s classical station WFMT, and they performed several concerts in the Netherlands while studying with the Vermeer Quartet and the Jerusalem Quartet.  ...Full Bio

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Kalyan Pathak (Tabla) - Guest Percussionist

is a composer, musician, drummer and a percussion player of a multi-cultural experience.  Born in Ahmedabad, India, formally trained, from age 9, in Classical Tabla with Ustad Kader Khan, and later an apprenticeship with the prominent drummer, Mr. Ranjit Barot, Teenage Kalyan came to Bombay in the mid 80’s. While devoting himself to western drumset, Kalyan concurrently did regular studio session work in Bollywood, and toured all over India playing with jazz and rock music bands.  He has performed with international artists such as, Aretha Franklin, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Theordore Bikel, as a soloist with San Francisco Ballet, collaborative group member with Fareed Haque, Howard Levy, Fulcrum Point New Music Project.  Kalyan also created and performed tabla part and its Audio score for “Lahara Concerto for Sitar/Guitar and Tabla” by Fareed Haque, which debuted at the Orchestra Hall, Chicago, soloist Haque on Sitar/Guitar and Maestro, Zakir Hussain, on Tabla.  ...Full Bio

Frank Donaldson - Guest Percussionist/Tabla

Mr. Donaldson was the drummer with the Ramsey Lewis Trio for eleven years recording four albums on Columbia Records including a recording with the London Symphony Orchestra. He toured world-wide at auditoriums, festivals and symphony orchestras including the American Symphony Orchestra in New York. He is currently on the faculty of Columbia College.  He has also toured and/or recorded with Curtis Mayfield, Angela Bofil, Ray Charles, George Shearing, Bill Withers, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turentine, Roy Ayers, Noel Pointer, Patty Austin, and Carmen Mac Crae.  ...Full Bio