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CORKY SIEGEL & HOWARD LEVY
December 13, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$30
The contrasting musical conversations between these two giants of jazz and blues, both who are stellar performers on harmonica and piano, has proven to be a riveting edge-of-your-seat experience. Individuality, uniqueness, playfulness and adventure, are all trademarks of both the stylings of Siegel and Levy. They draw the audience in with an intimacy to their performance in a way that only old friends of several decades – with a special connection, can. They constantly conjole with a grand sense of humor while dazzling you with sheer jaw-dropping skill and virtuosity. They will definitely get you in the holiday spirit as they perform some seasonal classics with their own original twist.
Corky Siegel is, of course, the award-winning composer who, at a very young age, learned his craft at the feet of such legendary first generation bluesmen as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf and as a part of Siegel-Schwall Band. With his Chamber Blues ensemble, he is credited with moving the blues from smokey clubs onto the classical concert stage and obliterating musical categorization in the process.
Howard Levy is probably best known as a founding member of the GRAMMY winning group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He has recorded with a long list of greats such as Paul Simon and Dolly Parton, as well as frequent guest appearances performing on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion’s weekly National Public Radio show.
Any audience member who attended their last rare foray together can tell you this evening is definitely one not to be missed.