February 29th only comes every four years, making the extra day a rare treasure. This month, Raue Center will make February 29th a special day for another reason, by featuring the return of Corky Siegel's spectacular Chamber Blues show, which takes Blues, Jazz, and Classical music to new heights.
"Corky Siegel is one of the world's greatest Blues harmonica masters," explained Miriam Naponelli, Marketing Director for Raue Center. "He's a composer, a Blues pianist, a singer-songwriter, and according to The New Zealand Herald, a 'phenomenon on the harmonica'. He has won the Lila Wallace National Award for Chamber Music Composition, a Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award, and a place in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame! Downbeat Magazine calls Siegel a national treasure."
Joining Siegel is two-time Grammy Award-winning saxophone icon Ernie Watts, along with bodacious vocal diva Lynne Jordan. "Ernie Watts is considered by All About Jazz to be one of the greatest living saxophonists," added Naponelli. "He's been featured on over 500 recordings by a multitude of well-known artists. Many audiences recognize him from his 20-year stint with The Tonight Show Band or from performing with the Rolling Stones' touring band."
Lynne Jordan's soaring vocals dip effortlessly into Blues, Jazz, Funk, and Rock, but her fun personality wins over the crowd. "Lynne Jordan's talent dazzled the late Chicago film critic Roger Ebert, who declared her his 'favorite diva'," said Naponelli. "The Chicago Tribune calls her a high-voltage blues-belter who blends the bawdy humor of Bette Midler with a gospel-tinged delivery reminiscent of Patti LaBelle."
“Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues is an exceptional show featuring one of Chicago's greatest performers," said Raue Center Board President Tim Paul. "Raue Center is always proud to bring Corky Siegel and company to our stage. This will be an evening of true musical joy that you will long remember.” For tickets to this fabulous 8:00 p.m. show, please contact:
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014