Concerts & Events

Saturday, November 14, 2015  ♦  8:00 PM

The Strayhorn Fringe Festival

Billy Like You've Never Heard Him Before

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

  • Benny Carter claimed Billy Strayhorn's compositions “made us all think a little differently about what we were doing." Tonight, Old Town School offers Strayhorn a little differently. Come hear his music in genres ranging from bluegrass to Balkan, and everything in between. It's Billy…but unlike you've ever heard him before.

    Lineup includes:
    Strictly Jug Nuts + Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin (jug band & tap mash up)
    Dan Fulkerson (Old Town School guitar hero)
    Brother El (hip hop)
    Tangleweed (bluegrass mavericks)
    Plucky Rosenthal (vintage vaudeville)
    Ronnie Malley & Zeshan Bagewadi (Global sounds)
    Byzantine Time Machine (electronica Balkan dub)
    Richard Drews (opera star)
    Los Vicios de Papá Soundsystem (ska)
    Eric Unger (singer-songwriter)
    Anna Jacobson (brass combo)
    …and many more

    photo CREDIT:
    Photo of Billy Strayhorn courtesy of Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000