Saturday, November 14, 2015 ♦ 8:00 PM
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.
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 of Billy Strayhorn courtesy of Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.