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Saturday, April 22, 2023  ·  8:00 PM CDT

Ivan Neville

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

To say that Ivan Neville grew up surrounded by music would be a huge understatement. His father, Aaron, scored a national Top 10 hit with the soulful ballad “Tell It Like It Is” when Ivan was just a young boy, and by the time Ivan was in his teens his dad and uncles - Art, Charles and Cyril - had formed the world-famous Neville Brothers, New Orleans' First Family of Funk. It was a given that Ivan, too, would enter the family business—a given to everyone, that is, except Ivan Neville!

“I didn't really know that that's what I wanted to do,” Ivan says. “I felt like I was musically inclined and I could sing a little bit, and obviously I knew that all of those guys were musicians. And being in New Orleans, music was all over. But I was interested in regular kids' stuff until I was 15 years old and started playing a little bit of piano.”

Once he dove in and made the commitment to pursue music, there was no stopping him. Today, with more than 35 years of experience behind him, Ivan Neville is one of the most celebrated Crescent City artists in his own right - a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who leads the acclaimed band Dumpstaphunk, has performed and recorded under his own name and has loaned his talents to the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, and of course, the Neville Brothers.