Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues Featuring Marcella Detroit - Album release show!- 6/2/17Friday, June 02 2017 6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start
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at City Winery Chicago
Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music. in 1966, Corky Siegel did just that with the help of world renown Classical Maestro Seiji Ozawa who came into a famed Chicago Blues club discovered the blues harmonica virtuoso and suggested a collaboration. Guiding the blues of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters out of the smoky cavern of Big John's and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic and beyond, the harmonica-playing mad scientist had the tuxedo-and-gown crowd on its feet, clamoring for more of this blues-classical alchemy. These days, the harmonica virtuoso and composer is continent-hopping with Indian percussion and string quartet in Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, continuing to bring classical and blues fans shoulder-to-shoulder, and obliterating musical categorization in the process.
Chamber Blues is celebrating their 30th year of performances that have brought this original genre to great success, all with returns, at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival, Canada's Banff Centre, Grand Teton Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, France's premier Blues Festival, Blues Sur Seine, tours throughout Mexico in palatial concert venues, Hawaiian, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and the great concert halls throughout the United States such as Chicago's Symphony Center.
This journey has included countless radio and TV credits such as NPR's Weekend Edition, Morning Edition, All Thing's Considered, West Coast Live, major motion pictures, ABC-TV, and featured in such wildly diverse industry music pantheons as: Jazziz, Chamber Music America, and Blues Revue magazines. They have enjoyed collaborating with diverse guests such as Ernie Watts, R & B vocalist Marcella Detroit (Eric Clapton), Sandeep Das (co-founded Silk Road with Yo Yo Ma) and multi-instrumentalist Howard Levy among a few.