May 3 | “A Song in the Front Yard,” an evening with Imani Winds

May 3, 2017
7.30pm - 10pm
Logan Center for the Arts Performance Hall, 915 E 60th St

6.30pm:  Discussion with the artists and CSRPC Faculty Affiliate Travis Jackson (Music)

$35 / $28 Faculty and Staff
$5 Students
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"When I start writing a poem, I don't think about models or about what anybody else in the world has done." – Gwendolyn Brooks

The brilliant and intrepid Imani Winds joins the citywide celebrations and pay tribute to Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks' centenary with this concert that honors artists who forge their own unique paths. The program includes works by Wayne Shorter and Jason Moran written for the Imani Winds, music by two of the Imani members, and world premieres of three works written for the occasion.

"strikingly virtuosic, immaculately tight, stylistically agile" – The Boston Musical Intelligencer

A Song in the Front Yard – An evening with Imani Winds celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks

Jeff Scott: Titilayo
Valerie Coleman: Suite: Portraits of Josephine
Wayne Shorter: Terra Incognita
Jeff Scott: Homage to Duke
Jason Moran: Cane

Also, new works by Courtney Bryan, Valerie Coleman, and Nkeiru Okoye

Presented by UChicago Presents and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture (CSRPC) as part of the Gwendolyn Brooks centenary celebration.