Third Stream: Ukrainian Folk Songs meet Jazz and Latin American Music Styles
Saturday, April 13, 7 pm
Tickets $20. Purchase your tickets HERE
What happens when some of Chicago’s best musicians come together and infuse Jazz with Classical elements, Latin American rhythms and Ukrainian folk melodies? You guessed it: AN UNFORGETTABLE, ONE OF A KIND CONCERT!
UIMA continues to cultivate a reputation as an essential venue for local artistic collaboration and experimentation. We are delighted to welcome Leanro Varady (piano), Ernie Adams (drums) and Kevyn Miller (bass) to our stage for a Third Stream Jazz Concert.
Leandro López Várady, pianist and composer, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from the Catholic University of Argentina, Leandro has performed around the world, including Poland, Cuba and Bulgaria as pianist of the Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic; as well as the Symphony Center, Harris Theater, Millennium Park, Auditorium Theater, Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Chicago, and the Jazz&Pop Festival in Buenos Aires.
Ernie Adams has toured, recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in music, including such stars as Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Al Jarreau, Dianne Reeves, and Stanley Turrentine to name a few. With over 100 recordings, numerous television, radio and movie soundtracks, Ernie is also a Drum/Jazz Professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Ravinia Jazz Mentor.
Kevyn Miller is currently completing his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he studies upright and electric bass with Larry Kohut. While completing his studies, Kevyn has had the opportunity to work with such great artists as Jon Faddis, Mike Stern, Rufus Reid, and Tom Garling. Additionally, he has performed at Symphony Center, for the ILMEA Conference and Midwest Band Clinic, and live on WGN and ABC news. Upon completing his degree, Kevyn plans to continue to work as a freelance musician, teaching private lessons and performing throughout the Chicago area.