Tag Archives: Chicago

Meet Herschel Daniels with Eternal Wolf Music

At an early age, Herschel could tell that music was a part of his soul. It was how he coped with heartache and how he celebrated joy. He played drums in the school band but his parents bought him an … Continue reading

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Meet Mezzo-Soprano Laura Kimmel

Mezzo-soprano Laura Kimmel enjoys working with song writers and composers to bring varied and uplifting music to the world. She enjoys singing in recital, opera, theater and television. In Tokyo, Japan Ms. Kimmel appeared in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with … Continue reading

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Meet Producer Kevin Smith!

Chicago native, Kevin Smith is an American composer, arranger, producer, vocalist and keyboardist who is Chicago-based. He is a current member of the rhythm and blues band known as the Chicago Catz. Kevin’s musical style is considered eclectic. Having been … Continue reading

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Advocate Clinics at Walgreens

Yesterday I attended the ribbon cutting for the new Advocate Clinic at the Hyde Park Walgreens at 1554 East 55th Street. Advocate Clinics will be opening in 56 Walgreens locations across Illinois. As Chairman of the Advocate Trinity Hospital Governing … Continue reading

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Chicago Sinfonietta Ball 2016

The 2016 Chicago Sinfonietta Ball is fast approaching! Our date is June 4th! This year we are celebrating the life and legacy of Chicago Sinfonietta’s African American founder, Maestro Paul Freeman. The 2016 theme is Maestro’s Legacy…Today. Tomorrow. Forever! I … Continue reading

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Jazzy Divas…fantastic show!

The Jazzy Divas (Front Row from left to right: Bobbi Wilsyn, Joan Collaso, Greta Pope) (Back Row from left to right: Margaret Murphy-Webb, Yvonne Gage, Tecora Rogers) The Jazzy Divas performed to a packed house at the Freedom Hall Nathan … Continue reading

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Joshlyn Camille and Coco Butter Win First Place!

Joshlyn Camille and Coco Butter On Thursday, April 21, 2016 The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation hosted the annual “Bringing’ Down The House” Competition in Chicago. Music Forward Foundation is a National Emerging Artist Pipeline that invests in young musicians … Continue reading

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Lance

I had the pleasure today of playing piano to accompany my private voice student and protegé as he performed a Bruno Mars song at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Chicago. Lance is 12 years old and is quite an exceptional … Continue reading

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Make the Moment Perfect!

My Professional Development for Instrumentalists class had a watershed moment yesterday. There are a number of instrument types represented in the class and my job is to lead them in discovering career options for themselves as musicians. I asked students … Continue reading

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Great Weekend!

Greta Pope performing on the Jazz Tropicale Cruise An enthusiastic audience enjoyed the 20th Annual WDCB Marshall Vente Jazz Tropicale Cruise on Sunday, September 13, 2015 onboard the Tall Ship Windy. It was the second and last Jazz Tropicale Cruise of … Continue reading

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