Archive for October 4, 2010

Contemporary Jazz Superstars Saturday October 23, 2010 6PM & 9PM. Rick Braun & special guest Eric Darius. Tickets now on sale. 6PM Early Show * 9PM Late Show Saturday October 23rd, 2010. Order early for best seating options at the intimate theater at DuSable Museum. Tickets start at just $39.50 per person. There is also a limited amount of VIP seating available. Treat yourself great night of contemporary jazz. Be sure to tell your friends! Free on street parking All seats reserved Intimate 400 seat venue.

Rick Braun earned his first merits with Reo Speedwagon, War, Tom Petty and Sade. He started his solo debut with Intimate Secrets (1993), followed by Night Walk and Christmas Present (1994). His popularity grew with Beat Street (1995), Body And Soul (1996), Full Stride(1998), Kisses In The Rain (2001), Esperanto (2003), Yours Truly (2005), Sessions Vol.1 (2006), RnR (2007) and in 2009 All It Takes.

Although Eric Darius counts artists like John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, and Charlie Parker to his idols, he is mainly influenced by Grover Washington, Jr. and Kirk Whalum. Summarized said, he is “Mr. Smooth Breeze”. Eric’s debut album Cruisin was released in 2000. Better known are his follow-ups Night On The Town (2004), Just Getting Started (2006), Going All Out (2008) and On A Mission (2010).

The DuSable Museum of African American History, the first and oldest institution of its kind in the country, has been dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent for more than 46 years.