Speaking of the Blues, Part II
This event is funded by Bradley University’s Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Committee and is open to Bradley students, faculty, staff, OLLI, and the community. The second of two concerts, this event includes 30 minutes of questions, answers, and discussion, which will be moderated by Dr. Steve Dolins, and a 60-minute performance. The concert features Erwin Helfer, a master Chicago blues and jazz pianist, and “Barrelhouse” Chuck Goerring, whose piano playing and singing style demonstrate the impact of his lengthy and successful apprenticeship with Little Brother Montgomery and Sunnyland Slim, two important Chicago pianists.
All of the invited musicians in the two “Speaking of the Blues” events have been recorded by The Sirens Records. The Sirens Records was founded by Steven B. Dolins, an Associate Professor in Computer Science & Information Systems at Bradley University. The label is dedicated to preserving Chicago blues, jazz, and gospel piano. The Sirens Records has nineteen titles, and it has been nationally recognized by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”, “Fresh Air”, and “Piano Jazz” programs. “Heavy Timbre” was recorded by Dolins in 1976 and was re-released in 2002 and was named one of the 52 best blues albums ever recorded by the Year of The Blues Foundation. For more information on The Sirens Records please go to their website at www.thesirensrecords.com.
Date and Time
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Light refreshments served from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Presentation from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Parking
Dingeldine Music Hall
1417 W Barker
Peoria, IL 61606
Parking is available in any blue or white-lined space on campus. Consider using the parking lots located near Heuser Hall on Bradley Avenue, at the corner of Bradley Avenue and Institute Place, or on Institute Place, behind Comstock Hall. Visitors may also park on Institute Place. Parking on Barker Avenue requires a permit until 7:00 p.m.
Your FREE registration is funded from a "Lagniappe" grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation. Though seating is plentiful, registration is required.
If you need to cancel, contact Continuing Education as soon as possible: (309) 677-3900.
Lectures are held rain or shine, unless inclement weather closes Bradley University.