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Music Concert: Striding Through the History of Jazz

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 7/12/2019
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Acclaimed young pianist Daniel Souvigny will take you on a journey through the history of Americaís greatest music. From the raucous yet refined Ragtime of the 1890ís, to the beautiful, lush harmonies of 1950ís jazz, you will be leaving with not only new knowledge on this art form, but also a captivating musical performance. REGISTER

This concert will take place at the Vernon Hills Sullivan Center which is located at 1620, 635 N Aspen Dr, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Library: Off-site (Outside the Library)
Other Information:
 Daniel Souvigny is an 18 year old award-winning pianist from Hampshire, Illinois who brings an abundance of energy and musicality to his performances, and enjoys sharing his passion of stride, swing, and jazz piano with an audience. Daniel is currently studying piano performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Daniel began piano lessons at the age of 5, and started serious technique training at age 10, while he was already gaining a following in the ragtime community, and playing free concerts for local venues and retirement homes as a way to give back to his community. He began violin lessons at the age of 6, and along with classical music enjoys the variety and uniqueness that the fiddle can bring to ragtime and jazz. Daniel is a three-time Junior Champion of the World Championship Old Time Piano Playing Contest. In 2016, at the age of 15, he became the youngest to ever take a level of Second Place in the adult division of this contest, which is now held in Oxford, Mississippi. In July of 2016, Daniel had the incredible experience of studying classical piano for one month with Prof. Alexander Sandler, one of the top professors in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2014, he was awarded first place in the Illinois State Talent Competition, Junior Division in Springfield Illinois. He's had the honor of performing coast to coast at many of the country's top ragtime and jazz festivals, including the premier Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, Missouri. At these events he garners top honors for his technique and improvisational skills, and importantly, has earned the respect and admiration of his peers. Heís shared the stage with everyone from blues greats like Marty Sammon from the Buddy Guy band and harmonica phenom Billy Branch, to stride monsters Brian Holland and Jeff Barnhart. His first album, "Tearin' Up the Keys" was released in 2013, and his new album, "Possibilities" was released in 2015, featuring well-known jazz drummer Danny Coots. A review of this album states "65+ minutes of music at a skill level which most artists twice his senior would feel fortunate to achieve" and "He has mastered the art of improvisation. Not only does he dance around the perimeters of the printed scores, but he has come up with a unique ending for each cut on the recording." Since the age of 13, Daniel has participated in numerous music camps, including the NIU Jazz Camp led by NYC drummer Bryan Carter, and NEIUís Chicago Chamber Music Festival, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Jazz Ensemble.
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.