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Theatre & Music

UIC Jazz Faculty featuring Jared Schonig

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
201 S Ashland Ave. Chicago, Illinois

In celebration of the UIC Jazz Festival, join the UIC Jazz Faculty with special guest Jared Schonig for an evening concert at the Epiphany Center for the Arts. Enjoy a preshow Golden Hour from with bites and cocktail specials 5-7:30pm. 21+ event

Faculty performers include:
Jon Irabagon, saxophone
Marques Carroll, trumpet
Andy Baker, trombone
Larry Kohut, bass
Michael Stryker, piano

Also, enjoy Epiphany Center’s pre-concert Golden Hour (5pm-8pm) with cocktail and beer specials at their intimate bar, the Catacombs.

Tickets can be found at the Epiphany Center for the Arts website.

About Jared Schonig:
Grammy-Award winning drummer, composer & bandleader Jared Schonig has toured and/or recorded internationally with Nicholas Payton, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Donny McCaslin, Darcy James Argue & Secret Society, The 8-Bit Big Band, Miho Hazama & m_Unit, David Foster, Laurence Hobgood, Tim Hagans, Fred Hersch, Wycliffe Gordon, Tom Harrell, Joe Locke, and Ernie Watts among others. A favorite among vocalists, Schonig has toured with Grammy Award-winners Kurt Elling, The New York Voices, Kristen Chenoweth, Cynthia Erivo, Katherine McPhee, Jessica Vosk and singer/songwriter Donna Lewis, in addition to rising vocal supergroup Duchess, Spencer Day, Laila Biali and Shayna Steele. He has performed around the world from sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall to festivals in Zimbabwe. Schonig co-led The Wee Trio, which released five critically-acclaimed albums over the past 8 years. The group received praise from numerous publications and toured internationally. He recently released two solo albums of original music (one quintet and one big band) in the fall of 2021 to critical acclaim.  When at home in New York City, Schonig is a fixture in both the jazz and Broadway scene- he recently held the drum chair for the critically acclaimed Tony, Grammy and Emmy-award winning Broadway Revival of The Color Purple and is currently playing drums and percussion for the 10-time Tony-winning Moulin Rouge! The Musical. He also is an in-demand drummer/percussionist for studio recordings, jingle sessions and other commercial music recordings. 

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