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Join us as we bring one of America’s jazz masters to the UTC Fine Arts Center to open the 35th season of the Patten Performances! Composer, pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis has been referred to as “the great performer,” a title reflecting his performance style and musical selections which display his early gospel playing and classical training along with his love of jazz and other musical forms. A native Chicagoan, Mr. Lewis represents the great diversity of music for which Chicago is noted.Lewis captivated fans with his first album “Ramsey Lewis And The Gentlemen of Swing” by the Ramsey Lewis Trio in 1956. By 1965, he was one of the nation’s most successful jazz pianists, topping the charts with “The In Crowd,” “Hang On Sloopy” and “Wade In The Water.” He has three Grammy Awards and seven gold records to his credit along with the 2006 Stellar Award for Best Gospel Instrumental Album, “With One Voice” in January 2007. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award in January 2007.In addition to recording albums and performing live, Mr. Lewis hosted WNUA-FM Chicago’s weekday morning drive-time radio show, “The Ramsey Lewis Morning Show,” from 1997-2009 for which he was awarded R&R’s (Radio & Records) 1999 and 2000 Personality of the Year Award. The syndicated “Ramsey Lewis Morning Show” ran from 2007-2009 nationwide. His syndicated “Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis,” radio program continues to air in a number of cities throughout the U.S. Ticket Information
Founded in 1994, RIOULT Dance NY fast became an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical works of Pascal Rioult.RIOULT Dance NY has performed in theaters and festivals throughout North America including New York City Center Fall for Dance (New York, NY), Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors (New York, NY), American Dance Festival (Raleigh NC), the Annenberg Center (Philadelphia, PA), The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (West Palm Beach, FL), and Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley, CA), among others. Widespread international touring has brought the company to Pascal Rioult’s homeland of France for the Cannes International Festival, Danseà Aix, Festival du Val du Marne, Temps le Danse Festival, Paris Opera Bastille, and La Maison de la Danse, as well as to the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts (Bermuda), the Tamaulipas International Festival (Mexico), Le Grand Théâtre De Québec (Canada), and the stages of Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and others worldwide.It's another great evening of dance in the UTC Fine Arts Center as part of the 35th season of the Patten Performances! Ticket Information
Dave Mason is a living rock legend. At age 18, the Worcester England native teamed up with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood to form the legendary band Traffic, which had a profound effect on the genre of rock and roll. While still a teen Mason penned the Traffic hit “Feelin’ Alright”. The song became a global rock anthem and has been recorded by dozens of artists (including Joe Cocker who had a huge international hit with the song), “Feeling Alright” remains a highlight of Mason’s live shows today.After extensive touring with Traffic throughout the UK and Europe, Mason headed for the USA to pursue a solo career. He struck international gold with his debut album “Alone Together”, which is considered a seminal rock classic. It’s known for the marbleize vinyl, vertical gatefold packaging, the hits “Only You Know And I Know”, “World In Changes”, “Shouldn’t Have Took More Than you Gave” and more. The album has sold millions of copies.Mason’s work and career remains linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Delaney & Bonnie, Leon Russell, Ron Wood, Jim Capaldi, Mama Cass Elliot, and The Spencer Davis Group.His career spans several important rock eras, and encompasses work as a producer, performer, songwriter, and consummate guitarist. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with Traffic. Mason is also involved in the program he co-founded, Work Vessels for Veterans (WVFV); an all-volunteer movement that provides veterans with the tools they need to transition to civilian work and is an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that provides free musical instruments and lessons to children in public schools throughout the United States.It’s another great evening in this 35th Anniversary season of the Patten Performances! Don’t miss it! Ticket Information
'Beat Hunger' is a concert produced by the UTC Percussion Ensembler which serves as a benefit for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. The performance is directed by Dr. Monte Coulter. Admission to the concert is a $2.00 check donation to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, or two non-perishable food items.
'Beat Hunger' is a concert produced by the UTC Percussion Ensemble which serves as a benefit for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. The performance is directed by Dr. Monte Coulter. Admission to the concert is a $2.00 check donation to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, or two non-perishable food items.
Join us for an incredible performance by the most celebrated acoustic blues artist alive, Rory Block. Rory has spent a lifetime immersed in playing and understanding the genre. Growing up near MacDougal and West 4th Streets in SoHo and the East Village of New York City, Block grew up friends with many of the people who would go on to become some of the most acclaimed musicians of the 20th century. At fourteen she became part of the Sunday jam sessions in Washington Square Park, playing with David Grisman, Eric Weissberg, John Sebastian, Maria Muldaur, among many others.After hearing “Really The Country Blues” in 1964, Rory dedicated her life to learning how to play blues. Initially spending “untold hours and two years of my life with my ear glued to a speaker”, Rory was determined to play the great songs with as much accuracy as she could muster, out of a deep reverence for the music. Her quest led her to meet and learn from such blues legends as Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, and the Reverend Gary Davis, among many others.Her latest album “Avalon”, pays tribute to Hurt and is one of four in her recent “tribute” series, where Block has sought to fully replicate the original sound of the old blues masters. “One of the things I have endeavoured to capture is a return to a more earthy, natural approach,” Block summarizes. “Some of the songs are one chord throughout. Some have the same simple refrain which repeats again and again after each verse – no solos, just the driving beat and original theme. And almost never fancy endings