5015 South Blackstone Avenue

All performances are held in the auditorium. The 45-minute demonstration/recitals begin promptly at 10:30 am and 12 noon.

MICHAEL SALTER JAZZ QUARTET - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Quartet draws on elements of acoustic jazz, rock and electronic music. Through the medium of minimalist frameworks and through-composed compositions, the members of the ensemble are able to artistically express themselves both individually and as a collective. Complex yet visceral, The Michael Salter Quartet creates music that transcends genre while being intellectually stimulating and yet still connecting with the soul of the listener.

KENWOOD ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hailed as” Ambassadors of Vocal Music” the Kenwood Academy Concert Choir is back by popular demand! This uplifting choir inspires the younger minds of today.  Showing off their creativity under the direction of Richard Nunley, these skillful choristers perform a fascinating repertoire from classical and gospel to jazz and pop.


RAÍCES GITÁNAS - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Flamenco is the soul of Spain. Its music and dance reflect the many peoples –– Gypsy, Arab, Indian, and others –– in the mosaic that is Spanish life. Flamenco is Spain’s history in sound and motion. See the lives of the Flamencos in their dances, hear the voices of the Gypsies in their songs, dream the melodies of the Spanish guitar, and feel the rhythm of the drum –– the oldest of all instruments. The drama of Flamenco has no rivals. Its dance is fire, its music is beauty, and its spirit is defiance.

JAMAICAN ENSEMBLE - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Welcome to JAMROCK aka The Sounds of Jamaica.   Get ready for your students to be captivated by the sounds of the island’s traditional music.   The voice, percussion and bass ensemble will give you a taste of the Caribbean from their opening chant.   Exciting and motivating, this unique sound will have your students dancing in their seats

KENWOOD ACADEMY JAZZ BAND - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Performing standard and original compositions, the creative blend makes the Concert Band a must-see performance.  The vibrant jazz players are dedicated to this timeless music and add just the right amount of spark to call it their own.  Don’t miss.

RHYTHMUNITY ENSEMBLE - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Rhythmunity Ensemble is a group of percussionists from all over the world who present a musical world tour of traditional percussion music.  The musicians play and demonstrate instruments from around the globe, such as djembe, djun djun, riq, doumbek, Indian tabla, dhol, bata, congas, surdo, repernique, pander, etc.  This year we are also bringing a Brazilian master musician who will interact with the students, and an Indian singer who demonstrate songs – from traditional to Bollywood.

AXIOM BRASS QUINTET - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

“Let’s Make Music”
It’s time to join the Axiom Brass and make some music!  This interactive concert is filled with games such as “Find the Beat,” “Where is the Melody,” “Who is Playing,” and “Musical Chair.”  Students also learn how to Buzz their lips and produce sounds on a brass instrument.  To finish up, students join the brass as conductors and the rhythm section.  This concert is sure to excite your students and pique their curiosity about classical music and the brass family.

30 East Adams, Suite 1206
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312/670-6888
Fax: 312/670-9166