I’ll Take You There: Homage To Blues And Gospel


Multimedia Performance Showcases Musical Talents of Columbia College Chicago’s

Music Department Faculty, Alumni and Department Ensembles


WHAT: “I’ll Take You There: Homage to Blues and Gospel” is a fast-paced 90-minute show paying tribute to two of America’s most beloved musical genres. Columbia College Chicago Music faculty will be joined by Columbia students and other outstanding Chicago artists to celebrate music makers that have contributed to the history, culture, traditions and evolution of these musical genres.

The roster of performers includes contemporary gospel singers Leanne Faine, Jonathan MacReynolds and LaShera Moore, blues singer/guitarist Fernando Jones, contemporary singer H.E. Baccus and jazz/blues singer Bobbi Wilsyn. The Columbia College Chicago Gospel Repertory Ensemble will lend their talents to the performance as well.

This multimedia performance, featuring projections of images and historic paintings from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s to provide background and context for the music, will highlight the influences of Africa and the rural South in gospel and blues.

WHEN: 8 p.m., November 30

WHERE: Columbia College Chicago Dance Center

1306 S. Michigan Ave

INFO: (312) 369-8330 or http://bit.ly/VBJ9OR

COST: $5 for students, $10 for Columbia College Chicago faculty and staff, $15 for general public

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts for nearly 11,000 students in 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit www.colum.edu.