Mix of R&B, jazz and blues music to hit ECC
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ELGIN – Songwriters Lizz Wright and Raul Midón are joining forces for a night of jazz, R&B, soul and gospel on Oct. 26 at Elgin Community College.
The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the ECC Arts Center’s Blizzard Theatre, located in Building H on the Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
According to a news release, Wright has been the recipient of critical acclaim since her debut, “Salt,” in 2003.
Wright continues her musical journey with her latest album, “Fellowship,” a nod to her roots in gospel, states the release.
“The funny thing about the transition from only gospel to jazz” says Wright in the release, “is that I felt that jazz had a familiar sacredness to it. In all of my adventures in music, I’ve been drawn in by sparks of the familiar inside of the unfamiliar. For example, when I first heard what people were calling the blues, I was taken aback, because I had heard that sound all my life. That was how the mothers sang in church.”
According to the ECC website, Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón, who has been blind since birth, has three major label records under his belt – “State of Mind,” “A World Within A World,” and “Synthesis.”
Tickets for the show cost $34. For more information, visit www.elgin.edu/arts.
Tickets for all performances in the ECC Arts Center are available online at tickets.elgin.edu or at the ECC Box Office located in the arts center.
Box office hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
To purchase tickets by phone, call 847-622-0300.
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