The Jamming Jean Music Series, named in honor of a former Levy Center member, will feature music and musicians that reflect Evanston and its cultural diversity. Bring the entire family for a fun way to kick off the weekend!
Concerts are free and open to all. Concerts will be held Fridays in the Maple Room at the Levy Center. Locally catered food and cash bar are available for refreshments.
This concert has been postponed.
New date to be determined
Chicago-based Funkadesi world music group blends Indian music—bhangra, Bollywood, Indian folk—with reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves. The 10-person reggae collective even caught the attention of President Obama who said, “I can’t say enough how energizing this band is. There’s a lot of funk in the desi!,” the Chicago Tribune reported.
The Levy Senior Center Foundation is proud to bring the talents of young, award-winning classical musicians to the Levy Senior Center.
The outstanding lineup continues to honor the memory of Fran Randall who loved classical music and played an important role in opening the current center.
This concert has been postponed. New date to be determined
Chicago-based classical pianist An Phan has received awards from the Arizona Music Fest, Arizona Steinway Piano Competition, Arizona State University Schimmel Young Artist Competition, Phoenix Youth Symphony Young Artist Guild, East Valley MTNA, Desert Valley MTNA, and most recently from the Musicians Club of Women. An extensive performer, she performed as an honors recitalist at the International Institute of Young Musicians and has appeared in concert halls such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Lied Center of Performing Arts, Thayer Hall and the San Jose Center of Performing Arts.
Rising soprano Alicia Russell, has been performing throughout the United States since her 2013 debut with the Asheville Symphony in her North Carolina hometown. Russell’s recent performances include La bohème (Musetta), Carmen (Frasquita), The Great Gatsby (Daisy Buchanan), and more. Later this season, she makes her Lyric Opera Unlimited debut in Blue, and as the soprano soloist in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Highland Park Symphony Orchestra. Russell was awarded as winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council District auditions (North Carolina) and was a semi-finalist in the Orpheus Vocal Competition.