Joel Hall Dancers with Charles Heath
MUSIC + MOVEMENT FESTIVAL
Venue: Humboldt Park
Dates: Friday, June 7, 2013
Joel Hall Dancers will perform at Humboldt Park on June 7 at 6:30PM. Free to the public.
1359 N Humboldt Dr.
Chicago, IL 60622
The Joel Hall Dancers (JHD) express contemporary urban life through dance while educating, entertaining, and inspiring their audience. The JHD are paired with musician Charles Heath, a versatile artist who has served as the resident drummer for the national tour of Oprah Winfrey’s and Quincy Jones’ theater production of The Color Purple and currently acts as the drummer for pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis.
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Additional Artists Information:
The signature dance style of Joel Hall Dancers incorporates ballet, jazz, modern, funk, and “street dance” using contemporary jazz and house music to create an innovative and continuously evolving dance style that is appealing, relevant, and approachable for those frequently underserved by the arts.
The Joel Hall Dancers maintain a citywide, national, and international reputation not only for their diversity and innovation but also for their substantive sociological content and engaging aesthetic style. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Joel Hall, the Joel Hall Dancers have carried their unique yet universally accessible voice to venues that span the world. Learn more about the Joel Hall Dancers.
Originating from Chicago, Charles Rick Heath is a versatile musician from local to international levels. Playing anything from jazz and blues to Gospel and Latin music, his signature sound is prominent in the recording studios, concert settings, live Broadway theater platforms, and currently as the drummer for pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis. Some of his proudest accolades include works with Donald Byrd, McCoy Tyner, and Slide Hampton. He is often rotating hats of composer, band leader, recording artist, musical director, producer, and teacher and simply inspires and outreaches to his surrounding communities at all times. Currently, Heath produces a live jazz concert series every Wednesday entitled Charles Heath presents Jazz’n on the Southside featuring the best talent Chicago has to offer. Learn more about Charles Heath.
Photo of Joel Hall Dancers by Dean Paul. Photo of Charles Heath by Farrad Ali.