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CORKY SIEGEL & Friends featuring ERNIE WATTS

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CORKY SIEGEL & Friends featuring ERNIE WATTS

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tickets start @ $20 | RaueNOW Members start @  $14*
Students (18 & under): $8
RaueNOW Members Get 30% Off!

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Raue Center for the Arts presents a new outdoor summer series of music and Shakespeare, ARTS ON THE GREEN at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, 210 McHenry Ave in Crystal Lake! Blues, jazz, folk, rock, and Shakespeare on the green grass of St. Mary’s begins July 24th!

Space is limited at Arts on the Green so order tickets early and plan your visit to this charming venue. Bring a blanket and some refreshments to enjoy as you sit under the trees watching great entertainment in the great outdoors this summer!

Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the world’s great blues harmonica players, blues pianist, singer, and writer of unusual songs, a Chamber Blues progenitor, and sole pioneer/composer of award-winning revolutionary works that weave blues and classical forms together. Corky Siegel has a catalogue of recordings on RCA, Vanguard, Alligator, and million-selling blues/classical recordings on the iconic classical label Deutsche Grammophon.  At a young age, he learned his craft – personally – at the feet of such legendary first-generation bluesmen as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Little Walter, and Otis Spann. He is joined by two-time GRAMMY-Winner, jazz legend, and tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts.

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CORKY SIEGEL

Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the world’s great blues harmonica players, blues pianist, singer, and writer of unusual songs, a Chamber Blues progenitor, and sole pioneer/composer of award-winning revolutionary works that weave blues and classical forms together.  He celebrates 55 years of performance, a co-founder of the popular Siegel-Schwall Band, a Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee, and Lifetime Achievement awardee.  Corky Siegel has a catalog of recordings on RCA, Vanguard, Alligator, and million-selling blues/classical recordings on the iconic classical label Deutsche Grammophon.  At a young age, he learned his craft – personally – at the feet of such legendary first-generation bluesmen as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Little Walter, and Otis Spann. In the earlier days of Chicago blues, he was an essential part of the blues-rock revolution. His surprising and continuing success in bringing together blues and classical audiences (with his symphonic and Chamber Blues recordings and performances) make him a pivotally unique figure in popular music history. www.corkymusic.com

ERNIE WATTS

Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in music. Watts has been playing professionally for over 50 years. He has been featured on over 500 recordings and became “first call” for all the reed instruments for films, TV, and recordings with pop icons such as Marvin Gaye, Steely Dan, Carole King, Frank Zappa, all the Motown artists, and many others. Watts played for 20 years in Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show band, always exhibiting his unforgettable trademark sound. In 2014, Watts received the prestigious Frankfurt Music Prize given by the city of Frankfurt, Germany. It is presented to both classical and non-classical musicians. Of the 32 current winners, only 6 have been jazz musicians. Per the Frankfurt Music Prize Foundation, Watts was “selected for his strikingly melodic saxophone style and his original tone language, with which he has already enriched several generations of musicians. Previous jazz honorees include Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, and John McLaughlin. www.ErnieWatts.com

*Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Processing Fee – $3 per ticket charge for all purchasing to support the software that enables online ticket sales. Facility Fee – $6 per order charge that helps operate and invest back in our historical venue.

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Date:
August 7
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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St.Mary’s Episcopal Church
210 McHenry Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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