Chopin in Jazz Styling

Sunday, February 17, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Petty Auditorium

Enjoy a jazz performance primarily featuring the music of Frederick Chopin with singer Grazyna Auguscik and pianist Ben Lewis. Presented as part of Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township 2019.

Singer, composer, arranger, and producer Grazyna Auguscik is one of the most intriguing contemporary vocalists on today’s world jazz scene. Her elusive style challenges traditional definitions of jazz and shows a vocalist and musician without boundaries. Her unorthodox approach to rewriting classic works pays tribute to their authors and at the same time is an adventure into uncharted territory. Pianist Ben Lewis has collaborated with many artists and made two tours abroad as a jazz ambassador for the U.S. State Department in 11 countries throughout West Africa and East Asia.