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Live at Studio5: KERI JOHNSRUD - THE MUSIC OF FRED ROGERS

  • Studio5 (in Dance Center Evanston) 1934 Dempster Street Evanston, IL, 60202 United States (map)

$20-25. Click HERE for tickets.

Keri Johnsrud, voice
Kevin Bales, piano
Dennis Carroll, bass
Greg Artry, drums

Charming vocalist with jazz arrangements celebrating the music of Fred Rogers (aka Mister Rogers)

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Chicago-­based vocalist Keri Johnsrud and GRAMMY nominated pianist Kevin Bales have come together again for their latest release of Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers. We welcome them to Studio5 to celebrate Mister Rogers and his music. Johnsrud and Bales have succeeded in reimagining and rearranging the music that has been heard by numerous generations on the beloved children’s television program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The songs, which up until now were specifically tailored for a child’s ear, are now presented as reinvented gems that are wise and wistful, simple but not simplistic, and even, in some cases, a bit sultry. In this collection, Mister Rogers’ songs not only relate to adults; they seem to have been written for adults in the first place.

We'll be recording this performance for Chicago Jazz Live on WDCB, so you'll be part of the studio audience!

Cash bar, light snacks, free parking right outside. Doors open for cocktails at 7:30.