Columbia College Chicago presents: Celebrating William Russo: Artist and Educator, a tribute to the life and legacy of one of the seminal figures in Chicago’s music, theatre, and educational communities.
The culminating concert will be at 8 PM, Saturday December 7th at the Jazz Showcase, featuring the Columbia College Jazz Ensemble (Scott Hall, Director), and Special Guests Lee Konitz, Orbert Davis, and Corky Siegel! Proceeds will benefit the William Russo Endowed Scholarship at Columbia College Chicago.
Also don't miss: a free screening of John and Faith Hubley's classic animated feature Everybody Rides the Carousel, featuring a soundtrack score by William Russo on Friday, December 6, at 6 p.m.. Before the show on Saturday, there will also be a free panel discussion to explore Russo’s legacy as a musician, theatre artist, and teacher at Columbia College’s Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan, from 2–5 p.m.
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Columbia College Music Department
Our award-winning faculty of working professional artists brings a diversity of musical experience, wisdom and innovative approaches to our "hands-on, minds-on" curriculum. We combine a solid liberal arts education with programs that emphasize musicianship, professionalism, self-expression and originality.
Our students become skilled artists as they learn daily from faculty who are professionally active in what they teach. Our graduates take with them an impressive portfolio of work, including recordings of their performances and/or compositions. Our outstanding Artist in Residence program brings top professionals into classrooms, ensembles and student ensemble performances. Recent artists include Christian McBride, Todd Lundgren, Charlie Sexton, Barry Harris, Paula Cole, Benny Golson, Brian Culbertson and Mike Stern.