UIC’s 24th annual Blues Cabaret Feb. 28

Zora Young

Zora Young (click on image to download larger file)

The University of Illinois at Chicago celebrates Black History Month with the 24th annual Blues Cabaret, featuring Zora Young.

WHEN:

Feb. 28
7 p.m.

WHERE:

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road

DETAILS:

Over a career spanning more than three decades, Zora Young’s performances and recordings as a solo artist have showcased her versatility and mastery of not only Chicago blues, but also jazz, country and gospel.

Young, a distant relative of blues legend Howlin’ Wolf, has been part of more than 30 tours of Europe, and has been a featured performer seven times at the Chicago Blues Festival.

Jacob Schulz

Brother Jacob & His Blues Crew, featuring UIC student Jacob Schulz, opens the Blues Cabaret. (click on image to download larger size)

She has performed with many notable artists, such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Junior Wells, Jimmy Dawkins, Bobby Rush, and Professor Eddie Lusk. Among her collaborative credits are recordings with Willie Dixon, Sunnyland Slim, Mississippi Heat, Paul de Lay, Maurice John Vaughn and Hubert Sumlin.

Young has been nominated for traditional blues female artist of the year award in 2007, 2008 and 2010 at the National Blues Music Awards in Memphis.

The Blues Cabaret also includes Brother Jacob & His Blues Crew, featuring lead singer Jacob Schulz, a UIC junior majoring in urban and public affairs.

Admission is $25 and includes a soul food buffet. UIC student tickets are available at the door for $10 (one per student i-card). For more information, call (312) 413-5070.

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