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LILI K PRESENTS: RUBY – THE ALBUM * HAROLD GREEN * JEFF GIBBS QUARTET (UPSTAIRS)

04/25/2015 Doors 7:00 PM    Show 7:30 PM 17 & Over
LILI K

LILI K

Lili K is the 23 year old songstress whose name is quickly popping up in the music world. Her smooth and sultry sound is countered well by her quirky and energetic performances with her live band. 

She’s the voice you hear in your favorite Chicago hip-hop artist’s music (cue Acid Rap and Innanetape), but she has also created an original jazzy, soulful sound that is all her own. With inspirations from Ella Fitzgerald to Erykah Badu to Sharon Jones, Lili’s love and respect for music and it’s history is heard loud and clear. The melodic keys, hard hitting drums, guitar licks, and soulful bass of her band are the driving force behind her very musical and fun live shows.
 
She began performing in her early years through church and elementary school choirs and started writing original music at the age of ten. She graduated from Milwaukee High School of the Arts where she was trained in classical, opera, and jazz voice, and graduated in December of 2012 from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelors degree in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management.
 
Lili K has performed at SXSW, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Summerfest and CMJ, and has shared stages with Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, BJ The Chicago Kid, Chance The Rapper, and Vic Mensa. She was listed in ‘Best of 2013’ lists on Rolling Stone, NPR, and Complex for her feature work with Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa. 
 
In July of 2011, Lili released her first project, a four song EP entitled‘A Prelude To Hello,’ with composer Peter Cottontale. In October of 2012, Lili and Peter Cottontale released their second project ‘Metal Petals.’ Lili K. released her third EP ‘My Favorite Things’ on July 1, 2013. 
 
Lili will release her self-produced debut album, Ruby, on April 21st, 2015 with The Lili K. Band. She’s a fresh face to the game with a modernly vintage sound; there is much more to come from this young vocalist.

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HAROLD GREEN

HAROLD GREEN

Memorable Spoken Word Artist… Captivating Lyricist… Compelling Motivational Speaker… Inspirational Playwright…Thrilling Actor…New Age Poet…Modern day RENAISSANCE MAN…

…all describe the unique talents of Harold Green III. Endowed with an array of gifts, Harold is one of the most versatile artists this generation has seen. Harold Green is forever evolving as an artist, and refuses to be placed in a box. Green’s ability to speak cogently, in great detail, and with such passion further defines him as a uniquely chosen vessel – one totally engulfed in his lyrics and transforms them into undeniable masterpieces!

Green has appeared on many major blogs such as: FakeShore Drive, 2DopeBoyz, The Ellen Show Blog, and Black America Web (Tom Joyner). He co-hosts a popular open mic in the south loop of Chicago called “SoulSpeak” with Lawrence “Binkey” Tolfree. Green has performed at universities across the nation including, but not limited to: Grambling State University, Quincy University, Howard University, Iowa University, Nicholls State University, and University of Illinois at Chicago.

Green has written four full-length plays, and starred in over a dozen. His first book is entitled “From Englewood, With Love”. He has been apart of innovative groups such as Black Orchard, Fatboy Skinny, and a collaboration with his songstress wife, Charisma Sweat-Green, HNIC – Harold N’ the Incredible Charisma.

The most important thing is that Harold Green is a creator, a constant creator. He is a visionary that brings ideas to life. His words will bear hug you and force you to make eye contact. Once you get hooked on Harold Green’s art it won’t let you go, because he won’t give you that chance. Welcome to the Green Room.

JEFF GIBBS QUARTET

JEFF GIBBS QUARTET

Jeff Gibbs of Chicago,IL  is a chameleon to all types of music. Playing everything from jazz, gospel, pop, hip-hop, funk, and r&b. 

“I’m not your typical jazz saxophonist…I didn’t study Parker, and Coltrane… I studied what I liked… I listened to them… And respect them (Parker and Coltrane)… But I never STUDIED them.” 

That attitude and approach to music has allowed Jeff to create a new element of music and a new experience for the listener. 

“Music is the 6th sense without it we wouldn’t have any other feelings… Without sound we would be numb… We would be emotionless.”

Jeff wouldn’t be able to create such an experience without an amazing band behind him.  The Jeff Gibbs quartet is an arm to the giant body of a super-band of 20 instruments (The FutureBand)

The Jeff Gibbs quartet consists of:

Tim Davis/Angelo Hart – Keyboard 
DJ Abernathy – Drums 
James Carter – bass

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