For some high-powered Latin music beats, come see jazz band Chevere Chicago at the Governors State University Center for Performing Arts November 21, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Inn Suites Midway Hotel!
Chevere Chicago is a big band under the direction of noted composer, pianist, and harmonica master (he is considered the greatest harmonica player in the world) Howard Levy. It forms and re-forms and plays at noted jazz clubs around the country. The big band plays a fusion of Latin, rock, and folk music. The band’s CD is called “Secret Dream.”
Howard Levy was a founding member of the band Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The band won a 1997 Grammy Award for “Best Instrumental Performance,” for their song “Sinister Minister.” Levy won a second Grammy Award in 2012 for his instrumental composition “Rocket Science.” Howard Levy has served as a side man for such performers as Bobby McFerrin, Dolly Parton, Dennis DeYoung, and Paquito D’Rivera. He is a regular guest on the weekly NPR radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion.”
The Governors State University Center for Performing Arts is located at 1 University Way in University Park. For tickets and more information, go online to www.govst.edu and follow the prompts. Box Office: (708) 235-2222.
The Best Western Inn Suites Midway Hotel, just minutes from the Governors State University for Performing Arts, offers affordable guest rooms, free breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a fitness center. Special AAA rates are available. Call the property direct at (708) 497-3000.