Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Wilco Founder Jeff Tweedy Appearing With Musicians From The People's Music School In Millennium Park

So what are you doing Thursday night?

You could go home. 

OR... you could stop downtown at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park and enjoy a free concert by Wilco founder Jeff Tweedy and performers from Uptown's own People's Music School.

Per a statement from TPMS:

"Students from The People’s Music School will join Tweedy for a performance of one of his hit songs, specially arranged by Felipe Tobar, Professional Development Coordinator at TPMS.  The concert will open with a short set from The People’s Music School, showcasing a guitar trio and a woodwind quintet, each composed of students from People’s advanced music program, Service, Leadership, Artistry, and Mentorship (SLAM). A jazz ensemble made up of professionally trained faculty from The People’s Music School will round out the opening set. 

The People’s Music School students will be in the company of many talented Chicago musicians during the concert. Making up Tweedy’s band is: James Elkington on guitar, Sima Cunningham on backing vocals, Macie Stewart on violin and backing vocals, and Liam Kazar on bass. Also in the band are Tweedy’s sons, Spencer on drums and Sammy on backing vocals."

The People's Music School has been in Uptown since 1976, and provides tuition-free music education to underserved students, not only in our area, but also in Albany Park, Back of the Yards, and Greater South Side communities.

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