Panorama Presents: Michael Miles & Corky Siegel - The Hideout1354 W. Wabansia Ave Chicago,IL
07/18/2017 6:30 PM - 07/18/2017 8:30 PM
Panorama Presents: Michael Miles & Corky Siegel
Panorama presents Michael Miles All Star Quartet with special guest, the legendary bluesman Corky Siegel. Also in tonight's ensemble is Lloyd Brodnax King, flute player from Funkadesi; Geraldo de Oliveira, world renowned Brazilian percussionist; and Christ Andronis on double bass.
Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music, but in 1966, Corky Siegel did just that. Guiding the blues of Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters out of the smoky cavern of Big John’s and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic and beyond, the harmonica-playing mad scientist had the tuxedo-and-gown crowd on its feet, clamoring for more of this blues-classical alchemy. These days, the harmonica virtuoso and composer is continent-hopping with Indian percussion and string quartet in Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, continuing to bring classical and blues fans shoulder-to-shoulder…and obliterating musical categorization in the process. – Doyle Armbrust
Michael J. Miles is a master banjoist, guitarist, orchestral composer, author of numerous theatrical works combining music and history, and acclaimed music educator.
"Genius...in a musician's paradise, the viral videos would be artists like Michael J. Miles playing his banjo." - Lyn Brehmer, WXRT
Michael puts his musical stamp all over the walls of the possible and the improbable. Alone in concert or with his signature stage production, “From Senegal To Seeger,” he has had standing ovations on four continents.
But give him a string quartet, a jazz band, an orchestra, a choir and Michael has created new music bringing critical rave and professional respect from musical legends—Pete Seeger, Dave Brubeck, Bela Fleck, Janos Starker, Corky Siegel—and there are more..
"This is enough to make me want to learn the banjo all over again." - Pete Seeger
And in a world poisoned by international heartache Michael has reached across borders with music as the powerful and wordless weapon of respect. For his work in Morocco, Lebanon, and Turkey, Michael has been heralded by the US State Dept on three occasions for his powerful and enduring musical diplomacy.
“I commend you for your hard work as an educator, and send my best wishes."
- President Bill Clinton