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Sat, Aug 13


Kenwood Gardens

Emma Dayhuff Ensemble at Kenwood Gardens

Join us as we celebrate summer with the Emma Dayhuff Ensemble, brought to you by our free concert series at Kenwood Gardens.

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Emma Dayhuff Ensemble at Kenwood Gardens
Emma Dayhuff Ensemble at Kenwood Gardens

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Aug 13, 2022, 6:00 PM

Kenwood Gardens, 6929 S Kenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

About the event

Rebuild Foundation is proud to launch our first-ever free concert series at Kenwood Gardens! From June to October, we will collaborate with local musicians and instrumental ensembles to bring free concerts to neighbors and friends at Kenwood Gardens each month.

On August 13, join us in the gardens for a special performance by the Emma Dayhuff Ensemble. Bassist Emma Dayhuff makes her first appearance in our series leading a trio that mixes soulful lyricism with adventurous experimentation. She will be joined by alto saxophonist Lenard Simpson and drummer James Sims. Emma is the most recent bassist to graduate from the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance in Los Angeles and is the fifth woman to ever participate in the prestigious program.

Last year, Rebuild Foundation transformed thirteen formerly vacant city lots into a thriving urban oasis in the Greater Grand Crossing community. The outdoor gardens, which are home to native and regionally appropriate flora and fauna, offer visitors immersive experiences in the natural environment, providing opportunities to engage with health, wellness, music, education and cultural programming amongst carefully curated and sustainably sourced plants and animal life.

The free summer concert series at Kenwood Gardens reinforces Rebuild Foundation’s commitment to providing accessible world-class cultural amenities to neighbors and friends on the South Side. This series is an extension of Rebuild Foundation’s support for local artists and musicians through robust music programming across their sites.

These performances are free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and layer clothing for evenings with chillier forecasts. Seating is first-come, first-serve.

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