Lake County, Illinois, CVB - - Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band with special guest Rubén Blades at Ravinia Festival

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Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band with special guest Rubén Blades at Ravinia Festival

Friday July 24, 2020 at 8:30 p.m.

Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035

Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band with special guest Rubén Blades at Ravinia Festival Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band with special guest Rubén Blades at Ravinia Festival

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 23-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 65 nominations. He's also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category. From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process.

Latin Music icon Rubén Blades was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970’s.His landmark albums in classic Afro-Cuban salsa are touched with rock, jazz, pan-Latin, and worldwide influences. Blades has collaborated with rock, jazz, pop, hip-hop, reggaeton, and salsa artists, and has composed hundreds of songs and dozens of hits, known for their eloquent, socially charged lyrics, colorful characters, and memorable melodies. His 2017 album Salsa BigBandwas named the Latin Grammy Album of the Year. He is the subject of the 2018 award-winning documentary Yo No Me Llamo Rubén Bladesdirected by Abner Benaim. He has won 17 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, and this year returns to star in the AMC television series Fear the Walking Dead. Blades will join the Chick Corea Spanish Heart Band summer tour in 2020 as vocalist. Upcoming album projects include an album of boleros with the Editus group, a production with his songs adapted to Brazilian music with Boca Livre, and the album Salsa Big Band Vol.II with Roberto Delgado.

Tickets:

5:00 p.m. Public Gates Open
8:30 p.m. Concert Starts

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For more information, call 847.266.5100

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