The Old Fashioned Aces Cajun Band

The Old Fashioned Aces Cajun Band

Wednesday, June 13 @ 7pm

Admission: $20

Blake Miller & the Old Fashioned Aces are breathing new life into an old sound. It’s traditional Cajun music but, more than that, it’s a powerhouse trio having fun. Better musicians playing Cajun music cannot be found. From old fiddle tunes, to classic dance floor packers, to bilingual country classics, their music is comfort food for the Cajun music fan.

 

Transitions: The Pastels of Gary Wick and Julie Skoda

Transitions: The Pastels of Gary Wick and Julie Skoda

Wednesday, May 2 – Saturday, June 30
Reception: Saturday, June 2, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

McCord is excited to showcase the work of our dedicated instructor Gary Wick as he enters retirement and to introduce the paintings of our new pastel instructor Julie Skoda.

 

New Music Teacher at McCord

New Music Teacher at McCord

The McCord Gallery and Cultural Center is thrilled to announce the return of Jack Gardner! He is an alumnus of McCord’s music program, having studied bass with Damien Aherne, and has since graduated summa cum laude from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.M.E. degree, completing his student teaching in the Indian Prairie School District (Naperville and Aurora). A dedicated performer as well as an educator, Jack has played across genres, with experience in jazz, rock, pop, and classical settings. He has played with John Daversa, Marshall Gilkes, Shawn Purcell, and others. In February 2018, he will be performing as a tuba soloist with the Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the IWU Concerto-Aria Competition. Jack has experience with students of all ages, specializing in band instruments and bass guitar, and loves sharing his passion for music with everyone. His positive energy fosters a love of music and a desire to strive for excellence in his students. Lessons with Jack are available in bass, brass and woodwind instruments. Call (708) 671-0648 to sign up!