ENTERTAINER BIOS + SCHEDULE
Join us for two days filled with entertainment featuring:
JASMINE + PERONA puts a different spin on everything from 50’s classics to modern day favorites by combining the smooth vocal stylings of singer, Christa Jasmine with the classical flamenco sounds of guitarist, Jim Perona.
Jim is a virtuoso instrumental guitarist with an incredibly versatile repertoire set, thanks to his unique ability to arrange contemporary songs for solo guitar. Jim effortlessly switches between Contemporary, Spanish-Classical and Flamenco guitar music within minutes!
Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC)
Chicago Children’s Choir (Josephine Lee, President and Artistic Director) is a non-profit organization that inspires and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to become global citizens through music. Founded in Hyde Park in direct response to the Civil Rights Movement in 1956, CCC has grown from one choir into a vast network of in-school and after-school programs serving nearly 5,000 students across the city of Chicago.
CCC has impacted the lives of more than 50,000 diverse youth throughout its 64-year history. Since its founding, CCC has focused on building programs that reflect the racial and economic diversity of Chicago. Eighty percent of youth served are from low-to-moderate income homes, with over 4,000 students annually participating completely free of charge. All singers in CCC programs receive some level of subsidy. High school seniors enrolled in CCC have a 100% graduation and college acceptance rate, becoming global ambassadors who carry on CCC’s core values in a wide array of professional fields.
The Good Memories Choir is a fun, upbeat community where individuals with early-stage memory loss and their care partners sing together, enjoying familiar music that they love.
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