Chevere de Chicago
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 8:00 PM CST
(7:00 PM Doors)
SPACE, Evanston, IL
Chévere de Chicago is one of Chicago’s hottest bands. Featuring the finest caliber musicians, Chévere has been a stunning act for years. As Chicago’s leading Latin/Jazz/Funk/Blues Band, Chévere mix Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Jazz, Blues, and just about everything else together into an exciting and unique collage of sound. Characterized by high voltage percussion and compelling original compositions, Chévere has performed in and around Chicago and the Midwest for more than 30 years.
The band has played many large outdoor festivals, including numerous appearances at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Summerfest, etc. The core of the band has stayed together for over 30 years, giving the band an almost telepathic ability to interact spontaneously onstage. The band has an impressive array of virtuosic melodic soloists, and the percussion section, deeply rooted in traditional folklore and religious music from Cuba, the Caribbean, and Brazil, is heavily featured in almost every tune.