Corky Siegel and Albert Williams on ‘Celebrating William Russo: Artist and Educator’

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Famous bluesman Corky Siegel and theater critic and professor Albert Williams talk with Rick Kogan about the upcoming musical series, “Celebrating William Russo: Artist and Educator.” The series is a tribute to one of the seminal figures in Chicago’s music, theater, and educational communities.

“The weekend begins Friday, December 6, with a free 6 p.m. screening of John and Faith Hubley’s classic animated feature ‘Everybody Rides the Carousel,’ featuring a soundtrack score by William Russo. On Saturday, a free panel discussion will explore Russo’s legacy as a musician, theatre artist, and teacher at Columbia College’s Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan, from 2–5 p.m., followed by a special benefit concert of Russo’s music at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., at 8 p.m. (preceded by a reception at 6 p.m) with guest artists Lee Konitz, Orbert Davis and Corky Siegel joining the Columbia College Jazz Ensemble.”

Click here to learn more about the series and Russo as an artist and professor.