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Pop-Up with The Kevin Korschgen Jazz Trio – Kevin Korschgen, Matt Dingledine, Quinn Sternber

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kevin Korschgen may be best known for The Wheel Sessions, a series of intimate underground jazz concerts he initiated in the West Greenville Arts District, shortly after moving to Greenville, SC in the Fall of 2015. The unique and creative nature of the performances, 107 sessions to date, have helped to establish The Wheel Sessions as the premier location for hearing great jazz in the Upstate. Its musicians regularly represent a wide radius, extending to Charlotte, Asheville, Atlanta, and Charleston. Semi-annual special event concerts feature international artists – Jon Faddis, Ignacio Berroa, and James Carter, Etienne Charles, and Louis Hayes.

Kevin Korschgen, jazz drummer and music educator, first moved to Chicago in 1980 to join a band called Rush Hour. His teaching career began in 1983 at Notre Dame High School for Boys, where he led the school’s award-winning jazz ensemble. He later developed a dynamic multi-cultural Latin Jazz Ensemble at Lake View High School, in Chicago, and has instructed jazz combos at the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, and at the Chicago High School for the Arts (Chiarts). During a three-year sojourn to Santa Fe, NM, Mr. Korschgen served as Artistic Director of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, and as Director of Bands at Santa Fe High School. Upon returning to Chicago in 2007, he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Chicago Public Schools All-City High School Jazz Ensemble, and later became jazz coordinator at Chiarts, the city’s magnet high school for the performing arts. Mr. Korschgen has performed with many of Chicago’s finest jazz musicians: Chris Foreman, Jody Christian, Ryan Cohen, Rob Amster, Dennis Carole, Pat Mallinger, Von Freeman, Pharez Whittig, Victor Garcia, Neal Alger, and George Freeman to name a few. In addition, he has shared the stage with Jon Faddis, Wallace Rooney, John Fedchock, James Carter, Etienne Charles, Marcus Belgrave, and Lyle Mays. Now retired and living in Greenville SC, Kevin maintains an active teaching, writing, and performing schedule. He hosts and performs at The Wheel Sessions and leads several groups of his own: Art of Thieves, The Wheel Allstars, and the Kevin Korschgen Jazz Trio.

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Date:
June 2
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

M. Judson Booksellers
130 S. Main St.
Greenville, 29601 United States
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Phone
864-603-2412