Trumpeter Victor Garcia is one of Chicago’s most exciting young musicians, equally adept at Latin music and pure jazz improvisation. He has established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with in Chicago and beyond. Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune says "Garcia...stands as an ebullient soloist, offering a formidable technique and a radiantly polished tone."
A piano powerhouse (and long time Hyde Park-er), Willie Pickens raised his profile playing on Eddie Harris’s 1961 national hit record, “Exodus,” and by going on the road with Elvin Jones for five years.
In the midst of New York’s Harlem Renaissance, a group of emerging artists must face their hardships head on, holding onto hope for a better life. Includes post-play discussion with theatre scholar David Bevington.