Saturday – April 7 – 7:30 pm
A Joe Jencks concert is definitely not a visit to the inner world of some guy with a guitar who wants you to sit still and listen politely. It’s an occasion for singing, a contagious rising up of voices, an act of joy and defiance! Classical training meets roots-groove with acoustic soul.
Joe Jencks is an international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer, and educator, based in Chicago, IL. He is noted for his unique merging of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. Jencks weaves a diverse web of stories with brilliant musical skill, ensnaring even the most rigid of hearts, inviting them to open. His songs invite us to live inside of our passions and our beliefs.
On the stage, in the studio, or in the classroom, Jencks applies conservatory training to contemporary genres, bridging styles and techniques. Drawing on his Irish heritage (dual U.S./Irish Citizen), Jencks uses his lyrical voice to enchant, heal, and inspire. Jencks has won numerous songwriting awards and is also highly regarded as a song interpreter.
Joe’s latest endeavor is the upcoming release of a new Joe Jencks CD, The Forgotten: Recovered Treasures From The Pen of Si Kahn, comprised entirely of songs written by his friend and brother in song. Si approached Joe several years back with over 70 songs that he had written and never released. He asked him if he would consider singing any of them, and it evolved into a remarkable new album of 14 previously unreleased songs chronicling the lives of extraordinary people. Produced by Ken Whiteley and featuring some amazing Canadian musicians, these are some of Joe’s best performances yet in recorded form.
Suggested donation: $10 to $30.