In 1992, the godfather of go-go, DC legend Chuck Brown, and a then unknown Maryland singer named Eva Cassidy created an album of music from the Great American Songbook called “The Other Side.” With CHUCK AND EVA, IN Series arrives at a new way of celebrating a story of DC music that is alive and well today. This concert experience brings that legendary album to life with a group of arts from DC and Baltimore's thriving jazz and new music scene. Led by jazz pianist and composer Janelle Gill (Desdemona), IN Series favorites Greg Watkins and Melissa Wimbish will lead an ensemble of jazz greats from around the region, including some that played with Chuck Brown himself. This show is a rare opportunity to delve deep and dreamily into a musical experience the likes of which only homegrown talent past and present could imagine.Limited performances will take place at the historic True Reformer Building, in the room where Duke Ellington gave his first public performances ever. In addition to the shows along DC's famed Black Broadway, we will present CHUCK AND EVA at Baltimore Theatre Project, the historic home for all that's new and cool in Charm City.
This production is sponsored in part by a generous donation from Shannon R. Mouton
Janelle Gill, Greg Watkins, Melissa Wimbish