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Black Slang at the Shrine… and it’s all good

shrinelogocoreygroupChicago’s own young, vivrant, soulful, jazz ensemble Black Slang (featuring Corey Wilkes on trumpet and Yaw on vocals) performed this past weekend at new South Loop Venue The Shrine.  The group draws as much influence from Herbie Hancock as Mos Def, and pushes the boundaries of musical genres til barely a shred remain.  Black Slang has held a residency at Andy’s for over a year now, and I was excited to see the group on the new, state of the art stage of The Shrine. If you have yet to visit the new nightclub, highlights include:  cocktails named after dictators, like the Noriega, Sadat, and Qaddafi; and the Shrine Dancers (an in-house troupe).
Black Slang is:

vocalz: Yaw
trumpet: Corey Wilkes
bass: Junius Paul
keyz: William Kurk
mC: Phenom

You can catch Black Slang this Friday and Saturday Night (the 19th & 20th) at:

Location:
Andy’s Jazz Club
Street:
11 E. Hubbard
City/Town:
Chicago, IL