Keri Johnsrud & Kevin Bales Present the Music of Fred Rogers

When:
April 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
2019-04-25T20:00:00-05:00
2019-04-25T20:15:00-05:00
Where:
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago
IL 60605
Chicago­-based vocalist Keri Johnsrud and GRAMMY nominated pianist Kevin Bales have come together once again for the release of their latest project Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers. Johnsrud and Bales have succeeded in reimagining and rearranging the music that has been heard by numerous generations on the beloved children’s television program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The songs, which up until now were specifically tailored for a child’s ear, are now presented as reinvented gems that are wise and wistful, simple but not simplistic, and even, in some cases, a bit sultry. In this collection, Mister Rogers’ songs not only relate to adults; they seem to have been written for adults in the first place.

“It pays tribute to Fred Rogers’ music and spirit in a fashion that glows with respect and carries over some of the powerful messages of the show itself. It’s delicate and moving and one of the highlights of the year’s music so far.” – Michael Bailey, All About Jazz


Keri Johnsrud
www.kerijohnsrud.com


Kevin Bales
www.kevinbales.com