Night Out for Nature
Thursday, September 2nd, 5:30 - 7:00 PM at Brushwood Center
Join the Rotary Club of North Chicago and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods for an evening of music under the trees! Bring a blanket and picnic, sit back and relax while listening to singer Angela Walker and pianist Jon Novi. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Rotary Environment/Rotary Foundation as well as Brushwood Center’s Smith Nature Symposium, focused on the environment, social justice, and climate change
About the Artists:
Angela Walker, a disabled U.S. Navy Veteran, is an artist, vocalist, songwriter and actress, and has performed both nationally and internationally. Her music styles consist of Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Blues and Broadway. Ms. Walker has recorded for radio and television performing jingles and live performances in Illinois. Ms. Walker is an eight-time recipient of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival Award. Currently Ms. Walker devotes all of her time to volunteering at various organizations such as the American Legion Post 145 Highland Park, IL, Lovell Federal Health Care Facility, North Chicago Rotary Club, Navy League of Lake County, Feed My Starving Children and her favorite Operation Rebound.
Jon Novi has five careers in music: teaching, writing, composing, tuning pianos, and playing. He has taught high school band in his native Mexico City, La Grande Oregon and Lake Forest Illinois. In Chicago, he has his own private teaching and recording studio and has taught at the American Conservatory of Music, The Bloom School of Jazz, and Columbia College (eleven different subjects in music). Mr. Novi is proud to have been on the assistant music theory faculty for four years at the University of North Texas, a world leader in jazz education. Mr. Novi has classical, jazz, and pop music compositions to his credit and has penned the books to eighty-two bands in Chicago. He also plays saxophone, flute, electric keyboards, and he sings.