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Into the Real: Folk-Rock-Jazz Quartet

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Petty Auditorium

Into the Real: Folk-Rock-Jazz Quartet
Join folk-rock-jazz quartet, Into the Real, for a concert and inside look at song-writing. Songwriter Dan Smolla brings in folk, Americana, and rock vibes, and Juliana Cesano's deep melodic voice embodies all the warmth and fascination of her native Argentina. Meanwhile, the impeccable rhythm section is represented by conservatory trained drummer Fred Reich and seasoned jazz musician Steven Hashimoto. Bassist and producer Steven Hashimoto has been a highly visible part of Chicago's jazz scene since 1976. He has also anchored the late-night jam sessions at The Green Mill on Fridays for more than 16 years. The band members mix all of these personal features to let their own brand of sound come alive, defying musical conventions: folk and Americana elements are tainted with jazz influences as intricate sonic patterns and unusual melodies develop over the songs. The lyrics are influenced by a deep love for American literature and poetry from various cultures, especially South America.