With all the challenges Arts for Learning has faced in the past year, there’s one very positive side effect—thanks to virtual programming, our roster has expanded to include vibrant and culturally diverse artists who live in other parts of the United States. We’re especially excited about Chicago-based artist Karim Nagi joining our team. Karim is […]
Multi-instrumentalist and roots musician Curtis Blues is a talented musician and educator. His performances keep the tradition of acoustic American roots music alive, and demonstrate for students the origins of modern rock and hip-hop music. Curtis has been playing Delta Blues since he was fourteen years old, when he was exposed to some of the last living Delta Blues masters at folk festivals. Curtis has recorded three critically acclaimed CDs and performs at Blues festivals and schools in an effort to pass this precious music down to the next generation.
Curtis had great rapport, energy, enthusiasm, and a love for his subject. He connected with both students and teachers. He exhibited great knowledge of his subject and made connections with contemporary genres. He had good audience control.
~ Jane, Teacher, Gilman School Lower