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Saturday, May 3 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Music Behind Bars LIMITED

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Music is healing. It has the power to connect us, educate us, and move us. This panel will discuss how music can serve as a rehabilitating change agent, featuring Jim Tullio (Butcher Boy studios), Jonathan McCormick (CSO), ChuckALuck (BassTribe Magazine), The Q Brothers, Cordarryll Ward (72 Hour Nightmare in Roseland) and Floyd Davis (Woodlawn Battle on the Wax for Peace, Inc.). Michael James from Live at the Heartland Cafe and Lynn Orman Weiss, Live At The Heartland Cafe music producer & founder of Music4Good Productions, will moderate this interactive discussion.


Michael James

He is a veteran on the 1968 Democratic Convention demonstrations, and the political and cultural struggles of that era. He has received considerable notoriety regarding 1968 having been photographed rocking a police paddy wagon during events at Michigan and Balboa. James found the organization and newspaper Rising Up Angry (1969-75) working with other organizations (Black Panther Party, Young Lords Organization, the Young Patriots, and the... Read More →

Lynn Orman Weiss

Lynn Orman Weiss, owner of Orman Music & Media Group & founder of Music4Good Productions, is a 2013 Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Silver Trumpet Award Winner & on the Advisory Board of A Safe Haven & Down With Guns, Up With Instruments Foundations, Infinite Scholars and a voting member of the Grammys & EARS, Engineer, Audio Recording Society. Lynn is the producer and host of WNUR, The Blues Show, 89.3 FM and music... Read More →


The Q Brothers

Musicians, actors, writers, educators, and DJ’s, GQ and JQ created and starred in the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed productions, Othello: The Remix and Funk It Up About Nothin’ - both musical, hip hop “add-RAP-tations” of Shakespeare’s classics. Othello: The Remix was commissioned by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London for the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival, played the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (MTM... Read More →

Floyd Davis

We are a violence prevention organization located in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood that uses music and media as tools to engage high-risk youth in mentorship and skill development programming. www.battleonwax.org 

Chuckaluck (Charlie Hoesch)

His blueprint, Down With Guns, Up With Instruments is a powerful foundation for changing the mindset and culture of our youth through providing music, instruments and technology in the schools and after school programming. The Down With Guns Up With Instruments Movement to be a flagship for Chicago by doing an on going Benefit Concert to Raise money and cut down Gun Violence and drugs as well as all forms of violence that's destroying the... Read More →

Michael Riendeau

A celebrated percussion performer and instructor, Michael is a teaching artist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Institute for Learning Access and Training and for Urban Gateways, a resident percussion instructor at Highland Park High School, and works privately with students throughout Chicago.

Jim Tullio

Jim Tullio’s (aka “Tools”) accomplishments are beyond impressive. Producer, Engineer, Musician, Arranger and Composer, Tools has won 2 Grammys and 50 Clio Awards, has a catalog of over 2000 compositions and produced over 70 records. He has played string bass for Steve Goodman, John Prine, Leonard Cohen and produced records for such artists such as Mavis Staples, Los Lonely Boys, Clarence Richie Havens, Dave Mason, Rick Danko... Read More →

Cordarryll Ward

Born and raised in Chicago, CorDaryll Ward saw a lot of thing growing up. After watching Rap City the Basement and seeing his favorite rap group music video directed by an artist in the group, he grew an interest in what exactly it is that a director does on set. After research on directors, he knew that was what he wanted to attend Columbia College Chicago for film and video. With a concentration in directing and minor in television, he... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Gorilla Tango 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave.