UIC Black History Month ends with the blues

Zora Young

Zora Young performs at the 24th annual Blues Cabaret Feb. 28. Photo: Timothy Nguyen/UIC News

 

It was a good night for the blues as UIC ended its 2014 celebration of Black History Month with the 24th annual Blues Cabaret Feb. 28 at the UIC Forum.

The headliner was vocalist Zora Young, who has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, including seven times at the Chicago Blues Fest. Over more than three decades, her appearances and recordings as a solo artist have showcased her versatility and mastery of not only Chicago blues, but also jazz, country and gospel.

The opening act was Brother Jacob and His Blues Crew, featuring Jacob Schulz, a junior in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and student employee at the Commuter Student Resources Center. Schulz, who made his debut as a solo artist at last summer’s Chicago Blues Fest, recently released his first album, “Blues From Below.”

 

Jacob Schulz

UIC student Jacob Schulz opens the 24th Blues Cabaret with his band, Brother Jacob and His Blues Crew. Photo: Timothy Nguyen/UIC News