Concert: Jutta & the Hi-Dukes Trio, World Music
Founded in 1990, the Hi-Dukes tour in Europe, Canada, and across the U.S.A., pleasing audiences at fests, concerts, corporate events, and private parties. Schools and libraries are especially happy to sponsor the band’s unique, interactive, educational assembly programs and residencies / workshops. The Hi-Dukes also present master classes and lecture / demonstrations at universities and colleges.
The band’s newest program, the Hi-Dukes World Music Youth Orchestra and Band project got underway in Fall 2015 thanks to a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, a city agency supported by the City of Evanston and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Since 1995 the Hi-Dukes have served special needs communities internationally with programs geared to folks with cognitive disabilities like autism and Down Syndrome. Again, a big Thank You! to both the Evanston Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council for a 2017 grant to run a dance program, “We Just Want To Have Fun, Too!”, in the Summer of 2018 geared to the Special Needs community of Evanston.