Jim Kanas: Jazz Guitarist - Folk Musician
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Arts Across Illinois
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Guitarist/musician Jim Kanas is pleased to announce he will be featured on Chicago Public Television,
WTTW/ channel 11/ PBS.
Air times for the WTTW program called "Arts Across Illinois" are Friday, March 28 at 8 pm (prime time),
Saturday, March 29 at 1 am and Sunday, March 30 at 11 am.

"Arts Across Illinois" is a series of half hour programs showcasing the cultural diversity of Illinois.

Also featured with Jim on this program is bluesman, Corky Siegle and  Special Consensus
. WTTW taped Kanas at his home in rural Kings,

Illinois and in concert at The House in DeKalb, Illinois. The program will also showcase Kings and show footage of the town. Jim Kanas is an ArtsTour and Artist-in-Education artist with the Illinois Arts Council. Kanas has devoted a large portion of his career to working with school aged children, both regular, special and music students. He is known throughout the state for his program on the development of American Music. His program contributes to the understanding of Jim has recently won a national leadership award.

The Chicago Tribune calls Jim Kanas "...a master...".
He has been called a musician's musician and bridges gaps between classical and folk music. He is an award winning jazz guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and gifted educator.

Jim has performed in concert, festivals, broadcast and recorded medium for over twenty years.

In addition to being broadcast in Chicago, WTTW's "Arts Across Illinois" will be offered throughout the state and on city cable systems, to encourage Illinois residents to explore and enjoy the wide array of visual and performing arts opportunities made available with the help of the Illinois Arts Council. Chicago native and nationally known broadcaster and interviewer Bob Sirott narrates Arts Across Illinois. Sirott has had an award-winning career in both radio and television and is host of WTTW's new expanded Chicago Tonight. He brings his experience in covering the intersection of art and entertainment to his role as narrator of this special four-part series. Arts Across Illinois is an original production of WTTW11. This program was produced by Andrea Guthmann. The executive producer for Arts Across Illinois is Fawn Ring.  Arts Across Illinois is made possible through the generous support of the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency committed to the cultural, educational and economic growth of the diverse people and communities of our state through the support and encouragement of artists and the arts.

To get a DVD of Arts Across Illinois

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