ROHAN ZHOU-LEE & KITT LYLES
October 20 & 22
With a degree in Ethnomusicology from Northwestern University,Rohan Zhou-Leecurrently studies dance at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. He previously trained at the Dance Theatre of Harlem 2015 Summer Intensive. Rohan’s artistic credits include: The Soldier’s Home (Playwright/Choreographer, 2015, Circa PINTIG) The Nutcracker (Cavalier, 2014, Le Ballet Petit), Cinderella (Prince, 2014, Le Ballet Petit) Malakas at Maganda (Kite/Choreographer, 2013, Kaibigan Battle of the Bamboo) and I See A River (2011, Northwestern Danceworks).
A graduate of Northwestern University (BM Jazz Studies, 2013),Kitt Lylesis an active performer, composer and educator in the Chicago jazz community. His performing career has brought him to play renowned jazz clubs around North America, Latin America and Asia, as well as major festivals such as the Chicago Jazz Festival (Chicago, IL), Festival Espontáneo (Chiapas, MX) and the Billy Strayhorn Jazz Festival (Chicago, IL). In 2015, Lyles released his debut album, “Real Talk”, featuring all original compositions; “it’s success rests as much on his skills as a writer as his serving as a beacon for the sextet’s able rhythm section…his colourful themes… are by and large bright and engaging” (Jack Bowers, All About Jazz). Kitt has performed with renowned ensembles and individuals of the music scenes in Chicago, South Carolina, New York City and Mexico such as the Roy McGrath Quartet, Black Diamond, Gustavo Cortiñas, Victor Goines, Justin Copeland, Adam Thornburg, Hans Luchs, Amos Hoffman, Mike Allemana, Yuri Hevia, Tony Normand, and Gabriel Puentes amongst many others.