Journey Through Jazz
Maggie Brown calls her one-woman show a "lecture." After watching her perform, you'll want to be lectured again and again.
Mining the rich legacy of jazz music,
Maggie Brown blends storytelling, singing and theatre to depict the moving saga of how African-Americans survived slavery and created
a thriving culture in a hostile environment.
Daughter of prolific musician, poet and activist Oscar Brown, Jr., Maggie Brown has followed in her father's footsteps, sprinkling
her music with moving messages without forgetting about the demands of aesthetics.
Illinois has a wealth of storytellers to keep you entertained all year round. Check out some of these modern day bards:
Oba William King,
Momma Kemba and
Or if you prefer that the storytellers to come to you, there are always storytelling festivals to be found, like the
Illinois Storytelling Festival in Spring Grove and the
Chinquapin Folk Music and Storytelling Festival in Peoria.