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Chicago Philharmonic x Lettuce

25mar7:30 pm10:00 pmEvent Type Symphonic ConcertChicago Philharmonic x LettuceAuditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive Chicago, IL 60605 Event Organized ByChicago Philharmonic7:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

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Celebrating thirty years on and eight albums, the Grammy-nominated superstars Lettuce have breathed new life into the classic funk genre and pushed musical barriers combining groove-infused jazz, soaring horn lines, and modern hip-hop beats. Fans are treated to a unique night in the historic landmark Auditorium Theatre as Lettuce augments their rhythmic genius, stunning improvisations and the outstanding musicality of their compositions with orchestrations created by Denver-based composer Tom Hagerman and perfectly executed by the Chicago Philharmonic orchestra.

About Lettuce

Lettuce began in the summer of 1992, when all of its members attended a music program at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts as teenagers. Brought together by the influence of various funk bands including Herbie Hancock, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Tower of Power, the band jammed throughout that summer before going their separate ways.

In the fall of 1994, the band reconvened as undergrads at Berklee and attempted to play at various Boston jazz clubs, walking in and asking the club owners and other musicians if they would “let us play”, giving birth to the name Lettuce.

Its members consist of guitarists Eric Krasno and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Neal Evans, Adam Deitch, Erick “E.D.” Coomes, Ryan Zoidis, and partial-member Rashawn Ross. In 2011, Trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom replaced Rashawn Ross in the band. They are known for their energetic live shows!

Lettuce – Sounds Like a Party


(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-05:00)


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50 East Ida B. Wells Drive Chicago, IL 60605

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