Absolutely Abstract Awards Reception
Next Picture Show presents Jim Kanas w/ Doug Lofstrom
Absolutely Abstract Awards Reception ♦ July 30, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
As a teenager, Jim studied classical music and jazz improvisation and through educational and other venues found himself in the company of many jazz performers and educators including Pat Metheny, George Benson, Gary Burton and Stan Kenton. Jim won consecutive awards as a
jazz guitarist in the Chicago land area and then later pursued his love and "hobby" of playing bluegrass, folk and traditional music. He then once again found himself surrounded by and jamming with influential musicians such as Steve Goodman, Corky Siegel, the Nashville Cats, Allison Krause, Harvey Reid, Jethro Burns and others.
Jim earned a unique interdisciplinary music performance degree from Northern Illinois University in contemporary guitar skills, commercial music and American folk instruments. Jim now spends much time as an artist-in-residence throughout Illinois with the Illinois Arts Council and other cultural arts organizations.