The University of Iowa
Billy Childs
Raj Naik

Billy Childs Quartet

Presented by
ADULT: $25
YOUTH: $10

This performance is a Group I event and eligible for a 20% discount when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order. More about available discounts.

Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:00 pm
Friday, February 2, 2018, 9:30 pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 7:00 pm
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Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:30 pm

Pianist and composer Billy Childs joined the Ying Quartet for a classical concert last season at Hancher. This season, he returns for a run of Club Hancher performances with his jazz quartet. The four-time Grammy winner and his bandmates are grounded in bebop’s quartet roots, but their musical path explores expansive territories of rhythmic and melodic counterpoint.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
General Hancher Partners
Hancher Circle Donors


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Billy Childs plays to inspire the soul
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Pianist and composer Billy Childs, and his music’s rhythmic soul with undertones of jazz, will be welcomed at Hancher along with his quartet. They will play in Strauss Hall on twice each on Friday and Saturday. Childs has been a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and, as of Sunday, is a four-time Grammy winner with his album *Rebirth* winning Best Jazz Instrumental Album. He will play music described by Hancher as grounded in the classical but also innovating rhythmically.

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