The University of Iowa

Vuyo Sotashe Group

South African jazz vocalist (now based in Harlem) Vuyo Sotashe was the first male singer ever to place in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocal competition—and that’s just one of many honors he has collected.

Dan + Claudia Zanes

Grammy Award-winner (and longtime Hancher friend) Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes perform a mix of old and new songs from near and far in a style that has been called “all-ages social music.”

Kronos Quartet

A modern-day song cycle spun from the skin of history for string quartet, chorus, and narrator, At War With Ourselves – 400 Years of You features a text by award-winning poet Nikky Finney inspired by her 2013 poem “The Battle of and for the Black Face Boy.”