Noted Chicago vocalist Deonte Baker will perform a special concert on Friday, August 19 in the Columbus Park Refectory at 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. The show time is 7 p.m. and the admission is free.
The event is part of the Chicago West Community Music Center’s “Nights Out In the Parks Concert Series.” Other upcoming tributes include Nina Simone, Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt and Bricktop on (Sept. 23).
Baker is the longtime vocal instructor for the Chicago West Community Music Center. Baker came to Chicago Center when he was a sophomore in high school wanting to learn more about music and singing. Six years later, he’s an instructor and is pursuing a professional career as a singer. A remarkable singer, he has a three-octave range. He grew up in church with his brothers and mother, all of whom are outstanding singers and musicians. While at Chicago West, he has been the featured vocalist leading student ensembles appearing at Chicago Theater, Navy Pier, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Harris Theater and Millennium Park. This show promises to have something for everyone.