Dassit is a six-piece that illustrates how head-bobbing Hip-Hop and lush, improvisatory jazz can co-exist effortlessly. Led by saxophonist Simon Dufour and rapper Keith Harris, Dassit is on the forefront of the live-band Hip-Hop scene in Chicago. Fans of A Tribe Called Quest and Miles Davis alike will find something to cherish in Dassit’s music.
Anna Agosta is a twenty-two year old R&B Soul Pop artist. Originally from Michigan, Anna made the move to the city to pursue her work and passion. She has been featured for her work in publications such as The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Creatives, Dynasty Podcast, Fakeshore Drive, and the Columbia Chronicle. Anna has been performing all around the city, including the United Center for the Chicago Bulls halftime show, Schuba’s, The Metro, multiple locations for Sofar Sounds, Rhyme or Reason, Sleeping Village, Emporium Wicker Park, The Chicago Field Museum, and more. Her single “Never Fall” is available on all major streaming platforms, and her upcoming project is set to release within the year.
‘The Oh Yeahs,’ is an acoustic group featuring three of Chicago’s top vocalists and multi-instrumentalists: Leslie Beukelman, Allison Orobia, and Sarah Marie Young. Each of these women has a diverse musical background, but they all have one thing in common: they love to make music and sing together, and it shows. ‘The Oh Yeahs’ sing and play a collection of music including original compositions, current pop hits, showcasing their signature sound of folky three-part harmonies, and classics by artists such as Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Nashon Holloway is a little bit funk, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, a touch of R&B and a whole lot of soul.
NPR Music called her a "crisp, forceful" singer/songwriter, and with an authentic jazz backbone like hers, while there are nods to the golden eras of rock and soul lead by her heroes. Nashon’s music is truly for today, and for every kind of person.
Daryn Alexus, a Washington, DC native now living in Chicago, has spent much of her life on the stage. Be it in theater productions, choral performances, or musicals, she was consistently involved in the arts. Focusing solely on music and writing original material, Daryn found her very own eclectic, fresh, and nostalgic sound. A sound she would describes as “Sol”, which mixes disco, RnB, and Rock and Roll. The Sol-Pop singer released her first body of work in August of 2014; a 13 track EP titled GREEN. Shortly after, she began to perform in historic venues and events both internationally and domestically. Since, Daryn has experienced much success having shared stages with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Biz Markie.
Spice it up Louisiana-style at Taste 222! A Taste of Mardi Gras kicks off on Fat Tuesday, March 5 with live music at 7 PM by Brother John Kattke and The All-Star Band. That evening, our menu will exclusively feature Cajun/Creole food and drink favorites in celebration of Mardi Gras! Chef Jonathan Trubow will showcase his Southern cooking mastery with delicious dishes such as fried okra, hush puppies, crawfish étouffée, shrimp gumbo, Louisiana red fish, and oyster and shrimp po’ boys… just to name a few. And save room for irresistible desserts straight from the French Quarter – Bananas Foster, Beignets, and King Cake.