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The Harlem Quartet, based from New York City. |
Photo by: Amy Schroeder

The Harlem Quartet impresses at Jewel Box

October 29, 2019

Northeastern Illinois University continued its 20th anniversary celebration of its annual “Jewel Box” s...

M5 Mexican Brass played for the NEIU community on March 10, helping the audience discover the comedic side of music.

Review: Mexican brass in the jewel box

March 15, 2017

For every jewel in a box, there’s some brass to complement it. In The Jewel Box series, the M5 Mexic...

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe performed at the Recital Hall on Feb. 17, sharing with the audience their interpretation of popular music from Queen, the Beatles and Radiohead.

Anderson and Roe: The best of both worlds

February 21, 2017

Once in a blue moon, a solid act comes around that not only delivers on its program, but doubles dow...

Siegel sings the blues with his ensemble at the NEIU Auditorium on Jan. 13.

Review: Chamber Blues at the Jewel Box

January 25, 2017

  You can take the performer out of his blues, but you can’t take the blues out of the performe...

German Lopez presents Soothing Salsa

Ashley O’Brien, Assistant Online Editor

September 28, 2016

On Sept. 26, the recital hall was nearly packed. People of all ages were ready to see timple player Germán Lopez perform, presented by the Jewel Box Series. Germán Lopez has performed all over the world but this was his first time performing in America and the excitement could be felt throughout the building. The t...

Solas performs at NEIU.

All These Years of Music

March 1, 2016

Solas, pronounced “suh-liss,” is a Traditional Irish Folk band whose members hail from both Ireland ...

The Kontras String Quartet performing.

A Magical Night of Music

February 2, 2016

“Please turn off your cell phones and electronic devices,” said the deep voice over the loudspeaker...

Josué Tacoronte plays his flamenco guitar.

Foot Stomps and Flamenco Guitar in the Hall

December 1, 2015

The strong pounds of footsteps, the catchy rhythm of the drum box, and the soft strum of the guitar strings...

Doreen Ketchens plays jazz on her clarinet.

Orleans’ Doreen: Jazz Clarinet Jewel Box

October 20, 2015

The jazz style of New Orleans has a queen, and her name is Doreen. Arriving to the auditorium of Northeastern...

 Sergio Monteiro plays with passion.

Music Marvel Visits Northeastern

September 22, 2015

It is rare to witness someone pour their entire being into their work, outside of the fictions Hollyw...

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