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MKE Unplugged Presents: Klassik w/ Lex Allen

  • Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts 2419 East Kenwood Boulevard Milwaukee, WI, 53211 United States (map)

Enjoy an intimate, stripped down performance by Milwaukee-based hip hop act Klassik. Neo-soul singer Lex Allen will open the show.

WMSE 91.7FM will be airing the concert LIVE so please arrive promptly by 7:30pm to find seating.

Admission is FREE and open to the public of all ages. Alcohol will be available for purchase to patrons 21+ years of age.

Sponsored by University of Wisconsin MilwaukeePeck School of the Arts, WMSE 91.7FM, Bottoms Up Bartending Service LLCColectivo Coffee.

Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Zelazo 250. This event is free and open to public.

Klassik is truly an old soul. His fusion of Hip-Hop and Jazz, amongst many other genres, pays homage to the many legends of generations past. His music is not based around braggadocio or glorification of the world’s ills, but rather portrays a positive, forward thinking person, fueled by his inspiration to constantly create and innovate. His diverse influences including Stevie Wonder, John Coltrane, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Steely Dan, have helped mold a blend of musical styles that comes out one hundred percent unique, fresh, and timeless.

Klassik was born and raised in the blue-collar Midwestern city of Milwaukee, WI. First encouraged to pick up the saxophone by his late father, Robin Abston, he was mentored from an early age by local jazz saxophone legend Berkley Fudge. By the time he was in high school, he was already touring Europe with a group of his peers and professional musicians. His evolution to a recording artist began during this time, as he experimented with the music production software program, Fruity Loops, on his home PC after school. This hobby transformed into a full blown obsession. After one year of studying English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison while on a scholarship, Klassik decided to leave school in order to pursue a career as a professional musician. He could no longer foresee himself doing anything but music for the rest of his life.

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