Arts Directories

Artstour Roster

Artstour Roster
The Artstour Roster features Illinois touring artists, companies, and groups working in dance, mime, interdisciplinary performance, music, performance poetry, spoken word, storytelling, and theater. Artstour Roster artists are professional performers who demonstrate high artistic skills, creative programming, and efficient management. The Artstour Roster is used by Illinois presenters including schools, libraries, park districts, arts and community organizations, and performing arts presenters to identify artists, companies and groups to perform in their communities. 

Artists (238)

JASC Tsukasa Taiko, a resident arts program of the Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago, is the leading taiko (Japanese drumming) group in the Midwest. Known for its thunderous drumming and ...

Jasmin Jahal is an international artist of classical and folkloric dance from the Middle East, specializing in Egyptian dance. Jasmin has studied Middle Eastern dance since 1978 with the finest instru...

Jim Kanas' concerts bridge jazz, bluegrass, folk, swing, and blues. The Chicago Tribune calls Kanas "...a master...," while A Prairie Home Companion's Pat Donahue writes, "Creating a distinct personal...

Born in Spring Grove, Illinois, where his ancestors first settled in the 1840s, Jim May’s stories resonate with the rural voices of the Illinois prairie. His relatives told stories as part of the so...

Jimmy’s Bavarians is a family-oriented recording show band that, time after time, has helped to fill the bill for that elusive ethnic headliner. Traditional in instrumentation and complete with auth...

Joan Hammel has been busy traveling and performing. She was chosen by the Pentagon's Armed Forces Entertainment office to entertain the troops for New Year's Eve and was a headliner during the Winter ...

The Jodi Beach Trio is renowned for pleasing audiences across the country with performances combining unique and original arrangements of well-loved jazz classics with the finest contemporary works. I...

Founded in 1974, the Joel Hall Dancers is noted for its explosive blend of jazz, ballet, modern, and “street” dance techniques. In its extensive history as a Chicago-based professional dance compa...

Judith Heineman's more than twenty years in theatre, honed on New York and Los Angeles stages, bring an eclectic mix of styles, genres, props, voices, and characters to her varied stories. "The beauti...

Named “Guitarist of the Year” by Classical Guitar Alive, an internationally-broadcast radio program, Julie Goldberg’s dynamic performances win critical acclaim throughout the U.S. “Her music i...

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