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(CANCELLED) BCA Presents: The Queen's Cartoonists
Sunday, October 29th at 4:00pm CST
Online sale ends: 10/29/23 at 5:30pm CST
University Union Grand Ballroom
Western Illinois University 1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
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The Queen's Cartoonists


The Queen's Cartoonists perform music from cartoons! Pulling from over l 00 years of animation, TQC's performances are per­fectly synchronized to the films projected on stage. The band matches the energy of the cartoons, leading the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship, multi-instrumental mayhem, and comedy.

Projections of animated films dazzle the audience, while the band re-creates origi­nal soundtracks note-for-note, or writes their own fresh compositions to modern pieces, all the while breathing new light into two uniquely American forms of art: jazz and animation. Tying everything together is the TQC brand of comedy - an­ecdotes about the cartoons and the composers, stream-of-consciousness humor, and elements of a musical circus.

Watch your favorite classic cartoon characters interact with the mus1c1ans on stage and expect the unexpected from the Golden Age of Animation, cult car­toon classics, and modern animated films. Inspired by the cross-roads of jazz, classical music, and cartoons, TQC features Jazz Age composers like Raymond Scott, Carl Stalling, and Duke Ellington, alongside classical giants like Mozart, Rossini, and Strauss.

Since their inception in 2015, the six mus1c1ans, hailing from four continents, all reside in Queens, New York, and are a uniquely creative part of the New York jazz scene. The band has presented their innovative concert experience to perform­ing arts centers, clubs, and festivals all across North America and Europe. The Queen's Cartoonists have opened for the New York Philharmonic and are the only artist in the 40-plus year history of the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City to sell out multiple all-ages shows. The have been featured in over 50 publications, in­cluding The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, NPR, and Mashable.

Recent highlights include collaborations with the National Film Board of Canada and Aardman Studios, bringing the beloved films of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep to audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Additional Information
Contact BCA at BCA@wiu.edu with questions.

Event starts at 4:00pm
Doors open at 3:15pm

General Admission: $15.00
Youth/Senior: $10.00
WIU Students: $0.00

All Ages

University Union Grand Ballroom<br> Western Illinois University 1 University Circle<br> Macomb, 61455