Following excerpt taken from TedxTalks official YouTube
“Latvian born and Chicago-bred, Katarina Visnevska discovered her passion changing the way people experience classical instruments upon coming to the United States at the age of 16. In Chicago, Katarina was exposed to the world of house and hip-hop. Her curiosity (and frequent appearance) in the Chicago nightclub and DJ scene opened up a new outlets and possibilities of musical expression. This intrigue for live performance and DJ collaboration has led Katarina to numerous residencies at stylish venues including Roof at The Wit Hotel, Cuvee, The Underground, Double A (the lounge below Mercadito), and Lumen. She has also been a featured guest performer for Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago House, Chicago Ideas Week, Christie’s, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Italian Chamber of Commerce, Macy’s, Moet Hennessy, Neiman Marcus, New Orleans Evacuteer, Posse Foundation, Service Club of Chicago, Starwood Resorts, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, Veuve Clicquot, and Vogue. In 2013 Katarina joined Bonafyde Record Label and is recording a debut solo EP.
On top of writing and producing for major label acts such as Aiva the Great and Wu-Tang Clan, Zak “Fox” Jablow performs marketing consulting work for the firm the Fox and the Mule. As if that weren’t enough, Zak also owns and operates an invite only, boutique recording studio in Wicker Park. He’s been writing and producing songs for major and indie artists for nearly 10 years, launching careers of Chicago heroes like Chance the Rapper and Kids These Days. Despite his busy schedule, Zak has been teaching Music Business courses in Columbia’s AEMM department for close to three years (specifically Business of Music and Applied Marketing: Music Business).“
“In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.“[bd_separator]