Mike Reed's "The City Was Yellow" at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Mike Reed's "The City Was Yellow" at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival

The City Was Yellow: The Chicago Suite is Mike Reed’s current investigation into the sounds of Chicago’s jazz and improvised music history. Fueled by a USA Artist Fellowship, Reed and team have been at work collecting and transcribing music to be presented in a forthcoming “real book,” Chicago Jazz and Improvised Music from 1980-2010. The performance will feature arrangements by stalwarts such as Ari Brown, Ed Wilkerson, Jeff Parker, Rob Mazurek, Fred Anderson, and others.

Says Reed: “It’s a way of recognizing our musical moments and celebrating the regional voice and approaches that could only come from Chicago.”

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Big Fun at Elastic Arts
Aug
27
9:00 PM21:00

Big Fun at Elastic Arts

Guitarist/composer Zac Nunnery and I worked a lot together while we were both studying with Dana Hall at DePaul University. Zac has assembled a group of distinct improvisatory voices for a venture into a new medium ensemble sound.

Zac Nunnery- Guitar, Nick Mazzarella - alto saxophone, Hunter Diamond - tenor Saxophone, Jakob Heinemann - Bass, Andy Danstrom - drums, Christian Hughes - percussion

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Black Diamond at Dog/Day #1 at Constellation
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Black Diamond at Dog/Day #1 at Constellation

Mike Reed, in collaboration with the Jazz Institute of Chicago, presents a series of free jazz/improvised performances in several of Chicago's premier venues leading up the the Chicago Jazz Festival in Millenium Park over Labor Day weekend. 

The first edition of the Dog/Days features local acts Black Diamond, Josh Berman, and Devouring the Guilt, followed by internationally renowned improvisors James Brandon Lewis (saxophone), and Craig Taborn (piano)

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Jul
27
9:00 PM21:00

Herbsaint Band at The Hungry Brain

The Herbsaint band was created for the inaugural "Got You Some" New Orleans party series that chef Chris Reed and I collaborated on earlier this summer. The band plays traditional NOLA dixieland music (Armstrong, Dodds, Bechet, etc) and features:

Hunter Diamond - clarinet, Patrick Donley - piano, Mike Harmon - bass, Quin Kirchner - drums.

Two sets, $10 cover. Come hang out and get a little NOLA flavor!

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Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

Matt Lux Quartet at Chicago Art Department

Honored to join three deeply engrained members of Chicago's creative music scene for a very special performance. Chicago videographer/visual artist and Full Sail University hall of famer Kim Alpert will be in residence at the Chicago Art Department in Pilsen during the month of March and will feature a live performance each Friday.

Matt Lux: Bass, Leroy Bach: multiple instruments, Dan Bitney: multiple instruments, HD: woodwinds and percussion.

Second Set: Jeff Albert:trombone/Katinka Kleijn: cello, electronics/Damon Locks: anything.

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