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

  • Reva and David Logan Center 915 East 60th Street Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

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.”

Earlier Event: September 28
The Herbsaint trio at The Front Room
Later Event: October 11
Black Diamond at the California Clipper