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duo with Mike Reed at Bordel

  • Bordel Chicago 1721 West Division Street Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)

Using a multitude of woodwinds and percussive sounds, we’ll be exploring the intimate and powerful possibilities of the historic tenor/drums improvised duo. No covers, no cover.

Bordel has no specified sign or entrance. Enter the Black Bull (also at 1721 W Division), and walk through the concealed door and up the stairs.

Mike Reed (b. Bielefeld, Germany May 26, 1974) is a musician, composer, bandleader and arts presenter based in Chicago. Over the last two decades he has emerged as a dominant force within Chicago’s diverse artistic community, both through the music he makes and the live events he produces. In addition to leading or co-leading several working bands, all rooted deeply in jazz and improvised music, he’s founding director of the Pitchfork Music Festival, the current programming chair of the Chicago Jazz Festival, and the owner and director of the acclaimed performing arts venue Constellation. He is a devoted cultural advocate committed to providing platforms for artistic expression unhindered by commercial pressures. In 2016 he also became the owner of the Hungry Brain, a cozy neighborhood tavern that’s been a fulcrum for live creative music and socially-driven public programs.