Chicago Scene: April 20 – May 4

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This is a weekly overview live performances in the Chicago area.  Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

April 20:

8:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($10)
New Atlantis Showcase
Brainstorms : Jason Ajemian, Dana Carter
Tricks : Marc Riordan, Frank Rosaly
Edward Ricart, John Herndon, Joe Jeffers

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Outer Ear Series
Ed Herrmann

8:00PM Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place
Takehisa Kosugi

April 21:

7:30PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
a.pe.ri.od.ic (7)
Jeff Kimmel, Billie Howard, Nora Barton, Eliza Bangert, Robert Rienhart, Kenn Kumpf, Matthew Oliphant, Nomi Epstein — music by Pauline Oliveros, Jürg Frey, A T Hunter, Samuel Vriezen, James Saunders

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7)
Jason Adasiewicz, Avreeayl Ra
Jason Adasiewicz, Avreeayl Ra, Josh Berman, Nate McBride

April 22:

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
Ben Boye, Michael Zerang

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275
Devin Hoff Residency : Sirius B
Devin Hoff, Ken Vandermark, Jeff Parker, others TBA

April 23:

8:30PM at the Jazz Showcase, 809 S Plymouth Ct, 312.360.0234 ($20-$15)
The Brotherhood of Fred : 3rd Annual Fred Anderson Birthday Recognition
Tatsu Aoki, Harrison Bankhead, Ernest Dawkins, Hamid Drake

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee
Devin Hoff Group

April 24:

8:00PM at the Water Hole Lounge, 1400 S Western, 312.243.7988 ($5)
Velvet Dreams Presents
Jam session honoring Fred Anderson, with host Isaiah Spencer

10:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
Frank Rosaly’s Cicada Music : James Falzone, Jason Stein, Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Frank Rosaly — Record release

April 25:

7:30PM at the Regenstein Recital Hall , 60 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston IL, 847.467.4000 (Free)
Ensemble Dal Niente — music by David Carter, Elliot Cless, Joan Arnau Pàmies, David Reminick, Scott Scharf, Liza White

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra

April 26:

9:30PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($10-$7)
Jason Roebke New Combination

10:00PM at Cary’s Lounge, 2251 W Devon, 773.743.5737
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound, with Fred Jackson, Jerome Croswell, Bill Hyland

April 27:

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Outer Ear Series
Laurie Amat

9:00PM at Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.342.4597
NbN Trio : Nora Barton, Billie Howard, Nomi Epstein
Jason Stein, Matt Schneider, Devin Hoff, John Niekrasz

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Frequency Series Open House
Ensemble Dal Niente : Mabel Kwan, Ryan Muncy, J Austin Wulliman, Nathan Davis — music by Nathan Davis, Stefan Prins, Steve Reich, Fausto Romitelli
Green Pasture Happiness : Aaron Zarzutzki, Daniel Fandiño, Brian Labycz

April 28:

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Craig Taborn Trio with Gerald Cleaver, Thomas Morgan

10:00PM at Skylark, 2149 S Halsted, 312.948.5275
Devin Hoff Residency : The Ursula Project : Concerti For Double Bass And Male
Devin Hoff, Ben Mjolsness, Todd Mattei, Jon Krohn

April 29:

7:30PM at Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee, 773.862.4882 (Free)
Michael Zerang, Guillermo Gregorio, Daniel Fandiño

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt
Jimmy Bennington, Steve Cohn — CD Release

April 30:

9:30PM at Bar DeVille, 701 N Damen, 312.929.2349
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Tomeka Reid

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee
Sun Rooms : Jason Adasiewicz, Devin Hoff, Mike Reed

May 2:

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($8)
Tatsuya Nakatani

May 3:

9:00PM at The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton, 773.384.3243
Cages
Olivia Block
Jon Mueller’s Death Blues

May 4:

7:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple #2, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound, with Ed House, Bill Hyland

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616 ($10-$8)
Intersections Series
Dushun Mosley’s The Outlineers, with Edward Wilkerson Jr, Dave Gordon, Darius Savage, Art “Turk” Burton

For more information, such as show times and directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/
http://www.ratchetmusic.com
http://www.umbrellamusic.org
http://www.mcachicago.org
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html
http://www.skylarkchicago.com
http://www.hideoutchicago.com
http://www.elasticrevolution.com
http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html
http://www.lampo.org
http://dalniente.com
http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago
http://www.emptybottle.com/

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Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

Michiyo Yagi,Evan Parker
Michiyo Yagi,Evan Parker (Photo credit: andynew)

From London’s Vortex:

SAT 20 • 20.30 • £11 • MD
ETHAN IVERSON / SAM LASSERSON / JEFF WILLIAMS

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SUN 21 • 20.30 • £8 / £6 • MD
MOPOMOSO

Mopomoso’s regular monthly programme with an intimate evening from the world of free improvisation.

Caroline Kraabel (alto sax/voice) / John Edwards (bass) / Richard E Harrison (drums)

Caroline is a key member of the London Improvisers Orchestra and known for her work with Veryan Weston and others.

Dario Fariello (alto sax)

Founder of the Bologna Improvisers Orchestra, Fariello returns with a solo set exploring the full range of the alto saxophone.

Adam Linson (bass / electronics) / John Russell (guitar)

Linson is active internationally as a double bassist, improvisor, composer, and scholar, who performs acoustically and with live electronics, solo and in a range of ensembles.

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THU 25 • 20.30 • £10 • MD
EVAN PARKER

Our monthly residency with master of free improvisation Evan Parker, featuring Evan Parker (tenor and soprano saxophones) with John Russell (guitar) and John Edwards (bass).

Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra at Shapeshifter Lab Reviewed

From NYTimes.com:

From the outside it can seem that Mr. Berger has had an interrupted life as leader of bands and maker of records. (You’d think that someone who created work as excellent as, say, “Crystal Fire,” his 1991 trio album with Dave Holland and Ed Blackwell, should have a bigger discography and presence in clubs.) In any case, two years ago he started a new working band of sorts: the Improvisers Orchestra, a typically noneasy proposal. It draws on a pool of about 60 musicians, of whom 20 to 30 perform in a given concert; there have been more than 50 concerts since it started. The orchestra now plays every fortnight, once a month at Shapeshifter, in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood, and once a month at El Taller Latino Americano, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.