Chicago Scene: September 20 – October 4, 2014

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

Saturday, September 20th 2014

12:00PM-6:15PM in Hamilton Park, 513 W 72nd
Englewood Jazz Festival
2:30PM Ernest Dawkins‘s New Horizons Quartet with William Parker, Steve Berry, Isaiah Spencer
3:45PM Presentation of the Spirit of Jazz Award to Ari Brown, Carol Adams and Robert Shy
4:00PM Live the Spirit Big Band with special guest Ari Brown
5:15PM Chico Freeman with George Freeman, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Chicago Wandelweiser Festival : a.pe.ri.od.ic
Robert Reinhart, Nora Barton, Nomi Epstein, Matthew Oliphant, Kenn Kumpf, Jeff Kimmel, Eliza Bangert, Billie Howard, Alex Temple

Sunday, September 21st 2014

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Chicago Wandelweiser Festival
R Andrew Lee

Monday, September 22nd 2014

8:00PM at the Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn, 773.702.2100
Chicago Wandelweiser Festival
Eva-Maria Houben

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

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Jason Adasiewicz

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Le Rex
Sound Of The City Workshop

Friday, September 26th 2014

9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Dave Rempis, Charles Rumback
Peter Maunu, Aaron Zarzutzki, Tim Daisy

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Architeuthis Walks on Land : Katherine Young, Amy Cimini — Record Release
Kwaidan : Neil Jendon, Mike Weis, André Foisy

Saturday, September 27th 2014

1:30PM on the Jame W Wagner Stage, Midway Plaisance at Woodlawn Ave
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Ari Brown Quintet

3:30PM at the Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E 58th St, 773.702.9514
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Joshua Abrams

4:00PM at the Logan Center Performance Penthouse, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Josh Berman Trio

4:30PM at the Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E 58th St, 773.702.9514
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Joshua Abrams

5:15PM at the Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Tomeka Reid’s Hear in Now

6:45PM at the International House, 1414 E 59th
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Nicole Mitchell’s Ice Crystals

7:00PM-11:00PM at the Rhythm Room, 1715 Maple Ave, Evanston IL, 847.491.9723
Jimmy Bennington Colour And Sound Trio

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12)
Sonic Remedies
Douglas R Ewart and Inventions : Mankwe Ndosi, Duriel Harris, Dee Alexander, Mwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson, Dushun Mosley, Darius Savage, Douglas R Ewart, special guest Maggie Brown

9:30PM at the International House, 1414 E 59th
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Ernest Dawkins Quartet

11:00PM at the Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn, 773.702.2100
2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Craig Taborn

Sunday, September 28th 2014

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Ikue Mori

10:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont, 773.709.1401 ($7) (wheelchair-accessible)
Mazz Swift, Keefe Jackson, Tomeka Reid, with special guest

Monday, September 29th 2014

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

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

7:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
Fred Hersch

9:30PM at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago String Collective : Tomeka Reid, Armand Beaudoin, Dorothy Martirano

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Volcano Radar : Elbio Barilari, Julia Miller, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra
Sound Of The City Workshop

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Ken Thomson & Slow/Fast : Ken Thomson, Russ Johnson, Nir Felder, Adam Armstrong, Fred Kennedy

Friday, October 3rd 2014

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Health&Beauty
Peter Walker

Saturday, October 4th 2014

1:30AM-3:45AM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 (wheelchair-accessible)
9:00PM at Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl, 773.772.3616
Edward Wilkerson Jr, Junius Paul, Scott Hesse, Vincent Davis, Jim Baker

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12-$10)
Phil Ranelin, Rod Williams, Harrison Bankhead, Charles Rumback

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/