Chicago Scene: August 27 – September 3, 2016

Mwata Bowden

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

Saturday, August 27th 2016

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($14)
International Anthem Summer Release Weekend
Jeff Parker with Josh Johnson, Paul Bryan, Jamire Williams, Ruby Parker
Meridian Trio : Nick Mazzarella, Matt Ulery, Jeremy Cunningham
DJ Duane Powell with live accompaniment by Makaya McCraven

Monday, August 29th 2016

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, August 30th 2016

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (wheelchair-accessible)
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Fred Anderson Legacy Band

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Chicago Jazz Festival
3:00PM Charlie Haden “Rambling Boy” — Film + Q&A
12:30PM Mwata Bowden “One Foot In, One Foot Out”

9:30PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Tony Malaby, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang
Vincent Chancey, Josh Berman, Joshua Abrams, Mikel Patrick Avery

Friday, September 2nd 2016

Chicago Jazz Festival
6:00PM Tarbaby featuring Nasheet Waits, Orrin Evans, Eric Revis
8:30PM Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra directed by Carla Bley

9:00PM at Alhambra Palace, 1240 W Randolph, 312.666.9555 ($12)
Harrison Bankhead, Ari Brown, Edward Wilkerson Jr, with Jazz Fest guests

9:00PM at the Corner Store, 5555 N Sheridan ($15)
Hothouse Jazz Fest Aftersets
Edward Wilkerson Jr, Tatsu Aoki, James Sanders, Marcus Evans, Silvia Bolognesi

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
After Fest
Kidd Jordan, Alvin Fielder and guests

Saturday, September 3rd 2016

Chicago Jazz Festival
5:00PM Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project
8:30PM The Bad Plus with Tim Berne, Ron Miles, Sam Newsome

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$15)
After Fest
Kidd Jordan, Alvin Fielder and guests

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