Fred Anderson Tribute / Art Ensemble Book Release in Chicago, March 29

English: Fred Anderson at the HotHouse in Chic...

Tatsu Aoki (bass), Edward Wilkerson (saxophone), Mai Sugimoto (saxophone), Avreeayl Ra (drums), and Coco Elysses (percussion) will perform on Wednesday, March 29th at the Jazz Showcase for a special event commemorating the birthday of Fred Anderson as well as the publication of a new book about the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Anderson, who passed away in 2010, was a beloved Chicago musician, the proprietor of the Velvet Lounge nightclub, and the namesake of Fred Anderson Park (1611-1629 S. Wabash Ave.). He was also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM)—whose flagship group, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, is the subject of Paul Steinbeck’s book
Message to Our Folks, published by the University of Chicago Press.

Fred Anderson Birthday Concert and Paul Steinbeck Book Signing Featuring the Tatsu Aoki Quintet
Tatsu Aoki (bass)
Edward Wilkerson (saxophone)
Mai Sugimoto (saxophone)
Avreeayl Ra (drums)
Coco Elysses (percussion)

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60605
7:00 p.m.: Doors and Book Signing
8:00 p.m.: Concert
Seating is limited for this special event. To purchase tickets, visit or