Chicago Scene: August 26 – September 2, 2017

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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, August 26th 2017

2:00PM at The Jefferson Park Library, 5363 W Lawrence, 312.744.1998
Christopher Riggs
Renée Baker — film screening

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Joshua Abrams, Josh Berman,
Sun Speak : Matt Gold, Nate Friedman
Jeremy Cunningham, Dustin Laurenzi

Sunday, August 27th 2017

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, Julian Kirchner

Monday, August 28th 2017

7:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Beth McDonald Solo
Beth McDonald, Mabel Kwan, Neal Markowski

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

Wednesday, August 30th 2017

6:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Mike Reed’s Separatist Party, with Josh Berman, Keefe Jackson, Jason Roebke

6:30PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10) (wheelchair-accessible)
Erwin Helfer, Katherine Davis

9:00PM at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547
Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback

Thursday, August 31st 2017

11:00AM at Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington, 312.744.6630
Chicago Jazz Festival
3:15PM Dave Rempis Quintet performing Jackie McLean’s Action

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Matthew Golombisky‘s Cuentos — Record release
Josh Berman Quartet with Darius Jones, Jason Roebke, Michael Vatcher

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Dave Rempis, Joshua Abrams, Avreeayl Ra, with Jim Baker

Friday, September 1st 2017

5:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
6:00PM Donny McCaslin Group
8:30PM Jason Moran presents In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall 1959

9:00PM at Alhambra Palace, 1240 W Randolph, 312.666.9555 ($15-$10)
Hothouse Jazz Fest Aftersets
Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project Special Edition with Mwata Bowden, Jamie Kempkers, Rami Tassi, Avreeayl Ra
James Sanders Dark Matter String Band with Christian Dillingham, Matt Gold, Avreeayl Ra

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

10:00PM at Hunter Art Gallery, 3800 S Michigan ($20 suggested donation)
Hereafterfest 2017
DJ TBA
Microcosmic Sound Orchestra
Participatory Music Collective

Saturday, September 2nd 2017

12:00PM at the Von Freeman Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
3:30PM Mary Halvorson Octet

5:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
6:00PM BassDrumBone
7:10PM Allison Miller Boom Tic Boom

8:30PM at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan, 773.837.0145 ($10)
International Anthem & Lumpen Radio present 2017 Chicago Jazz Fest Side Show
Tomeka Reid, Ingrid Laubrock, special secret guest
Makaya McCraven, Junius Paul, special secret guest
DJ sets : King Hippo, Angel Bat Dawid

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

10:00PM at Hunter Art Gallery, 3800 S Michigan ($20 suggested donation)
Hereafterfest 2017
DJ Jamal Jaytoo Jeffries
Chess Mastaz
Kiera Lanier
David Boykin Expanse

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

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, 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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Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

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Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

SHARDIK With Matt Hollenberg! The SEEN 5 CD LTD Ed Set: Mark Wastell / John Butcher / Wolfgang Fuchs / Rhodri Davies / David Toop..! Merzbow! Nurse With Wound! Yasunao Tone! Jaco Pastorius! Freddie Hubbard! Gary Burton Quartet with Larry Coryell or Jim Hall! Plus a dozen restocks from Emanem and Psi Labels! Rare vinyl from Aksak Maboul! Mutantes! And a Great Overstock/Understock CD Sales List!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

This Sunday, August 27th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / MAT MANERI / NICHOLAS JOZWIAK –
New Clarinet, Viola, Cello Trio!

Rare Tuesday, August 29 Set:
6pm: RAYMOND MacDONALD & GEORGE BURT – Sax & Guitar from Glasgow!

Sunday, September 3rd: Two Debut CD Release Sets in One Night
6pm: KENNY WARREN / ADAM HOPKINS / FLIN VAN HEMMEN – Trumpet / Bass / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON Quartet: JUANMA TRUJILLO / CHRISTOPH KNOCHE / JUAN PABLO CARLETTI – Violin / Guitar / Bass Clarinet / Drums

Sunday, September 10th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON & MICHAEL BISIO – ContraBass Duo!
7pm: DOU B 2: LISA MEZZACAPPA / JOSH SINTON / AARON NOVIK / JASON LEVIS –
Two Bass Clarinets / Acoustic Bass / Drums!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy

BassDrumBone Celebrates 40 Years Together 

Source: Bleader.

Next weekend’s Chicago Jazz Festival honors the centennials of three of jazz’s most colorful, enduring, and influential figures—Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk—but those aren’t the only significant anniversaries it’s observing. At 6 PM on Saturday at the Pritzker Pavilion, the trio BassDrumBone—drummer Gerry Hemingway, bassist Mark Helias, and trombonist and Chicago native Ray Anderson—performs as part of an international tour marking their 40th year as working collective. Last year the group released a terrific double album called The Long Road (Auricle) to celebrate this milestone, and its music sounds as vital as ever.

Upcoming Events at the Vortex Jazz Club

Jazz player Gilad Atzmon in concert

Source: London’s Vortex Jazz Club.

MON 28 AUGUST 2017
ALICE COLTRANE 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION PERFORMED BY ALINA BZHEZHINSKA QUARTET
Tonight we celebrate on her 80th birthday, the legacy of Alice Coltrane, with some musicians who have been totally immersed in her spiritual musical for a long while.
Time: 8 – 11PM

TUE 29 AUGUST 2017
PAUL DUNMALL / LIAM NOBLE / JOHN EDWARDS / MARK SANDERS
A fabulous improvising quartet! These four great musicians explore the cusp where melody, improvisation and rhythm meet. Each time they have played at the Vortex we have all left in…
Time: 8 – 11PM

WED 30 AUGUST 2017
THOMAS/ORRELL/LASH
The trio debut of three of Oxford and Bristol’s most exciting improvisers (Pat Thomas, Dom Lash and Tony Orrell). The musical relationships between these three musicians are hugely varied and…
Time: 8 – 11PM

THU 31 AUGUST 2017
GILAD ATZMON PLAYS JOHN COLTRANE
A premiere of Gilad Atzmon’s new John Coltrane project.
Time: 8 – 11PM

FRI 01 SEPTEMBER 2017
GILAD ATZMON PLAYS JOHN COLTRANE
After his mesmerising study of Charlie Parker, the charismatic Gilad Atzmon now turns his attention to John Coltrane.
Time: 8 – 11PM