Chicago Scene: September 23-29, 2018

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

Sunday, September 23rd 2018

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ithra : Dave Rempis, Tomeka Reid, Joshua Abrams — Record release

Monday, September 24th 2018

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

Tuesday, September 25th 2018

5:30PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago, 312.280.2660 (Free) (wheelchair-accessible)
Artifacts : Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Mike Reed

8:00PM at Slate Arts and Performance, 3203 W North Ave, 847.312.1527 ($5 suggested donation)
Jamison Williams
Reid Karris
KG Price

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Dan Weiss Starebaby with Craig Taborn, Matt Mitchell, Ben Monder, Trevor Dunn

Thursday, September 27th 2018

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Kieran Daly, Jason Roebke
Tiny Home Living : Fred Jackson, Jason Stein, Ishmael Ali, Kim Sutton, Emerson Hunton
Friday, September 28th 2018

7:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western (Free)
Nate Chinen: Playing Changes
Nate Chinen in conversation with Mike Reed, part 1

9:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Ken Thomson Sextet with Matt Ulery’s “By a Little Light” : Ken Thomson, Anna Webber, Russ Johnson, Andy Clausen, Adam Armstrong, Ron Wiltrout, Matt Ulery, Yvonne Lam, Nick Photinos, Doug Perkins, Rob Clearfield, Jon Deitemyer — CD release

Saturday, September 29th 2018

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival : Talks
Nate Chinen: “Playing Changes: A Conversation About Jazz in the New Century”

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
7:30PM-8:30PM Mike Reed’s “The City Was Yellow: The Chicago Suite”

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Kris Davis Solo

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Ravi Coltrane with Brandee Younger

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