Chicago Scene: December 15-22, 2018

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

Saturday, December 15th 2018

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Fred Jackson Jr Quartet with Corey Wilkes, Harrison Bankhead, Avreeayl Ra

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
Trio Mokili : Nathaniel Braddock, Makaya McCraven, Junius Paul

Sunday, December 16th 2018

2:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($5) (wheelchair-accessible)
Terry Bartolotta Group, with Alex Beltran, Chris White, Joel Kelsey
Damon Short Quintet with Paul Hartsaw, Ryan Shultz, Tim Stine, Curt Bley

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Joe McPhee, Dave Rempis, Tomeka Reid, Brandon Lopez, PN-L

Monday, December 17th 2018

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Bill Harris

Friday, December 21st 2018

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
29th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
Tatsu Aoki, Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang
Miyumi Project : Tatsu Aoki, Kioto Aoki, Eigen Aoki, Miyumi Aoki, Mwata Bowden, Ed Wilkerson Jr, with Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang

Saturday, December 22nd 2018

7:00PM-10:00PM at the Promontory, 5311 S Lake Park, 312.801.2100 ($27-$17)
Pocket Science : Kahil El’Zabar, Gary Bartz, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Robert Irving III

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
29th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
SILT : Johanna Brock, Julie Pomerleau, Anton Hatwich, Jason Roebke, Michael Zerang
Hamid Drake with Mako Sica : Przemyslaw Krys Drazek, Brent J Fuscaldo, Chaetan Newell

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