Chicago Scene: August 31 – September 7, 2019

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

Saturday, August 31st 2019

9:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Kidd Jordan

9:00PM at the Hyde Park Speakeasy, 5115 S Harper ($20)
HotHouse and Coda present Jazz Fest Aftersets
Hanah Jon Taylor, Dushun Mosley, Darius Savage, Dave Gordon, Edward Wilkerson, Tatsu Aoki, James Sanders, Silvia Bolognesi, Fred Jackson, Harrison Bankhead and guests from the Chicago Jazz Festival

Sunday, September 1st 2019

12:00PM-4:00PM at the Jazz and Heritage Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
3:45PM-9:00PM at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph (wheelchair-accessible)
Chicago Jazz Festival
4:15PM Rempis/Flaten/Ra + Baker Quartet

7:30PM at The Boxcar, 1113 W Berwyn, 773.649.3186
Christopher Dammann, Paul Giallorenzo, Avreeayl Ra

8:30PM at the Fulton Street Collective, 1821 W Hubbard (Donation)
Miles Davis’s Porgy And Bess
Chad McCullough Orchestra conducted by Joe Clark, with Jim Gailloreto, Sharel Cassity, Rich Moore, Rajiv Halim, Roger Ingram, Art Davis, Mark Buselli, Connor Druhan, Liz Deitemyer, Debra Miller, Gary English, Andy Baker, Russ Phillips, Raphael Crawford, Steve Duncan, Ryan Miller, Christian Dillingham, Greg Artry

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($15 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Kidd Jordan, Douglas Ewart, Jim Baker, Kent Kessler, Mike Reed

Monday, September 2nd 2019

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$8) (wheelchair-accessible)
Sarah Clausen

Thursday, September 5th 2019

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Instigation Festival 2019
Keefe Jackson, Mike Reed, Dan Oestricher, James Singleton
Kim Alpert, Simon Lott, Jasmine Mendoza, Jesse Morrow

Friday, September 6th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Instigation Festival 2019
Jeff Albert’s Unanimous Sources, with Simon Lott, Jesse Morrow, Cyrus Nabipoor, Dan Oestricher, Mai Sugimoto
Isaiah Spencer Quintet, with Isaiah Collier, Anton Hatwich, Brent Griffin Jr, Jumaane Taylor

Saturday, September 7th 2019

3:00PM at the May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N Ravenswood (Free)
Instigation Festival 2019
Instigation Orchestra : Jeff Albert, Haley Fohr, Helen Gillet, Anton Hatwich, Lia Kohl, Steve Marquette, Cyrus Nabipoor, Aurora Nealand, James Singleton, Paul Thibodeaux, Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams — music by Katinka Kleijn

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