A Handful of Live Shows Coming to Constellation Chicago

Source: Constellation Chicago.

JAN 15
FOUR LETTER WORDS
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
Peter Margasak writes “Four Letter Words has grown in leaps and bounds, accruing an ever-expanding arsenal of gambits, influences, and techniques while sharpening its focus.” Four Letter Words operates as a collective, leaderless trio, and all three of its members are active members of the Chicago improvised music community in various established and ad hoc groups.

JAN 16
ISAIAH COLLIER AND THE CHOSEN FEW
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
Collier’s “3-6-9” project is a sonic experiment that will show the result of three corresponding trios. 3 6 9 represents community, without it we cannot push the culture of this Black Art Form further. This is a power greater than itself.

JAN 22
ARTIFACTS
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
Cellist Tomeka Reid, flutist Nicole Mitchell, and drummer Mike Reed are torchbearers of Chicago’s innovative jazz scene, as well as the most prominent members and educators of the third generation of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM), a historically important Chicago arts organization.

JAN 29
GLASS HAND
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
A versatile trio of young improvisors that cultivates a wide repertoire and variety of approaches, focusing on original music and free improvisation. This group performs regularly in the Chicago Jazz and Creative Music scenes.

JAN 30
ERNEST DAWKINS
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
One of the life goals of Ernest Dawkins is for his music and compositions to reflect the evolving collective cultural memory of the American jazz aesthetic. Dawkins is one of the world’s premiere saxophonists and composers.