2021 Chicago Jazz String Summit

Source: Chicago Jazz String Summit.

APRIL 30 – MAY 1, 2021
A Virtual Concert & Workshop Series

Performances by
Biliana Voutchkova – Violin
Brandee Younger – Harp
Judith Insell & Joe Fonda – Viola & Bass
Endris Hassen – Masinqo
Artyom Manukyan – Cello
Miguel Atwood Ferguson – Viola
Leyla McCalla – Cello
Sam Bardfeld – Violin

Workshops with
Gwen Laster (Violin)
Akua Dixon (Cello)
Kaethe Hostetter (Violin)

In 2013, cellist/composer Tomeka Reid launched the first Chicago Jazz String Summit to encourage recognition, support and build an audience for outstanding improvising and experimental string players — past, present and future. As the only BIPOC founded, curated and produced string summit of its kind, CJSS amplifies the development of new, 21st c. music informed by jazz, creative-improvisation and experimentation, and pioneered by Stuff Smith, Abdul Wadud, Michael White, Billy Bang and other notable string players. CJSS brings new audiences to the global community of 21st c. string players who are expanding the boundaries of artistic expression.