Coming to Constellation Chicago

Source: Constellation Chicago.

HAMID DRAKE & MICHAEL ZERANG | EARLY AND LATE SHOWS
Friday, April 16, 2021
8:00 PM 11:00 PM
Hamid Drake, a brilliant, sensitive, endlessly rhythmic, intelligent, spiritual, and powerful drummer/percussionist, joins sonic forces with Michael Zerang, an active musician, composer, and producer focusing extensively on improvised music, free jazz, contemporary composition, puppet theater, experimental theater, and international musical forms.

JUNIUS PAUL QUARTET
Saturday, April 17, 2021
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
As Junius pushes forward as a creative musician, he is careful to carry with him the spirit and the knowledge he’s gathered from those who have come before him. He is very literally a bridge between generations of the Chicago vanguard, currently playing in Makaya McCraven’s band and in the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

GREG WARD’S ROGUE PARADE
Friday, April 23, 2021
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
Following a 2016 performance at The Whistler, as part of Relax Attack Jazz Series, Rogue Parade was approached by the Chicago club to present a month-long residency. The ensemble honed their sound by following this residency with an extensive Midwest tour, before heading into the studio to capture their collective energy on record.

ERNEST DAWKINS TRIO AND QUARTET | EARLY AND LATE SHOWS
Saturday, April 24, 2021
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
Ernest Dawkins, Junius Paul, and Hamid Drake have each carved their own place in the jazz community of Chicago and the world. At this performance they will gather their talents and sounds together to create a musical landscape like no other.

EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS
Friday, April 30, 2021
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
Extraordinary Popular Delusions, with Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt and Jim Baker; playing, presumably, none of your favorites; using, probably, some combination of zither, whistles, waterphone, viola, trumpet, toys, synthesizer, saxophones, piano, and miscellania…

WOMEN TAKE THE FLOOR – STEPHANIE LAMPREA, VOICE AND ELECTRONICS
Saturday, May 1, 2021
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
Colombian-American soprano Stephanie Lamprea is an architect of new sounds and expressions as a performer, curator and improviser, specializing in contemporary-classical and avant-garde repertoire. This program features works for solo voice and electronics by female composers, as well as vocal improvisation.