Coming to Constellation Chicago

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ETHAN PHILION QUARTET
Thursday, May 20, 2021
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
The Ethan Philion Quartet presents a set of music sponsored by the International Society of Bassists. The ensemble performs a mix of original music by Philion and arrangements of compositions by Charles Mingus, Sam Rivers, and more that draw from the rich history of chord-less ensembles.

KEEFE JACKSON TRIO WITH TOMEKA REID, JASON ROEBKE
Friday, May 21, 2021
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
Through tunes old and new, written by themselves and others, the trio of Jason Roebke, Tomeka Reid and Keefe Jackson will present their version of the music of changes, of stillness, and of living east-west-north-south.

Twin Talk
TWIN TALK
Saturday, May 22, 2021
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
While reedist Dustin Laurenzi, bassist-singer Katie Ernst, and drummer Andrew Green are deeply rooted in jazz tradition, they’ve spent their time on the band stage together making their music more elastic, spontaneous, and open, embracing new inspirations without stifling the improvisational heart of their work.

Nick Mazzarella / Hamid Drake
NICK MAZZARELLA / HAMID DRAKE
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
8:00 PM 9:30 PM
Representing two distinct generations of Chicago improvisers, drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake and alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella meet for a series of improvised duets informed by the City’s rich heritage of musical exploration, and inspired by the need to respond to the challenges of the present moment with creative energy.