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Matt Ulery's "In the Ivory" at Constellation 7/31 PDF Print
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Saturday, 25 July 2015
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Matt Ulery


Chicago bassist-composer, Matt Ulery, creates resplendent, lyrical, transportive chamber-jazz music. His most ambitious project to date, In the Ivory, explores the idea of consciousness with form and structure presenting narrative through patient, elegant, and sophisticated melodic development. Ulery has forged a unique signature sound that combines a jazz core with luminous ensemble writing and song craft. Built around a band of select, unique voices, including members of 3-time Grammy-winning ensemble, eighth blackbird, In the Ivory blends art-pop, jazz, American minimalism, Eastern European folk music, and romanticism into a constantly evolving emotional kaleidoscope with this particular 11-piece orchestra. Hear them at Constellation in Chicago on Friday, July 31at at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $12-15.
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Corey Wilkes Quintet at the Jazz Showcase, 7/23-26 PDF Print
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Sunday, 19 July 2015
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Corey Wilkes Farrad Ali

Corey Wilkes has established himself as one of the best improvising trumpeters in the modern era. Having the skill and maturity to approach mainstream repertoire of jazz standards with his own unique sensibilities, he combines them with his deep appreciation of hip-hop. Corey continues to bring his brand of musicianship and talent to the forefront of the genre. Corey brings his quintet to the Jazz Showcase on Thursday, July 23rd trhough Sunday, July 26th.
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The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation at the Green Mill 7/17-18 PDF Print
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Sunday, 12 July 2015

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Bobby Broom

Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom is known for his work with with jazz legend Sonny Rollins as well as his Bobby Broom Trio and the Deep Blue Organ Trio.  Bobby Broom's latest group called Organi-Sation with Ben Paterson, Kobie Watkins is the continuation of Broom’s passion for the guitar-organ trio concept began by the great Wes Montgomery in 1959 with his landmark album A Dynamic New Sound for Guitar, Organ and Drums. Road-tested on tour with Steely Dan over the last year, Organi-Sation comes home to the Green Mill in Chicago on Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th.
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Dave Douglas & High Risk at Constellation, 7/1&2 PDF Print
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Sunday, 28 June 2015

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Dave Douglas Andrea Canter

Two-time GRAMMY® nominated Dave Douglas continues his relentless musical exploration with a new record probing the possibilities of improvised jazz and electronic music. Featuring an exciting new band of noted players-- Jonathan Maron (Groove Collective) on electric and acoustic bass; Mark Guiliana (Beat Music, Heernt) on electric and acoustic drums; and DJ, producer and beatmaker Shigeto (Ghostly International) on electronics, Dave Douglas & High Risk Appear at Constellation in Chicago on Wednesday, July 1st and Tuesday, July 2nd.

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