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Dave Douglas & High Risk at Constellation, 7/1&2 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 28 June 2015

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.

Miguel Zenon's 4tet at the Jazz Showcase 6/25-28 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 21 June 2015
Miguel Zenón © Andrea Canter

Multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz. Miguel Zenón's 4tet performs on Thursday, June 25th through Sunday, June 28th at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago.
Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble and Ice Crystal at the Green Mill 6/19-20 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Saturday, 13 June 2015

 Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell


Nicole Mitchell has been repeatedly awarded by DownBeat Critics Poll and the Jazz Journalists Association as “Top Flutist of the Year”. Mitchell’s music celebrates African American culture while reaching across genres and integrating new ideas with moments in the legacy of jazz, gospel, experimentalism, pop and African percussion through albums such as Black Unstoppable, Awakening, and Xenogenesis Suite: A Tribute to Octavia Butler, which received commissioning support from Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works. Ice Crystal featuring Nicole Mitchell on flute, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Joshua Abrams on bass, and Frank Rosaly on drummer performs on Friday, June 19th and Black Earth Ensemble featuring Nicole Mitchell on flute, Renee Baker on violin, Shanta Nurullah on sitar, Felton Offard on guitar, Thaddeus Tukes on vibraphone, Alex Wing on bass, and Jovia Armstrong on percussion performs on Saturday, Jume 20th at teh Green Mill in Chiago.
Bria Skonberg Quartet at the Jazz Showcase, 6/4-7 PDF Print
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Sunday, 31 May 2015
Bria Skonberg ©Tom Concordia
Trumpeter/vocalist /composer Bria Skonberg earned a Jazz Journalists’ Association nomination for “Up and Coming Jazz Artist of The Year” in 2013, and was included in DownBeat Magazine’s Rising Star Critics‘ Poll  for 2013/2014. She has recently been honored with a New York Bistro Award for “Outstanding Jazz Artist” and swept the 2014 Hot House Jazz Magazine Awards in all categories nominated: Best Jazz Artist, Best Trumpet, Best Female Vocalist and Best Group for the Bria Skonberg Quartet.  hear her with her quartet at the Jazz Showcase on Thursday, June 4th through Sunday, June 7th.
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