WHEN: Friday Aug 26 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Isaiah Spencer, drums
Junius Paul, bass
Ernest Dawkins - winds
Since 1998, Isaiah Spencer has been an active figure in the Chicago scene, while being recognized as one of the "young lions" like his counterparts and childhood friends Maurice Brown, Corey Wilkes, and Kevin Nabors.
Junius Paul has established himself as a first call electric and acoustic bassist on the Chicago music scene. Pual was born and raised in the Chicago area and is a graduate of St. Xavier University.
One of Ernest Dawkins' goals is for his music and compositions to reflect the evolving collective cultural memory of the American jazz aesthetic. Dawkins is one of the world’s premiere saxophonists and composers.
Connections between Klezmer and Jazz with works by Joplin, Gershwin, and Benny Goodman
James Hall: Lattice
WHEN: Saturday Aug 27 - 8 & 9:30 pm
James Hall, trombone & compositions
Jamie Baum, flute & alto flute
Deanna Witkowski, keyboards
Tom DiCarlo, bass
Allan Mednard, drums
Brooklyn-based trombonist & composer James Hall has musical projects spanning jazz, classical, Latin, and popular music in the US and Europe. James has been a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Competition, won three ASCAPlus Awards for composition, and has placed third and runner-up in the Antti Rissanen and J.J. Johnson International Jazz Trombone Competitions.
Rachel Winder and Mike Gary
WHEN: Tuesday Aug 30 - 7:30 pm
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10
Rachel Winder, sax and Mike Gary, electric guitar
Sean Powell, drums
Alex Founier, bass
Warren Wolf, vibes
Rachel Winder and Mike Gary play some not-so-standards and original music.
Rachel Winder, a native of Baltimore, is an up and coming saxophonist, flautist and vocalist in multiple genres of music. She studied saxophone at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Peabody conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She regularly performs with the New world Outreach Jazz Orchestra as lead alto and is dedicated to the education of young people and musicians.
Mike Gary grew up playing guitar in many of Baltimore's small churches. He studied classical guitar at Baltimore School for the Arts and currently is pursuing his BM in Jazz Guitar Performance at Peabody.
Screaming Art Large Ensemble
WHEN: Wednesday Aug 31 - 8:30 pm
TICKETS: $10 in advance/13 at door/$5 full-time students with ID
An 18-piece group consisting of Baltimore jazz musicians, improvisers, and composers. The Ensemble brings to life the compositions of trumpeter Dylan Schuman. Some compositions are arrangements of Schuman’s quartet Paint and Yell, while others are new and range from in-your-face intensity to spacious floating melodies. With influences such as The John Hollenbeck Large ensemble, Michael Formanek’s Ensemble Colossus, and Kenny Wheeler, the group is constantly switching gears, styles, and energy.