Sunday, June 21st (11 a.m.-11:50 a.m.)
Wabash Ave. Underbridge
at Chicago Riverwalk
free and open to the public
This Make Music Chicago performance of (Ir)reversible River Stories will explore will explore ways by which humans have lived with and attempted to change the Chicago River and Lake Michigan—including the 19th C. plan to reverse the Chicago River, the design and construction of moveable bridges along the river, early 20th C. plans to elevate Wabash Avenue, and current attempts to control the movement of invasive species such as the Asian carp. The score will involve a graphic score, poetry, and found text from documents regarding the plan to reverse the Chicago River.
The Chicago Jazz Festival is one of my favorite highlights of the year. Please come to the David Boykin Expanse concert -- Thursday, August 28, (1:45 p.m.), in the Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theater. Looking forward to performing with that stellar ensemble, which includes Nicole Mitchell (flute, piccolo), David Boykin (saxophones), Alex Wing (guitar), Eliel Sherman Storey (saxophones), Shanta Nurullah (electric bass), James Baker (keyboards), Joshua Abrams (upright bass), Marcus Evans (drums), and me (trumpet). We'll be performing several of David's compositions, including "Midnight," "Sunrise," Sunset," "Herukhuti," and "Enocturnal Sun."
Check out the remarkable 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival schedule. What a lineup, and every year it gets better!
score by Dan Godston