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Friday, August 9, 2019

Water Colors: Celebrating 50 Yrs of the Art Ensemble of Chicago

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free and open to the public! The Art Ensemble of Chicago is an avant-garde jazz group that grew out of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in the late 1960s. The ensemble integrates many jazz styles and plays many instruments, including “little instruments”such as bells, bicycle horns, birthday party noisemakers, wind chimes, and various forms of percussion. The musicians wear costumes and face paint while performing. These characteristics combine to make the ensemble’s performances both aural and visual.

Lil' Miss Ann at Stoller Grooves at Navy Pier


The eclectic mix of musicians for this performance will include former and current members of the Art Ensemble: Corey Wilkes (trumpet), Tomeka Reid (cello), Greg Ward (saxophone), Jaribu Shahid (bass) and Vincent Davis (drums).

About Water Colors

A live jazz music series presented in partnership with the Jazz Institute of Chicago, plus other special guest performers, in Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns Lake Stage. Series celebrates the 100 years of jazz in Chicago, with programs paying tribute the range of eras and movements of Chicago jazz.

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