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Friday, August 9, 2019

Water Colors
Ancient to the Future: Celebrating 50 Yrs of the Art Ensemble of Chicago

6:30 pm - 8:30 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”: 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.

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).

Lil' Miss Ann at Stoller Grooves at Navy Pier Lil' Miss Ann at Stoller Grooves at Navy Pier

From left to right (top to bottom): The Art Ensemble of Chicago; Tomeka Reid; Corey Wilkes; Greg Ward; Jaribu Shahid; Vincent Davis

About Water Colors

A live jazz music series presented in partnership with the Jazz Institute of Chicago at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park. This series celebrates the 100 years of jazz in Chicago with performers paying tribute to the range of eras and movements of Chicago jazz.

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