Jazz bassist Ben Allison will be in Chicago performing at both the Green Mill and the Chicago Cultural Center this weekend. Details follow. Check out one of these performances if you can!
MARCH 13 – CHICAGO, IL
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater
78 East Washington Street
Concert at 7 PM
MARCH 14 & 15 – CHICAGO, IL
Green Mill Jazz Club
4802 North Broadway Avenue
Sets at 9:30, 11 PM & 12:30 AM
Ben’s bio is listed below (click the ‘read more’ button if you don’t see it):
At the age of twenty-five, Ben formed the Jazz Composers Collective, a New York City-based musician-run non-profit organization dedicated to constructing an environment where artists can exercise their ideals of creating and risking through the development and exploration of new music. As the Artistic Director and a Composer-in-Residence of the Jazz Composers Collective, Ben produced or co- produced over 100 concerts and special events, including the Collective’s annual concert series (which ran for eleven seasons), national and international tours by Collective artists, an on-going Collective residency at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, NYC), and an annual “Jazz Composers Collective Festival” at the Jazz Standard, which has drawn international attention as a mainstay of New York City’s musical life. As a member of the Collective, Ben has received commissioning, performing, and recording grants from Chamber Music America, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Aaron Copland Foundation, Meet the Composer, and the American Composers Forum.
Born in 1966 in New Haven, Connecticut, Ben has performed the world over with musicians ranging from oudist Ara Dinkjian to saxophonist Lee Konitz to legendary performance artist Joey Arias. Ben has appeared on over 40 albums and has written music for film, national television and radio, including the theme for the National Public Radio (NPR) show On the Media and the score for Two Days, a play written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies.
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