Jason Moran and The Bandwagon
Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall
In almost every category that matters – improvisation, composition, group concept, repertoire, technique and experimentation – pianist Jason Moran and his group The Bandwagon – with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits – have challenged the status quo, and earned their reputation as “the future of jazz.”
Post-concert performance: Jazz Institute of Chicago at Café Logan
All tickets include an additional $1 handling fee per ticket.
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5/29/2015 7:30 PM
Jason Moran: Looks of a Lot
Saturday, May 30, 11am & 1pm
Logan Center, Screening Room
A documentary film featuring Jason Moran and his fellow collaborators as they prepare Looks of a Lot, a multi-media work that the Symphony Center Presents Jazz Series commissioned for performance in 2014. The documentary, by RoundO Films, offers an insider’s view of the artists’ collaboration (Moran, The Bandwagon, visual artist Theaster Gates, saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Vandermark, bassist and vocalist Katie Ernst, and the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band) and their process. In the work directed by Radiclani Clytus, Gregg Conde, and Tony Gannon, Moran’s improvised blues compositions play off Gates’ inventive stage sets built from salvaged materials.
The film runs just over 60 minutes, followed by a post-screening Q&A with Jason Moran and Theaster Gates.
Tickets are free but reservations are required.
May 30, 2015 at 2:30 & 7pm
Performance Hall, Logan Center
"What is a hero?" Apsara is interested in seeing how we can use dance to portray the stories of various 'heroes'—historical, mythological, and religious—to understand how we conceive of who a hero is and what characteristics they portray.
All tickets are general admission. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
Rhythm and Jews Presents: Rhythm and Jaws
Thursday, June 4, 7:30pm
Logan Center, Performance Penthouse
We're gonna need a bigger a cappella group.
Tickets: $5 in advance / $7 at the door
6/4/2015 7:30 PM
The Effects of Gamma Rays on the Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds
June 4 & 5, 7:30pm
June 6, 2pm & 7:30pm
Logan Center, Theater West
Not every bloom is natural in The Effects of Gamma Rays on the Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel and directed by Adam Johnson. Young Tillie nurses a science experiment to life in the shadows cast by her abusive mother and erratic sister. Self-loathing and bitterness make for bad soil, but Tillie is determined to clear a space for herself. As each woman tries to control their variables, hope hardly enters into the equation. But even in the darkest moments, there's always a little light.
Tickets: $6 in advance, $8 at the door (FREE performance on June 4th)
This performance will run approximately 65 minutes with no intermission.
**In the event of a SOLD OUT performance, all complimentary tickets must be claimed at least 15 minutes prior to curtain.
6/4/2015 To 6/6/2015
Voices in Your Head: A Cappella Spring Show
Friday, June 5, 8pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall
915 E 60th St
Returning from their 2nd place finish in the 2015 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, Voices in Your Head presents their 17th annual Spring Show, featuring Enharmonic Fusion from De Kalb High School. An exhilarating evening of songs that cover an eclectic mix of pop, jazz, rock, and alternative music, this show is for a cappella fans everywhere!
Tickets: UCID: $7 advanced / $10 at the door & General: $10 advanced / $12 at the door.
This performance will run approximately 2 hours with one intermission.
6/5/2015 8:00 PM
August Family Saturday Festival
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Theme: United We Drum
Funkadesi performance: 12pm
Performing Artist: United We Drum
2pm in the Performance Hall
United We Drum is a fun-filled day of drumming that brings together drummers from various cultures around the world. The event marks the culmination of Muntu Dance Theatre's United We Drum' summer percussion program at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.
Plus Art workshops for all ages!
Tickets: $5 single tickets, $20 families of 5+
Check-In at the UChicago Arts Box Office to receive your Festival Wrist Band which grants entry to all performances and workshops.
8/22/2015 12:00 PM