Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – June 19th, 2016
Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble

Record Release Show

Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble

Sun, June 19, 2016

7:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble
Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble
Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble
Moments of Fatherhood

with

Aruan Ortiz, piano (from New York)
Renee Baker, violin
Tomeka Reid, cello
Jarrard Harris, saxophone
James Falzone, clarinets
Chris Sies, vibes
Alex Wing, bass
Marcus Evans, drumset
Nicole Mitchell flute, piccolo, composition

Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble (BEE) is a musical celebration of the African American cultural legacy. Founded and directed in 1998 by creative flutist/composer Nicole Mitchell, BEE has performed in festivals and art venues throughout Europe, Canada and throughout the U.S. BEE’s music embraces the ancient past and paints visions of a positive future. The music is the weaving of swing, blues, avante garde jazz, bebop, African rhythms, Eastern modes and Western classical sounds. The name “Black Earth” was chosen to honor the feminine source that our lives depend on—Mother Earth. The purpose of Black Earth Ensemble is to inspire the human spirit with thought-provoking beauty and to present a positive, healthy and culturally aware image of African Americans. As a woman-directed, co-ed, multi-generational group, it touches a range of emotional spaces rarely expressed in a “jazz” setting. Black Earth's message is intended for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. BEE has five critically acclaimed CDs: Vision Quest (Dreamtime), Afrika Rising (Dreamtime), Hope, Future and Destiny (Dreamtime), Black Unstoppable (Delmark) and Xenogenesis Suite (Delmark).
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618