Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – November 5th, 2016
Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project

Record Release Show for "Raw and Alive"

Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project

Sat, November 5, 2016

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project
Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project
The MIYUMI Project is Tatsu Aoki’s laboratory of sound, where he explores the nexus of cultures: Asian and American; Japanese and African; past and present. The compositions provide a conceptual framework for each band member to interpret. Each successive grouping of Miyumi musicians over the past two decades has contributed to the ongoing evolution of the work.

Presenting a long history of collaboration between African-American and Asian-American jazz artists, the MIYUMI Project will showcase the multi-generational talents of some of Chicago's leading musicians Mwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson, Avreeayl Ra, Jaime Kempkers, KIOTO, Coco Elysses and a special guest from Tsukasa Taiko.

Traverse The MIYUMI Project's musical soundscape - Chosen as the official musical presenters for the upcoming Yoko Ono's "SKYLANDING Project" at Jackson Park, Tatsu Aoki and his featured ensemble offer a fusion of Avant-garde jazz interwoven with traditional taiko drumming, it is an innovative, energetic musical experience. The performance commemorates the release of the new CD, “RAW and ALIVE”.

"I've had the pleasure and the honor of watching and listening to this diverse group of musicians evolve over the past seven years; having commissioned Tatsu Aoki's Rooted: Origins of Now in 2001 and re:Rooted in 2006 through the Jazz Institute of Chicago. His conceptual framework is about exploring the nexus of cultures; Asian and American, Chinese, Japanese and African, past and present. His compositions provide a construct of ideas for each individual musician to interpret, and each successive grouping of Miyumi musicians have contributed new understandings of the fundamental nature of the work." - Lauren Deutsch, Executive Director, Jazz Institute of Chicago (2008)

"Its rough-and-tumble sound, embracing everything from funk backbeats to blues vocals to avant-garde improv, has attracted audiences across the city and around the globe." - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune (2008)

Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618