Mara Rosenbloom Chicago Ensemble – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – October 27th, 2017
Mara Rosenbloom Chicago Ensemble

Mara Rosenbloom Chicago Ensemble

Fri, October 27, 2017

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Mara Rosenbloom Chicago Ensemble
Mara Rosenbloom Chicago Ensemble
Pianist, composer, & bandleader Mara Rosenbloom has been called “a whole hearted poet of the piano,” – she is a builder & a synthesist; a fiercely lyrical composer & improviser (All About Jazz).

Born in Wisconsin, Rosenbloom has been based in New York City for the past decade, where she has steadily found a firm foothold in the city's diverse jazz scene & built a distinctive body of work, writing for & performing with her longstanding Quartet (feat: Darius Jones (as), Sean Conly (b), Tomas Fujiwara (d)), and her current Trio with Sean Conly on bass & Chad Taylor on drums.

In early 2017 The New York Times cast a spotlight on Rosenbloom as "an artist re-shaping the art form of jazz," calling her part of the "The New Vanguard," & praising her debut trio release, Prairie Burn (Fresh Sound/New Talent), as "a trio recording of bristling provocation and full bore group improvising...her strongest statement as a bandleader and most dauntless effort as a pianist." The album received a rare 4.5 stars from Downbeat Magazine, with New York Music Daily calling it, "one of the top ten jazz albums of the year," and noting the music for it's "unbridled ferocity & remarkable chemistry."

"Without explicit intention, I've been moving through the elements with each album I've released - first water, then Earth, then fire," says Mara. "Completing the progression, now I'm thinking about air - everyday I create energy out of something I can't see, hear, or taste - I breathe. I'm working to create a source of material musicians can take in with the simplicity & familiarity of an everyday action, a sustenance we need not see or understand, in order to feel."

Tonight, Rosenbloom makes her Chicago debut, in first time collaboration with internationally acclaimed locally based musicians Jason Stein (bass clarinet) and Mike Reed (drums), premiering a new set of music entitled "Respiration."

Mara Rosenbloom - piano
Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Mike Reed - drums
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618