Logan Richardson “Blues People” – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – October 23rd, 2018
Logan Richardson "Blues People"

Logan Richardson "Blues People"

Tue, October 23, 2018

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


This event is 18 and over

Logan Richardson "Blues People"
Logan Richardson "Blues People"
Kansas City, Missouri: A deep vein in the river of improvisational music runs up from the gulf and breeds a style that keeps close to the blues. It is here that Logan Richardson grew up, saxophone in hand as he hung out in the historic 18th and Vine district. Here the greats performed, respecting the legacy and pushing the art forward: Max Roach, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Heath, Richard Davis, Shirley Scott, and many more. They paid homage to the past legends - Jay Mc Shann, Claude `Fiddler` Williams, Ahmad Alaadeen, Sonny Kenner, Eddie Saunders, and more as they mentored the young players on the scene.
By the age of 16 Logan had become skilled in both classical and improvised music, with opportunities coming from The Kansas City Symphony and performing with Jimmy Heath. At 19 Logan hit the Berklee campus and his horizons began to expand. His new community noticed his style was distinctly Kansas City, while he noticed that everyone had a style that began with their home spot. Philly, New York, New Orleans, each was unique just as verbal language and accents can reveal your roots. At 21 Logan continued on the path, relocating to Manhattan to attend The New School. Work came quickly, with recording dates and touring gigs with Nasheet Waits, Stefan Harris, Greg Tardy, Joe Chambers, Billy Hart, Jason Moran, Butch Morris, NEXT Collective, Michelle Rosewoman, Gerald Clayton, World Saxophone Quartet and more. All while developing his own band, and recording his debut and sophomore albums.
In 2011 Logan pushed forward yet again, relocating to Europe – first Galicia, then Rome, then Paris and back to Rome. His third album reflected on these changes – SHIFT was released to worldwide acclaim in 2015. With Blues People he now is taking in the world experience, the LIFE experience, and the current state of humanity on the planet earth.

"This hard-working young post-bopper, originally from Kansas City, Mo., has a warm, full sound on alto saxophone and a taste for music that makes warmth and fullness feel inevitable. " Nate Chinen - New York Times

"Logan Richardson’s saxophone playing is incisive, multi-dimensional and remarkably flexible, wrapping and twisting phrases into unexpected origami shapes." - Jazz Times
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618