Artifacts Trio – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – May 11th, 2019
Artifacts Trio

Artifacts Trio

Sat, May 11, 2019

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$12 - $15

This event is 18 and over

Artifacts Trio
Artifacts Trio
Artifacts Trio
Nicole Mitchell - flute
Tomeka Reid - cello
Mike Reed - drums

Five decades ago some of the most important thinkers and musicians in the future history of creative music gathered on the South Side of Chicago to chart a new path of self-determination. The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians was formed to allow a core group of visionaries to present original music without the impediments of the local jazz business. They presented their own concerts, often in settings miles apart from the noisy, inattentive setting of jazz clubs that were often hostile their music. Hindsight now confirms that Muhal Richard Abrams, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Wadada Leo Smith, Amina Claudine Myers, and many others were onto something big. Of course, the AACM has prospered ever since, fostering a remarkable string of talent. Now, an all-star trio of recent AACM members has formed to celebrate that legacy during its 50th anniversary. Cellist Tomeka Reid, flutist Nicole Mitchell, and drummer Mike Reed - three of the most important and acclaimed musicians connected to the AACM over the last two decades - recognized the value of taking a look at the AACM’s rich history for their new collective trio, which Tomeka Reid conceived for a concert in Seattle early in 2015.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618