Umbrella Music Festival, Tar Baby, Rempis / Stackenäs / Labycz, Frank Rosaly’s Cicada Music – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – November 8th, 2013
Umbrella Music Festival, Tar Baby, Rempis / Stackenäs / Labycz, Frank Rosaly's Cicada Music

Umbrella Music Festival

Tar Baby

Rempis / Stackenäs / Labycz

Frank Rosaly's Cicada Music

Fri, November 8, 2013

9:00 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Umbrella Music Festival
Umbrella Music Festival
Celebrating Chicago as an international center for jazz and improvised music

Umbrella Music is pleased to announce the full schedule and lineups for the 2013 UMBRELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL, which will take place in Chicago from November 6th-10th. Lauded as "the most impressive and adventurous jazz event of the year" by the Chicago Reader, the Umbrella Music Festival consistently presents some of the most innovative jazz and improvised music from around the world.

The festival opens with two nights of FREE concerts known as EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETS CHICAGO, co-presented by Umbrella Music and eight different European consulates and cultural organizations. This groundbreaking collaborative format, in its seventh incarnation, will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center on Wednesday, November 6th, and Thursday, November 7th.

Then, from Friday, November 8th, through Sunday, November 10th, the music moves to Constellation - one of Chicago’s best new venues that has quickly become the center of the creative and improvised music scene in Chicago. This is the first year that the festival will depart from the three venues that host the weekly Umbrella Music series throughout the year - the Hideout on Wednesdays, Elastic on Thursdays, and the Hungry Brain on Sundays. With this move, the festival takes advantage of the great acoustics, appropriate size, and comfortable atmosphere of Constellation, while continuing to celebrate and highlight these three ongoing evenings of music produced by Umbrella Music every week.
Tar Baby
Orrin Evans - piano
Eric Revis - bass
Nasheet Waits - drums

Tar Baby is the collaborative effort of pianist Orrin Evans, drummer Nasheet Waits, and bassist Eric Revis and has been adeptly characterized by the New York Times as a “strong postbop collective with plenty of moves at its command: advanced rhythmic calculus, sly harmonic implication, cohesive elasticity, brute force.” With more than a few accolades amongst them, this is a stand-out trio: Two-time Grammy nominee and Pew Fellow, Evans’s most recent release, It Was a Beauty, is his twentieth recording as a leader. Waits, son of drummer Freddie Waits, has worked with Andrew Hill, Jason Moran, and Fred Hersch, among many others. And Grammy Award-winning bassist Revis has performed and recorded with artists such as Lionel Hampton, Branford Marsalis, Peter Brötzmann, Betty Carter, Steve Coleman, and Andrew Cyrille.
Rempis / Stackenäs / Labycz
Dave Rempis – saxophones
David Stackenäs – guitar
Brian Labycz – electronics

Swedish guitarist David Stackenäs approaches the acoustic guitar with an energy and percussive focus that transforms the instrument. Recording and collaborating with Swedish musicians, as well as with internationally recognized experimentalists such as Mats Gustafsson and Jim O’Rourke, Stackenäs stays in town for a few days after his earlier festival appearance with Seval to join forces in a first-time grouping with saxophonist Dave Rempis, and modular-synth dynamo Brian Labycz.
Frank Rosaly's Cicada Music
James Falzone - clarinet
Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Keefe Jackson - bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet, tenor
Jason Adasiewicz - vibraphone
Jason Roebke - bass
Frank Rosaly - drums

First brought together in 2008 to perform music that Rosaly scored for a documentary about scrap metal collectors, Frank Rosaly’s Cicada Music released its self-titled debut album to critical acclaim in 2013 on Delmark Records. With an evolving lineup that now includes clarinet and vibraphone, drummer Rosaly crafts tunes that explore the unique sonic possibilities that this distinct instrumentation affords, and he’s assembled a dynamic ensemble featuring some of the city’s most unique voices to realize them.
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618