May 12 2017 | 8:00 pm
Chicago Jazz String Summit$15The third annual Chicago Jazz String Summit, organized by cellist Tomeka Reid, brings together many of the top improvising string players from around the world in a special showcase that highlights the achievements of these musicians in a myriad of styles and approaches.
The Chicago Jazz String Summit (CJSS) is a two-day music festival showcasing jazz, classical & experimental music by internationally celebrated musicians. Founded by critically acclaimed cellist and composer, Tomeka Reid, this year’s multi-venue event is open to public and will take place at Elastic Arts and Constellation on May 12-13, 2017 respectively. Chicago Jazz String Summit aims to bring recognition to contemporary string music and to foster a creative platform for talented improvising string musicians to convene and to experiment.
This year’s festival artist line-up includes Mark Feldman (New York), Tim Daisy (Chicago), Mary Oliver (Amsterdam, NL), Hank Roberts (New York), Jacob Sacks (New York), Eyvind Kang (New York), Helen Gillet (New Orleans), and Hear in Now made up of Tomeka Reid (Chicago), Mazz Swift (New York) and Silvia Bolognesi (Siena, IT). The festival will coincide with the new CD release of Hear in Now, and will also honor American jazz violinist Michael White (1930-2016).
Elastic, Friday May 12:
8 PM : Hank Roberts/Jacob Sacks Duo
Hank Roberts – cello
Jacob Sacks – piano
9 PM : Mary Oliver Solo
Mary Oliver – violin/viola
10 PM : Mark Feldman/Tim Daisy Duo
Mark Feldman – violin
Tim Daisy – percussion
Chicago Tribune, May 4th, 2016