The Bridge #4

Roundtable on Jazz and Improvisation with Mwata Bowden (University of Chicago), Julien Desprez, Matt Lux, Rob Mazurek, Mathieu Sourisseau. Moderated by Francis Hofstein.

Cost: Free
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Mwata Bowden is Director of Jazz Ensembles at the University of Chicago. He studied classical music at Chicago's American Conservatory of Music, and later toured with the rhythm and blues group, the Chi-Lites. In 1974, he became active in Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), playing with the AACM Big Band with Muhal Richard Abrams and others. He plays the family of clarinets, tenor and baritone saxophones, as well as the flute and the didjeridu. He has performed at jazz and blues festivals throughout Chicago and around the world, including the 2004 Banlieues Bleues Jazz Festival, 2003 Chicago Jazz Festival, the 2001 North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland. Bowden leads the jazz groups Sound Spectrum and Tri-tone, and his Black Classical Music Ensemble.

Mwata Bowden, Julien Desprez, Matt Lux, Rob Mazurek, Mathieu Sourisseau will give a concert on Friday 7 October at 8:30 pm at La Dynamo in Pantin.

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