AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: February 25, 2013 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Thunderbird Cafe
Street: 4023 Butler St. Lawrenceville
Website or Map: http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Manny Theiner
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2013
For only three men, Chicago's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble brings a wealth of history, variety and versatility to the stage. Rising from the 1970s era of Chicago's famed AACM collective, founder and percussion genius Kahil El Zabar can play just about anything with a membrane, specializing in African instruments such as shekere, kalimba and talking drums. He's kept the beat for Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Nina Simone. Ernest Dawkins, founder of the New Horizons Ensemble, is best known as a saxophonist who has worked with Ramsey Lewis, Lester Bowie, Henry Threadgill, and Jerry Butler. A composer and teacher, Dawkins splits his time between the Windy City, Paris and Durban, South Africa. Finally, trumpeter Corey Wilkes replaced the late Lester Bowie in the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and has collaborated with contemporary jazz icons Wynton Marsalis and Roy Hargrove and neo-soul artists Meshell Ndegeocello and Soulive. Recording for such labels as Delmark, Silkheart and Leo, the EHE now stands proudly in its fourth decade as one of the longest continuously playing groups in the genre of progressive jazz. Tickets $20 at the door.
$16 advance at Sound Cat Records, Caliban Books, Dave's Music Mine, The Exchange Downtown, The Exchange Squirrel Hill, and online at the Thunderbird Cafe website.