Makaya McCraven Ensemble

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:30 pm
Bowker Auditorium


Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The cutting-edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is one of Chicago’s savviest cultural players and a multi-talented force whose inventive process and intuitive, cinematic style defy categorization. French-born but raised in the Pioneer Valley by expatriate musician parents, McCraven returns for a concert blurring the boundaries of jazz and electronic music. The ensemble features Makaya McCraven on drums; Dezron Douglas on Bass; Jeff Parker on guitar; Joel Ross on vibraphone and Brandee Younger on Harp.

General Admission $15; Students $7




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SF Jazz Collective 

SF Jazz Collective

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
The SFJAZZ Collective concludes their national tour and 50th Anniversary celebration of two albums from 1969: In A Silent Way, regarded as Miles Davis' most influential work, creating a sound world between jazz and rock, and Stand by Sly and The Family Stone, a blending of funk and rock that’s been deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress. The SFJAZZ Collective includes David Sanchez, tenor saxophone, Etienne Charles, trumpet, Warren Wolf, vibraphone, Edward Simon, piano, keyboards, Adam Rogers, guitar, Matt Penman, bass, Obed Calvaire, drums and special guest Martin Luther McCoy on vocals.