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Hamid Drake

By the close of the 1990s, Hamid Drake was widely regarded as one of the best percussionists in improvised music.  Incorporating Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influence, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free jazz improvisers Peter Brotzmann, Fred Anderson, and Ken Vandermark, among others.

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  • Festival Performance Date Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Festival Performance Time 5:00 – 6:00pm
  • Festival Performance Location / Address Roosevelt University - Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Instrument Drums
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Jack DeJohnette

In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA and Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. The list of creative associations throughout his career is lengthy and diverse: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Joe Henderson, Freddy Hubbard, Betty Carter and so many more. Along the way, he has developed a versatility that allows room for hard bop, R&B, world music, avant-garde, and just about every other style to emerge in the past half-century.

Additional Info

  • Festival Performance Date Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Festival Performance Time 6:30pm
  • Festival Performance Location / Address Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
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