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  • Title: Welcome | Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
    Descriptive info: .. ABOUT US.. NEWS.. MEMBERS.. GALLERY.. CONCERTS.. SCHOOL.. AUDIO.. LINKS.. 50th.. CONTACT.. AACM - Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.. AACM School.. AACM remains steadfast in its commitment to the free training program for inner city youth.. The AACM School of Music offers three ten week semesters with an average enrollment of 75 students per.. Classes meet every Saturday at AACM Headquarters on the South Side of Chicago between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.. Students are as young as five years old with classes also offered for adults.. more.. Amount $.. AACM News.. Cultural Crossroads: Miyumi Project Meets Great Black Music Ensemble.. Prepare for a feast for  ...   art of improvised composition in the context of swing.. Come listen as two musical brothers unite to explore their musical and cultural connections.. Date.. Friday, December 13, 2013 - 7:00pm.. Tickets.. This is a Free event.. Contact.. Email.. info@jazzinchicago.. org.. Phone.. (312) 427-1676.. Website.. http://jazzinchicago.. Venue.. Garfield Park Conservatory.. 300 North Central Park Avenue.. Chicago, IL.. read more.. Sign Up for the AACM Email List.. Email.. Sign up!.. Buy AACM Music!.. iTunes:.. CD Baby:.. Featured Member.. Joseph Jarman.. Featured Video.. See Video.. Anthony Braxton - Impressions.. AACM Newsletter.. Stay informed about the AACM s latests news!.. E-mail:.. *.. Subscribe.. Unsubscribe.. Search.. All Content Copyright Association For The Advancement of Creative Musicians..

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  • Title: About Us | Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
    Descriptive info: About Us.. Internationally renowned for unparalleled contributions to modern music, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc.. (AACM) has been an inspirational leader within the cultural community since 1965.. A non-profit organization chartered by the State of Illinois , the AACM is a collective of musicians and composers dedicated to nurturing, performing, and recording serious, original music.. This collective of dynamic and visionary artists formed the AACM to meet their emergent needs to expose and showcase their original compositions and to create an outlet for the development and performance of their music.. Since its inception, one mission of the AACM has been to provide an atmosphere conducive to the development of its member artists and to continue the AACM legacy of providing leadership and vision for the development of creative music.. The AACM first coined the phrase Great Black Music to describe its unique direction in music.. The AACM pays homage to the diverse styles of expression within the body of Black Music in the USA, Africa and throughout the world.. This experience extends from the ancient musics of Africa to the music of the future.. The AACM may best be known for its leading-edge public concerts featuring some of the most accomplished, versatile and innovative musicians performing original creative music.. The organization takes particular pride in developing new generations of  ...   Orchestra.. AACM member Lester Bowie composed and performed the theme music for The Cosby Show seen on network television.. In 1990 the City of Chicago saw fit to honor the AACM by dedicating an evening at the 1990 Chicago Jazz Festival to the music an members of the organization.. In 1995, member Anthony Braxton was awarded a Genius Grant from the MacArthur Foundation.. With the aid of the MacArthur Foundation and Columbia College in Chicago, the AACM produced its 1990 25th Anniversary Festival, a three day celebration of music and lectures featuring musicians in various formats, from solo performance, to a 27 piece orchestra, to a presentation by the AACM School of Music Choir, made up of children from the school.. Held at the Getz Theater of Columbia College, the festival was a popular and critical success, playing to standing room audiences each night.. In addition to a celebration, the festival was acknowledging the dedication, perseverance, and artistry of its members.. The AACM is now the oldest and most venerable organization of it s kind.. The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc.. is supported in part through grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacArthur Foundation, The Chicago Office of Fine Arts, Chicago Community Trust, Soft Sheen Products, Columbia College, members and friends.. Shadow Vignettes: DEFENDER..

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  • Title: AACM News | Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
    Descriptive info: Gratitude featuring George Lewis and Discopoet Khari B.. Mwata Bowden Jazz Hero 2013 Party.. Elastic Arts Foundation.. 773-772-3616.. www.. elasticarts.. A party honoring Mwata Bowden as Chicago Jazz Hero 2013 will be hosted on Saturday, June 15 by Elastic Arts Foundation located at 2830 N.. Milwaukee Ave.. , 2nd Floor.. The party will take place at 7 p.. m.. and is open to all.. Tickets are required as space is limited.. Use this link to access advance tickets.. (.. https://www.. artful.. ly/store/events/1260.. ) Following the party will be a performance of the AACM Experimental Ensemble featuring Avreeayl Ra, Ernest Khabeer Dawkins, Ann Ward, Turk Burton, Douglas Ewart, Taalib-Din Ziyad and joined by Mwata Bowden.. The set will begin at 8:30.. Charge for the performance is $10.. Doors open at 6:30.. The Jazz Hero Award is part of the Jazz Journalist Association’s recognition of outstanding jazz musicians throughout the U.. S.. and other countries across the world, other contributors to the music and those who support jazz in the many ways that are often not known by the general public.. Presenting the award to Mwata is Lawrence Zbikowski, Chair- Department of Music at the University of Chicago.. A proclamation from Mayor Rahm Emanuel honoring Mwata will be read as part of his presentation.. This announcement coincided with the world-wide celebration of April as Jazz Appreciation Month following the lead of Smithsonian Jazz, creator of Jazz Appreciation Month, UNESCO, the Thelonious Monk Institute, sponsors of International Jazz Day (and producers of a jazz-star-studded concert that was live streamed from Istanbul, Turkey on April 30) and the Jazz Journalists Association headquartered in New York City.. Mwata Bowden is Director of Jazz Ensembles at the University of Chicago.. A native of Memphis, he attended Chicago's DuSable High School where he studied music with the legendary Captain Walter Dyett, whose tutelage inspired such young talents as Nat King Cole, Johnny Griffin, Gene Ammons, Von Freeman, Fred Hopkins, and Richard Davis.. Bowden 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  ...   the United States.. His Sound Spectrum strives to reflect the energy and musical heritage of Chicago as well as the ongoing legacy of great Black music.. The many recordings he appears on include Birth of a Notion, with Edward Wilkerson's Shadow Vignettes, Sideshow, 8 Bold Souls, and Last Option with 8 Bold Souls, Clarinet Choir with Douglas Ewart/Inventions, and Power Trio, Rooted: Origins of Now with the Miyumi Project Big Band; and The Miyumi Project with Tatsu Aoki.. AACM s Daringly Original, An Audacious Art Series presents: Renee Baker s AWAKENING: SunRa Spirit.. Mwata Bowden to perform at Elastic Arts.. For Immediate Release.. Elastic Arts Foundation.. Elastic Arts presents the next concert of “Intersections: A series featuring musicians from the AACM and Asian Improv aRts Midwest” on Sunday, March 24th at 4 p.. featuring Mwata Bowden’s latest project “Maze Factor Series”.. Joining Bowden (woodwinds) are AACM musicians Harrison Bankhead (cello and bass), Dushun Mosley (percussion), and former student Alex Wing (guitar and oud).. The performance consists of three extended compositions featuring four multi-instrumentalists.. On Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 4 p.. , Mwata Bowden will present The Maze Factor Series, “In Flight Ensemble”.. The new set of compositions demonstrates how a composer can control or manipulate the directional flow of a composition.. Bowden has been experimenting with this idea more and more by incorporating an expanding array of organic and geometric shapes, such as the triangle, the five-point star, a square containing 8 – 16 cubicles within the square, the four leaf clover, and a few more.. Some of these shapes were inspired by the beautiful and intricately sculptured gardens at the Louvre in Paris with the compositions serving as a musical Maze or Labyrinth.. The band will be composed of Mwata Bowden (woodwinds), Edwin Daugherty (alto and flute), Jerome Croswell (trumpet), Harrison Bankhead (bass and cello), Alex Wing (guitar, oud, and bass), and Dushun Mosley (percussions).. Cover: $10 ($2 discount for Jazz Institute of Chicago members and students.. ).. Elastic is a BYOB venue, located over Friendship Restaurant in Logan Square, at 2830 N.. For more information call Intersections producer Susan Fox at 608-251-8565 or via email:.. susan@elasticrevolution.. com.. Also contact: Mwata Bowden Voice and text: 773-266-1127.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. next ›.. last »..

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  • Title: AACM Members | Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
    Descriptive info: AACM Members.. Adegoke Steve Colson.. Ameen Muhammad.. Anthony Braxton.. Benjamin Lamar Gay.. Chico Freeman.. Dee Alexander.. Edward House.. Famoudou Don Moye.. George Lewis.. Isaiah Jackson.. Jerome Croswell.. Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre.. Leroy Jenkins.. Malachi Favors.. Mwata Bowden.. Renee Baker.. Roscoe Mitchell.. Shanta.. Taalib-Din Ziyad.. Vandy Harris.. Ajaramu.. Amina Claudine Myers.. Art Turk Burton.. Bernard Mixon.. Coco Elysses.. Douglas Ewart..  ...   Lester Bowie.. Matana Roberts.. Nicole Mitchell.. Richard Ari Brown.. Saalik A.. Ziyad.. Steve Berry.. Thurman Barker.. Alvin Fielder.. Ann Ward.. Avreeayl Ra.. Charles Wes Cochran.. Corey Wilkes.. Dushun Mosley.. Ernest Khabeer Dawkins.. Fred Jackson Jr.. Iqua Colson.. Jeff Parker.. Justin Dillard.. Leon Q.. Allen.. Maia.. Muhal Richard Abrams.. Reggie Nicholson.. Robert Griffin.. Samuel SavoirFaire Williams.. Steve McCall.. Tomeka Reid..

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  • Title: Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians | Great Black Music
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  • Title: Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians | Great Black Music
    Descriptive info: This is a list of upcoming concerts with AACM artists involved.. Shows are subject to change, so always call ahead to confirm.. 12/15/2012 - 6:00pm.. Daringly Original: An Audacious Art Series: featuring Saalik Ziyad Loop Session Project.. Southside Community Art Center.. 3831 S.. Michigan Ave.. Chicago.. ,.. IL.. 60653.. United States.. See map:.. Google Maps.. more info on tickets and show here: http://daringlyoriginal.. eventbrite.. com/.. 12/02/2012 - 2:00pm.. AACM Duet Seriesnwith Fred Jackson Jr.. Netup Cafe.. 528 East 43rd Street.. 11/28/2012 - 7:00pm.. AACM Duet Series with Fred Jackson Jr.. and special guest Jimmy Bennington.. 11/25/2012 - 2:00pm.. AACM Now Generation Ensemble performs at Netup CAfe.. 09/29/2012 - 5:30pm.. AACM Now Generation Ensemble.. Little Black Pearl.. 1060 EAST 47TH STREET.. The NOW GENERATION-AACM is a young but long associated group of accomplished AACM musicians of different timbres and styles.. Representing the “Now Generation” are KHARI B, FRED JACKSON, SAALIK ZIYAD, JEROME CROSWELL and BEN LAMAR with special guest bassist Brian Smith.. 11/11/2011 - 7:00pm.. AACM Legacy Ensemble 11.. 11.. NEIU Jacob Carruthers Center.. 700 E.. Oakwood Blvd/.. 60616.. The first concert will be held November 11, 2011 and will feature the AACM Legacy Ensemble with Ann Ward on piano and vocals, Taalib-Din Ziyad on flute and vocals, Art quot;Turk quot; Burton on congas and percussion, and Edwin Daugherty on woodwinds.. All concerts are free and open to the public.. 09/03/2011 - 10:30pm.. AACM AfterFest: Oliver Lake Trio and AACM GBME.. Southside Community Arts Center.. Oliver Lake Trio with Ernest Dawkins Saxes, Avreeayl Ra Drums  ...   - 3:00pm.. 07/22/2011 - 10:00pm.. AACM Fred Anderson Memorial Concert Series presents: Saalik Ziyad Collective.. L26 Restaurant in the South Loop Hotel.. p For this performance for the AACM s Fred Anderson Memorial Concert Series at the L26 Restaurant will be Saalik Ziyad on vocals, Discopoet Khari B as the wordsmith, Fred Jackson Jr.. on saxophones, Shanta Nurullah on sitar, Preyas Roy on vibes, Alex Wing on bass, guitar and oud, and Avreeayl Ra on drums and percussion.. /p.. 07/15/2011 - 10:00pm.. AACM Fred Anderson Memorial Concert Series presents: Maggie Brown.. 11 West 26th Street.. Kwame Steve Cobb (drums), Ted Brewer (Bass) amp; Shawn Wallace (piano) Admission $10.. 07/09/2011 - 3:00pm.. 07/08/2011 - 10:00pm.. Art Turk Burton Congo Square.. L26 Restaurant at the South Loop Hotel.. 07/02/2011 - 3:00pm.. 06/30/2011 - 7:00pm.. AACM GBME present a tribute to Baba Fred Anderson.. Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies.. Oakwood Blvd.. free admission.. 06/29/2011 - 6:00pm.. Great Black Music Ensemble Presents a Tribute to Captain Walter Dyett and Dr.. Margaret Burroughs.. Dusable Museum.. 740 E.. 56th Place.. 06/08/2011 - 6:00pm.. John Moultrie Presents: Ernest Dawkins Straight Ahead Quartet.. Jazz Showcase.. 806 S.. Plymouth Ct.. The Band: br / Justin Dillard: Piano br / Junius Paul: Bass br / Isaiah Spencer: Drums br / br / Doors open at 6pm br / br / Showtimes: 8pm, 10pm br / br / Please pass the word and get there early!! br / br / Parking $5.. 00 after 6pm behind the venue br / Cover $10.. 00..

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  • Title: School | Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
    Descriptive info: School.. The AACM School of Music is currently on hiatus.. Please check back soon with more information on upcoming classes, master classes and workshops.. In addition to offering instruction in all instruments and vocals, all students are required to take theory classes as well.. The AACM School of Music provides students with a through grounding in all facets of music theory from sight reading and harmony, to history, composition and orchestration.. The AACM School of Music faculty is made up entirely of AACM members, many of whom are themselves graduates of the program.. All teachers volunteer their time and expertise.. This gives the school a unique character, for it is an institution where the teachers are constantly performing  ...   give talented youth the opportunity to realize his or her musical potential, and to give all students the understanding of the beauty of music in general and Great Black Music in particular.. This appreciation in turn, results in a respect for music of all types and a comprehension of the merits of discipline.. We aim to foster the skills and discipline in young people that they can apply to any endeavor they may undertake.. Twice yearly, the AACM School of Music showcases the entire student body in recitals.. With parents and friends in attendance, the recitals highlight student achievements and development.. Students perform traditional pieces along with their own composed works.. Lester Bowie with Digable Planet: Jazz Meets HipHop!!..

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  • Title: AACM Audio | Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
    Descriptive info: AACM Audio.. The Change.. This is a tune written for Barack Obama performed by The 5 after 7 Project.. This was recorded live at the Velvet Lounge by Saalik Ziyad.. Ed Wilkerson with Saalik Ziyad and The 5 after 7 Project.. This is an excerpt from the concert on May 9th at Jazz City's concert series.. Performer's are: Saalik Ziyad - vocalist, Edward Wilkerson - tenor saxophone, Willerm Delisfort - piano, Junius Paul - bass and Shirazette Tinnin - drums.. Improvised Solo s with AACM s Great Black Ensemble.. This is from a performance with AACM's Great Black Music Ensemble.. Soloists are: Saalik Ziyad on vocals, Jerome Croswell ontrumpet and Mwata Bowden on baritone saxophone.. Saalik Ziyad and The 5 after 7  ...   7 Project - Spiegelistic Franticism.. Norman Palm IV, Shaun Johnson, Willerm Delisfort, Tim Seisser and Shirazette Tinnin.. Douglas Ewart and Inventions - 7.. from the Douglas Ewart and Inventions New Beings CD.. Samana - They Are Here.. from the AACM Power Stronger Than Itself Vol 1 CD.. Maia - Kuchijichagilia.. FRom the AACM Power Stronger Than Itself Vol 1 CD.. The Colson Unity Troupe - Triumph.. From AACM: A Power Stronger Than Itself - Volume 1.. Nicole Mitchell/Harrison Bankhead/Hamid Drake.. Three of Chicago's finest improvisors, this trio, sometimes known as.. Indigo Trio, have consistently rewarded audiences around the world with some of the most original music being made today.. Nicole Mitchell has been celebrated for bringing a exciting new approach to flute improvisation..

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  • Title: AACM Links | Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
    Descriptive info: AACM Links.. AACM Members and Affiliated Organizations.. AACM New York.. Ade and Iqua Colson.. Art Ensemble of Chicago.. Ernest Dawkins.. Famadou Don Moye.. Ishamel Wadada Leo Smith.. Jazz Institute of Chicago.. Lauren Deutsch.. Saalik Ziyad.. Velvet Lounge.. AACM Member Interviews and Press.. Amina Claudine Myers interviewed by George Lewis.. Anthony Braxton in The Wire.. Anthony Braxton with Fred Jung.. Anthony Braxton with Graham Lock.. Anthony Braxton, 2003.. Anthony Braxton, February 5 1995.. Art Ensemble of Chicago, 2003.. Douglas Ewart Leroy Jenkins, Part 1.. Douglas Ewart Leroy Jenkins, Part 2.. Douglas Ewart Leroy Jenkins, Part 3.. Douglas Ewart Leroy Jenkins, Part 4.. Douglas Ewart audio.. Ernest Dawkins Podcast.. Fred Anderson with Fred Jung.. Fred Anderson with Fred, Jung Part 2..  ...   Fred Jung.. George Lewis with Lloyd Peterson.. Joseph Jarman, October 1999.. Joseph Jarman with Fred Jung.. Leroy Jenkins October12 1993.. Lester Bowie Malachi Favors, November 22, 1994.. Lester Bowie with Lazaro Vega.. Malachi Favors with Fred Jung.. Muhal Richard Abrams with Nate Chinen.. Muhal Richard Abrams with Ted Panken.. Nicole Mitchell April, 2004.. Nicole Mitchell, May, 2007.. Roscoe Mitchell Amina Claudine Myers June 13 1995.. Roscoe Mitchell 2001.. Roscoe Mitchell December 5, 1995.. Roscoe Mitchell May 1999.. Roscoe Mitchell with Lazaro Vega.. Roscoe Mitchell: In Search of the Super Musician.. Thurman Barker November 18, 1985.. Wadada Leo Smith Nov 4, 2006.. Wadada Leo Smith October 25, 2000.. Wadada Leo Smith, 2005 Part 1.. Wadada Leo Smith, 2005 Part 2..

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  • Title: AACM Celebrates 50 years (1965-2015) | Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
    Descriptive info: AACM Celebrates 50 years (1965-2015).. Preparations for the AACM’s 50.. th.. Anniversary.. are underway!.. Since 1965 the AACM has been instrumental in the.. continuation of the tradition of creating original music with an.. influence that extends across the globe.. In this respect, the AACM is.. preparing for a worldwide celebration of musical presentations,.. installations, exhibitions and more as the organization reaches a half.. century in 2015.. This year long celebration will honor, reflect and.. advance the organization’s contributions to the world's musical.. landscape..

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  • Title: Contact | Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
    Descriptive info: Contact.. Contact AACM at (312) 834-3390 or fill out below.. Your name:.. Your e-mail address:.. Subject:.. Message:.. Captcha.. This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.. What is the fourth word in the captcha phrase "Matana Shanta Avreeayl Don"?:.. Lonely Woman part 1 performed by Saalik Ziyad and the 5 after 7 Project..

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