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Wednesday, December 06

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Body of Water

  1. Krissy Bergmark
$15
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The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. WITCHES 3 : Isaiah Keith, Tyler Wagner, Alejandro Salazar
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free

Thursday, December 07

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Improvised Music Series

  1. Isaiah Collier's The Mercurian Force, with Marques Carrol, Jared Draper, Richard Gibbs II, Emma Dayhuff, Isaiah Keith
$15
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Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Drazek Fuscaldo — Record release
$15
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Paul Bedal Trio with Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner
$10
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Friday, December 08

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Catalytic Sound Festival Night 1

  1. Chris Corsano, Mabel Kwan
  2. Edward Wilkerson Jr, Joe Morris
  3. Erez Dessel Group with Ben Hall, Fred Jackson Jr, Mai Sugimoto, Marvin Tate
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Bond Chapel1050 E 59th773.702.8670

Atlas Live

  1. Laurel Halo, Leila Bordreuil
Free, RSVP
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Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Chicago Yestet : John Wojciechowski, Chris Madsen, Geof Bradfield, Nick Sednew, Eric Jacobson, Raphael Crawford, Joel Adams, Mike Allemana, Paul Bedal, Clark Sommers, Neil Hemphill, Keith Harris, Ameerah Tatum
$15
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Saturday, December 09

Bohemian National Cemetery Cathedral5255 N Pulaski

Beyond the Gate

  1. Stephen O'Malley, François J Bonnet
  2. Michael Vallera
$30
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Madlener House4 W Burton Pl312.787.4071
  1. Owen Gardner
Free, RSVP
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Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Catalytic Sound Festival Night 2

  1. Chris Corsano, Damon Locks
  2. Kim Alpert, Dorothy Carlos
  3. Ben Hall Group Mike Khoury, Lemuel Marc, Jaribu Shahid, Kaleigh Wilder
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Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Resavoir : Will Miller with Macie Stewart, Lane Beckstrom, Eddie Burns, Kenneth Leftridge Jr, Irvin Pierce, Matt Gold, more TBA
$15
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Bohemian National Cemetery Cathedral5255 N Pulaski

Beyond the Gate

  1. Stephen O'Malley, François J Bonnet
  2. Michael Vallera
$30
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Sunday, December 10

Constellation3111 N Western

Frequency Series

  1. Nick Zoulek
$15
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont

Catalytic Sound Festival

  1. Sarah Clausen Trio with Katie Ernst, Lily Finnegan
  2. Chris Corsano, Joe McPhee
  3. Dave Rempis Group with Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Ben Hall, Joshua Abrams, Michael Zerang
$25
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Monday, December 11

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Pleiades Series

  1. Lisa Cameron, Alex Cunningham
  2. Lisa Cameron, Janna Lee
$15
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Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444
  1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Donation

Wednesday, December 13

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616
  1. Undisclosed Sims : Wills Mckenna, Luke Polipnick, Andrew Scott Young, Adam Shead
  2. Twin Talk : Dustin Laurenzi, Katie Ernst, Andrew Green
  3. Nunn
$15
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Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Après L'Histoire
  2. MEGA LAVERNE & SHIRLEY
$15
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The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback — Record release
DetailsDetails of Wednesday, December 13th at The Whistler
The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free

Thursday, December 14

Constellation3111 N Western

"Redefining Frederick Douglass" — CD release

  1. Ernest Dawkins with Khari B, Kevin King, Corey Wilkes, Jamal Damien, William Faber, Caramani Edwards, Brian Mayo, Miles Richey, Isaiah Spencer
$15
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Friday, December 15

Sugar Maple441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI414.481.2393
  1. Stirrup : Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, Charles Rumback
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. The Paul Asaro Quartet
$15
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Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Breath/Carries/Ritual : Yiheng Yvonne Wu, Jennifer Torrence, Ayako Kato
  2. For Three Sleepless Nights : Mabel Kwan, Jason Roebke, Ayako Kato
$20
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Saturday, December 16

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Relative Intensity Noise

  1. Ben Billington
  2. Wannapa P-Eubanks
  3. David Hurlin
  4. Amaya + Érika Ordosgoitti
  5. Elena Katsulis + Rin Peisert
  6. Soft Slap
  7. RA Washington
$15
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Constellation3111 N Western

Chicago Maqam — Relief concert for Gaza

  1. Issam Rafea, Karim Nagi, Naeif Rafeh, Ronnie Malley, Wanees Zarour
$20
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Sunday, December 17

Constellation3111 N Western
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Na Ja: A Peter Brötzmann Memorial Concert

  1. Joe McPhee, Jason Adasiewicz
  2. Jeb Bishop, Fred Lonberg-Holm
  3. Gads Mustafsson, Mars Williams Play Brötzmann Card Works
  4. DKV Trio : Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler, Ken Vandermark
$25
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Constellation3111 N Western
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Na Ja: A Peter Brötzmann Memorial Concert

  1. Caspar B Solo
  2. Ensemble Redux
  3. Survival Unit III : Joe McPhee, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang
  4. Caspar B, Gads Mustafsson, Jason Adasiewicz, Hamid Drake
$25
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Monday, December 18

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Elastro Series

  1. Erica Miller
  2. Al Kolot
  3. Emily Beisel, Ben Billington, Bill Harris
  4. Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paul Giallorenzo, Adam Shead
$15
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Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444
  1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Donation

Wednesday, December 20

Thalia Hall1807 S Allport312.526.3851
  1. Delmark Blues & Jazz All-Stars Holiday Concert
$30-$390
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Constellation3111 N Western

2x4

  1. Mark Feldman, Katinka Kleijn
  2. Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz
  3. Jamie Kempkers, Tatsu Aoki
  4. Josh Berman, Jason Roebke
$10
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The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. AlgoRitmo
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free

Thursday, December 21

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Improvised Music Series

  1. Ex Ibex : Dheeru Pennepalli, David Keller, Maria Elena Hernandez, Jeff Chan, Greg Diethrich
$15
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Constellation3111 N Western

Winter Solstice Evening Concert

  1. Nicole Mitchell, Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang
$25
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Christian Dillingham Quartet with Lenard Simpson, Dave Miller, Greg Artry, and surprise special guest
$10
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Friday, December 22

Constellation3111 N Western

Winter Solstice Evening Concert

  1. Moment to Moment : Joshua Abrams, Lisa Alvarado, Zahra Glenda Baker, Isaiah Collier, Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang
$25
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Wednesday, December 27

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free

Thursday, December 28

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616
  1. DKV Trio : Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler, Ken Vandermark
$25
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Tommaso Moretti Outside In, with Mai Sugimoto, Norman W Long, John Sutton
$10
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Friday, December 29

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616
  1. DKV Trio : Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler, Ken Vandermark
$25
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. M.O.P. : Marvin Tate with Hunter Diamond, Allen Moore, Bill Harris
  2. Groppler Zorn
$10
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Sunday, December 31

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. NYE with Joel Paterson
$20
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Wednesday, January 03

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free

Thursday, January 04

Sugar Maple441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI414.481.2393
  1. Max Bessesen, Devin Drobka, Ethan Philion
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont

Dave Rempis Residency

  1. Dave Rempis, Tomeka Reid, Joshua Abrams
  2. Dave Rempis, Jason Adasiewicz, Joshua Abrams, Tyler Damon
$15
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Friday, January 05

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Edition Redux : Ken Vandermark, Erez Dessel, Lily Finnegan, Beth McDonald
$15
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Sunday, January 07

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Max Bessesen, Ethan Philion, Devin Drobka
  2. Russ Johnson, Mark Feldman, Tim Daisy, Ethan Philion
$10
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Monday, January 08

Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444
  1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Donation

Wednesday, January 10

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free

Thursday, January 11

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Maar : Joseph Clayton Mills, Michael Vallera
  2. Cleared : Steven Hess, Michael Vallera
  3. Haptic : Steven Hess, Joseph Clayton Mills, Adam Sonderberg
$15
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont

Dave Rempis Residency

  1. Dave Rempis, Avreeayl Ra
  2. Dave Rempis, Mark Feldman, Tim Daisy
$15
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Monday, January 15

Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444
  1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Donation

Wednesday, January 17

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free

Thursday, January 18

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont

Dave Rempis Residency

  1. Dave Rempis, Mabel Kwan
  2. Russ Johnson, Dave Rempis, Jakob Heinemann, Jeremy Cunningham
$15
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Friday, January 19

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Paul Asaro Quartet featuring Natalie Scharf, with Joel Paterson, Jeff Parker
$10
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Monday, January 22

Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444
  1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Donation

Wednesday, January 24

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free

Thursday, January 25

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont

Dave Rempis Residency

  1. Dave Rempis, Tashi Dorji
$15
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Friday, January 26

Sugar Maple441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI414.481.2393
  1. Dave Rempis, Tashi Dorji
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Monday, January 29

Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444
  1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Donation

Wednesday, January 31

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free

Thursday, February 01

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. The Brunt : Dave Rempis, Gerrit Hatcher, Kent Kessler, Bill Harris
  2. Mai Sugimoto, Katie Ernst
$15
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