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Thursday, July 18

Comfort Station2579 N Milwaukee
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Comfort Music

  1. Gerrit Hatcher, Weasel Walter
Donation
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Connect Gallery1520 E Harper Ct773.466.4421
  1. Vincent Davis Percussion Plus, with Edward Wilkerson Jr, Preyas Roy, Junius Paul, Jim Baker, Justin Dillard, Scott Hesse
Fulton Street Collective1821 W Hubbard
  1. Russ Johnson, Dave Rempis, Jakob Heinemann, Jeremy Cunningham
$15 Suggested
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Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Improvised Music Series

  1. Mountain Laurel : Grace Papineau-Couture
  2. The Arab Blues : Rami Gabriel, Karim Nagi
$15 Door
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Constellation3111 N Western
  1. AKENYA
  2. Nashon Holloway
  3. DJ Kopano
$20
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Friday, July 19

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

CLEAT Series

  1. Sam Tymorek
  2. M Sage
  3. Kamari Patrick
$15 Door
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Marmalade1117 W Lake, 2nd floor
  1. The Rockers : James McKain, James Paul Nadien, Shogo Yamagishi, Tom Weeks
  2. Bill Harris, Jim Baker, Chad Clark, Tyler Damon, Gerrit Hatcher
$15 Suggested
Tritriangle1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
  1. Boy Dirt Car
  2. Drekka
  3. Hashira
  4. Nosse Noos Nase
$10-$15 Donation
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Paul Asaro Quartet featuring Natalie Scharf, Joel Paterson, Jeff Parker
$15
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Saturday, July 20

Compound Yellow244 Lake St, Oak Park IL
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Side Yard Sounds presents: "Out of Thick Air" curated by MMM

  1. Mallory Yanhan Qiu
  2. Paige Alice Naylor
  3. burgergirlz
  4. Hypothetical Star
$5-$15
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Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Hailu Mergia
$30
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Almafuerte : Jaime Garza with Brenden Cabrera, Peter "Maestro" Vale, Alex Santilli, Víctor M Montañez
$15
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Sunday, July 21

Experimental Sound Studio5925 N Ravenswood773.769.1069

OPTION

  1. John Yau
Free
Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Nala Sinephro
$25
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Jim Baker, Emily Beisel, Carol Genetti, Michael Zerang
$15
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Monday, July 22

Millennium Park201 E Randolph
  1. Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain, Rakesh Chaurasia, special guest Arooj Aftab
Free
Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444
  1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Donation

Tuesday, July 23

Museum of Contemporary Art220 E Chicago312.280.2660
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Tuesdays on the Terrace

  1. A Celebration of Alice Coltrane with Brandee Younger
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The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Quentin Coaxum's Satellite, with Dustin Laurenzi, Jeff Swanson, Julius Tucker, Andrew Vogt, Marcus Evans
Free
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Wednesday, July 24

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free
The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. DMF Trio : Devin Foster, Marcus Evans, Fred Jackson
Free
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Thursday, July 25

Color Club Tavern4146 N Elston708.320.8431
  1. Zach Sorkin Quintet
Comfort Station2579 N Milwaukee
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Comfort Music

  1. Jack Langon, Hunter Brown, Adam Shead
  2. Dustin Laurenzi, Jeremy Cunningham
Donation
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Connect Gallery1520 E Harper Ct773.466.4421
  1. Vincent Davis Percussion Plus, with Edward Wilkerson Jr, Preyas Roy, Junius Paul, Jim Baker, Justin Dillard, Scott Hesse
Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Proyecto Libre : James Sanders, Avreeayl Ra, Joshua Abrams, Jean Christophe Leroy, Edward Wilkerson Jr
$15
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Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Improvised Music Series — Live scoring of Walden[verb]

  1. Walden[Echo] Ensemble : Collage Ascensio, Eric Holskin, Kat Karasi, Dissonant Dessert, Sol & Marcos Rios of Karma Fête
$15 Door
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Friday, July 26

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Bethany Pickens Soulful Coalition, with Isaiah Collier, Micah Collier, Jeremiah Collier
$15
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Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Elastro Series

  1. Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama
  2. Superposition : Todd A Carter, Michael Hartman
  3. Sarah Lutkenhaus
$15 Door
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Saturday, July 27

South Merrill Community Garden7030 S Merrill
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Sonic Healing Ministries Presents : Free Jazz For World Peace

  1. David Boykin, Nicole Mitchell, Maya Jensen, Lyn Rye, Tommy Carroll
$10
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Constellation3111 N Western

Record release

  1. Groppler Zorn : Luc Mosley, Chris Moore, Eric Novak, Ian Christensen, Jeff Sherfey, Jonah Penningroth, Nabeel El-Sayed, Nick McMillan, Alex Santilli, Ben Kinsinger
$15
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Sunday, July 28

Experimental Sound Studio5925 N Ravenswood773.769.1069

OPTION

  1. Kim Alpert, claire rousay
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Compound Yellow244 Lake St, Oak Park IL
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Side Yard Sounds

  1. Relevant Hairstyles
$5-$15
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Josh Berman, Jason Roebke
$15
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Monday, July 29

Beat Kitchen2100 W Belmont773.281.4444
  1. Extraordinary Popular Delusions
Donation
The Hideout1354 W Wabansia773.227.4433
  1. SUSS
  2. Hali Palombo
$20
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Tuesday, July 30

Museum of Contemporary Art220 E Chicago312.280.2660
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Tuesdays on the Terrace

  1. Rudy de Anda
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The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Jamal Damien Trio with Isaiah Keith, Owen Frankel
Free
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Wednesday, July 31

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Alta Vista : Jakob Heinemann, Chet Zenor, Andy Danstrom
  2. Drawler : Jordan Martins with Quin Kirchner, Andrew Scott Young
$15
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Christian Dillingham Quartet with Greg Ward, Scott Hesse, Quin Kirchner
$15
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The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Imperial Boxmen
Free
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Thursday, August 01

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Chrysalis : Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, Ausberto Acevedo, Dan Bitney
$15
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Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Improvised Music Series

  1. Eli Namay's Sound Mass VI
  2. Hearsay : Ishmael Ali, Allen Moore, Bill Harris
$15 Door
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Paul Bedal, Jon Deitemeyer, Matt Ulery
  2. Matt Ulery's Mother Harp, with Artie Black, Russ Johnson, Dustin Laurenzi, Quin Kirchner
$15
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Friday, August 02

Comfort Station2579 N Milwaukee
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Quiet Comfort

  1. Hali Palombo
Donation
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Matt Gold, Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner
$15
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Sunday, August 04

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Gerrit Hatcher, Lia Kohl, Sam Wagster
$15
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Monday, August 05

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

Tuesday, August 06

Museum of Contemporary Art220 E Chicago312.280.2660
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Tuesdays on the Terrace

  1. Julian Davis Reid’s Circle of Trust
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The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee
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  1. The Whistler Jam led by Quin Kirchner and Matt Ulery
Free
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Wednesday, August 07

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

Thursday, August 08

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Matt Ulery's Pollinator, with Dustin Laurenzi, James Davis, Steve Duncan, Dave Miller, Quin Kirchner
  2. Matt Ulery's Mother Harp, with Artie Black, Russ Johnson, Dustin Laurenzi, Quin Kirchner
$15
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Friday, August 09

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Chicago Calling : Juli Wood, Mike Allemana, Matt Ferguson, Mike Schlick
$15
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Saturday, August 10

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Joel Paterson Quartet with Natalie Scharf, Alex Hall, Jeffrey Parker
$15
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Sunday, August 11

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, Bill Harris, special guest TBA
$15
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Monday, August 12

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

Tuesday, August 13

Museum of Contemporary Art220 E Chicago312.280.2660
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Tuesdays on the Terrace

  1. The Aggregation featuring Justin Dillard
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The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Tromblau&Friends : Emma Blau, Dakarai Barclay, Joshua Jessen, Carmani Edwards, Alejandro Salazar
Free
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Wednesday, August 14

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free
The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Erez Dessel Quartet with Anisha Rush, Garrett Frees, Lily Finnegan
Free
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Thursday, August 15

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Liminal Rites : Alison Chesley, Steve Marquette
  2. Chris Corsano, Steve Marquette, Macie Stewart
$15
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Matt Ulery's Pollinator, with Dustin Laurenzi, James Davis, Steve Duncan, Dave Miller, Quin Kirchner
  2. Matt Ulery's Mother Harp, with Artie Black, Russ Johnson, Dustin Laurenzi, Quin Kirchner
$15
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Friday, August 16

The Green Mill4802 N Broadway773.878.5552
  1. Rogue Parade : Greg Ward, Dave Miller, Matt Gold, Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner
$20

Saturday, August 17

The Green Mill4802 N Broadway773.878.5552
  1. Rogue Parade : Greg Ward, Dave Miller, Matt Gold, Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner
$20
Tritriangle1550 N Milwaukee, 3rd Fl
  1. PCRV
  2. Vertonen
  3. J Soliday
  4. Diagram A
  5. Instinct Control
  6. Onur Zlobnicki
$10-$15 Donation
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Sunday, August 18

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Devin Ryan, Heather McIntosh, Dylan Ryan
  2. John Christensen, Tony Barba, Matt Gold, Jason Kutz, Neil Hemphill
$15
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Monday, August 19

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

Tuesday, August 20

Museum of Contemporary Art220 E Chicago312.280.2660
-

Tuesdays on the Terrace

  1. Sistazz of The Nitty Gritty
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The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Elisha Organ Trio : Ben Crino, Isaiah Jones Jr, Sid Smith IV
Free
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Wednesday, August 21

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free
The Whistler2421 N Milwaukee

Relax Attack Jazz Series

  1. Joshua Achiron Trio with Nicholas Olynciw, Stephen Parisi
Free
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Thursday, August 22

Constellation3111 N Western
  1. Rich Ruth
  2. Valebol : Daniel Villarreal, V V Lightbody
$15
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Matt Ulery's Delicate Charms, with Greg Ward, James Davis, Julius Tucker, Quin Kirchner
  2. Matt Ulery's Mother Harp, with Artie Black, Russ Johnson, Dustin Laurenzi, Quin Kirchner
$15
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Saturday, August 24

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

Freedom From and Freedom To

  1. Allen Moore, Jefferey Thomas, Helen Lee
  2. Aquarius, Kara Brody, Ed Clemons, Fabulous Freddie, Sunshine Lombre, Sun Lynn, Amanda Maraist, Mya McClellan, Cristal Sabbagh, Ashaand Simone, Kolin Smith, Tara Aisha Willis Kim Alpert, Emily Beisel, Paige Brown, Erez Dessel, Laaura Goldstein, Xadie James, Kezia, Damon Locks, Joey Meland, Muso, Ugochi Nwaogwugwu, Adam Shead, Erik Sowa, Nick Turner, Sharon Udoh, Yaw, Chien-An Yuan, Adam Zanolini
$15 Door
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Monday, August 26

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

Tuesday, August 27

Museum of Contemporary Art220 E Chicago312.280.2660
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Tuesdays on the Terrace

  1. Alexis Lombre
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Wednesday, August 28

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

Thursday, August 29

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Matt Ulery's Mother Harp, with Artie Black, Russ Johnson, Dustin Laurenzi, Quin Kirchner, Matt Ulery
$15
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Saturday, August 31

Elastic3429 W Diversey, #208773.772.3616

FPE Records presents

  1. Yea Big, Tatsu Aoki — Album release
$15 Door
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The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont
  1. Wednesday Night Fellowship with Ted Sirota
Free

Monday, September 02

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

Wednesday, September 04

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

Thursday, September 05

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont

Dave Rempis Residency

  1. Dave Rempis, Tashi Dorji — Record release party for Gnash
  2. Ken Vandermark, PNL — Record release party for Japan 2019
$15
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Thursday, September 12

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont

Dave Rempis Residency — Record release party for LIP

  1. gabby fluke-mogul, Dave Rempis
  2. Dave Rempis, Jason Adasiewicz, Chris Corsano
$15
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Thursday, September 19

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont

Dave Rempis Residency

  1. Dave Rempis, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
  2. Ed Wilkerson Jr, Dave Rempis, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Avreeayl Ra
$15
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Thursday, September 26

The Hungry Brain2319 W Belmont

Dave Rempis Residency

  1. Dave Rempis, Jason Adasiewicz, Joshua Abrams, Tyler Damon — Record release party for Propulsion
$15
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Co-Prosperity3219 S Morgan773.837.0145
  1. Astrid Sonne
$20
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