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Outdoor Performance: AACM Great Black Music Ensemble
September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
RSVP’s are required for this outdoor concert. All guests must wear a mask and practice social distancing while on the premises of the Stony Island Arts Bank. RSVP here.
We are excited to welcome you to the Arts Bank Lawn for a special outdoor performance with Rebuild Foundation artists in residence the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble, led by acclaimed saxophonist Ernest Dawkins. This concert series is free and open to the public, but requires an RSVP through eventbrite. Capacity is limited, and all guests must wear face coverings and abide by social distancing while on the Arts Bank Lawn. We encourage guests to bring their own outdoor chairs or blankets to enjoy the show at a safe distance from one another. In the case of rain, this concert will be canceled. The interior galleries of the Arts Bank remain closed to the public.
About the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble:
As a premier performing group of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM), the Great Black Music Ensemble features some of Chicago’s most visionary artists of improvisation and creative music. An intergenerational ensemble ranging in size from three to thirty pieces, the Great Black Music Ensemble performs historical repertoire from the great pool of AACM composers. The Great Black Music Ensemble carries on the legacy of Chicago’s South Side creative music that made its place on the music history map by expressing the excitement of new sounds and rhythms, while invigorating the traditions of black music including funk, reggae, bebop, swing, and African and Caribbean styles.