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JANUARY 2018
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January 7, 2018
Lotta Anker - reeds
Michael Zerang - percussion

Koncertkirken
Blagards Plads 6A
2200 Copenhagen N
Denmark

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January 11, 2018
KARKHANA

Sam Shalabi - oud, guitar
Sharif Sehnaoui - e guitar
Umut �ağlar - reeds, electronics, percussion
Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet
Maurice Louca - electronics
Tony Eliah - e bass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Sorte Frikant
Copenhagen, Denmark

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January 13, 2018
KARKHANA

Sam Shalabi - oud, guitar
Sharif Sehnaoui - e guitar
Umut �ağlar - reeds, electronics, percussion
Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet
Maurice Louca - electronics
Tony Eliah - e bass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Ocenanen
Gothenburg, Sweden

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January 15, 2018
KARKHANA

Sam Shalabi - oud, guitar
Sharif Sehnaoui - e guitar
Umut �ağlar - reeds, electronics, percussion
Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet
Maurice Louca - electronics
Tony Eliah - e bass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Fylkingen
Stockholm, Sweden

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January 16, 2018
BLOWOUT

Susana Santos Silva - trp
David Stacken�s - guitar
Michael Zerang - drums

Cafe Mir
OSLO, Norway

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January 17, 2018
Susana Santos Silva - trp
David Stacken�s - guitar
Michael Zerang - drums

Omnikvariatet
Uppsala, Sweden

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January 18, 2018
Susana Santos Silva - trp
David Stacken�s - guitar
Michael Zerang - drums

FRIM p� Fylkingen #2
Stockholm, Sweden

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January 20, 2018
TRIO WAZ
Edward Wilkerson, Jr. - reeds
Tatsu Aoki - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums
Summertime Jazz Cafe
1132 S Elmhurst Rd.
Mt Prospect, IL
8:00PM

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January 22, 2018
Pre-INSTIGATION FESTIVAL Concert
with
Steve Marquette - guitar
Mars Williams - reeds
Michael Zerang - drums
and New Orleans Guests

HiHo Lounge
2239 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA
9:00PM

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January 23, 2018
INSTIGATION FESTIVAL

Solo Night
with
Joe McPhee
Jeff Albert
Aurora Zealand
Damon Locks
Mars Williams
Michael Zerang
+ more TBA

Sidebar
611 S. White St.
New Orleans, LA
9:00PM

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January 24, 2018
INSTIGATION FESTIVAL

Joe McPhee - reeds, brass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion
+ The Instigation Dancers
Meida McNeal
Jasmine Mendoza
Kai Knight
Marie Casimir

The New Quorum
2435 ESPLANADE AVE.
New Orleans, LA
8:00PM

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January 25, 2018
INSTIGATION FESTIVAL

SURVIVAL UNIT III
Joe McPhee - reeds, brass
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion
The Mint
400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA
8:00PM

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January 26, 2018
INSTIGATION FESTIVAL

Instigation Orchestra and the Djasporas
Music Box Village
New Orleans, LA
8:00PM

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January 30, 2018
MACKAY / KINSELLA Residency

Bill Mackay - guitar
Tim Kinsella - guitar
Lia Kohl - cello
Michael Zerang - Quequeeg�s Coffin

Hideout Chicago
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago
9:00PM

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FEBRUARY 2018
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February 8, 2018
THE CHICAGO PLAN - European Tour

Steve Swell - trombone
Gebhard Ullmann - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Martinschlossl
Vienna, Austria

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February 9, 2018
THE CHICAGO PLAN - European Tour

Steve Swell - trombone
Gebhard Ullmann - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Stockwerk Jazz
Graz, Ausrtria

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February 10, 2018
THE CHICAGO PLAN - European Tour

Steve Swell - trombone
Gebhard Ullmann - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Alte Gerberei
St. Johann in Tirol, Austria

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February 11, 2018
THE CHICAGO PLAN - European Tour

Steve Swell - trombone
Gebhard Ullmann - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Club W71
Weikersheim, Germany

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February 12, 2018
THE CHICAGO PLAN - European Tour

Steve Swell - trombone
Gebhard Ullmann - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Evinger Schloss
Dortmund, Germany

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February 13, 2018
THE CHICAGO PLAN - European Tour

Steve Swell - trombone
Gebhard Ullmann - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Black Box Im Cuba
Munster, Germany

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February 14, 2018
THE CHICAGO PLAN - European Tour

Steve Swell - trombone
Gebhard Ullmann - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

In Situ Art Society
Bonn, Germany

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February 15, 2018
THE CHICAGO PLAN - European Tour

Steve Swell - trombone
Gebhard Ullmann - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Kultuforum Villach
Villach, Austria

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February 16, 2018
THE CHICAGO PLAN - European Tour

Steve Swell - trombone
Gebhard Ullmann - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Jazz Cerkno
Cerkno, Slovenia

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February 17, 2018
THE CHICAGO PLAN - European Tour

Steve Swell - trombone
Gebhard Ullmann - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Area Sismica
Forl�, Italy

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MARCH 2018
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March 23, 2018
Elastic Arts EXPOSURE Series

Michael Foster - reeds
Katie Young - bassoon
Michael Zerang - percussion

Elastic Arts
3429 W. Diversy, #208 Chicago
9:00PM

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March 30, 2018
Irtijal'18 - XVIIIth International Festival of Experimental Music in Lebanon

Raed Yassin �You Can�t Hum While Holding Your Nose�
� Music for Humming Whistling & Clapping w/ Hashem Adnan,
Haitham Alwan, Racha Baroud, Donna Khalif�, Youmna Saba, Petra Serhal and others

ATLAS
� Leyya Mona Tawil: dance
� Mike Khoury: violin

Irena Toma�in & Michael Zerang
� Irena Z. Tomazin: voice
� Michael Zerang: drums

Conca/Doerner/Edwards/Spera
� Paed Conca: clarinet
� Axel Doerner: trumpet
� John Edwards: double-bass
� Fabrizio Spera: drums

METRO AL MADINA, Hamra
Beirut, Lebanon
8:00PM

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APRIL 2018
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April 6, 2018
Irtijal'18 - XVIIIth International Festival of Experimental Music in Lebanon

Hans Tammen �Endangered Guitar�
� Hans Tammen: electric guitar, electronics

Kōzō 構造
� Joe A. Antoun: synths
� Charbel A. Chakra: bass guitar
� Camille Cabbab�: electric guitar
� Elie R. Khoury: drums
� Georgy Flouty: electric guitar
� Andrew Georges: electric guitar

Khyam Allami �Terry Riley�s In C (Maqam Rast remodel)�
� Khyam Allami: electronics

Karkhana
� Umut �ağlar: zurna, guimbri, percussion
� Mazen Kerbaj: trumpet, electronics
� Sam Shalabi: oud, electric guitar
� Sharif Sehnaoui: electric guitar
� Maurice Louca: organ
� Tony Elieh: bass guitar
� Michael Zerang: drums, percussion

DJ Sets: Ziad Michel Nawfal & Rami El Sabbagh

ZOUKAK STUDIO, Qarantina
Beirut, Lebanon
8:30PM

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April 14, 2018
TRIO WAZ

Edward Wilkerson, Jr. - reeds
Tatsu Aoki - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums

Constellation
3111 N Western Ave
Chicago
8:30PM

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April 29, 2018
Transatlantic BRIDGE Project
France / Chicago Exchange

Joe McPhee - brass, reeds
Daunik Lazro - tenor & bari sax
Guillaume S�guron - double bass
Michael Zernag - drums, percussion
+ Special Guests

Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago 9:00PM

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MAY 2018
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May 9, 2018
HALF MOON WORKSHOP SERIES
Sara Zalek / Michael Zerang Sound and Movement workshop
�BLINDFOLDS AND BELLS�

OuterSpace
1474 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago
7:30PM - 9:30PM


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May 12, 2018
The Exquisite Crawl
HOMEROOM and MAKE Literary Productions present a Logan Square crawl featuring a dozen writers,
musicians, and artists with hybrid musical-literary practices.

Stop #1
Sector 2337, 2337 N Milwaukee:
Deidre Huckabay
MEGA LAVERNE & SHIRLEY
Kenyatta Rogers
Michael Zerang

Stop #2
Galerie F, 2415 N Milwaukee Ave:
Jim Becker
Kyle Beachy
Tricia Park
Ashley Miranda

Stop #3
The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave:
A. Martinez
Tarnynon Onumonu
Jeffrey Sherfey
Mai Sugimoto

May 23, 2018
HALF MOON WORKSHOP SERIES
Sara Zalek / Michael Zerang Sound and Movement workshop
�BLINDFOLDS AND BELLS�

OuterSpace
1474 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago
7:30PM - 9:30PM


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May 30, 2018
HALF MOON WORKSHOP SERIES
Lisa Gonzales / Michael Zerang Sound and Movement
Improvisation Workshop

OuterSpace
1474 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago
7:30PM - 9:30PM


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JUNE 2018
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June 6, 2018
HALF MOON WORKSHOP SERIES
Lisa Gonzales / Michael Zerang Sound and Movement
Improvisation Workshop

OuterSpace
1474 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago
7:30PM - 9:30PM


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June 16, 2018
Michael Zerang Solo Performance
Solo Festiwal OPT
Ośrodek Postaw Tw�rczych
ul. Działkowa 15, 50-538 Wroclaw, Poland
https://opt-art.net/sklep/online/bilety/zerang/
Wroclaw, Poland
8PM


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June 17, 2018
Michael Zerang Improvised Music Workshop
Solo Festiwal OPT
Ośrodek Postaw Tw�rczych
ul. Działkowa 15, 50-538 Wroclaw, Poland
https://opt-art.net/wydarzenia-muzyczne/michael-zerang/
Wroclaw, Poland
11:00AM


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JULY 2018
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July 2, 2018
JOY IN MOVING (JIM)
Workshop Series
Lisa Gonzales / Michael Zerang Improvisation Workshop
Feeling Into Form
Hamlin Park Field House
2nd Floor Theater
3035 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago
2:00pm - 4:30pm


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July 3, 2018
JOY IN MOVING (JIM)
Workshop Series
Lisa Gonzales / Michael Zerang Improvisation Workshop
Feeling Into Form
Hamlin Park Field House
2nd Floor Theater
3035 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago
2:00pm - 4:30pm


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July 5, 2018
JOY IN MOVING (JIM)
Workshop Series
Lisa Gonzales / Michael Zerang Improvisation Workshop
Feeling Into Form
Hamlin Park Field House
2nd Floor Theater
3035 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago
2:00pm - 4:30pm


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AUGUST 2018
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August 3, 2018
A L'ARME! FESTIVAL

MICHAEL ZERANG & THE BLUE LIGHTS
Dave Rempis - alto saxophone
John Dikeman - tenor saxophone
Josh Berman - cornet
Kent Kessler - contrabass
Michael Zerang - composition, drums

RADIALSYSTEM V
Holzmarktstr. 33, 10243 Berlin
20:45 - 21:30
Berlin, Germany


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August 26, 2018
Jazz on a Summer's Day +Beggar's Banquet

TRIO WAZ
Edward Wilkerson, Jr. - Reeds
Tatsu Aoki - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Blueberry Fields
14312 S Log Cabin Rd
Three Oaks, Michigan
3:00PM - 10:00PM


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SEPTEMBER 2018
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September 6, 2018
Michael Zerang Live on WHPK, 88.5FM, Chicago
Hosted By DJ Marta
4:00PM
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September 14, 2018
HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL COMES TO CHICAGO
Baltimore based festival celebrates 20 years

The High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music has announced today that its
20th edition will include an expanded set of concerts and locations, bringing the festival and musicians from
Baltimore to both Chicago and New York, and will close with a special all-local celebration in Baltimore this September.

Set 1
Jim Baker (synthesizer, piano)
John Berndt (reeds, computer, invented instruments)
Tom Boram (synthesizer, computer, harpsichord)
Michael Zerang (percussion)

Set 2
Angel Bat Dawid (clarinet, piano)
Jamal Moore (reeds)

Set 3
Rose Hammer Burt (reeds)
Carol Genetti (vocals)
Shelly Purdy (percussion)

Set 4
Ben Baker Billington (drums, electronics)
Jeff Carey (computer, lights)
Owen Gardner (guitar, cello)

Elastic Arts
3429 W Diversey Ave #208
Chicago, IL 60647


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OCTOBER 2018
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October 6, 2018
Experimental Sound Studio Presents
FOLLOW THE LIGHT
by Michael Zerang (Premiere) 2018

Johanna Brock - viola
Anton Hatwich - contrabass
Julie Pomerleau - viola
Jason Roebke - contrabass
Michael Zerang - Queequeg’s Coffin

FOLLOW THE LIGHT is a new work by composer Michael Zerang for string ensemble,
featuring his instrument, Queequeg’s Coffin, which has the scale length of a full sized cello,
with four strings that are vibrated by a circular,
wooden wheel - the same mechanism that sounds a Hurdy Gurdy.
Zerang has completed a series of three studies for the instrument in solo presentations.
This is his first full-length composition for ensemble that features the instrument.

For this work, Zerang will be joined by a quartet of string players
that have each contributed to a wide array of styles and approaches in the Chicago musical scene.
Violists Julie Pomerleau and Johanna Brock, along with contrabassists Jason Roebke and Anton Hatwich
will be performing this sixty-eight minute exploration of shifting time and light
via variable energetic drone.

3:00 PM 4:30 PM
MAY CHAPEL AT ROSEHILL CEMETERY
5800 N. RAVENSWOOD AVE.
CHICAGO, IL 60660


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October 7, 2018

Greg Kelly - trumpet
Jim Baker - piano, electronics
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago
9:00PM


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NOVEMBER 2018
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November 3, 2018
PRAED ORCHESTRA IN SHARJAH, UAE

PRAED Orchestra! consists of
Raed Yassin (synthesiser, vocals and beats)
Paed Conca (clarinet, electronics and bass)
Alan Bishop (saxophone, vocals and acoustic guitar)
Nadah El Shazly (vocals, buzuq and keyboard)
Christine Kazarian (electric harp)
Hans Koch (bass clarinet and soprano saxophone)
Martin Kuchen (baritone saxophone and sopranino saxophone)
Maurice Louca (keyboard and organ)
Radwan Moumneh (synthesiser, vocals and buzuq)
Maryam Saleh (vocals)
Ute Wassermann (vocals, mouth harp and whistles)
Sam Shalabi (electric guitar and oud)
Khaled Yassine (percussion)
Michael Zerang (drums)

Sharjah Calligraphy Square
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
8:00PM UTC+4


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November 5, 2018
Berlin House Concert
Racha and Mazen Present
1st Set:
Magda Mayas - keyboards, electronics
Michael Thieke - clarinet
Michael Zerang - percussion

2nd Set:
Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet, electronics
Andrew Lafkas - electronics
Tony Buck - drums, percussion

Berlin, Germany
8:00PM


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November 6 ,2018

Emilio Gordoa - vibraphone, percussion
Adam Pultz Melbye - contrabass
Michael Zerang - percussion

Petersburg Art Space
Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 101
Berlin, Germany 10553
9PM UTC+01


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November 12, 2018

ENJOY JAZZ FESTIVAL
Claus Boesser Ferrari - e guitar
Joss Trnbull - percussion
Sharif Sehnaou - guitar
Michael Zerang - percussion

Alte Feuerwache Mannheim
Brückenstraße 2
68167 Mannheim
20:00hr


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November 14, 2018

Sharif Sehnaoui - guitar
Michael Zerang - percussion
Intonema
Биржевая линия 12,
Saint Petersburg, Russia, 199034
7PM UTC+03


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November 15, 2018

Sharif Sehnaoui - guitar
Michael Zerang - percussion
DOM Moscow
Bol'shoy Ovchinnikovskiy Pereulok, 24 стр. 4,
Moskva, Russia, 115184
8PM UTC+03


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November 16, 2018

Double Birthday Spectacular!
Sharif Sehnaoui - guitar
Michael Zerang - percussion

REBEL UP! SOUNDCLASH
w/ SENYAWA (IND)
+ Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band (BF)
+ Sehnaoui/Zerang Duo (lb/us)
+ SUBLIME FREQUENCIES DJ
set w/ Hisham Mayet & Rebel Up! crew

OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam, Netherlands
8:30PM UTC+01


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DECEMBER 2018
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December 8, 2018
TAIKO REDUCTION

TSUKASA TAIKO 22ND YEAR JOURNEY:
In its most common incarnation Taiko (Japanese drum),
is typically heard at seasonal festivals and temples all throughout Japan.
The more esoteric and theatrical expression of Taiko is a less frequent and more
difficult endeavor, but at the core of Tsukasa Taiko’s artistic and musical vernacular.

At present, the fifteenth-anniversary performance,
features two distinct stops on the MCA Stage,
continuing along our 22-year journey.

Reduction is a refined response to the popularity of mainstream taiko drumming,
a trend which sees taiko stripped of its particular musical and theatrical elements.
This year’s presentation features special segments from director Tatsu Aoki’s
renowned Basser Live concerts to commemorate his achieving kanreki,
or 60th birthday. In Japan, this significant birthday celebrates the completion of one
Zodiac cycle and is a time to reflect on the past, as well as look ahead towards the
future. Revel in the combined stylizations of Chicago’s contemporary creative
musicians such as jazz greats Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang, and Nicole Mitchell
and classical music masters Chizuru Kineya and Chindonya performer Yasushi Shimazaki,
as Aoki brings together his musical influences and traditions for a memorable kanreki ritual.

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago
7:30PM

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December 21, 2018
28TH ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERTS
Hamid Drake / Michael Zerang Sunrise Duo
6:00AM
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave
Chicago


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December 21, 2018

28TH ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERTS
A celebration of Tatsu Aoki’s Kanreki (60th year!)
Kanreki is the beginning of one’s second childhood. If one measures life in a 60-year cycle,
then age 60 marks a new beginning or birth: You can be a child once again.

Ist set
Tatsu Aoki - contrabass
Hamid Drake - drums, percussion
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

2nd Set
MIYUMI PROJECT + Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang
Tatsu Aoki - Shamisan
Kioto Aoki - Taiko drums
Eigen Aoki - Taiko drums
Miyumi Aoki - Taiko drums
Mwata Bowden - reeds
Ed Wilkerson, JR. - reeds
HD -drums
MZ- drums

Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave
8:00PM
Chicago


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December 22, 2018
28TH ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERTS
Hamid Drake / Michael Zerang Sunrise Duo
6:00AM
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave
Chicago


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December 22, 2018
28TH ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERTS
SILT
Joanna Brock - viola
Julie Pomerleau - viola
Anton Hatwich - contrabass
Jason Roebke - contrabass
Michael Zerang - Queequegs Coffin, composition

MAKO SICA + HAMID DRAKE
Przemyslaw Krys Drazek - guitar, trumpet
Brent J Fuscaldo - voice, guitar, harmonica, kalimba
Chaetan Newell - percussion, keys
Hamid Drake - drums

Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave
8:00PM
Chicago


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December 23, 2018
28TH ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERTS
Hamid Drake / Michael Zerang Sunrise Duo
6:00AM
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave
Chicago


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