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New Jazz Series Features Performance Of 'Debut in Blues'

By Sarah Cobarrubias in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 26, 2013 6:00PM


The folks at the Green Mill know how to put together a night of jazz, so we’re pretty excited to hear that club manager Chris Anderson has teamed up with Joe Lanasa, director of the Fulton Street Collective, to organize a new monthly jazz series.

The Jazz Record Art Collective is a monthly series that gives local acts and visual artists a chance to come together and pay tribute to the greats of the Jazz world. For each installment, Lanasa and Anderson will select a different lineup of musicians who will recreate the classics of a jazz icon, as well as an array of painters, poets, photographers and other artists who will create works in response to the sounds of that musician.

It goes down every third Wednesday of the month over at the Near West Side’s Fulton Street Collective headquarters. The first installment was last week (Neal Alger's Blue Note Quartet played Wayne Shorter's Speak No Evil). Next up is October’s event: Gene Shaw’s Debut in Blues—it was recorded right here in Chicago in 1963—will be performed from start to finish by the Cameron Pfiffner Sextet. The thematic art on display will be the work of local artists George Lindmark, Jonathan Franklin and Ben Salus.

The Jazz Record Art Collective kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Fulton Street Collective, 2000 W. Fulton, 8:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation