The ENERI Access Series Presents: “Tatsu at Zhou B Art Center/The Miyumi Project/Reduction Ensemble” Concert/CD Release Party at Zhou B Art Center
In Celebration of 2018 Jazz Appreciation Month
The ENERI Access Series Presents:
“Tatsu at Zhou B Art Center/ The Miyumi Project / Reduction Ensemble”
LIVE IN CONCERT
at Zhou B Art Center
and the CD Release Party for “Reduction Ensemble”
Friday, April 20, 2018 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
1029 West 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois
TATSU AOKI (Shamisen/Contrabass)
EDWARD WILKERSON, JR. (Saxophone, Didgeridoo, Clarinet)
JAMIE KEMPKERS (Cello) and
KIOTO (Taiko, Tsuzumi)
(ENERI reserves the right to substitute artists in the case of an emergency.)
OPENING CEREMONIES/SPECIAL APPEARANCE by THE ZHOU BROTHERS
(Time TBF – Approximately 7:30 p.m.)
ART NORMAN, Special Contributor, NBC 5 Chicago TV News
HELEN JOO LEE, Actress and Comedian
Established by the world-famous Zhou Brothers, the Zhou B Art Center has become a creative hub crossing borders between Chicago and the international art community.
The April 20th event is free and open to the public. www.zhoubartcenter.com
A cash bar will be available in the Centerline Cafe lounge, featuring a full bar with wine, domestic and premium beer and liquor.
Registration for the program “The ENERI Access Series Presents: Tatsu at Zhou B” will be available via the eventbrite link https://eneri42018.eventbrite.com . Registration opens March 25, 2018.
THE ZHOU BROTHERS
ACS GALLERY – Venue hosting the Pre-Event Reception (RSVP by April 12, 2018 to ENERI Communications at rsvp (at) enericom (dot) net)
ACS GALLERY is featuring JILL MCLEAN (Abstract Expressionist Artist) Solo Exhibition “Create Life”
For more information: ACS Gallery: www.acs-gallery.com
ACS MAGAZINE: www.acs-mag.com
JILL MCLEAN: www.jillmclean.com
A/V Sound and Tech Provider:
CLEARIMPACT SOUND & EVENT SERVICES, INC.: www.clearimpactsound.com
Media requests for artist profiles, interviews, images and musical sampler relating to the program, “The ENERI Access Series Presents: Tatsu at Zhou B Art Center” or to Asian Improv Records (AIR) may be directed to ENERI Communications at info (at) enericom (dot) net .
Media requests for interviews and images about the Zhou B Art Center and The Zhou Brothers may be directed to louise (at) zhoubartcenter (dot) com with a copy to info (at) enericom (dot) net .
ABOUT REDUCTION ENSEMBLE (Asian Improv Records 099)
The original concept of “Reduction” was Tatsu Aoki’s creative response to the popular taiko drumming stripped of its musical elements. It argues for upholding the beauty in taiko performance and for its connectivity to aesthetics and musicality. An incarnation of this “Reduction” concept has been presented annually in performance for over 14 years at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art as Taiko Legacy and Reduction. The Reduction Ensemble is the musical extension of this philosophy. A new configuration of one of Chicago’s traditional, experimental and creative jazz music scene bulwarks, Tatso Aoki’s Reduction Ensemble, synthesizes and weaves their vibe with the current member roster: Tatsu Aoki (shamisen/contrabass); Edward Wilkerson Jr. (saxophone, didgeridoo, clarinet), Jamie Kempkers (cello) and KIOTO (taiko,tsuzumi).