• Monday April 22 | 9:00 pm

    Matt Blair Solo & Mobile Vanguard

    Minneapolis-based pianist Matt Blair performs a solo set followed by a working trio of young Chicago improvisers.
  • Thursday April 25 | 9:00 pm

    Ullman/Swell Quartet – The Chicago Plan

    Celebrating over ten years of collaborating together, Berlin saxophonist/composer, Gebhard Ullmann and NYC trombonist/composer Steve Swell join two of Chicago's finest improvising musicians; Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello/electronics and percussionist Michael Zerang for this new configuration. Building on the strength and ideals of those three cities the quartet creates enough fireworks to light up the night sky with their brilliant sound imagery. Ullmann/Swell's Chicago Plan thoroughly breaks new ground for what Jazz and New Music ensembles' approach to what creative music should be.
  • Friday April 26 | 9:00 pm

    Mirror of Nature/Matt Christensen & Nick Turner/DOLL FOOD

    Three local experimental acts drop by, featuring a blend of electronics and electric instruments.
  • Sunday April 28 | 7:00 pm

    Graffito Album Release & Live Score Film Screening

    Soft Cage Films is proud to present "Graffito"... as you've never heard it before! Join us for the official album release party to celebrate John Sutton’s original score, including never before heard music left on the film’s cutting floor.
  • Monday April 29 | 9:00 pm

    Emma Adomeit Trio, Kyle McComb Trio & Erb/Pluta/Roebke

    Bassist Emma Adomeit and drummer Kyle McComb—two of the newest arrivals on the Chicago music scene—each lead a trio of their peers, followed by a trio of veteran improvisers featuring Lucerne-based tenor saxophonist Christoph Erb.