Greater Chicago Arts
Every Sunday, 5:30 PM
Oh, do not ask, "What is it?"
Let us go and make our visit.
-- T.S. Eliot
Big News for GCA!
We are moving our Sunday morning service to Sunday night!
Starting Sunday, December 4 at 5:30 PM.
Come at 5:30 for food, drinks and general socializing.
Service is from 6-7 PM.
Stay for as little or as long as you like!
NOTE: We will not be offering kids care...so BYOB (bring your own
Greater Chicago Arts Church
GSA Song Development
Thursday, February 4, 7:00 PM
An evening for musical playtime. Instruments, instrumentalists, singers and music appreciators welcome. Bring a song idea or share in ours. We'll aim to finish a song or two each time we meet. Related: GCA Sunday evenings. More info: Jen Aldrich at firstname.lastname@example.org
King of That Also Performance
Friday, February 5, 7:30 PM
KING OF THAT ALSO is a concert of baroque and contemporary music with accompanying visual projections. It is an experiment in anachronism and a cross-pollination of forms in which familiar narratives, from the Odyssey to a wedding, are re-formed and re-presented, lifted from the page and spun into song.
The central piece of King of that Also is a new work called “Music for a Wedding.” For this piece, John West set texts by Galen Beebe and Lauren Clark to music for soprano voice, baroque violin, recorder, harpsichord, and basso continuo. Accompanying the music is a performance of light projections by Fontaine Capel, which respond to and illustrate the themes the songs explore. After the performance, Lauren and Galen will read texts they created in response to the project.
Doors at 7:30, show at 8:00.
Admission Price: $5-$20 (sliding scale)
John West, composition and recorders
Galen Beebe and Lauren Clark, words
Fontaine Capel, visuals
Marc Levine, baroque violin
Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord
Kate Shuldiner, viola da gamba
Livingroom: An Intimate Music Series
Friday, February 12, Doors at 7:30 PM, show at 8:00 PM
Singer, songwriter, and co-founding member of FSC, Anna Fermin, is creator and host of Livingroom. A kind of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” for musicians, Livingroom strives to create a dialogue between artist and audience. The goal is to see and understand what it means to be an artist through personal stories and insights into the featured artists music & creative process. As the facilitator, Fermin asks questions of the performers and encourages the audience to ask them as well. Part performance, part interview.
$15 Suggested Donation
Jazz Record Art Collective Presents:
Greg Ward Septet performing
Wednesdays, February 17, Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
The Greg Ward Septet will be performing Miles Davis' classic live recording LIVE-EVIL from 1971. The night will also feature a showcase and live painting from visual artist Michelle West.
Live-Evil is an album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released on November 17, 1971, by Columbia Records. Parts of the album comprise live recordings of Davis' 1970 performance at the Cellar Door, which producer Teo Macero subsequently pieced together in production. It also features his recordings at Columbia's Studio B, with different personnel, on February 6 and June 3–4, 1970. Though all compositions were originally credited to Miles Davis, the studio recordings "Little Church" ("Igrejinha"), "Nem Um Talvez" ("Not Even a Maybe") and "Selim" are by Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal, who also played with the Davis band on these tracks. "Inamorata" means "A Female Lover".
A number of famous jazz musicians feature on the album, including Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette. One of the key musicians on the album, John McLaughlin, was not a regular member of Miles Davis's band during the time of recording. McLaughlin joined the band for one of the four nights at the Cellar Door, rather like a session player; this is not the case for other Davis albums that he worked on...Davis had originally intended the album to be a spiritual successor to Bitches Brew, but this idea was abandoned when it became obvious that Live-Evil was "something completely different".
Greg Ward Septet is:
Greg Ward - Alto Sax
Victor Garcia - Trumpet
Matt Gold - Guitar and Effects
Rob Clearfield - Keyboards
Matt Ulery - Electric and Acoustic Bass
Juan Pastor - Percussion
Makaya McCraven - Drums
"The Jazz Record Art Collective," occurs the third Wednesday of every month at the Fulton Street Collective, located at 1821 W. Hubbard St. Each month we introduce a new lineup of jazz musicians, painters, and photographers, responding to a different record and musician.
$10 Suggested Donation
$5 with Valid Student ID
Friday, February 26, 7:00 PM
Exposure is a monthly celebration of the spirit of Chicago art and music. Free Chicago beer. Free Chicago food. Free Chicago music. Free admission.