--5:00pm and 7:00pm-- Jason Stein Quartet
Start Date/Time: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:00 PM
    The Jason Stein Quartet explores a combination of Stein's original compositions as well as uncommonly heard compositions by such luminaries as Lennie Tristano, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker. Stein's work on the bass clarinet is expanding the instrument's comfort zone and capabilities and his quartet uniquely showcases his ability to seamlessly work within both more traditional jazz idioms as well as free improvisation.

Jason Stein is among the mere handful of improvisers who play the bass clarinet exclusively. Stein leads the acclaimed trio Locksmith Isidore as well as his own quartet. He contributes to several of the leading bands on Chicago’s new-music scene and has brought a vital voice to the freest of free-jazz jams. Stein’s playing showcases an extraordinary expertise on the bass clarinet, which ranges from powerful post-bop lines to ear-grabbing wails in the altissimo range. Chicago writer Neil Tesser notes that “Stein’s playing has a rawboned swagger particular to Chicago jazz in all its manifestations – from the trad playing of Bud Freeman and Jimmy McPartland in the 20s, through the tenor titans of the 50s, through the adventurers who formed the AACM in the 60s, and right up to the city’s renowned modern cadre of new-music improvisers.”

Showtimes:  5pm-6:30pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Admission:  $10