July 17, 2016 at The California Clipper in Chicago.
The Oh Yeahs:
One Set, 9:30pm.
‘The Oh Yeahs,’ is an acoustic group featuring three of Chicago’s top vocalists and multi-instrumentalists: Leslie Beukelman, Allison Orobia, and Sarah Marie Young. Each of these women has a diverse musical background, but they all have one thing in common: they love to make music and sing together, and it shows. ‘The Oh Yeahs’ sing and play a collection of music including original compositions, current pop hits, showcasing their signature sound of folky three-part harmonies, and classics by artists such as Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash!
The Joe Policastro Trio:
One Set, 11pm.
Joe Policastro (double bass):
Joe Policastro is a Chicago-based jazz double bassist. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, he spent time performing in Europe and settled in Chicago in early 2003. He is an in-demand bassist for vocalists, combos, and big bands alike. Joe is also active as a writer/arranger, and he leads and participates in a number of successful jazz projects.
Mikel Avery (drums):
Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist MIKEL PATRICK AVERY has been active within the Chicago art scene since moving to the area 8 years ago. Established as a jazz drummer, he is commonly recognized for his orchestral and melodic style of drumming that often involves the use of unconventional “non-musical” objects. Mikel is also a dedicated composer, photographer, producer and educator. In recent years, he has become an integral voice in Rob Mazurek’s Moon Cycles, Joshua Abrams’s Natural Information Society, The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, and Theaster Gates’s Black Monks of Mississippi. He also leads several of his own projects including 1/2 Size Piano Trio, Mikel Patrick Avery *PLAY*, and a new conceptual dance company co-led with artist Amanda Avery called The Something Beautiful Movement Orchestra. Mikel has performed at the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Documenta 13 (in Kassel Germany), Kepler Studio (Berlin), Guelph Jazz Festival, White Cube (London), MCA Chicago, and he has given a performance for President Barack Obama.
Dave Miller (guitar):
Combining major stints in both New York City and Chicago and numerous tours abroad, DAVE MILLER has cultivated a truly unique, exciting, and inviting approach to songwriting, jazz improvisation, and the guitar. Along with experimental band Algernon (Cuneiform Records) and his own Old Door Phantoms (ears&eyes records), he has maintained a role in many collaborative bands such as noisy avant gardeists, blink. (Thirsty Ear Recordings) and has served as a consummate sideman to such luminaries as jazz songwriter, Patricia Barber (Blue Note Records), John Wojciechowski, John McNeil, and Brazilian composer, Clarice Assad, with whom he served as an artist in residence for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Other career highlights include an album collaboration with legendary reggae producer, The Scientist and numerous appearances at the Chicago Jazz Festival.