Mazz Swift: violin
Tomeka Reid: cello
Silvia Bolognesi: doublebass

Hear in Now is an international string trio that performs original compositions and "texture-oriented free improvisations that evoke a classical kind of lyricism." Each member is a stalwart practitioner in the scene in which she resides and all are excited to share their music with new audiences!

Chicago based cellist, composer and educator, Tomeka Reid has been described as “a remarkably versatile player,” (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune). Equally adept in classical and jazz contexts, Reid predominantly finds herself in experimental and improvisatory settings and composes for a wide range of instrumentation, from big band to chamber ensemble. She is an integral part of Dee Alexander’s Evolution Ensemble, Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble/Strings, Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) Great Black Music Ensemble. Reid performs with many of today’s forward thinking musicians in the world of jazz and creative music including Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Jeb Bishop, Myra Melford, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Mary Halvorson, Denis Fournier, Edward Wilkerson and Harrison Bankhead. Ms. Reid has been commissioned by the AACM, the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and has had several opportunities to showcase her work abroad at festivals such as Umbria Jazz, An Insolent Noise and Vignola Jazz.

Mazz Swift is a singer, composer and Juilliard-trained violinist who plays electric and acoustic instruments and has, over the years, performed and recorded with a diverse accumulation of artists including Whitney Houston, Perry Farrell, Dee Snider, James “Blood” Ulmer, Vernon Reid, Valerie June, DJ Logic, William Parker, Butch Morris, Jason Lindner, Kanye West and Jay-Z. In her own projects, Mazz combines elements of classical, folk, rock, jazz, free improvisational music and electronica – creating a rich, unique and diverse musical experience.

Add to iCal
Find on Google Maps

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:00am to 6:00am