Free Jazz at Navy Pier. Tiny Tavern the latest great addition to Navy Pier is sponsoring Big Sounds at Tiny Tavern.
Where: Navy Pier 700 E. Grand, Tiny Tavern is located past DMK Burger/Fish and directly below the Shakespeare Theater. 312-374-3923
When: March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2017 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Free but doesn’t include food and beverages.
A new series featuring emerging talent, Big Sounds at Tiny Tavern provides a free opportunity to hear what new voices in jazz have to say.
March 16 and 23, 2017
Instrumentation: Josh Ross (Drums), Irving Pierce (Sax), Rob Clearfield (Piano), Jeremiah Hunt (Bass)
About Josh Ross
A Chicago native, Joshua Ross has been playing drums since the age of 2. He attended the Chicago High Schools of the Arts from 2009-2013, where he established himself as one of the city’s best young musicians. He has played with many jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Sean Jones, Gerald Clayton, Nicole Mitchell, Benny Green and many others.
March 30, 2017
About Kenthaney Redmond
A flutist and composer raised on the westside of Chicago, Redmond began his music education at the age of 10 playing the violin. He later changed to the flute and at the age of 12 and discovered jazz shortly after. He draws inspiration from a wide variety of
flutist including Hubert Laws, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Greg Pattillo and Ian Anderson. Trained at Merit School of Music and The Chicago High School for the Art, Redmond has studied with Nicole Mitchell, Jarrard Harris, Steve Million and others. Redmond is currently finishing his undergraduate studies at Roosevelt University.
April 6, 2017
Instrumentation: Cole DeGenova (Piano), Hunter Diamond (Sax), Josh Ramos (Bass), Makaya McCraven (Drums)
About Cole DeGenova
Somewhere between a soul pop concert, South Side jazz club, slam poetry reading, and punk rock dive bar, lives the music of Cole DeGenova… As a pianist, vocalist, and composer DeGenova has spent most of his life crafting his eclectic artistic voice, beginning his career at age 16 as a jazz pianist around his native Chicago. As a bandleader, he started his funky alternative soul group Cole DeGenova & The Peoples Republic at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he released his first album JUST PEOPLE AGAIN in 2009. A few years later, DeGenova released his second album ANOTHER COUNTRY.
- Things to do at the Pier.
- Cheap eats at Navy Pier
- Wednesday and Saturday Fireworks schedule.
- Free Trolley Schedule.
- Free Shakespeare’s at Navy Pier
- Ride free lighted seesaws at Navy Pier