Apr 20th 2018

The ENERI Access Series Presents: “Tatsu at Zhou B Art Center/The Miyumi Project/Reduction Ensemble” Concert/CD Release Party at Zhou B Art Center 4/20/18
In Celebration of 2018 Jazz Appreciation Month

The ENERI Access Series Presents:
“Tatsu at Zhou B Art Center/ The Miyumi Project / Reduction Ensemble”

at Zhou B Art Center

and the CD Release Party for “Reduction Ensemble”

Friday, April 20, 2018 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

1029 West 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois


TATSU AOKI (Shamisen/Contrabass)

EDWARD WILKERSON, JR. (Saxophone, Didgeridoo, Clarinet)


KIOTO (Taiko, Tsuzumi)

(ENERI reserves the right to substitute artists in the case of an emergency.)


(Time TBF – Approximately 7:30 p.m.)

Celebrity Presenters

ART NORMAN, Special Contributor, NBC 5 Chicago TV News

HELEN JOO LEE, Actress and Comedian

Established by the world-famous Zhou Brothers, the Zhou B Art Center has become a creative hub crossing borders between Chicago and the international art community.

The April 20th event is free and open to the public. www.zhoubartcenter.com


A cash bar will be available in the Centerline Cafe lounge, featuring a full bar with wine, domestic and premium beer and liquor.


Registration for the program “The ENERI Access Series Presents: Tatsu at Zhou B” will be available via the eventbrite link https://eneri42018.eventbrite.com . Registration opens March 25, 2018.



ACS GALLERY – Venue hosting the Pre-Event Reception (RSVP by April 12, 2018 to ENERI Communications at rsvp (at) enericom (dot) net)

ACS GALLERY is featuring JILL MCLEAN (Abstract Expressionist Artist) Solo Exhibition “Create Life”

For more information: ACS Gallery: www.acs-gallery.com

ACS MAGAZINE: www.acs-mag.com

JILL MCLEAN: www.jillmclean.com

A/V Sound and Tech Provider: CLEARIMPACT SOUND &
EVENT SERVICES, INC. www.clearimpactsound.com


Media requests for artist profiles, interviews, images and musical sampler relating to the program, “The ENERI Access Series Presents: Tatsu at Zhou B Art Center” or to Asian Improv Records (AIR) may be directed to ENERI Communications at info (at) enericom (dot) net .

Media requests for interviews and images about the Zhou B Art Center and The Zhou Brothers may be directed to louise (at) zhoubartcenter (dot) com with a copy to info (at) enericom (dot) net .

ABOUT REDUCTION ENSEMBLE (Asian Improv Records 099)

The original concept of “Reduction” was Tatsu Aoki’s creative response to the popular taiko drumming stripped of its musical elements. It argues for upholding the beauty in taiko performance and for its connectivity to aesthetics and musicality. An incarnation of this “Reduction” concept has been presented annually in performance for over 14 years at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art as Taiko Legacy and Reduction. The Reduction Ensemble is the musical extension of this philosophy. A new configuration of one of Chicago’s traditional, experimental and creative jazz music scene bulwarks, Tatso Aoki’s Reduction Ensemble, synthesizes and weaves their vibe with the current member roster: Tatsu Aoki (shamisen/contrabass); Edward WIlkerson Jr. (saxophone, didgeridoo, clarinet), Jamie Kempkers (cello) and KIOTO (taiko,tsuzumi).


Founded in 2004 by the internationally acclaimed artists, The Zhou Brothers, Zhou B Art Center was created as a site of exchange between local artists and the global art community while promoting the contemporary convergence of Eastern and Western visuality in the United States. Located in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood, the Zhou B Art Center’s mission is to engage cultural dialogue through contemporary art exhibitions and programming with an international scope.

The Zhou B Art Center provides galleries, studio spaces, and a collaborative environment to a thriving community of talented artists and curators. The purpose of the Zhou B Art Center is to nurture the creativity and growth of its nearly 50 resident artists while providing groundbreaking exhibitions open to the public.

On the Third Friday of each month, the center hosts a free exhibition and open studio event where locals can explore the main galleries as well as resident artists’ studios. This event is a great opportunity for Chicagoans and tourists alike to support the numerous artists involved with the Zhou B Art Center.

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