Opening Tuesday, July 21st, from 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Tuesdays on the Terrace is the MCA’s summer jazz series celebrating Chicago’s robust music scene. Audio broadcasts are available on Facebook Live every Tuesday, July through September, from 5:30–6:30 pm. This week, Tatsu Aoki’s avant-garde jazz ensemble, The MIYUMI Project, present two brand-new sets from their upcoming album.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tatsu Aoki’s ensemble, The MIYUMI Project, is one of the longest standing amalgams of Chicago’s avant-garde jazz and Japanese traditional music. Aesthetics rooted in the Japanese tradition, Japanese classical dance, and Japanese taiko drumming permeate the laboratory of sound where Aoki explores the nexus of cultures: Asian and American; Japanese and African; past and present. The improvised compositions provide a conceptual framework for each band member to interpret, which in turn coalesce and transform into a vast contemporary expanse of musical immersion for the audience. Over the past two decades, each successive grouping of MIYUMI Project musicians have contributed to the unique blending of modern application with traditional sensibility. The final result is a continuous evolution of a “live and raw” musical happening. This special edition of The MIYUMI Project features Tatsu Aoki, Mwata Bowden, Coco Elysses, Avreeayl Ra, Edward Wilkerson, Jamie Kempkers, Kioto Aoki, and Kiyomi Negi, Noriko Sugiyama, as special guests from Tsukasa Taiko.