May 28th 2021

Sistazz of Tha Nitty Gritty (named by Artist/Musician Lonnie Holley) are Clarinetist/Vocalist Angel
Bat Dawid, Pianist/Vocalist Anaiet and Bassist Brooklynn Skye Scott.

Emerging from the Great Black music traditions of Chicago, and active Chicago Black Artist Union Members this ensemble comes together with a myriad of musical backgrounds, textures and sounds relying
heavily on spontaneous compositions and improvisation.

Sistazz of Tha Nitty Gritty have performed for Elastic Arts 3rd Annual Benefit Concert, the prestigious Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts annual Ecstatic Music Festival in New York, featured band at New Music Circle Festival in St Louis, Interference Fest: Wxmen Making Noise 2020 in Austin Tx, Fulcrum Point
22 nd Annual Concert for Peace as well as performing for University of Chicago’s Arts & Public
Life First Monday’s Jazz Series.

Angel Bat Dawid, Clarinetist, Pianist, Vocalist, and Composer

Angel Bat Dawid is a clarinetist, pianist, vocalist, and composer. She descended on Chicago’s jazz and improvised music scene just a few years ago and in that very short time the potency, prowess, spirit, and charisma of her cosmic musical proselytizing has taken her from relatively unknown improviser to borderline ubiquitous performer in Chicago’s avant-garde music scene. Dawid composed and premiered her opera Song of Solomon: A Cosmic Space Opera at Co-Prosperity Sphere in 2018. Dawid also curates a series of multidisciplinary concerts at Elastic Arts called Mothership9 where she is building a sonic mythological spaceship to the cosmos. In 2019 Dawid made her recording debut on Chicago record label International Anthem. Her album, The Oracle, was created through performing, overdubbing and mixing instruments and voices all performed by Dawid herself, recorded primarily from her residency in the attic of the historic Radcliffe Hunter mansion in Bronzeville, Chicago. She also tours with her seven-piece band Tha Brothahood.
Listen in as clarinetist Chicago, composer, and “spiritual jazz soothsayer” Angel Bat Dawid performs as part of Compound Yellow’s new creative music series. Dawid’s work draws from free-jazz, gospel, and hip-hop and explores themes of black resistance and self-care.
Tickets now available on Eventbrite: RSVP, Space is limited!…/angel-bat-dawid-at…
Compound Yellow is delighted to announce the launch of the premiere season of Side Yard Sounds Series with a bevy of creative musical artists who traverse diverse forms: from the intriguing waters of experimentalism and the avant-garde to forward-reaching jazz and other modes that are expanding our vision of music both in and outside of Chicago.
Compound Yellow, in Chicago’s Oak Park neighborhood, has long been a site for visual art exhibitions of all kinds. Its emphasis on the artist as a protagonist who incites our impulses to challenge the status quo, and considers brighter alternatives, reminds all that taking risks and new steps is what keeps our arts and social circles truly alive.
Join us then as we embark on a bold new adventure in sound & space with a series of summer concerts held safely outdoors in our colorful art-adorned yard.

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