Sistazz of the 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 22nd Annual Concert for Peace as well as performing for University of Chicago’s Arts & Public Life First Monday’s Jazz Series.
Listen in as the sistazz perform as part of Compound Yellow’s new creative music series “Side Yard Sounds”. Their work draws from free-jazz, gospel, and hip-hop and explores themes of black resistance and self-care.