Opening Saturday, June 4th, from 7PM - 9PM
Please join us at Compound Yellow for Side Yard Sounds 2022 featuring the creative music of Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few!
Saturday June 4th at 7pm:
#244 Lake street
Oak Park, IL
This performance will be held outside, space is limited so please come early to reserve your seat!
$15 at the door, cash, Venmo and PayPal accepted, proceeds go to the artists!
Rain dates TBA
ISAIAH COLLIER is a Chicago-based writer, educator, arranger, and composer. An alumnus of the Jazz Institute of Chicago and The Chicago High School for the Performing Arts, Collier has worked and played with Chicago legends such as Willie Pickens, Delores Scott, Ernest Dawkins, Ari Brown, Dee Alexander, Maggie Brown, Robert Irving III, and Charles Heath IV, in addition to national and international artists such as Rene Marie, Chance the Rapper, Stefon Harris, Roy McCurty, Carmen Bradford, Carl Allen, Bennie Maupin, Bobby Broom, Quincy Phillips, Lisa Henry, Wyclef Gordon, Lewis Nash, and the AACM. Collier draws influence from saxophone masters such as John Coltrane,Ari Brown, Roscoe Mitchell, and Gene Ammons. He has had many mentors, including Antonio Hart,Joan Collaso, Ari Brown, Willie Pickens, Ernest Dawkins, Bennie Maupin, James Perkins, Charles Heath, Bobby Watson, and others. Collier and his band ” The Chosen Few just recently returned from Europe. Collier is fascinated with sounds. He believe the stage to be a lab where he can experiment and explore with sounds. To make a new statement.
Side Yard Sounds:
We are so excited to continue our Side Yard Sounds Series in 2022 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 bold new adventures in sound & space with a series of outdoor concerts held safely in our colorful, art-adorned yard.