Please join us at the Compound Yellow for Side Yard Sounds 2022 featuring the creative music of Aaron Shapiro
Saturday July 16th 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
Aaron Shapiro is a guitarist and composer who has been a fixture in Chicago’s eclectic music scene since 2010. As a writer and arranger he has composed for a 15-piece big band, a Hammond Organ trio and an album of guitar & vocal duets with singer Mary Lawson. Over the past decade Aaron has led jazz ensembles at many of Chicago’s renowned music venues including Andy’s Jazz Club and The Jazz Showcase. Since 2015 he has played guitar for The Eternals and has also collaborated on recording projects with saxophonist Patrick Bartley and drummer Daru Jones. For Compound Yellow’s Side Yard Sound series, Aaron will be joined by Nate Lepine on tenor sax and John Sutton on bass. They’ll perform two sets of Shapiro’s original compositions interwoven with some choice cover songs.
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.