Please join us at the Compound Yellow for Side Yard Sounds 2022 featuring the creative music of Jake Wark
Saturday September 17th 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
Jake Wark is a saxophonist and composer who has been active in Chicago’s creative music community since 2014, when he relocated from upstate New York. He can be heard in numerous groups as a sideman and collaborator, including Javier Red’s Imagery Converter, whose first release, Ephemeral Certainties, was included in an NPR Jazz Critics’ Poll list of the best debuts of 2019. Jake has released two albums as a leader: 2020’s Scrawl, featuring Angel Bat Dawid, Jakob Heinemann, and Adam Shead, and 2017’s Tremor, with Drew Gress and Phil Haynes. This is the debut performance of a new band, featuring violinist Mark Feldman, bassist Ben Dillinger, and drummer Tommaso Moretti performing several of Jake’s new compositions.
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.