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The Miyumi Project at MCA

July 10, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 12:00 am

Free

More than 30 years ago, bassist-bandleader Tatsu Aoki took an artistic gamble: He began combining facets of ancient Japanese music with freewheeling jazz improvisation.

Though rudimentary, those first cross-genre efforts of his, in his native Japan, eventually blossomed into the Miyumi Project, now widely recognized as a groundbreaking merger of music from East and West.

Because Aoki moved to Chicago in the late 1970s and quickly set about developing his Asian-American experiment, the Miyumi Project has become a symbol of Chicago-style jazz innovation. Its rough-and-tumble sound, embracing everything from funk backbeats to blues vocals to avant-garde improv, has attracted audiences across the city and around the globe.

http://mcachicago.org/programs/now/all/2012/e1017

Details

Date:
July 10, 2012
Time:
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago , IL United States

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