David Boykin is one of the most original and dynamic artists in the Chicago music scene. He is a composer, bandleader, and a multi-reed instrumentalist performing on the tenor and soprano saxophones, the Bb soprano and bass clarinets, and the drum set. He has received many grants and awards for his talents as a composer. He is the leader of the David Boykin Expanse; founder of Sonic Healing Ministries; and an occasional collaborator with a few other artists.
The group’s size has varied but its current core consists of Nicole Mitchell (flute), Josh Abrams (bass), Jim Baker (piano), and Marcus Evans (drums).