Transatlantic Music Series

The Transatlantic Music Series is a new collection of concerts and collaborative workshops at the Old Town School of Folk Music and part of a larger grant project supported by the European Union’s “Getting to Know Europe” fund. This series involves three residencies featuring artists from the European Union countries, the Netherlands, France, and Spain, collaborating, performing and creating new music with US and Chicago artists. The residencies include performances, workshops, class visits, and jams and are designed to educate, entertain, and to create new music through these collaborations.

The Mn'JAM Experiment

The Mn'JAM Experiment residency features a collective from Holland with an innovative audio visual project that involves a multi-medium platform to create interactive and improvisational pieces. The group will hold to full day intensives with members of the Old Town School's Teen Collective who will then join the Mn'JAM on stage for a portion of their performance within the World Music Wednesday series on April 10th. There will also be two public workshops for the general public to explore live looping and other techniques in audio visual performance and recording.

Using Technology in Live Performance Workshop with Melissa Oliveira of Mn'JAM

Monday, April 8, 7:00 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

This workshop centers on the topic of "innovations in live performance" where, besides talking about concepts and techniques, Mn'JAM Experiment also demonstrate and invite audience members to try things out themselves.

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Live Looping for All Instruments Workshop with Melissa Oliveira of Mn'JAM

Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 PM · 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

Join Melissa of Mn'JAM for a very hands-on workshop on live looping. Get introduced to the concepts, techniques, and hardware behind live looping with any instrument.

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Mn'JAM Experiment World Music Wednesday Concert

Wednesday, April 10, 8:30 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave Ave.

This multi-medium performance places visual arts and music at the same level in an environment where performers' interactivity goes way beyond the usual instruments and music and reaches out to the visual and digital world.

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The Bridge & Tornaveus

Traditional Catalan & Mediterranean Polyphonies Workshop with Tornaveus

Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 PM · 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

Learn Mediterranean polyphonic vocal music first hand from members of the award-winning group Tornaveus.

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The Bridge & Tornaveus World Music Wednesday Concert

Wednesday, May 1, 8:30 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave Ave.

The Bridge, a transatlantic network for jazz and creative music connecting artists between France and Chicago, is dedicated to presenting original ensembles of musicians who explore new creative directions.

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Beyond the Rhythm Section Workshop with Dan Bitney & Olivia Scemama of The Bridge

Friday, May 3, 6:30 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

It is usual, in popular form of music of the 20th and 21st century, from jazz to rock or reggae, to label the drummer and bassist of a group as the rhythm section. Dan Bitney and Olivia Scemama will recount in sounds, words, and gestures the thousand metamorphoses of this crucial part of any orchestra.

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The Accordion in Traditional Balkan, Jazz, and Improvised Music Workshop with Simon Sieger of The Bridge

Friday, May 3, 6:30 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

French multi-instrumentalist Simon Sieger of The Bridge will give a hands on workshop using the diatonic accordion to explore traditional Balkan music, jazz, and more with special emphasis on the world of improvisation.

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Improvisational Jazz Jam with The Bridge

Sunday, May 12, 2:00 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Join members of The Bridge, a transatlantic network for jazz and creative music connecting artists between France and Chicago, for a free open jam.

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Hadar Noiberg & Chano Domínguez Duet

Hadar Noiberg & Chano Domínguez Duet World Music Wednesday Concert

Wednesday, June 5, 8:30 PM · 4544 N. Lincoln Ave Ave.

Flutist Hadar Noiberg and pianist Chano Domínguez team up to share their musical languages crafting a new way for the various musical traditions of the Mediterranean to interact.

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Improvisation and Dialogue in Jazz and World Music Workshop with Hadar Noiberg and Chano Dominguez

Thursday, June 6, 7:00 PM · 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

Flutist Hadar Noiberg and pianist Chano Dominguez present a hands on and interactive workshop for intermediate students on all instruments.

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Free Improvisation in Jazz and Flamenco Workshop with Hadar Noiberg and Chano Dominguez

Friday, June 7, 7:00 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Hadar Noiberg and Chano Dominguez will explore free improvisation as a tool of creativity within the song as well as explain the different flamenco rhythms and how to use them while playing standards or original compositions.

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Jazz, Flamenco, and World Music Jam with Hadar Noiberg and Chano Dominguez

Friday, June 7, 8:30 PM · 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Join Hadar Noiberg and Chano Dominguez as they lead a free open jam. Open to all and encompassing jazz, Flamenco, and world music.

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