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Concerts & Events

Wednesday, October 27, 2021  ·  8:30 PM CDT

Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty

with Erthe St. James
World Music Wednesday

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000


World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty (named by artist/musician Lonnie Holley) are clarinetist/vocalist Angel Bat Dawid, pianist/vocalist Anaiet, and bassist Brooklynn Skye Scott. Emerging from the Great Black music traditions of Chicago and active Chicago Black Artist Union Members, this ensemble comes together with a myriad of musical backgrounds, textures, and sounds relying heavily on spontaneous compositions and improvisation. Sistazz of Tha Nitty Gritty have performed for Elastic Arts 3rd Annual Benefit Concert, Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts annual Ecstatic Music Festival, New Music Circle Festival, Interference Fest: Women Making Noise 2020 in Austin Tx, Fulcrum Point 22nd Annual Concert for Peace, Jazz Institute of Chicago Jazz in the City Series, as well as performing for University of Chicago's Arts & Public Life First Monday's Jazz Series.

This project is partially supported by a CityArts Year of Chicago Music grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.