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Job Opening: Marketing and Public Relations Director

Part-time contract position; equivalent of 3 days a week (minimum 1 day/week in the office, the remainder self-directed) plus attendance at weekly staff meetings and at all events; no benefits: $1,650.00 per month.

The Marketing and Public Relations Director will be charged with creating and implementing an innovative and sustainable plan that integrates marketing, branding, public relations, and design.

Singletrack: Benjamim e Edinho

Cornetist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay has been making waves in various circles of the Chicago creative music scene for the past few years. While many may know him as an accomplished improviser, his versatility is demonstrated in his new Brazilian-tinged, song-based project Benjamim e Edinho, a collaboration with Rio-based musician Edinho Gerber and percussionist Tommaso Moretti. We spoke with Ben about his process, Fellini, and creative methods of releasing music.