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WAVEFRONT: An evening with David Boykin

WAVEFRONT artist DAVID BOYKIN performs solo and discusses his adventure in Hong Kong last fall.


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.

Boykin began studying music on the clarinet at the age of 21 in 1991 and first performed professionally in 1997. Since 1997 he has released 10 album length recordings as a leader and contributed as a featured soloist to other musicians’ recordings; and performed at major international jazz festivals and smaller jazz venues locally and abroad.



The Wavefront Artist Residency is an international artist residency exchange partnership between Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) and soundpocket, a sonic arts organization based in Hong Kong. With support from the MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund, ESS will send a Chicago artist to Hong Kong for one month in fall 2015 to research, create, and share.