April 23rd, 2018
Doors At 7. Music At 7:30pm
Violinist, pianist and vocalist Macie Stewart performs solo followed by a duo with drummer Julian Kirshner
Macie Stewart is a multi-instrumentalist improviser and composer from Chicago, IL. A classically trained pianist and violinist, she embraced free improvisation as a way to make music outside of traditional norms, while combining her varied influences and interests. Her style of improvising draws from her classical training as well as her experience playing folk and experimental rock music both nationally and internationally. She is currently touring with her band, Ohmme, Ken Vandermark's Marker, and her own trio, The Few.
Julian Kirshner is a Chicago-based drummer primarily working in the context of jazz and improvised music. Percussion studies began at age 10 when Kirshner was selected to be a member of the CSO’s Percussion Scholarship Group. Over the past 15 years, he has studied with Sarah Allen, David Bloom, Dylan Ryan, and Frank Rosaly. Kirshner also organizes the Improvised Music Series at Myopic Books, a weekly showcase of musicians playing uncharted music in a first-time context.