Los Angeles based percussionist Booker Stardrum makes his Option debut.
Chicago based sound artist Lou Mallozzi returns to the Option stage. Tonight's performance will showcase a set of duo music with the visionary composer, improviser and sculptor Douglas Ewart.
Chicago based cellist and composer Liliana Zofia Wosko performs a solo set followed by a duo with rising star Ben Lamar Gay on cornet.
Prolific bassist and composer Max Johnson marks his Option debut with a solo set followed by an improvised trio with Dave Rempis on saxophones and Sam Pluta on electronics.
Bassist Luke Stewart performs a solo set. A conversation with Ken Vandermark follows.
Saxophonist Sarah Marie Hughes performs solo. A duo set with drummer Steve Hunt follows.
Cellist Kevin Davis performs solo. A trio set with bassoonist Katherine Young and drummer Phil Sudderberg follows.
Multidisciplinary french artist Julien Bayle performs solo. A talk with Ken Vandermark follows.
Solo sets by percussionist Fred Lonberg-Holm, saxophonist and clarinetist Keefe Jackson, and drummer Julian Kirshner. A trio set follows.
Percussionist Tyler Damon performs solo. A duo set with bassists Andrew Scott Young follows.
Composer and computer musician Kelley Sheehan performs two duo sets: first with clarinetist Emily Beisel, then with Taylor Stevenson
Cellist and performance artist Lia Kohl performs duo with multi - instrumentalist Macie Stewart. A solo set with video follows.
Baltimore based musician, writer and performer Bonnie Jones performs solo on the OPTION stage, a conversation with Ken Vandermark follows.
Zurich based vocalist, drummer and electronics musician Jason Kahn performs solo on the OPTION stage and in a vocal duet with Chicago's Carol Genetti.
Composer, improviser and clarinetist Angel Bat Dawid presents two trios for her OPTION debut:
Set one includes Lia Kohl on cello and Norman Long on electronics while set two includes Adam Zanolini on saxophone and flute and Xris Espinoza on saxophone and bowed percussion.
Violinist, pianist and vocalist Macie Stewart performs solo followed by a duo with drummer Julian Kirshner
Versatile bassist Tom Blancarte and Danish - American saxophonist, vocalist and composer Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen perform solo and in duo with Chicago's own Kent Kessler.