The Bridge #9: Concert and Panel Discussion on Jazz and Improvisation

Monday, 12 October 2015, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
at the University of Chicago, Center in Paris, 6 rue Thomas Mann, Paris 13ème

Concert and Panel Discussion on Jazz and Improvisation
Please join us for a performance by "Bridge* #9," a franco-Chicago ensemble comprising Mankwe Ndosi and Mike Ladd (vocals), Sylvain Kassap (clarinet), and Dana Hall (percussion). This performance will be followed by a roundtable discussion, moderated by Alexandre Pierrepont (Anthropologist and Executive Director of the Bridge), in which the musicians will talk about the ways they approach their art/craft and explore the role of improvisation in their musical (and philosophical) practices.
Guests are invited to interact more informally with the musicians during a cocktail reception immediately following the panel discussion.
*The Bridge is a network that promotes exchange between Chicago and French jazz communities by bringing various combinations of creative musicians from both countries together for two weeks at a time—twice a year in Chicago; twice a year in France—to play, record, and tour.