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August 8 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm
Makaya McCraven photo by Nathan Michael
Presented by Earshot Jazz
Earshot members & seniors $16
Students & veterans/military $10
Chicago drummer, producer, and “beat-scientist” Makaya McCraven breaks down the divisions between free-jazz and hip-hop. In a new era of genre-bending music, McCraven pushes the boundaries of sound and rhythm to create categories of his own. Layering his extensive experience with hip hop bands, African dance bands, Hungarian folk music, and indie rock on top of a deep history of “straight ahead” jazz, improvisation, and the avant-garde with beats, sampling, and electronics, McCraven creates a unique self expression.
Note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. To guarantee a good seat, make a dinner reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Royal Room is an all-ages venue until 10pm.