Friday, November 13, 2015

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Event starts at 8:00 p.m.
Price at the door:  $30.00

M.A.D.D. Rhythms

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 East 60th Street Chicago, IL 60660
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Second Annual Two-Day Multi-arts Event Features Array of Top Talent

HotHouse’s Old and New Dreams Festival is a second annual two-day multi-arts event that celebrates the intersection of jazz and “world musics.” It is the organization’s premiere showcase for some of the key programming that identified HotHouse as one of the most consistent cultural leaders in the city over the past 30 years. Replete with unusual pairings, the long-overdue appearance of major jazz artists, OLD AND NEW DREAMS should be heralded as a spectacular entry in the fall calendar of arts and culture events.

This festival highlights a mélange of talent, some deserving wider recognition, others up and coming young lions who are emerging as the next bright lights on the scene, and some sho’ nuff giants that seldom come to town. HotHouse endeavors to tell a comprehensive story over the course of the Festival — one that speaks to our own curatorial vision crafted over decades. It is a celebration both of our work, the artists we admire and the community we endeavor to serve.

Old and New Dreams is also the title of a cherished musical ensemble that featured many of the side-men in Ornette Coleman’s bands from the 1960s. We have lovingly adopted the name of that ensemble for this Festival in order to pay homage to these artists and particularly to think about the poetic and prosaic interpretations of the words, Old and New Dreams. At HotHouse, we find these words particularly apt considering our own organizational history and rebirth. The Festival was launched last year to celebrate our own revival — to say loudly not only, “we are still here”, but also as a vehicle to let folks know our the future plans for HotHouse 3.0!

This year we are very enthused to bring two projects led by former homeboy Adam Rudolph; Moving Pictures and the Go: Organic Orchestra. Adam was a former colleague of Don Cherry’s (Old and New Dreams) and most artfully brings the sensibilities of an array of global influences to his compositions.

Another highlight will be the command performance of M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ Supreme Love — a tap dance whirlwind interpretation of Coltrane’s eternal hit record “A Love Supreme.” Elsewhere on the bill is a very rare appearance of the 86-year-old Philly-based sax man Odean Pope who headlines Friday night’s program. On Saturday afternoon, HotHouse offers matinee educational events that are free to the public and that will take place in the “room with a view” penthouse of the Logan Center. There leading jazz critics will be playing some of their favorite LP’s and giving their “spin” on music that has moved them over the decades. Youth in the Black Lives Matter movement share with the public how to make art that responds to the moment.


Festival Dates:  Friday November 13 and Saturday November 14, 2015

Venue: The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 East 60th Street Chicago, Il. Performance hall and penthouse

Tickets: $15 University of Chicago students, $25 advanced general admission, $30 walk up- general admission, $40 reserved seating – first 5 rows $50, two day pass

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