The brilliant and intrepid Imani Winds join the citywide celebrations and pay tribute to Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks' centenary with this concert that honors artists who forge their own paths. The program includes works by Wayner Shorter and Jason Moran written for the Imani Winds, music by two of the Imani members, and world premieres of three works written for the occassion.
6:30 PM discussion with artists and Travis Jackson
7:30 PM concert: A Song in the Front Yard - An evening with Imani Winds celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks
Jeff Scott: Titilayo
Valerie Coleman: Suite: Portraits of Josephine
Wayne Shorter: Terra Incognita
Jeff Scott: Homage to Duke
Jason Moran: Cane
Also, new works by Courtney Bryan, Valerie Coleman, and Nkeiru Okoye.