The Bridge is a dynamic network for exchange, production, and diffusion that promotes and facilitates collaboration between French and American creative musicians.  It also encourages meetings, fosters growth of professional and artistic relationships between these musicians, provides a context in which they can develop and flourish. In other words, the Bridge gives creative musicians the times and spaces they need to connect and reconnect–on both sides of the Atlantic–in order to deepen their exchange.



The Bridge #15, Mosaic
SAT, NOV 17, 7pm
Logan Center Performance Penthouse, Free, followed by a roundtable discussion and reception 

Featuring Josh Berman, Jason Stein, Didier Petit, and Edward Perraud



bridgethumb2.jpgThe Bridge #2.1
FRI, MAY 10, 7 pm 

Bridge 2.1 features from France: Christiane Bopp (trombone) and Simon Sieger (trombone, accordion, piano); and from Chicago: Rob Frye and JayVe Montgomery (saxophones, flutes, electronics), and Dan Bitney (drums, keyboards). The performance is followed by a roundtable discussion and reception. Free and open to the public.


Presented by The Bridge; The France Chicago Center; The Julie and Parker Hall Endowment for Jazz and American Music; The Department of Music; The Franke Institute for the Humanities; The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge; The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts; The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media; and Experimental Sound Studio.