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.


Bridge 2.3

SAT, NOV 9, 7:30 PM
Performance Penthouse 

Followed by discussion with Michael Dawson (UChicago) and Alexandre Pierrepont (The Bridge).

Featuring Mai Sugimoto Raymond Boni, Anton Hatwich, and Paul Rogers



Sangliers [Bridge #14]

SUN, APR 19, 7 PM
Performance Penthouse 

Followed by a discussion with the musicians moderated by Michael Dawson (UChicago) and Alexandre Pierrepont.

Featuring Keefe Jackson, Dave Rempis, Christine Wodraska, Didier Lasserre and Peter Orins 

The Bridge is a network that promotes dynamic exchange between Chicago and French creative music communities by bringing various combinations of musicians from both countries together for two weeks—twice a year in Chicago; twice a year in France—to play, record, and tour.

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.