Known for its boldness in showcasing cutting-edge works, the UChicago Jazz X-tet is a versatile collection of 12 to 15 musicians, frequently joined in performance by noted Chicago-area professionals. The X-tet’s three-concert season offers a variety of pieces ranging from jazz standards to hip-hop, often in arrangements that are custom-designed for the ensemble by its own members. Both in rehearsal and in performance the X-tet focuses on developing the improvisational skills of its musicians, as well as deepening their understanding of the wide–ranging jazz idiom. The group has issued two CDs, and frequently performs for University events on campus and elsewhere in the city. Jazz X-tet performances are free! For more information about X-tet events, visit music.uchicago.edu.
THU, DEC 5 / 8 PM / Logan Center Performance Hall / Free
THU, MAR 12 / 8 PM / Logan Center Performance Hall / Free
THU, JUN 4 / 8 PM / Logan Center Performance Hall / Free