Makaya McCraven

Summer Jazz at the Harris

This performance takes place on the Harris Theater’s Elizabeth Morse Genius Stage and is presented in partnership with Chicago Jazz Festival.

In a new era of genre-bending music, Makaya McCraven pushes the boundaries of sound and rhythm to create categories of his own. Called “a sound visionary” (jazzinchicago.org) who is “not your everyday jazz drummer” (thewordisbond.com), McCraven is a beat scientist. Makaya McCraven layers his extensive experience with hip hop bands, African dance bands, Hungarian folk music, and indie rock on top of a deep history of “straight ahead” jazz, improvisation, and the avantgarde with beats, sampling, and electronics as a form of unique self-expression.

Performers:
Makaya McCraven – drums
Junius Paul – bass
Greg Ward – sax
Matt Gold – guitar