Jazz pianist Willie Pickens presents his final Christmas concert at Hyde Park Union Church on Friday
On Sunday evening Friends of the Gamelan, Chicago’s only ensemble dedicated to the traditional Indonesian percussion music, will premiere a new composition by ensemble member and local experimental composer Patrick Liddell. It’ll be the first time in four years that the 31-year-old group will debut an original work by one of its own.
Recommended entertainment paired with nearby restaurants.
Saturday’s jazz marathon features an impressive cast of local players, including Ernest Dawkins, Nicole Mitchell, Willie Pickens, Dana Hall, Robert Irving III, and Dee Alexander.
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Pianist Willie Pickens presents his annual jazz Christmas concert Friday at Hyde Park Union Church.