The Royal Room Columbia City
Thurs March 29, 7:30 pm & Sat March 31, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Dave Segal
Royal Room owner Wayne Horvitz is both an adventurous musician and a music historian blessed with vast knowledge and great taste. So there are few better people to organize a festival dedicated to avant-garde jazz in the tradition of John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, and Ornette Coleman than this versatile keyboardist/composer. On his important agenda are tributes to some of the most innovative artists ever to burn through orthodoxies, including Sonny Sharrock, Henry Threadgill, Muhal Richard Abrams, and a performance of the Art Ensemble of Chicago’s Fanfare for the Warriors.