july, 2022

sat23jul4:00 pm5:30 pm“Pocket Jazz Festival” Free Festival of Jazz, Celebrating 35th Anniversary by HotHouse

Event Details

The award-winning Chicago-based nonprofit arts presenter HotHouse is pleased to
announce the full schedule for the “Pocket Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 23, from 3-7 PM in
the yard adjacent to 3953 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL. HotHouse is in talks to purchase this
property to build a new brick-and-mortar location for HotHouse.
This is a live, in-person multi-arts festival that will also be streamed internationally on the
HotHouseGlobal streaming platform. The Pocket Jazz Festival is produced by HotHouse
founder and Executive Director Marguerite Horberg and is sponsored in part by a grant from the
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events. This is a free, “all ages” event,
but registration is encouraged via Eventbrite.

4:00PM- 5:30 PM – TRIO W.A.Z with special guest Ronnie Malley: Trio W.A.Z. has performed together for
more than twenty years, making it one of Chicago’s longest-standing experimental music
trios. Edward Wilkerson, Jr. is one of the great saxophone and clarinet players on the
Chicago scene. Tatsu Aoki is a prolific artist, composer, musician, educator,
consummate bassist, and Shamisen Lute player. Michael Zerang is a percussionist who
focuses extensively on improvised music, free jazz, contemporary composition, puppet
theater, experimental theater, and international musical forms. Each brings their
distinctive disposition to the trio, where their unique skills braid and interplay, forming an
incomparable synthesis of musical actuality.

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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