Ari Brown Quartet featuring Oliver Lake

Saturday, September 23


Wagner Stage

A Chicago native, ARI BROWN is an internationally renowned saxophonist, flutist, and pianist, as well as a prolific arranger, composer, and teacher. He began his professional career in the 1960s, performing soul, rock, blues, jazz, and R&B throughout the Midwest and East Coast with such artists as Gene Chandler, B.B. King, and Chuck Berry. Since 1979, Ari has performed almost exclusively in the jazz idiom, playing throughout the U.S. and world with his own working band, the Ari Brown Quartet, and others including the AACM Experimental Orchestra, Kahil El’Zabar, Roscoe Mitchell, and Pharoah Sanders. Ari graduated from Chicago’s Vandercook School of Music and has been active as an educator, teaching at Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College Chicago, the Chicago Conservatory of Music, and other schools.