Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few

Saturday, September 23


Hyde Park Union Church

A recent graduate of the Chicago High School for the Arts and current student at the Brubeck Institute in Stockton, California, saxophonist ISAIAH COLLIER has been turning heads in Chicago from an early age. Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune writes, “Every time I hear tenor saxophonist Collier, a student at Chicago High School for the Arts, I'm struck by his maturity, self-assuredness, and, above all, musicality… Collier shows tonal grit, poetry of line, and a depth of feeling one does not generally associate with teenagers.” He is a recipient of the Kiewett-Wang award from the Jazz Institute of Chicago and has played with the likes of Joan Collaso, Charles Heath, Victor Goines, James Perkins, Bobby Broom, Ernie Adams, Robert Irving III, and Joshua Ramos. THE CHOSEN FEW features Isaiah on saxophone, JAMES WENZLE on bass, JEREMIAH COLLIER on drums, CESAR MARTINEZ on guitar, and WILLIAM KURK on piano.