Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few

Saturday, September 23


Hyde Park Union Church

A graduate of the Chicago High School for the Arts and 2nd year student at the Dave 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...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 Bobby Watson, Sean Jones, Joan Collaso, Charles Heath, Victor Goines, Bobby Broom, Ernie Adams, Robert Irving III, and Joshua Ramos, among others. THE CHOSEN FEW features Isaiah on saxophone, WILLIAM KURK on piano, JAMES WENZEL on bass, MICHAEL DAMANI on guitar, and JEREMIAH COLLIER on drums.