Joining maestro Evan Parker is special guest drummer, Avreeayl Ra, straight out of Chicago, and our regular favourite bass player John Edwards. Avreeayl Ra is part of Chicago’s progressive avant-garde jazz community and more recently become more absorbed in the healing aspects music – something that has come out of his association with Sun Ra.
Venerable “Chicago Tribune” music critic Howard Reich described him as “An indispensable Chicago innovator, Avreeayl Ra shapes the music-making swirling around him with remarkable precision and poise… extraordinarily sensitive percussion.” Another critic, John Kelman described Avreeayl’s playing as “part Tony Williams, part Elvin Jones, and all Avreeayl Ra.”
VORTEX FUNDRAISING T-SHIRTS:
March 2 2018 two iconic musicians and old friends Dave Holland and Evan Parker joined forces in a fundraiser to show, as well as give their support to the Vortex Jazz Club – a fine institution that has help many a musician at the start of their career. The club has existed without any core funding after its establishment by founder David Mossman over twenty-five years ago. The club needs financial help to keep its operations going. We hope you will show your support by taking out a membership, coming to gigs or donating. You can make a donation by clicking the “donate” tab. We also have some new fundraising T-shirts with a fab design that was commissioned by Tim Berne (Snake Oil) with graphics by Steve Byram.