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Storytelling Series: Jamire Williams and Carlos Niño

Jamire Williams is a Los Angeles based avant-garde drummer who has worked with jazz legend Herbie Hancock, innovator Robert Glasper, and Tortoise’s Jeff Parker. His first full length album ///// EFFECTUAL, released by Stones Throw subsidiary Leaving Records in late 2016, is a Jack DeJohnette-inspired spiritual solo drumming masterpiece produced by Carlos Niño.

Carlos Niño is a decades-deep Los Angeles scene sage known for his work as a percussionist, DJ, curator, show promoter and radio personality. In addition to his role as producer on Jamire Williams’s ///// EFFECTUAL, he released his own work on Leaving Records in 2016 — a vibed-out new age suite aptly titled Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening! The album features Madlib, Kamasi Washington, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (as well as Jamire on drums) — a cross-section of collaborators which in itself illustrates the centricity of Niño within the Los Angeles jazz, future soul and hip hop communities.

For this very rare Chicago visit and very special edition of the Storytelling Series, Carlos Niño will provide a poetic sonic and soliloqual introduction to a solo drumset performance by Jamire Williams. Following Jamire’s set, International Anthem Recording Co. founder and Uncanned Music curator Scottie McNiece will interview the two musicians about their stories, their music and their experience working together on the production of ///// EFFECTUAL.


About the Storytelling Series:
The Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Storytelling Series shares compelling stories and interviews from interesting and inspiring movers, shakers and visitors. From artists to musicians, innovators, adventurers and visionaries with a great story to tell – the series gives an inside look into the experiences, moments and memories that have shaped the speakers, their work and their lives. The hotel is known for its rich history, and while the walls can’t talk, the Storytelling Series continues the tradition of welcoming the world’s finest talent into its halls to make lasting memories. Only now, we’ll record and share those moments so worth remembering. The ongoing series takes place fireside in the Drawing Room and includes about one hour of storytelling, followed by a Q + A. Space is limited and seating is first come first serve.


February 26
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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