Tuesdays are always FREE for Illinois residents.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Jason Stein is one of the few musicians working today to focus entirely on the bass clarinet as a jazz and improvisational instrument. He studied at Bennington College with Charles Gayle and Milford Graves, and at the University of Michigan with Donald Walden and Ed Sarath. In 2005, Stein relocated to Chicago and has since recorded for such labels as Leo, Delmark, Not Two, Atavistic, 482 Music and Clean Feed. Stein has performed throughout the US and Europe as both a bandleader and sideman and has amassed a discography of over 30 albums.
The Jason Stein Trio also features bassist Clark Sommers and drummer Mikel Avery.
In case of rain, the event takes place inside the MCA's Kovler Atrium.