|AACM Musician Hanah Jon Taylor|
One of the most interesting intersections is north vs. south. Before performing at Elastic, the Velvet Lounge on Cermak served as the AACM's home. Unfortunately, The Velvet Lounge wasn’t able to survive much longer after the death of legendary owner and musician Fred Anderson. Anderson’s passing last June was a huge loss to the Chicago artist community, especially as he was a mentor to many AACM musicians. Upon the Lounge’s closing, Ed Wilkerson, Jr. Chicago saxophone and clarinet player reflected, “Until something is gone, you don’t realize how much a part of your life it was.”
Enjoy the music of Hanah Jon Taylor Artet Saturday, May 7 at 9PM.