Damon Locks and Ken Vandermar

It’s the kind of encounter you don’t see every day. One is an improviser, saxophonist and composer who makes jazz sound like rock, noise and punk, the other is one of the figures of the incredible International Anthem label and is at the origin of a discography between spiritual jazz, film music and mystical music. Together they created this duo following a collaboration at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Chicago in 2020, and propose a totally figurative universe thanks to electronic sounds and the combination of samples with improvisation. Needless to say, the result is as beautiful as it is mysterious.

Ken Vandermark (Saxophone)
Damon Locks (Samples / Machines)

friday 26 may 202321h00
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Damon Locks

Damon Locks is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, vocalist/musician. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago where he received his BFA in fine arts. Since 2014 he has been working with the Prisons and Neighborhood Arts Project at Stateville Correctional Center teaching art. He is a recipient of the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier […]

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Ken Vandermark

Ken Vandermark (USA 1964) is an improvising musician and composer who plays tenor and baritone saxophone, Bb and bass clarinet.  He moved to Chicago from Boston in 1989, and has worked from the early 1990s onward, both as a performer and organizer in North America and Europe, recording in an array of contexts with many […]

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