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First Monday Jazz: avery r. young & de deacon board

Join us for a special First Monday Jazz event featuring avery r. young & de deacon board. This event is FREE. First Monday Jazz happens every first Monday at 7pm and is presented in partnership with Arts + Public Life at the University of Chicago. Complimentary drink and refreshments are served.

Multidisciplinary artist avery r. young is a Cave Canem alum & 3Arts Awardee whose written work has appeared in The BreakBeat Poets, The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, The Whiskey of Our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience and Change and other anthologies. His album booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid is a combines his poetry and sound design to discuss matters of race and identity in America during the Obama Era. His vocal talents are featured on world renowned flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell’s newest release Mandorla Awakening || Emerging Worlds (FPE records). He currently works as a teaching artist and performs with his band de deacon board.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in these events should contact Arts + Public Life for assistance at 773.702.9724 or

Questions? Contact Nikki Patin at or 773.263.7003

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Monday's Jukebox with Selah Say!
Later Event: December 16
Toy Drive + Visit with Santa!