Comfort Music, every Thursday
Doors open at 7pm, show starts promptly at 7:30pm
No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)
**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**
Co-presented by HOMEROOM
RJ Eldridge is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and educator. A graduate of the University of South Florida’s graduate program in Africana Studies, where his studies focused on literature and critical theory, Eldridge has engaged widely on the role of the arts in constructing identity, and seeks to help expand the dimensions of contemporary discussion on the intersections between performance, history, race, ontology and myth. His current projects include a collection of lyric essays and visual works that inquire about time, race and yearning in a shifting moment.
He made a national television debut in September 2013 as a performer in the NAACP Image-Award nominated series, Lexus Presents: Verses and Flow, and stars in the short film Akata. He lives and works in Chicago.
Double bass duo: Tatsu Aoki & Fred BBriet. This lineup is part of an ongoing project called "The Bridge" which is a sort of musical exchange between Chicago and Europe.
“Jazz” music has always crossed stylistic or national borders, to better exalt dizzying,“dissimilar singularities,” and their stirring power. However, projects that deeply associate French and American musicians are not that common, for lack of time, for lack of resource, the music industry preferring event-driven encounters to lasting relationships, isolated fusions to shared mutations. Thus was born the idea to build a transatlantic bridge – The Bridge – that would consistently cross both parties, in both directions, to recreate the conditions of true sharing, through space and time.