Mwata Bowden, other Chicago musicians bridge jazz boundaries with French contemporaries

The language of music knows no borders. This is exemplified in The Bridge, a project that has paired some of the best in improvisational jazz in Chicago with some spectacular contemporaries from France. Together they explored new sonic realms in avant-garde jazz for eager ears. Reed instrument master Mwata Bowden, UChicago's Director of Jazz Ensembles, was involved in the latest iteration, Bridge #4, along with cornetist Rob Mazurek, and bassist Matt Lux. They played alongside Julien Desprez on electric guitar and Mathieu Sourisseau on accoustic bass guitar.  

The Chicago Tribune covered the event in detail and you can read their review here

More info on The Bridge can be found at www.acrossthebridges.org.