The Department of Music's Director of Jazz Ensembles Mwata Bowden will be presented with the 2015 WHPK REACH Award this Saturday, February 21st. The event is also a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Bowden is Artistic Director for the AACM's Great Black Music Ensemble.
WHPK 88.5 FM is a non-profit community radio station that broadcasts to the South Side from the University of Chicago. Each year they present their REACH Award to recognize individuals whose work continues and expands appreciation for jazz.
This event is part of Black History Month Celebration of Jazz and will feature performances from the dynamic Ari Brown Quintet. The full press release and links for purchasing tickets can be found here.