Ars Nova Workshop presents the return of game-changing drummer, producer and beat scientist Makaya McCraven, at Solar Myth on February 21-22.
Makaya McCraven can best be described as a beat scientist. The cutting-edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is a multi-talented force whose inventive process and intuitive style of performance defy categorization. Called “a sound visionary” (jazzinchicago.org) who is “not your everyday jazz drummer” (thewordisbond.com), McCraven brilliantly moves between genres and pushes the boundaries of jazz and rhythm to create forms of his own. French-born but raised in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts by expatriate musician parents, McCraven went on to develop his chops in Chicago and now represents a rising generation of globally-minded, genre-bending music makers as an artist as well as band leader. Through his unique, rarified performances and collaborations he unapologetically affirms our right to re-think and re-write the rules, any rules, and affirms other artists in their own exploratory evolutions.
$25 General Admission
21 & Over
Solar Myth, 1131 S. Broad Street
These are standing shows.