Esthesis Quartet

@ Constellation

Friday, October 14 ~~ 8:30PM

3111 N Western Ave Chicago IL 60618
8:30pm. Proof of Covid vaccination is required upon entry. $25 tickets, $20 student discount available at the door with active atudent ID.
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Esthesis Quartet plays original music with a reckless abandon that shakes the preconceptions of traditional instrumentation roles. The group approaches collaboration with understanding, respect, and a brave commitment to spontaneity and sonic exploration. Esthesis, by definition, means elementary sensations of touch. This is in reference to the missed human contact collectively experienced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Esthesis Quartet was formed during this time, initially as a composition support group to keep the creative juices flowing via remote recording projects. When it felt safe to connect in person, we gathered in Los Angeles to perform and record this album.
Denver based pianist Dawn Clement has established herself as one of the most sought-after musicians working today. With her joyful presence, consummate technique and distinctive sound, Clement has gained the attention and respect of musicians, critics, and fans throughout the U.S. and abroad. She holds the role of Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of the Jazz and American Music Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, flutist Elsa Nilsson is now based in New York City where she performs regularly at various established venues and is an adjunct professor at The New School. Paul Rauch of All About Jazz has said about her: “She is the logical choice to provide a next step for her instrument in the world of jazz and improvised music.”
Bassist Emma Dayhuff is the most recent bassist to graduate from the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance and is the fifth woman to ever participate in the prestigious program. She currently resides in Chicago where she is pursuing a DMA at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Los Angeles drummer Tina Raymond is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of Jazz Studies at California State University, Northridge. A unique voice in the Los Angeles contemporary improvised music scene, Raymond blends traditional jazz vocabulary with African polyrhythm and classical percussion techniques. See less