Oct 12th 2018


On Thursday, September 27th, Fred Jackson, Jr.— composer, musician, and member of Chicago's own AACM —performed his original compositions 'Limestone', 'Get to the Point', and 'So They Say (Ode to Willie Mae Jones)'. This informal gathering honored the many histories of Promontory Point, and was inspired by ongoing dialogues with lifelong participants in its diverse communities. The performance was open to any and all who wandered along the rocks at sunset. Joining Mr. Jackson were percussionist Isaiah Spencer, and Devin Foster on bass.

Saxophonist Fred Jackson, Jr. performs and composes all over Chicago with ensembles large and small, including Magic Carpet, Pati, and Erudition Trio. He is the Music Coordinator for Intercommunity Child Guidance Center, and teaches at the AACM. He is also an instructor with Music Works Chicago, combining exploration of instruments with studies of culture and geography. He holds a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from DePaul, and has written about the influence and migration of musicians from the Dallas/ Fort Worth area across the U.S. His most recent release is 'Erudition'.