A live performance from Tatsu Aoki's The MIYUMI Project illuminates the drum traditions of Japanese taiko and jazz.

Event Date: Tuesday, April 9 · 7:30 - 8:30pm CDT

Since the band’s formation two decades ago, Aoki has forged an exceptional and inimitable Afro-Asian musical hybrid. Presented in conjunction with Meiji Modern at the Smart Museum of Art, this performance incorporates the drummer languages of taiko and jazz. The MIYUMI Project fuses the Japanese taiko drumming tradition with first-class improvisers—who mostly herald from Chicago where Aoki has been based since 1979—such as woodwind specialists Ed Wilkerson and Mwata Bowden, experimentalist Jamie Kempkers, Tsukasa Taiko and others.

FREE, open to the public.

This program is presented in collaboration with EXPO CHICAGO as the official start of EXPO ART WEEK.



Smart Museum of Art (5550 S. Greenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60637)

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April 19, 2024

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