• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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exhibitions
October 6 -28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

performances
October 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets + Open Mic

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

special events
November 17

We Exist to Prove the Living Artist: 38th Anniversary Gala

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Archived performances
Aug 28 Sunday, August 28
7:00pm, Give What You Can

 

featuring

Ernest Dawkins - reeds

Ben LaMar Gay - trumpet, electronic sound manipulation

Makaya McCraven - drums

 

The Boglifier Project builds upon new compositions by Ernest Dawkins that engage the richness of urban rhyme and African American folk melodies, alongside live acoustic sound, electronic signal processing, looping, dance, creative improvisation. and the collective interplay and exploration of sound.

 


Ernest Dawkins is one of the world’s premiere saxophonists and composers aspiring for his music and compositions to reflect the evolving collective cultural memory of the American jazz aesthetic. He has created commissioned works for the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Sons d’Hiver Festival, Banliues Bleues Festival, the Jazz Institute of Chicago, and the King Arts Complex of Columbus Ohio. Dawkins is an active member in the Chicago arts community and is former Chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.  Dawkins has worked with a myriad of music greats including: Ramsey Lewis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell,  Willie Pickens, Malachi Favors, Henry Threadgill, Amina Claudine Myers, Anthony Braxton, Jack McDuff, Don Moye, Jerry Butler, and The Dells.