• 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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readings & workshops
April 26

Book Talk: Ed Pavlić, Who Can Afford to Improvise?

readings & workshops
April 29

Poet Reading with Mark Doty

readings & workshops
April 29

Iroquios Raised Beading Workshop with James Kelly

exhibitions
May 4 -4

Exhibition: News from the Homefront, Recent Works by Jeff Morin

readings & workshops
May 10

Poetry Reading: Lindsay Daigle

readings & workshops
May 16

Poetry Reading: Mai Der Vang, author or Afterland

readings & workshops
June 6 -9

Intersite: Geopoetics of the Urban Garden and Beyond 

Archived performances
Aug 28 Sunday, August 28
1:00pm, $200 | $185 for members of either WPBC or Lynden Sculpture Garden

 

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.