• 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
November 1 -25

Fragile Not Found: Molly Hassler, Anika Kowalik & LaNia Sproles

November 18

Concert: Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge #15

readings & workshops
November 20

Project Cozy an Art Workshop with Anika Kowalik

readings & workshops
November 27

Reading: Theodore Van Alst Jr.

readings & workshops
November 28

Poetry Reading: Krystal Languell & Dominique Salas

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

December 9

Alternating Currents Live presents James Sanders’ Dark Matter String Band

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

December 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Dec 9 Sunday, December 9
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

James Sanders’ Dark Matter String Band


James Sanders - violin

Christian Dillingham - bass

Matt Gold - guitar

Violinist James Sanders confidently crosses stylistic borders, yet stays true to both the jazz violin legacy and his rigorous classical training to create music that transcends category yet remains faithful to its multiple inspirations, which include his Caribbean heritage. He is a regular presence in Chicago’s creative music movement and has performed around the world, including major jazz festivals in Italy, Brazil, Poland, and Chicago. He leads the long-running Latin jazz group James Sanders’ Conjunto as well as Proyecto Libre, an ensemble that pulls equally from free improvisation and Afro-Caribbean traditions. The Dark Matter String Band, James' latest project is a collaboration with bassist Christian Dillingham and guitarist Matt Gold exploring the concepts of early 20th Century African-American string band music in a 21st Century context.