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.