Mike Reed/Loose Assembly

I’ve been documenting the vibrant and slightly-under-the-radar Chicago jazz scene lately, especially Umbrella Music-related artists. I shot stills and video at Pritzker Pavillion last month, at Mike Reed‘s Loose Assembly performance. The shot above was made during a rehearsal for that show, which featured (left to right) Reed, Tomeka Reid, Joshua Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Greg Ward, and Jason Adasiewicz.

Jason Adasiewicz

Roscoe Mitchell, warming up at rehearsal

Mike Reed at The Hungry Brain, making an introduction during the Umbrella Music Festival last November 17th. (There’s not much light in that venue–this was shot at ISO 6400, f1.8 at 1/50th.)

Update: Jason Adasiewicz and Mike Reed made the New York Times top pop and jazz list.