jazz meets hip-hop




the doug rosenberg/keyon harrold quintet featuring robert glasper


organic mind unit



wednesday, may 7th

the velvet lounge
2128 1/2 S. indiana avenue
one block east of michigan ave
toll free: 1.888.644.8007


admission: $10

thursday, may 8th

chase café

7301 n. sheridan rd.



admission: $10





Doug Rosenberg

            Has an instantly recognizable sound both as a composer and as a saxophonist.  He has shared the stage with Oscar Brown Jr., Dave Liebman, Bob Moses, and Danilo Perez.  Rosenberg has toured through the Netherlands, France, Italy, and Britain, and has appeared on Downbeat Magazine on several occasions.  He is currently working on projects  in Chicago, collaborating with musicians in jazz, classical music, Latin music, and hip-hop.




Robert Glasper

            An extraordinary composer and pianist.  Robert can be heard with pop star Bilal, Kenny Garrett, Charles Tolliver, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, and Russell Malone.  His new album, “Mood”, was released on Fresh Sound New Talent Records, and features Marcus Strickland, John Ellis, Mike Moreno, Robert Hurst, and Damion Reid.


Keyon Harrold

“The future of trumpet” in the words of Wynton Marsalis in October, 1999 issue of Downbeat magazine.  Keyon’s original voice can be heard in the bands of Prince, Erykah Badu, The Count Basie Orchestra, Common, Christian McBride, and Macy Gray.  He has appeared on stages in Asia, Europe, and New York, as recently observed in the New York Times.





Organic Mind Unit

The Organic Mind Unit is a collection of creative minds who seek to integrate live, organic sounds and a higher intelligence into traditional hip-hop.  They have toured across the US and opened for such bands as De La Soul, Pharcyde, and Gza.  They perform all over Chicago at venues such as the Double Door, Old Towne School of Folk Music, and the Abbey Pub.


For more information, please visit www.organicmindunit.com