City Farm Presents x Boom Collective
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019
7:30PM Doors / 8:00PM Show
RAIN OR SHINE
$18 ADV / $22 Day of Show
General Admission - Standing
Industry City Courtyard 1-2
(Food Hall Entrance)
238 36th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The bleeding edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is one of Chicago’s savviest cultural players and a multi-talented force whose inventive process & intuitive, cinematic style defy categorization.
French-born but raised in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts by expatriate musician parents, McCraven studied Jazz at the University of Massachusetts Amherst under the mentorship of jazz luminaries Archie Shepp, Marion Brown, and Yusef Lateef, and eventually went on to develop his chops in Chicago’s burgeoning scene.
His breakthrough album In the Moment was released with International Anthem Recording Co. (IARC) in 2015 and received widespread acclaim, proving to be a dramatic statement by McCraven that quickly launched him into the vanguard of not only Internationally-known jazz artists, but also a niche genre of next-wave composer-producers blurring the boundaries of jazz & electronic music.
His recent releases, the DJ-style mixtape Highly Rare (IARC, 2017) as well as an internationally recorded Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) (IARC, 2018) have been well received globally, leading to increased bookings in some of the world’s best clubs, theaters, and festivals alongside the likes of Corey Wilkes, Bobby (Baabe) Irving (Miles Davis), Ari Brown, and Bernie Worrell.
McCraven is currently on tour and most recently released Universal Beings, a 2xLP album featuring an A-list of “new” jazz players from New York, Chicago, London & Los Angeles.
L’Rain melds the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane with hypnotic, shifting collages in her searing, personal style. Her live performances are “hypnotizing, a wonder of practice and refinement” with “uncommonly tight” orchestrations (Village Voice). L’Rain performs with her band: Buz Donald (drums), Ben Katz (keys and sax), and Devin Starks (bass).
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Industry City courtyard 1-2
238 36th St. Brooklyn, NY 11232
(Food Hall Entrance)
Subway D N R to 36th Street, Brooklyn