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Jazz Recap:Joel Adams & Chicago Yestet at Fulton Street Collective by Harvey Tillis

On December 2, 2022 some of Chicago’s finest improvising musicians were led by trombonist/composer Joel Adams for two sets of exciting music at Chris Anderson’s Fulton Street Collective, FSC, in Chicago. The Chicago Yestet features Nick Mazzarella-alto, Geof Bradfield-tenor, Chris Madsen-tenor, Travis Heath/trumpet, Russ Johnson-trumpet, Steve Duncan-trombone, Joel Adams-trombone, Lloyde Bandow-herbal tinctures, Kenny Reichert-guitar, Chris White-piano, Clark Sommers-bass, Neil Hemphill-drums, Keith Harris-spoken words and Ameerah Tatum-vocals. Visual artist Micah Rademacher created artwork in response to the music. The show was also presented as a Livestream (see below) and virtual tips are appreciated! Here is a recap the night set in photos by Harvey Tillis.

Harvey Tillis is a documentary still photographer with a fine art eye available for recording sessions, environmental portraits, and creative projects. Contact him at

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