Constellation (nightclub)

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Constellation is a performing arts nightclub in Chicago, Illinois, "with an emphasis on forward-thinking practices particularly in the areas of jazz, improvised, experimental, and contemporary classical music."

Constellation was founded in 2013 by Mike Reed, a Chicago-based drummer and composer. Reed was originally Constellation's for-profit (nominally) owner and then, from 2018 through at least 2021, its nonprofit organization president.[1][2][3]

Constellation has replaced, and expanded upon, the now-closed Velvet Lounge as a hub of avant garde jazz and improvised music in Chicago. Musicians who have played at Constellation include Fred Hersch, Bobby Broom, Ari Brown, Josh Berman,[4] and many others.

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  1. ^ Brown, Hilary (April 5, 2013). "Reed Expands Reach With Constellation". Downbeat Magazine. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  2. ^ Reed, Mike. "Mission - History". Constellation. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  3. ^ Reed, Mike. "Mike Reed: Drummer and Composer - About". Mike Reed. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  4. ^ Ben Ratliff, "Merging Textures Across the Decades", The New York Times, August 17, 2012.

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Coordinates: 41°56′17″N 87°41′16″W / 41.93806°N 87.68778°W / 41.93806; -87.68778