• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
November 19

Poetry Reading: Santee Frazier & Franklin K.R. Cline

readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived performances
Aug 28 Sunday, August 28
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

 

featuring

Ernest Dawkins - reeds

Ben LaMar Gay - trumpet, electronic sound manipulation

Makaya McCraven - drums

 

The Boglifier Project builds upon new compositions by Ernest Dawkins that engage the richness of urban rhyme and African American folk melodies, alongside live acoustic sound, electronic signal processing, looping, dance, creative improvisation. and the collective interplay and exploration of sound.

 


Ernest Dawkins is one of the world’s premiere saxophonists and composers aspiring for his music and compositions to reflect the evolving collective cultural memory of the American jazz aesthetic. He has created commissioned works for the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Sons d’Hiver Festival, Banliues Bleues Festival, the Jazz Institute of Chicago, and the King Arts Complex of Columbus Ohio. Dawkins is an active member in the Chicago arts community and is former Chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.  Dawkins has worked with a myriad of music greats including: Ramsey Lewis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell,  Willie Pickens, Malachi Favors, Henry Threadgill, Amina Claudine Myers, Anthony Braxton, Jack McDuff, Don Moye, Jerry Butler, and The Dells.