Mingus Awareness Project Concerts in 2009
1st set: Justin Dillard performed a set of solo piano.
2nd set: Sue Graham Mingus talked with the audience at the Hideout -- she read excerpts from her memoir Tonight at Noon: A Love Story, and she talked about the Jazz Workshop, Inc.'s musical projects and educational initiatives. Sue was in New York City at the time, and she talked with us over cell phone.
3rd set: MAPtet performance --
Rich Corpolongo -- saxophones
Paul Hartsaw -- tenor saxophone
Saalik Ziyad -- vocals
Dan Godston -- trumpet
Nick Moran -- baritone saxophone & bass clarinet
Norman Palm -- trombone
Jon Godston -- soprano saxophone
Jerry Coleman -- drums
Alex Wing -- upright bass
“Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” by Charles Mingus
“Stompin' Grounds” by Rahsaan Roland Kirk
“Boogie Stop Shuffle” by Charles Mingus
“Ecclusiastics” by Charles Mingus
“Petite Fleur Africaine” by Duke Ellington
“Fables of Faubus” by Charles Mingus
“Serenade to a Cuckoo” by Rahsaan Roland Kirk
medley of “Gazzelloni,” "Caravan," and "Domino" by Duke Ellington, Eric Dolphy, and Rahsan Roland Kirk
“Haitian Fight Song” by Charles Mingus
“Better Get Hit in Your Soul” by Charles Mingus
Mingus Awareness Project 2009 happened at the Hideout on May 7. All proceeds went to benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Established in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is recognized internationally and is the only independent, publicly supported non-profit organization in the Chicago area dedicated solely to the treatment and elimination of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The Foundation is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where it supports both clinical care and scientific research. The Les Turner ALS Foundation's services are available to all ALS patients and caregivers, regardless of where they receive their medical care. The Foundation’s comprehensive patient services include support group meetings, professional in-home consultation services, communications and durable medical equipment programs; respite care grants and many educational programs.
poster image designed by Josh Josue
We would like to thank the Hideout for working with us on MAP 3, and those people who came out to the event. Also, we'd like to thank the following individuals and organizations for donating items which were used during the raffle drawing: The Jazz Institute of Chicago, The Old Town School of Folk Music, The Jazz Workshop, Inc., Myopic Books, Dusty Groove, Reckless Records, and Chicago Independent Radio Project, as well as other people who donated to Les Turner ALS Foundation.
Mingus Awareness Project 2009 was organized by the Borderbend Arts Collective, a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about the Les Turner ALS Foundation, please call 847.679.3311 or visit www.lesturnerals.org.