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The Evanston Public Library presents Mike Reed and his Inner Circle, a free, after hours jazz concert to be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29  in the lobby of the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

For more than a decade Mr. Reed has been “a center of gravity for music in Chicago and beyond” (Howard Reich,The Chicago Tribune).

Mr. Reed, who grew up in Evanston, tours the world, leads several jazz ensembles, plays percussion in groups led by jazz legends like Roscoe Mitchell and Wadada Leo Smith, and is a member of Chicago’s AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) which was the topic of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s major 2015 retrospective, “The
Freedom Principle.”  

He also runs two music venues, Constellation and Hungry Brain, and has key roles in programming the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Pitchfork Music Festival. Doors open at 6 p.m., just after the library closes.