Fri 18 Nov 2022

Makaya McCraven

From £22.50 (seated & standing tickets available)

“Hi everyone, dear fans. Unfortunately these crazy times have been challenging for us and because of reasons beyond our control me and my team had to take the unfortunate decision to postpone the November concerts to next year. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope for your understanding. We truly wished we did not have to do this… I am positive and look forward to see you all next year either in the summer or the fall of 2022 and we can look back and smile together. Stay safe and healthy and keep supporting live music!” – Makaya”

Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The bleeding edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is one of Chicago’s savviest cultural players and a multi-talented force whose inventive process & intuitive, cinematic style defy categorization.

French-born but raised in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts by expatriate musician parents, McCraven studied Jazz at the University of Massachusetts Amherst under the mentorship of jazz luminaries Archie Shepp, Marion Brown, and Yusef Lateef, and eventually went on to develop his chops in Chicago’s burgeoning scene.

His breakthrough album In the Moment was released with International Anthem Recording Co. (IARC) in 2015 and received widespread acclaim, proving to be a dramatic statement by McCraven that quickly launched him into the vanguard of not only Internationally-known jazz artists, but also a niche genre of next-wave composer-producers blurring the boundaries of jazz & electronic music.

His recent releases, the DJ-style mixtape Highly Rare (IARC, 2017) as well as an internationally recorded Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) (IARC, 2018) have been well received globally, leading to increased bookings in some of the world’s best clubs, theaters, and festivals alongside the likes of Corey Wilkes, Bobby (Baabe) Irving (Miles Davis), Ari Brown, and Bernie Worrell.


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Islington Assembly Hall

Islington, London

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