Four Dimensions Ensemble, conceived by Chicago Avant-Garde Jazz artist, Michael Staron, is on the search for a dance artist to help build the improvisation performance group. Four Dimensions Ensemble was born last year and is the combination of a live improvisational jazz trio made into a quartet through addition of an improvising dancer. Four Dimensions Ensemble in collaboration with Jamy Meek Dance are looking for a female dancer, accomplished or at least comfortable with improvisational performance, to perform in intimate neighborhood tavern atmospheres. This project is new and gaining momentum and the interest and desire to experience this type of creative work is considered an important quality for our new dancer(s). This is not just a gig but the joining of an ensemble.
Labor of Love
The genesis of the project arose from Mr. Staron's desire to create work simply for the purpose of it existing, a gift made in a way that only artists who are passionate about what they do can release into the world. All compensation for performances will be agreed upon by the ensemble members. Help us build over a million more views this year!
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The dancer functions as another instrumentalist in the quartet, sometimes she's a soloist and at other times she functions as an accompanist. To me music is organized vibration, all art is organized vibration, everything that exists is organized vibration. ----- Michael Staron
Acknowledged as, "a versatile, forward looking and accomplished performer" in Jazz Times, Michael began his professional career playing trumpet with Latin Tropical bands in Chicago’s Pilsen area at age fifteen. He holds a M.M. in Jazz Pedagogy from Northwestern University, a Bachelor of Music in Composition from DePaul University and a Master Online Teaching Certificate ION from the University of Illinois. Michael has been a Lecturer at the DePaul University School of Music since 2003 and an Instructor of Music at Triton College since 2000. Reviews in regards to the various facets of his bass playing have been published in Cadence, Pulse, Jazz USA, Jazz Review, Jazz Word, Jazz Weekly, AMG, New City, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Wire, All About Jazz, Jazz at a Glance, Chicago Reader, Screen, Where, Progression Magazine and live performances of Michael have been aired on BET, 190 North and local cable. Recently, Four Dimensions Ensemble received over a million views and over 5800 likes on Facebook for the five videos they created on 5/20/18 and in December 2018 into January 2019 Michael was the Reverbnation #1 Jazz Artist Chicago / #1 Jazz Artist Regionally for over three weeks straight