December 5-12, 2021

Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

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Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few
Chicago , IL
Grant amount: $15,000


The Imperial Mia. Miami, FL. 12/5/2021
Sultan Room. New York, NY. 12/9/2021
Minton's Playhouse. New York, NY. 12/12/2021
Dupont Underground. Washington DC. 12/16/2021

About the Artist

Isaiah Collier is a 22-year old Chicago/Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, curator, activist, motivational speaker and educator. Collier is most known for his work as a saxophonist, in addition to him being a drummer as well. Collier's sound and approach is drawn from the influences of other master saxophonists such as John Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Ari Brown and Gene Ammons. Collier has shared the stage with many musicians both locally and internationally. With Artists such as Chance The Rapper, Lewis Nash, Wadada Leo Smith III, Antonio Hart, Junius Paul, James Carter, Carl Allen, Paul Rogers, Bennie Maupin, Rudy Van Gelder, Angel Bat Dawid and many more.

Collier has played notable venues such as The Jazz Showcase, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Lithuania Jazz Festival, The White House, Chicago Jazz Festival, New York Winter Jazz Festival, The Hyde Park Jazz Festivals, Sons D'hiver Festival (Paris), The Logan Center, The Harris Theatre, and the U.S Embassy for Paraguay.

His most well-known work is with his group Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few which recorded "The Unapologetic Negro" (2019) and their first release "Return of The Black Emperor" (2017). More recently, the band recorded "Cosmic Transitions", recorded at the legendary Rudy Van Gelder's Studio (2020), which is the music that will be featured in this tour. Other than Collier, the band includes: Michael King, piano, vox, aux percussion; Jeremiah Hunt, bass, vox, aux percussion; and Michael Ode, drums and vox.