Pre Concert Performance
Possibilities – Presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Chicago Stage Series – Logan Center Cafe: 6pm
In partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and the Jazz Institute of Chicago, Jazz at the Logan presents CHICAGO STAGE at the Logan showcasing local jazz artists in free pre-concert performances.
Possibilities is a trio that developed out of the close kinship of three musicians, Tim Bennett, Peter Manheim, and Dan Stein. After meeting as 18 year olds in 2007 at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, they became integral in each other’s musical and personal development. They sought wisdom from the older generation of jazz musicians, but also learned from each other, personalizing and implementing the knowledge passed down to them from their mentors in rehearsals and performances. Possibilities soon developed their own musical language, and after a few years of playing realized that there was something unique and passionate that occurred every time they performed. Years later, after individually pursuing professional careers in music, they found that although they were playing with notable musicians in many different contexts, nothing felt quite like the music they made as a trio. Their “Possibilities Forever” Tour in 2016 brought them back together again and ultimately launched them into a whole new phase of music-making. They have not looked back since. Their debut full-length album, “Get ‘Em”, which is due out in April 2017, fully embodies the trust and commitment within this trio as they continue to push beyond the boundaries of their formative years to the present. With an emphasis on original compositions and group improvisation, they are always seeking to evolve. Their desire is that each performance is completely different than the last, and always results in an intensely soulful dialogue between each other and the audience.