Hugh Ragin

Hugh Ragin

Fri, June 2, 2017

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$15.00

This event is 18 and over

Hugh Ragin
Hugh Ragin
Best known for capably filling the problematic trumpet chair in saxophonist David Murray's various large ensembles, Hugh Ragin possesses the well-rounded technique and abundant imagination that his predecessors in those bands did not. A harmonically daring player, Ragin combines the clear, ringing tone of a classical trumpeter with the chops and rhythmic ingenuity of a top-notch bebopper. He has performed with Roscoe Mitchell/Leo Smith Creative Orchestra. Ragin has traveled to extensively in Europe and toured with Maynard Ferguson and David Murray, who brought him to New York to play in his band. The two have been close musical associates ever since. Ragin has written a piece in honor of Lester Bowie and will perform the piece with the Great Black Music Ensemble.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618