HotHouse Old and New Dreams Festival

HotHouse Old and New Dreams Festival

Friday, November 13, 2015 @ Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; concert 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ Noon - 4:00 p.m. (Free community programs)

Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.; concert 8:00 p.m.

HotHouse’s Old and New Dreams Festival is the second annual two-day multi-arts event that celebrates the intersection of jazz and “world musics.” It is the organization’s premiere showcase for some of the key programming that has identified HotHouse as one of the most consistent cultural leaders in Chicago over the past 30 years.

This year, HotHouse is very enthused to bring two projects led by former homeboy Adam Rudolph: Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures Septet and the 21-piece Go: Organic Orchestra. Adam was a former colleague of Don Cherry’s (in Old and New Dreams) and most artfully brings the sensibilities of an array of global influences to his compositions.

Another highlight will be the command performance of M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ Supreme Love — a tap dance whirlwind interpretation of Coltrane’s eternal hit record “A Love Supreme.” Elsewhere on the bill is a very rare appearance of the 86-year-old Philly-based sax man Odean Pope who headlines Friday night’s program. On Saturday afternoon, HotHouse offers matinee educational events that are free to the public and that will take place in the “room with a view” penthouse of the Logan Center. There leading jazz critics will be playing some of their favorite LP’s and giving their “spin” on music that has moved them over the decades. Youth in the Black Lives Matter movement will share with the public how to make art that responds to the moment.

Tickets and more information can be found here.


HotHouse,The Center for International Performance and Exhibition, was founded in 1987 in Chicago to provide a unique forum for expression in the arts. Created primarily to host musical performances and other mediums such as spoken word, public discussions, film, dance and visual arts exhibitions, the ground-breaking non-profit organization showcases the work of innovative artists from all over the world, including those working outside the margins of the commercial market. HotHouse uses its collective resources to enfranchise community-based arts and culture, creating innovative festivals, events and multi-arts programs that respond to social issues in a broad way, instigating opportunities for international exchange and cross-cultural awareness.