June 25, 2022
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ISAIAH COLLIER

June 25, 2022

ISAIAH COLLIER

Dorian’s Presents

Isaiah Collier
Live at 9PM & 11PM

Happy Hours 6-8pm Nightly
No reservations ~ 6pm – 2am
21+ ~ Vax Required

$10 Cover after 8PM

Isaiah Collier is a Chicago-based writer, arranger, and composer. An alumnus of the Jazz Institute of Chicago and The Chicago High School for the Performing Arts, Collier has worked and played with Chicago legends such as Willie Pickens, Delores Scott, Ernest Dawkins, Ari Brown, Dee Alexander, Maggie Brown, Robert Irving III, and Charles Heath IV, in addition to national and international artists Rene Marie, Chance the Rapper, Stefon Harris, Roy McCurty, Carmen Bradford, Carl Allen, Bennie Maupin, Bobby Broom, Quincy Phillips, Lisa Henry, Wyclef Gordon, Lewis Nash, and the AACM. He has had many mentors, including Antonio Hart,Joan Collaso, Ari Brown, Willie Pickens, Ernest Dawkins, Bennie Maupin, James Perkins, Charles Heath, Bobby Watson, and others. He has played at festivals such as Chicago Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Englewood Jazz Festival, Sons d’hiver Jazz Festival, and International Jazz Day at the White House, and is a former fellow at The Brubeck Institute in Stockton, CA.

Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few have just released the critically acclaimed LP Cosmic Transitions which fully explores moments of the past, present, and yes the future.

Cosmic Transitions, is a Five-part suite, that addresses interpersonal relationships during a Retrograde period. The recording of this project took place on September 23rd, 2020 at Rudy Van Gelder’s legendary studio where greats like John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, and many other great musicians expressed what they felt in those moments. Isaiah Collier a brilliant talent from Chicago leads the way on Soprano and Tenor Saxophone, with the support of the other members Jeremiah Hunt, Michael Shewoaga Ode, and Mike King. A release filled with a wide range of human emotions and musical possibility. Cosmic Transitions was crafted with the full intention to awaken those who hear it. Each part of the Suite weaves into the next. Not for the faint of heart, the album sets out to be a timestamp for before and after.The band consists of…

Jeremiah Hunt – Bass
James Russell Sims – Drums
Isaiah Collier – Saxophone