Umbrella Music


Since launching in the spring of 2006 Umbrella Music has not only functioned as one of the most dedicated presenters of forward-looking Chicago music, but also as one the city’s most important promoters of touring artists from around the globe. Umbrella's widening ability and reputation has led to performances by such acclaimed artists such as Joe McPhee, Chris Speed, Matthew Shipp, Wadda Leo Smith, David S. Ware, Oliver Lake, William Parker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver, Roscoe Mitchell, Peter Evans, Erik Friedlander, Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink, Peter Brötzmann, John Tchicai, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Irene Schweizer, Evan Parker, Akira Sakata, Toshimaru Nakamura and many, many more.