By Mae Ebert

Defender Contributor

UGOCHI performs Friday, November 7 . . . doors open at 7pm
UGOCHI performs Friday, November 7 . . . doors open at 7pm

HotHouse recently announced its second annual two-day multi-arts festival boasting an array of top talent as it’s line up. Festival curator Marguerite Horberg, Founder and Executive Director of HotHouse, says, “Last year we rolled out the first HotHouse ‘Old and New Dreams’ Festival as a statement announcing HotHouse’s return and we wanted to do it with a bang! So we brought in some heavy hitters like David Murray who hadn’t been to Chicago in 16 years, and headliner jazz great Pharaoh Sanders. This year we have another great line up.”
So this year’s two-day HotHouse ‘Old and New Dreams’ Festival will provide a mélange of talent complete with unusual musical pairings and long-overdue popular jazz appearances. This premiere showcase highlights the key programming HotHouse has to offer, ranging from young up and comers, to seasoned performers worthy of greater recognition — new world and jazz giants that seldom come to town.
Marguerite says, “It’s important that Hothouse present the dynamic of music that we do in keeping with our mission to unite people through music in seeking peace. We recognize the relationships created throughout the globe between musician of the New World Music and jazz genres. The coming together under the guise of music is not discussed enough so in our way we demonstrate the reality through our gallery of music presented in our programs.”
In keeping with its rich past over the past thirty years, as a cultural leader in Chicago, the ‘Old and New Dreams’ Festival promises to be a premiere multi-arts showcase that celebrates top programming.

The festival line up:



  • A.D.D Rhythms Presents Jumaane Taylor’s Supreme Love With The Rajiv Halim Quartet
  • The Odean Pope Trio


  • Black Lives Matter- Art Matters Round table discussion
  • Needle Drop: Critics spinning and digging Ornette and Old and New Dreams
  • Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures with Brahim Frigbane, Graham Haynes, Ralph Jones, Alex Marcello & Jerome Harris with special guest Hamid Drake
  • The Go: Organic Orchestra,18 piece ensemble – NY meets Chicago



Friday, November 13, Doors Open 7pm, Program 8 pm
Saturday,  November 14, Free Community Program 1-3pm,
Doors Open 7pm, Program 8 pm


The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall and Penthouse 915 East 60th Street Chicago, IL.
This year we are thrilled to welcome a range of performers including two projects led by former homeboy Adam Rudolph. During the Saturday performance, Adam’s debut projects – Moving Pictures and the Go: Organic Orchestra – will demonstrate the artful array of global influences that define his compositions. On Saturday afternoon, HotHouse will offer free matinee educational events in the Logan Center penthouse “room with a view.” Leading jazz critics will play their favorite LP’s and will offer their “spin” on the music that has moved them over the decades. Additionally, youth from the Black Lives Matter movement will share their insights on how to make art that responds to the moment.
Friday highlights include the commanding performance of M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ Supreme Love – a tap dance whirlwind interpretation of Coltrane’s eternal hit record “A Love Supreme.” Attendees will also have a rare opportunity to enjoy the performance of the 86-year-old, Philly-based sax man, Odean Pope, who will headline the evening’s program. Old and New Dreams promises to be a spectacular multi-arts festival that will be a heralded entry in every arts and culture fall calendar.
Tickets & more information: www.hothouse.net

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