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A Collaborative Expression of Healing & Unity Through Improvisation with Special Guest Artists Markus Stockhausen and Florian Weber


Stephen Burns and Kahil El’Zabar bring together leading improvisers from seemingly divergent musical communities to create improvised art music beyond the borders of all social/cultural taboos. This is truly an international gathering of musical visionaries driven by a higher meaning of healing through the arts.


For one night only, jazz and contemporary improvisation traditions engage in a raw musical dialogue of connection and healing as Fulcrum Point brings together ten of Chicago’s leading improvisors led by conduction masters Markus Stockhausen and Kahil El’Zabar. Stockhausen is a celebrated German composer and trumpeter and will play alongside his longtime collaborator, German jazz pianist Florian Weber; sparks are bound to fly as the pair teams up with Chicago experimental jazz icon Kahil El’Zabar. The featured artists represent a wide and diverse spectrum of society: from the North Side of Chicago to the South Side and from Europe to America. This playful combination of master musicians will create something singular through exploration, experimentation, and collaboration. We want to extend a thank you to the Goethe-Institut for their generous support on this program. 


For attendees interested in securing bottle service for this event, please contact Christina Mighty @


The Promontory has a fabulous restaurant. Please make dinner reservations here. 



$20 General Admission; $10 Students/Seniors
Location: The Promontory


The Promontory
5311 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

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