The University of Iowa

CONTRA-TIEMPO & Las Cafeteras

A wellspring of joy is a weapon of resistance in the face of injustice. The urban Latin dancers of CONTRA-TIEMPO and the musicians of Las Cafeteras—all grounded in the communities of color in South Los Angeles—celebrate this fact in a work that flips the script on the usual narratives about minority communities.

Tomeka Reid Quartet

If you’re in the mood for adventuresome jazz, the Thirsty Ear label offers plenty of options to quench your cravings—and one of the tastiest is cellist Tomeka Reid’s hard grooving quartet. Featuring guitarist Mary Halvorson (one of the hottest players to emerge in recent years), the quartet offers up a menu of musical flavors.

Chick Corea

Chick Corea’s 2014 triple-disc set, Trilogy, added a live masterwork to the venerated pianist’s discography. Featuring bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, the recording was a triumph. Now, Corea, McBride, and Blade are bringing the music from Trilogy back to live audiences.

Storm Large

When Storm Large came to Club Hancher last season, she blew the doors off the place—so we’re taking the tempest outside. Bursting onto the scene on Rock Star: Supernova and then forging her own eclectic career, Large is a force of nature. From jazz standards to driving rock-n-roll, Large can do it all.

Diana Ross

From her early days as the leader of The Supremes to her landmark solo career, Diana Ross helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paving the way for contemporary music. Don’t miss the concert event of the summer at Hancher.