ERNEST DAWKINS

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As the leader of New Horizons Ensemble, Ernest Dawkins has performed music ranging from free bop to free form, occasionally displaying its links to the past while definitely looking ahead. Dawkins remembered hearing Anthony Braxton (a neighbor) practice as a youth. He originally played bass and then drums before settling on the saxophone in 1973. He attended the AACM school and studied music at the Vandercook College of Music and with the AACM "elders" (including Joseph Jarman and Chico Freeman). After playing with local ensembles (including the AACM Big Band, Ed Wilkerson's Shadow Vignettes big band, and Douglas Ewart's Clarinet Choir), in 1979 Dawkins formed New Horizons Ensemble which eventually grew into a pianoless sextet. His adventurous group (consisting in 1994 of Dawkins, trombonist Steve Berry, trumpeter Ameen Muhammad, guitarist Jeffery Parker, bassist Yosef Ben Israel, and drummer Reggie Nicholson) has performed regularly in Chicago, at festivals, and in Europe, read more...
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ERNEST DAWKINS South Side Street Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
South Side Street Songs
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
ERNEST DAWKINS Chicago Now - Thirty Years Of Great Black Music Vol.1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chicago Now - Thirty Years Of Great Black Music Vol.1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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Chicago Now, Vol. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
ERNEST DAWKINS The Continuum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Continuum
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
ERNEST DAWKINS Jo'burg Jump album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jo'burg Jump
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
ERNEST DAWKINS Mean Ameen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mean Ameen
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
ERNEST DAWKINS The Prairie Prophet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Prairie Prophet
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
ERNEST DAWKINS Afro Straight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afro Straight
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012

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ERNEST DAWKINS Live At The Velvet Lounge - Mother's Blue Velvet Shoes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Velvet Lounge - Mother's Blue Velvet Shoes
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
ERNEST DAWKINS Cape Town Shuffle: Live At Hothouse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cape Town Shuffle: Live At Hothouse
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
ERNEST DAWKINS The Messenger: Live At The Original Velvet Lounge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Messenger: Live At The Original Velvet Lounge
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
ERNEST DAWKINS Ernest Dawkins Chicago 12 ‎: Un-till Emmett Till album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ernest Dawkins Chicago 12 ‎: Un-till Emmett Till
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
ERNEST DAWKINS Chicago Trio: Velvet Songs to Baba Fred Anderson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chicago Trio: Velvet Songs to Baba Fred Anderson
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
ERNEST DAWKINS Memory in the Center - Homage to Nelson Mandela album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Memory in the Center - Homage to Nelson Mandela
Progressive Big Band 2014

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