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Dylan McKinstry

  • Narloch Piano Studio 4636 North Francisco Avenue Chicago, IL, 60625 United States (map)

$10 Suggested donation

Dylan McKinstry, a Minnesota raised multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser and song-writer, is, both literally and figuratively, dextrous. He's a veritable Swiss Army knife of styles and skills, performing in an eclectic range of musical settings that has continued to span many genres. As a soloist, ensemble player, composer, and arranger, he has worked on film scores, collaborations with theater and dance companies in Minneapolis, New York, and Boston, and performed his original music across the country. When Dylan plays, his music, both curious and deeply thoughtful, has been hailed by The Boston Globe as “effecting a sublime transformation”. He has worked and shared a stage with incredible musicians like Pierre Bensusan, Don Ross, Joe Morris, John Zorn, Meredith Monk, and Ran Blake, as well as performing as an esteemed soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Sonoma Country philharmonic, where he was awarded the young Artist Award. He attended New England Conservatory on full scholarship, where he received many accolades including the Spark Award. His recently released an album of original songs and compositions entitled The Righting Moment and produced by composer and improvisor Carla Kihlstedt, is a debut collection that effectively and beautifully reflects his endless self-discovery. He currently lives Brooklyn, New York.


Program: original songs and composition for solo guitar, announced from the stage.

Earlier Event: April 29
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