A Night at the Apollo
with Isaiah Collier
& The Chosen Few
and guest vocalists!
"I'm struck by his maturity, self-assuredness and, above all, musicality."
-- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Isaiah Collier - sax, drums
Brook Wyatt - piano
Micah Collier - base
Vincent Davis - drums
Joelle Lamarre - vocalist
Rhakii - vocalist
China Orr - vocalist
Join us for an Apollo theatre pop-up performance at Winter's. Celebrate the Chicago International Film Festival's premiere of the film, The Apollo. We will take you on a musical journey to Harlem with the soulful jazz of Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few with local vocal performances by Joelle Lammare, Rahkii, Rocky Jones and China Orr.
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Isaiah Collier, has been turning heads in Chicago since his parentsI'm struck by his maturity, self-assuredness and, above all, musicality.encouraged him to learn to read and play instruments fluently. Collier, an alumni of ChiArts, and the Jazz Institute of Chicago and has been playing around the Chicagoland area for the past 5 years.
Isaiah has played with a plethora of artist such as: Rene Marie, Chance the Rapper, Stefon Harris, Roy McCurty, Carmen Bradford, Ernest Dawkins, Bennie Maupin, Ari Brown, Robert Irving III, Lewis Nash, The AACM and many more. Being mentor by musicians such as Antonio Hart, Ari Brown, Willie Pickens, Ernest Dawkins, Bennie Maupin, James Perkins, Charles Heath, Bobby Watson, Denise Thimes and many more local greats.
Isaiah was a part of “Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz All Star Peer-to-Peer Group” which was composed of five of the best high school student musicians around the country (2014-2017). Isaiah Collier, has performed for the” Thelonious Monk Trumpeter Competition at the Dolby theater and the White House. Isaiah Collier, with this amazing group of musicians had the distinctive honor to play before two Presidents of the United States of America, President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama. Another highlight of being a part of this amazing group was being the last group to record with the legendary Rudy Van Gelder with Rudy overseeing most of the project. This group received a downbeat award after his passing (2016).
Isaiah has played at festivals such as: The Hyde Park Jazz festival, International Jazz Day at the White House, Englewood Jazz Festival, 51st Jazz Festival Sons D'hiver Jazz Festival in Paris, Chicago Jazz Festival, and Monterey Jazz Festival. An addition to Isaiah list of accomplishments he is a second year fellow at the “Dave Brubeck Institute" in Stockton, CA.
Isaiah decided to gather his own amazing five group of musicians “The Chosen Few” who consist of guitarist Pianist William Kurk, the warming sensations of bassist James Wenzel and the skillful Jeremiah Collier on Drums.