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Sat, Dec 03


Merrimans' Playhouse


This will be an EP release show for the trio of saxophone, bass and drums, for the record "Simulation".

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Time & Location

Dec 03, 2022, 7:30 PM

Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, Suite 135, South Bend, IN 46617, USA


About the Event

TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student. End time is estimate.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Philanthropic Services provided by grants from the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation, Stanley A. and Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation, and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust, The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative, and the Arts Project Support Grant and Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission. Special concert event support provided by the Arts Midwest Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund grant (2022-2023 season).

Our Student Jazz Performance Series presents Bunn/Sundstrom/Dalawari. This will be an EP release show for the trio of saxophone, bass and drums, for the record "Simulation". They will also performs music from their album "Awareness".

Karli Bunn - saxophone

Jack Sundstrom - bass

Kabir Dalawari - drums

Album: Awareness, Recorded July 2021 and Released March 25th 2022. "Awareness" the title track of the album is a composition is inspired by my younger brother, who is autistic. Autism isn’t a curable disease, so the best way to help heal and be there for these people is to be aware and supportive. I think of this composition like I think of him, flowing water and a peaceful overall energy. This is the inspiration behind the album art as well." - Kabir Dalawari

"Nourished by the abundant creative energies of the scene in his native Chicago, drummer and composer Kabir Dalawari has developed a unique musical voice that he is thrilled to share with the world on his vibrant debut album, "Awareness". Dalawari fronts a talent-packed quartet with altoist Kyle Brooks, pianist Eric Arroyo and bassist Matt Ulery for a set of original pieces brimming with rhythmic animation, melodic richness and bristling interactivity.

Karli Bunn is a Chicago-based saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator currently attending DePaul University for her master’s in jazz studies. As a Quad City native and a Northern Illinois University alum, Bunn has performed a broad context of music, including Black American music, Latin, jazz, and modern fusion styles with ensembles including the Manny Lopez Big Band, Ten of Soul, Calaveras LD, the Jack Sundstrom Quartet, and the Birch Creek Jazz Orchestra.  Bunn is also proficient in woodwind doubling and music technology while focusing her efforts on incorporating the aural tradition into modern innovation.

Jack Sundstrom is a bassist and composer from Chicago. Jack began his musical journey at the age of 4 studying traditional Celtic music with the great Noel Rice. He has since found a love for performing all kinds of creative and improvisational music. His style blends aspects of traditions from all over the world to create a fresh unique sound world. Jack's wide ranging musical interests have enabled him to perform with artists ranging from Ernest Dawkins to Glen Hansard. Jack has also performed with the likes of Vincent Davis, Thaddeus Tukes, Paul Wertico, and many others. Jack is a Senior at Roosevelt University

Kabir Dalawari is a drummer, composer and educator based in Chicago, Illinois. As a band leader, Dalawari has showcased his band at several venues throughout Chicago such as, Constellation Chicago, California Clipper, Evanston SPACE, Hungry Brain, Elastic Arts, Fulton Street Collective and many more. As an educator, Dalawari holds faculty position at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School and People's Center for Cultural & Contemporary Arts, where he leads ensemble rehearsals and teaches drumset/percussion lessons. Dalawari's debut album "Awareness" released on March 25th, 2022. Dalawari's artistic vision is to blend traditional Jazz Language with a contemporary approach inspired by african, indian and western roots. Kabir Dalawari is an incoming Master's Student at DePaul University.


  • General

    $10 Advanced or Door

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  • Student

    $5 Student/Discount

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