Every Tuesday, the Relax Attack Jazz Series presents Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation.
- Dustin Laurenzi — tenor saxophone
- Daniel Bruce — guitar
- Daniel Murphy — piano
- Ashley Summers — bass
- Chris Baker — drums
Formed in late 2016, Raîson d’Être is Summers’s performance vehicle for her original compositions. The quintet features long-time and like-minded collaborators whose unique artistic voices serve as inspiration for Summers’s compositions and blend together to form a dynamic ensemble sound brimming with interplay and intrigue. The ensemble debuted in Chicago and has since been invited to perform as part of the 2017 Toronto Jazz Festival and the 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival.