Every Tuesday, the Relax Attack Jazz Series presents Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation.
Mai Sugimoto is a Japanese-born saxophonist and composer living in Chicago. She performs frequently throughout the area and is a member of Hanami, a quartet that features her original work and arrangements of Japanese music. Sugimoto draws inspiration from Lennie Tristano, Ornette Coleman, Japanese folk and popular songs, and classical compositions. She continues to channel these inspirations and others into compositions for her quartet and trio.
- Mai Sugimoto — sax
- Katie Ernst — bass
- Jeremy Cunningham — drums