Cosmic Jazz Improv

Sura Dupart and the Side Pocket Experience

with Special Guest Tchiya Amet (aka Arit) on Vocals


Celebrated artist and master drummer Sura Dupart leads an eclectic free ensemble focusing on healing and deepening our relationship with the Creator.

Sura (pronounced Soo-Rah) Dupart is one of Chicago’s most accomplished sculptors and has been performing musica for over 50 years. Dupart joined the AACM in mid 1960s and deepened his practice with Atu Harold Murray’s Sun Drummer. Since then, Dupart has studied drumming practices and traditions from Africa, the Diaspora, and the south side of Chicago.  He currently performs with his SidePocket Experience as well as the Participatory Music Coalition.  Joining him are the legendary Soji Adebayo on keys; the unstoppable Santez on t. sax and saxello; trumpeter Curtis Black; Dr. Adam Zanolini on double bass, flute, and s. sax; and dancer Althea Teamer.


“Before Music was used for entertainment it was used as a primary source of healing and a sublime connection to the divine. My strongest desire is to continue to perfect my art as well as my music and to become more of a spiritual link to god.” – Sura Dupart

Sura Dupart – Drums
Soji Adebayo – Keyboard
Curtis Black – Trumpet
Tchiya Amet  aka Arit- Voice
Althea Teamer – Dance
Santez – Saxophone
Dr. Adam Zanolini – bass, sax flute

We play for healing. We play for community. We play to deepen our connection to the creator. Please join us.


1506 E. 53rd Street in Hyde Park
6-8 pm

“Everything is All About Love”



Here are live recordings from some of our recent Second Saturdays at the Silver Room in Hyde Park.


a few video clips…


You will hear the Voice of Distinction, that would be Bernard Milton. He passed away suddenly on January 10. We miss him so….his Spirit is Huge and is always with us….

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