Where’s Ernest Performing?

Every Sunday at Norman’s Bistro (43rd and Ellis)

Come and enjoy the music, friends, food and fun!

Jazz Jam Session

Featuring: Ernest Dawkins Saxophone, guest Pianist,

Sam Peters Bass, Isaiah Spencer drums Musicians welcome!!!


Norman’s Bistro 9:00 pm to 12:00 am, sharp!!!!

1001 EAST 43RD STREET, Chicago, Illinois 60653

Saturday December 16 Paris France

Ernest Dawkins X Quatorze Hosted by Quatorze


Winter Jazz fest 2018 at Sub Culture @ 1:00 AM

The  Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble featuring Vijay Iyer.

Ernest Dawkins Saxes
Hamid Drake drums
Junius Paul Bass
Featuring Vijay Iyer

The Cd is named  Honorable Mention as one of  the Best New Releases of 2017 By New York Record
And featured in the December 2017  JAZZIZ Magazine as a Critics pick

The Cd is available on line @ itunes


Ernest Dawkins Young Masters Trio

First Monday Night Jazz February 5, 2018 7:-00 PM,  FREE ADMISSION

Monthly series at Currency Exchange Cafe, sponsored by Arts + Public Life.

Every First Sunday
AACM: The Great Black Music Ensemble
Stony Island Arts Bank Events 6760 S Stony Island Ave Chicago, IL  5:00 – 7:00 Free Admission
As a premier performing group of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM), Great Black Music Ensemble features some of Chicago’s most visionary artists of improvisation and creative music. An intergenerational ensemble ranging in size from three to thirty pieces, Great Black Music Ensemble performs historical repertoire from the great pool of AACM composers as well as creative spontaneous compositions.