Artist & Creator of the Jazz Occurrence Project
Originally a film/animation major out of NYU, Lewis Achenbach has been documenting, curating, and commissioning the music scene in Chicagoland for the past 4 years, capturing the “frequency in the room” and imagining “sonido sólido” (solid sound).
This discipline has become the Jazz Occurrence project, a fusion of art and sound which has held performances/exhibitions at the Aurora Public Art Commission and Constellation Chicago. There, Lewis produces and paints on canvases surrounded by the curated walls of his Jazz Occurrence Art Exhibition, as well as world-class musicians and artists, including Ari Brown, Alison Brady, Jeff Schlanger, Harrison Bankhead, Mars Williams, Vincent Davis, Douglas Ewart, and Renee Baker, among others.Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Website Email
TEDxNaperville Idea Exposer
As our 2016 official idea exposer, Lewis painted each of our speakers and their ideas based on his improvisational painting developed in his “Jazz Occurrence” sessions, which he spoke on in 2015.
The Jazz Occurrence Project
Musician, mathematician, and world-class vibraphonist, Preyas Roy lives in Chicago, exploring unique fusions of jazz.
Airic Tha Panimal Cracker
Airic Liebing is a musician, performer, and composer best known for his skill with percussion instruments and with instrument building.
Coco Elysses is a producer, musician, actress, voice-over artist, screenwriter and poet known for her voice work in a variety of brand spots and video games.
Ben is a saxophonist and jazz performer who has toured through Chile and performed as part of the Rusty Jones Quintet, as well as within his own trio.
Katie is a bassist, composer, vocalist, and performer throughout Chicagoland who’s voice has been described, “…like reading a great novel.”