See a powerhouse of young talent on Sunday, Jan. 5 from 7 to 9:45 p.m., at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn. Drummer Noah Sherman (OPRF Class of 2018) performs with his Oberlin Conservatory classmates who play improvised jazz, hip hop and R&B as Quiet Sounds of Qualia.
Opening are soloists and OPRF Class of 2018 grads Joe Merkel, playing Indie Rock including original music, and Kara Jackson, performing her original music. Jackson is also the current National Youth Poet Laureate.
Also performing are JALC, a jazz band made up of Aaron Kaufman Levine, Charlie Reichart Powell (both OPRF Class of 2019 grads), Leo Bukofski and Josh Ross. Tickets for this show are $8, advance; $10, at door. Tickets/more: wireismusic.com, 708-205-6640.
Quiet Sounds of Qualia will also play at O’Sullivans, 7244 Madison St., Forest Park, on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. It is a free show, but donations accepted to help the band on their tour.