Artists & Composers


Angel Bat Dawid

Angel Bat Dawid is a Black American composer, improviser, clarinetist, pianist, vocalist, educator & DJ. Her critically acclaimed album “The Oracle”, released by Chicago label International Anthem, recorded using only her cell phone in various locations, has been featured in Pitchfork, BBC, Rolling Stones, The Guardian, Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Sun Times and many other publications.

Angel was one of the commissioned composers for the 2019 Hyde Park Jazz Festival and premiered her original work “Requiem for Jazz”. She also premiered her work “Peace: A Suite for Skylanding” in 2020, commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago for Yoko Ono’s outdoor Skylanding Installation.

Angel tours internationally solo and with her septet “Tha Brothahood” releasing their album “LIVE” making NPR’s best of 2020 list, and leads the all-woman trio Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty with bassist Brooklynn Skye Scott and pianist Anaiet, opening for Sun Ra Arkestra at New York Central Park Summerstage to great critical acclaim. As half of the duo group DAOUI, Angel & sound artist Oui Ennui produced, mixed and self-released the album “Message from the DAOUI” which was featured at Tusk Festival 2020. As an educator Angel teaches her “Great Black Music” course at Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center through Old Town School of Folk and is clarinetist in Damon Lock’s Black Monument Ensemble as well as DJs and hosts a monthly music show on NTS Radio.

Angel was recently honored as 2021 “Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz” by the Chicago Tribune, is on Pitchfork Magazine Next 25 list of emerging artists to look out for, and was also New York Winter Jazz Festival 2022 Artist in Residence premiering her latest composition “Afro Town Topics: An Afrofuturist Mythological Musical Revue.”

“Music is a language, you see, a universal language.” Sun Ra