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Jon Fuller, Tess Clare, Jory Avner - 7PM | $10

  • Uncommon Ground (Edgewater) 1401 West Devon Avenue Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)

Jon Fuller is a singer-songwriter and pianist who is equally at home in the pop and theatre worlds. His new EP, The Art of Denial, features seven songs ranging in style and theme from funk-pop ("Dopamine Machine," an indictment of smartphone culture) to jazzy folk ("Get Down," a coming out story) to acoustic guitar-driven ballad ("Stop the Ocean," a song that chronicles the demise of a relationship). Jon, who has been playing live since 2008 and has performed on PBS, as a featured guest at PorchFest in Somerville, Massachusetts, and at colleges such as Vassar and Smith, is embarking on a national tour in support of the record.

Jon's debut album, Skipping Away from Dissonance, received airplay on independent and college radio stations and was featured on WVIA-FM's end-of-year Best Of list. He is nominated for two 2018 Just Plain Folks awards, and his music was licensed for promotional materials for the Broadway show Peter and the Starcatcher.

Tess Clare is from Highland Park, IL, a suburb of Chicago, but currently lives in Nashville. Classically trained in voice, Tess also plays guitar and piano. In order to focus on her music, Tess attended Interlochen Arts Academy for her last two years of high school, as a singer-songwriter major. She graduated from Interlochen in the spring of 2017, and was awarded the prestigious Singer-Songwriter of the Year Award. Tess was also chosen by the Grammy Foundation to be one of two media correspondents at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Tess is currently attending Belmont University in Nashville as a songwriting major and writes pop music. Some of her musical influences are Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Frank Ocean. 

Jory Avner is a singer-songwriter based out of Chicago, Illinois. Blending traditional folk style lyricism and guitar with textured synthesizers and electronic percussion he strives to create soundscapes that are both atmospherically complex and yet succinct in terms of narrative. He often performs his songs live as a solo acoustic artist. Jory is also the vocalist and lead songwriter in the folk/rock band Andretta and the president and founder of Half Glass Records.