The 6th edition of the international Okka Festival of improvised music comes to Milwaukee from June 20th to 22nd! This year's program will feature 3 of the world's great pianists; Jim Baker (USA), Agusti Fernandez (Spain), Elisabeth Harnik (Austria).

Over the course of 3 days and nights, listeners will hear 17 sets of music performed by 14 international artists in a variety of contexts: long standing groups (Boneshaker, the Joe McPhee/Paal Nilssen-Love Duo, the Chicago Reed Quartet, the Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley Duo, the Agusti Fernandez, Joe Morris, Nate Wooley Trio); solos (Elisabeth Harnick, Mars Williams, Nate Wooley, Jim Baker, Agusti Fernandez, Brian Labycz); and first time encounters (Joe McPhee/Joe Morris duo, Kent Kessler/Joe Morris/Jen Paulson trio, Elisabeth Harnik/Paal Nilssen-Love duo, Brian Labycz/Joe McPhee/Jen Paulson trio).
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