Core Resident: David Boykin

David Boykin began studying music on the clarinet at the age of 21 in 1991 and first performed professionally in 1997. He has released over 20 recordings as a leader; appeared as a featured guest on other prominent musician’s recordings, such as Nicole Mitchell, Chad Taylor, Josh Abrams, and Mike Reed; performed at major international jazz festivals and smaller jazz venues locally and globally; and founded Sonic Healing Ministries, which is an organization dedicated to the spiritual evolution of humanity through music.

As CAD’S ALAANA Resident, Boykin will use the space and resources to continue developing the production of a script for “The Lynching of (Insert The Name of Any White Killer of an Unarmed Black Here)”. Boykin will collaborate with writers, activists, performance artists as well as host feedback sessions post-performance.

Interested in visiting David during his Office Hours on Monday from 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm? Email carris@chicagoartdepartment.org to make an appt.