Tuesday, April 28, 2015

May Concerts


I'm excited to be taking part in some diverse projects over the next month.  First, I'll be improvising with Katie Young, Daniel Wyche and Aaron Zarzutzki at Constellation in a first-time trio meeting. The following week, my long-running clarinet trio with Kurt Bjorling and Don Jacobs will be performing arrangements of Baroque and Renaissance music at a church in the South Loop.

At the end of the month, Frank Rosaly presents a revamped version of his ¡Todos De Pie! project in a three-day residency at the Owl.  The group will be drawing from Puerto Rican bomba and plena traditions.  I'm honored to be included in a stellar cast of musicians: Ben Boye, Nick Broste, Alex Farha, Ibiliesse Guardia Ferragutti, Russ Johnson, and Brian Sulpizio. You can hear a bit of us from a guest appearance on WBEZ's Morning Shift.

I will also be playing a concert with a.pe.ri.od.ic during that weekend, in a concert featuring premieres of new work by Ryoko Akama, Sarah Hughes, Tisha Mukarji and Nomi Epstein written for the ensemble.

Monday, May 11 - 7pm
with Katie Young, Daniel Wyche and Aaron Zarzutzki @ Constellation

Wednesday, May 20 - 6pm
Orlando's Dream @ Second Presbyterian Church, Sounds of the South Loop series

Friday, May 29 - 8pm
Saturday, May 30 - 8pm
Sunday, May 31 - 10pm
Frank Rosaly's ¡Todos De Pie! @ the Owl
with Ben Boye, Nick Broste, Alex Farha, Ibiliesse Guardia Ferragutti, Russ Johnson, and Brian Sulpizio

Sunday, May 31 - 8:30pm
with a.pe.ri.od.ic @ Constellation


Friday, January 30, 2015

Upcoming


Saturday, January 31 - 7:30pm
Solo @ Bond Chapel, U of C. Presented by WHPK

Friday, February 7 - 8pm
Duo with Ryan Jewell @ House Concert. Contact for info.

Wednesday, February 11 - 9pm
The Great Crush @ the Bedford

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New recordings


Two recordings that I've made contributions to have recently been released.

The first is James Falzone's recording of Steve Reich's multilayered clarinet work, New York Counterpoint, for which I contributed the bass clarinet parts. He's released it as a digital single on his Allos Documents label. You can hear some excerpts below:



The second is More or less, a recording of works by Swiss composer Jürg Frey performed by the members of a.pe.ri.od.ic. It will be released on New Focus Recordings on September 9.  We'll celebrate the release with a concert at Constellation on September 20, as part of the Chicago Wandelweiser Festival.  You can listen to an excerpt here.

 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Concerts



Thursday, April 3 - 9pm
with Guillermo Gregorio and Steve Marquette @ Elastic

Friday, April 4 - 7:30pm
Orlando's Dream, a clarinet consort, with Kurt Bjorling (basset horn) and Don Jacobs (clarinet), performing English and Italian consort music of the 16th and 17th centuries @ the Musical Offering
 
Wednesday, April 9 - 3:30pm - Free
Orlando's Dream @ Selfhelp Home

photo by Dan Tong


Sunday, February 23, 2014

March Concerts



Monday, March 10 - 10pm
Trios with Toby Summerfield, Tim Stine, Nick Broste, Keefe Jackson and Matt Lux @ Skylark

Thursday, March 13 - 9pm
Trio Clarice (Carol Genetti, James Falzone, JK) @ Cafe Mustache

Sunday, March 23 - 3pm - Free
The Great Crush (Marc Riordan, Geoff Farina, JK) @ ESS
with Andy Costello performing Palais de Mari by Morton Feldman


and

Every Sunday - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Brunch at Township with Anton Hatwich -- playing music by Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols

Sunday, November 24, 2013

December Concerts




Wednesday, December 4 - 9:30pm
Jeff Kimmel/Tim Stine/Anton Hatwich Trio @ Constellation. Performing music by Herbie Nichols and us.

Saturday, December 7 - 9:30pm
Keefe Jackson's Likely So @ Constellation

and

Every Sunday - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Brunch at Township with Anton Hatwich -- playing music by Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols.

Monday, October 28, 2013

November Concerts




Thursday, November 7 - 7:30pm
The Great Crush (Marc Riordan, Geoff Farina, JK) performs Scott Joplin @ the Comfort Station

Wednesday, November 13 - 10pm
Fred Lonberg-Holm's Variable Variations and Lightbox Orchestra @ the Hideout

and

Every Sunday - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Brunch at Township with Anton Hatwich -- playing music by Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols.