Saturday, December 18, 2010

Quartet at the Whistler - December 22

Next Wednesday, December 22, my quartet will be performing at The Whistler in Logan Square as part of their jazz series. The group features Keefe Jackson on tenor sax, Devin Hoff on bass and Marc Riordan on drums. We'll play 2 sets starting at 10pm, and there's no cover charge.

I'm currently finishing up an album we recently recorded at Strobe Recording, a project funded by a CAAP grant I received from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Quartet Performs This Week

I'm pleased to announce some performances this week by a new quartet I'm leading. The group features Keefe Jackson on tenor sax, Devin Hoff on bass, and Marc Riordan on drums. We'll be performing my original compositions, as well as some pieces Marc contributed, at the Skylark tomorrow and Elastic on Thursday.

Here are the details:

Monday, November 15, 10pm

Jeff Kimmel Quartet at the Skylark
2149 S Halsted

We will play 2 sets.

Thursday, November 18, 10pm

Jeff Kimmel Quartet at Elastic
2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd fl

Our set will be followed by Nick Mazzarella's trio.


I'll also be playing an improvised set at Heaven Gallery on Saturday, 11/20, with Brian Labycz on electronics and Derek Baron on drums. Marc Riordan opens with a solo piano set at 10pm.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Two Shows This Week

Wednesday, October 20

Keefe Jackson - bass clarinet
Jeff Kimmel - bass clarinet
Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Brian Labycz - analog synth

A duo of Jaimie Branch and Steve Hunt will open.

1354 W Wabansia

Sunday, October 24

Jaimie Branch - trumpet
Jeff Kimmel - bass clarinet
Devin Hoff - bass
Marc Riordan - drums

A group led by Anton Hatwich will open.

2319 W Belmont

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Concerts This Week

Thursday, September 30, 10pm


JK - bass clarinet
Jacob Wick - trumpet
Brian Labycz - electronics
Frank Rosaly - drums


Jeff Greene Group

James Davis - trumpet
JK, Mike Salter - bass clarinets
Bill MacKay - guitar
Jeff Greene - bass, compositions
Charles Rumback - drums

@ Elastic, 2830 N Milwaukee


Saturday, October 2, 10pm


Jeff Kimmel - bass clarinet
David More - saw


(record release)

Nick Hoffman - trumpet, objects
Aaron Zarzutzki - no-output turntable

@ Heaven Gallery, 1550 N Milwaukee

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hank Jones' Solo on Pannonica

In tribute to the pianist Hank Jones, who passed away recently, I am posting my transcription of his solo on Pannonica, recorded on Joe Lovano's album Joyous Encounter. I am not 100 % certain about the accuracy of the left hand, as most of the chords are not sustained long enough to identify them precisely.

Special thanks to Marc Riordan for the inspiration to transcribe this as well as for as some assistance on some tricky spots.

Here is the audio sample. Click here to download the PDF, or scroll below to view.

Hank Jones Solo on "Pannonica"


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Solo Set in NYC on April 23

I will be playing a solo set at the Salt Gallery in New York as part of Harold Arts' Silent Auction. The event starts at 6pm, I will play at 8pm, and Matt Bauder will follow with a solo set as well.

@ the Salt Gallery
1160 Broadway at 27th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10001
April 23rd, 2010, 6-10 pm

more info at