Thursday, October 11, 2012

October Concerts

Thursday, October 25 - 8pm
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

Saturday, October 27 - 7:30pm
Performing Richard Rioux July 4, 1926 – July 11, 1995 with Mikey Rioux and the Spooky Action Ensemble as part of Mischief Night @ the Hyde Park Art Center [more info on the piece here]

Sunday, October 28 - 10pm
The Great Crush (with Marc Riordan - piano, Daniel Thatcher - bass, Frank Rosaly - drums) performing music by Scott Joplin and James Scott @ the Hungry Brain

Sunday, September 2, 2012

September Concerts

Monday, September 3 - 10pm
The Great Crush, with Marc Riordan, Daniel Thatcher and Frank Rosaly @ the Skylark

Thursday, September 6 - 7:30pm
Duo with Peter Maunu @ Comfort Station

Wednesday, September 19 - 10pm
with Toby Summerfield, Jason Roebke, and Marc Riordan @ the Hideout

Saturday, September 22 - 9pm
Duo with Fred Lonberg-Holm @ Heaven Gallery

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July Concerts

A few concerts I have coming up this month:

Sunday, 7/8: Duo with Brian Labycz
The Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont
10pm, donation suggested

Duo with Brian Labycz, modular synth. Opening for Jaimie Branch's Bomb Shelter.


Tuesday, July 10: The Great Crush
The Whistler
2421 N Milwaukee

The Great Crush, with Marc Riordan (piano) and Tim Daisy (drums) performs the music of Scott Joplin 


Sunday, July 22: Carlson/Henkel/Kimmel/Young
The Owl
2521 N Milwaukee

Katie Young and I join New Yorkers Dustin Carlson (guitar) and Brad Henkel (trumpet) as a quartet. Opening for Jeff Parker as part of Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest.


Thursday, July 26: Duo with Jaimie Branch
The Comfort Station
2579 N Milwaukee
7:30pm, donation suggested

Jaimie and I play as a duo, opening for Five Dollar Ferrari (Brad Henkel/Dustin Carlson).

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Great Crush

Introducing The Great Crush, a group led by Marc Riordan devoted to the music of Scott Joplin.
Featuring Marc on piano, bassist Dan Thatcher, Tim Daisy on drums, and yours truly on bass clarinet.

The Great Crush plays at the Hideout on June 13 (with Marc, Dan Thatcher and Frank Rosaly on drums), and at the Whistler on July 10 (with Marc and Tim Daisy). 
Here's a little sample of what's in store:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The name by which the world knows them

Mythic Birds (an improvising group with fellow bass clarinetists Keefe Jackson and Jason Stein and electronicist Brian Labycz) has released our debut recording on Peira, The name by which the world knows them. It's available in CD or digital formats.

We'll be celebrating with a record release show at the Hideout on Wednesday, May 23 at 10pm.  The evening will open with a duo set by cellists Fred Lonberg-Holm and Tomeka Reid.  Peter Margasak was kind enough to review the CD as a preview for the show for the Chicago Reader:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May News

Some upcoming concerts I'm excited about:


Sun, 5/6: Solo 
The Empty Bottle
1pm, FREE

I will play a solo set, then composer Michael Mroz presents some new chamber music


Thu, 5/17: Duo with Jaimie Branch + joining Emil Strandberg, Brian Labycz, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Frank Rosaly 
Elastic Arts
9pm, donation suggested

Jaimie and I dust-off our duo project, then participate in some mixed groupings with Swedish trumpeter Emil Strandberg and esteemed locals.


Sat 5/19: Charm Offensive (trio version) 
Heaven Gallery 
10pm, donation suggested

Here I present a trio version of my quartet music with Keefe Jackson and Jason Roebke. Marc Riordan opens with a solo piano set.


Wed 5/23: Mythic Birds record release show
the Hideout
10pm, donation suggested

Mythic Birds (w/ Keefe Jackson, Brian Labycz & Jason Stein) celebrates the release of The name by which the world knows them on Peira.  Fred Lonberg-Holm and Tomeka Reid open.