photo by Julia Dratel

Jeff Kimmel is a Chicago-based clarinetist whose work encompasses improvisation, new and experimental music, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Jeff is the clarinetist of the experimental music ensemble a.pe.ri.od.ic, and has performed at the Chicago Cultural Center, Harris Theater, and Logan Center for the Arts. He is a regular contributor to Chicago’s improvised music community, collaborates with Andrew Tham as part of the multimedia concern Current Conditions, and has toured with puppet theatre company Manual Cinema.

Jeff’s work has been funded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and he was awarded a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts to work with Roscoe Mitchell. Originally from Greenville, SC, Jeff holds a B.M. from New England Conservatory of Music.


Bass clarinetist Jeff Kimmel drops a quartet album
by Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader blog, November 8, 2011

Something Else! review of Charm Offensive
by S. Victor Aaron, January 7, 2012

Big Winds Blow Lowdown Tones (Charm Offensive review)
by Ed Enright, Downbeat, April 2012

Mythic Birds CD Release Show preview
by Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, May 17, 2012


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