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Jeff Kimmel is a Chicago-based clarinetist, improviser, and composer. His work encompasses a commitment to expand the timbral possibilities of the clarinet and bass clarinet while presenting the instrument in a variety of formats.

Currently, Jeff is a member of a.pe.ri.od.ic, a collective of performers and composers dedicated to notated, acoustic, experimental music, and he regularly collaborates with Chicago improvisers. His work has been funded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and in the fall of 2011, he was selected to attend a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Originally from Greenville, SC, holds a B.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music and relocated to Chicago in 2007.


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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