Upcoming Concerts

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 Sunday December 29th :: Set 1 Jason Stein :: bass clarinet + Tim Daisy :: percussion // Set 2 Jason Stein + Tim Daisy + Tomeka Reid – cello @ The Hungry Brain 2319W Belmont Ave 10pm


Friday Jan 24th :: Russ Johnson – trumpet/ Ken Vandermark -reeds/ Fred Lonberg- Holm -cello/ Tim Daisy -drums @ Constellation 3111N Western Ave  9:30pm  http://www.constellation-chicago.com

Saturday Jan 25 :: Russ Johnson – trumpet/ Ken Vandermark – reeds/ Fred Lonberg – Holm – cello/ Tim Daisy – drums @ The Sugar Maple  441E Lincoln Ave Milwaukee, WI  9pm

Friday January 31 + Saturday February 1 :: Ken Vandermark Large Group @ The Green Mill 4802N Broadway Ave Chicago, IL

February 6th – 20th – Mikolaj Trzaska + Tim Daisy US  Tour

07 Feb :: Chicago, IL | Constellation

08 Feb :: Milwaukee, WI | Sugar Maple

09 Feb :: Louisville, KY | Dreamland Film Center

10 Feb :: Lexington, KY | TBD

13 Feb :: Columbia, SC | Conundrum

15 Feb :: Atlanta, GA | 529

16 Feb :: Athens, GA | tbd

17 Feb :: Jacksonville, FL | Karpeles Manuscript Museum

18 Feb :: Durham, NC | The Bishop Mansion

Saturday February 22nd :: Dave Rempis + Tim Daisy Duo – Cd Release for “Second Spring” on Aerophonic Records @ The Sugar Maple 441 E Lincoln Ave MIlwaukee, WI  9pm

Sunday February 23rd :: Dave Rempis + Tim Daisy Duo – CD Relase for “Second Spring” on Aerophonic records. + Ken Vandermark Solo @ The Hungry Brain 2319W Belmont Ave 10pm

March 1 -16- Dave Rempis + Tim Daisy Europe Tour

02 MAR :: London, UK | Cafe Oto
03 MAR :: Birmingham, UK |  TBA
04 MAR :: Birmingham, UK |  TBA
05 MAR :: Charleroi, Belgium | Vecteur
06 MAR :: Antwerp, Belgium | TBA
07 MAR :: Schorndorf, Germany | Club Manufaktur
08 MAR :: Bern, Switzerland | Sonarraum
09 MAR :: Lucerne, Switzerland | Mullbau
10 MAR :: TBA
11 MAR :: Poznan, Poland | Dragon Klub
12 MAR :: Copenhagen, Denmark |  JazzHouse Copenhagen
13 MAR :: Tarzo, Italy |  Cantina Cenci

16 Mar :: St Johan in Tirol , Austria| Art Acts Festival

April 17 – 28 Ken Vandermark’s Made To Break USA + Canada Tour

May 8 – 14Ken Vandermark’s Made To Break South American Tour

May 17 :: Ken Vandermark Large Ensemble @ Victoriaville Festival / Victoriaville, QC

Sun June 29th :: Jason Stein & Tim Daisy Duo @ Woodland Pattern Books — Milwaukee, WI www.woodlandpattern.org

Now Available! INNER EAR QUARTET “Breathing Steam”

Recorded in Gdansk, Poland on December 6th 2010 following a freezing cold train tour across the country

Mikolaj Trzska: alto saxophone,bass clarinet, tarragoto
Steve Swell: trombone
Per-Ake Holmlander: tuba
Tim Daisy: drums

Available from Kilogram Records: http://www.kilogram.pl/?l=eng&id=&ex=

Or directly from me, send a message to: timothydaisy@warpmail.net with “INNER EAR” in the subject line. I’ll send a Paypal invoice ASAP!

Thanks for your support!!


The Resonance Festival

This festival focuses on the growing impact that Poland is having on the contemporary Jazz and Improvised Music scene, bringing work that has happened primarily in that country to the United States. The Resonance Ensemble provides the backbone to the programming- members of the smaller bands involved all belong to the full ensemble- and the large group will perform new music written for the occasion by Ken Vandermark, which is inspired and dedicated to the poetry of Czesław Miłosz. To coincide with the Resonance Festival there will be 2 brand new albums released: “Last Train To The First Station,” by the Reed Trio (on Kilogram), and “Kafka In Flight,” by the Resonance Ensemble (on Not Two).

02 MAR :: Ken Vandermark’s Resonance Ensemble (small groups) | The Hideout 1354W Wabansia Ave 10pm
03 MAR :: Ken Vandermark’s Resonance Ensemble (small groups)| Elastic 2830N Milwaukee Ave 10pm
04 MAR :: Ken Vandermark’s Resonance Ensemble (small groups) | The Sugar Maple Milwaukee ,WI 9pm
05 MAR :: Ken Vandermark’s Resonance Ensemble | The Sugar Maple Milwaukee, WI 2pm
06 MAR :: Ken Vandermark’s Resonance Ensemble | Chicago Cultural Center 78 E Washington St 2pm

The Resonance Ensemble
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Dave Rempis – saxes
Steve Swell – trombone
Tim Daisy – drums
Michael Zerang – percussion
Devin Hoff – bass
Waclaw Zimpel – reeds
Mikolaj Trzaska – reeds
Per-Ake Holmlander – tuba
Magnus Broo – trumpet

Relay Recordings

I would like to introduce my new limited edition record label:

Relay Records will release small run, limited edition live recordings from groups that I have been a part of over the years. Audio documents from a specific time and place. Handmade here in Chicago!


Tim Daisy + Frank Rosaly Percussion Duets
Recorded live at Elastic Revolution Chicago on
4/17/2007 (edition of 200)


Vox Arcana Live at The Hideout Chicago
Recorded on 11/07/2009 (edition of 200)
Vox Arcana
tim daisy – percussion + marimba
james falzone – clarinet
fred lonberg-holm – cello + electronics

If you are interested in ordering from Relay, please send an email to: timothydaisy@warpmail.net. Type ‘Relay’ in the subject line. Let me know which recording (or both?) you would like. I will promptly send a paypal invoice.

Shipping in the United States is $3
International shipping rates vary

Stay tuned for more releases!!!

Coming soon:
RELAY 003 Tim Daisy Solo Percussion (edition of 200)

What Am I Listening To?

Here is a list of recordings that I have been checking out recently:

The Revolutionary Ensemble – The People’s Republic   (A&M/Horizon)

Jimmy Giuffre Quartet – Live in 1960   (JazzBeat)

Angola 70’s  1972-1973  ( Buda Musique)

Ingebrigt Haker Flaten// Hakon Kornstad – Elise   (Compunctio)

The Chris McGregor Trio – Our Prayer   (Ogun Records)

Johnny Hodges/Earl “Fatha” Hines – Stride Right  (Verve)

Tony Oxley- Four Compositions For Sextet   (Columbia)

What am I listening to?

Fela Kuti- Shakara/London Scene –MCA Records

John Coltrane- Stellar Regions –Impulse Records

Willie Nelson- Red Headed Stranger  –Columbia Records

Walt Dickerson- Impressions on a Patch of Blue –Verve Records

American String Quartets 1950-1970   ‘The Concord String Quartet’  -VoxBox

Morton Feldman String Quartet (1979)  -Naxos