Concert/Tour Schedule

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(home page photo by Roberto Dominguez)





Friday May 1st :: w/ Chris Weller – reeds & Dave Miller -guitar @ Transistor 3441N Broadway



Sunday May 17th :: Katherine Young. Bassoon Tim Daisy. Percussion plus others tba @ The Owl 2521N Milwaukee Ave  9pm

Friday May 29th :: Tim Daisy + Marc Riordan duo at The Hideout – 1354W Wabansia Ave 9pm

June  5-7th  Okka Fest 7 Milwaukee, WI @ The Sugar MAple – 441 E Lincoln Ave

Friday June 5th :: Johannes Bauer, Tim Daisy, Helen Gillet, and Mars Williams Quartet 10pm

Sunday June 7th :: Vox Arcana :: James Falzone – clarinet/ Fred Lonberg-Holm -cello, electronics /Tim Daisy -marimba,percussion

Sunday June 7th :: Paul Lytton, Johannes Bauer, Tim Daisy, Helen Gillet, and Fred Lonberg-Holm Quintet


June 11th :: The Russ Johnson Quartet @ Elastic Arts 3429W Diversey Ave #208


Friday July 24th : Daniel Levin: cello + Tim Daisy: percussion duo  – Bloomington,IN @ The Artifex Guild 1017S Walnut St.

Saturday July 25th :: Daniel Levin: cello + Tim Daisy: percussion duo – Louisville, KY @ Dreamland  810 E Market St


Tuesday July 28th Vox Arcana (free improvised version) @ Elastic Arts 3429W Diversey Ave 2nd floor 9pm


Wednesday July 29th – Dave Rempis/Daniel Levin/Tim Daisy @ Constellation 3111N Western Ave


Thursday July 30th – Dave Rempis/Jason Adaisewicz/Tim Daisy Trio @ Elastic Arts 3429W Diversey Ave 2nd floor – 9pm


September 11-20th  New Band! :: Mars Williams – reeds/Jeb Bishop -trombone/Tim Daisy- vibraphone/percussion  US Tour

Tuesday September 15th :: Open Ears New Orleans,LA

more soon!

October 1-17 Ken Vandermark’s Made To Break EU Tour

October 21-30 The Rempis Percussion Quartet  US Tour

19 OCT :: Chicago, IL |Elastic Arts
20 OCT :: Chicago, IL | Elastic Arts
21 OCT :: Lafayette, IN | The Spot Tavern
22 OCT :: Cleveland, OH | The Euclid Tavern
23 OCT :: Hamilton, ON |  Zula Presents
24 OCT :: Montreal, QC | Casa Del Popolo
26 OCT :: Philadelphia, PA | Ars Nova Workshop
27 OCT :: Raleigh, NC | Neptune’s Parlour
28 OCT :: Columbia, SC | TBA
29 OCT :: Asheville, NC | The Mothlight
30 OCT :: Crestview Hills, KY | Thomas More College (Rempis/Daisy Duo)


November 9-15th  New York Trip!

Sunday November 9 :: w/ Michael Attias (alto saxophone) Max Johnson (bass) Tim Daisy (drums) @ IBEAM 168 7th street – Brooklyn, NY

7/11/14 Martinschlössl, Vienna (Austria)

14/11/14 Jazzit Musik Club, Salzburg (Austria)

16/11/14 Leer (Germany)

20/11/14 Spain

22/11/14 Munchen (Germany)

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13/11/14 Martinschlössl, Vienna (Austria)

14/11/14 Jazit Musik Club, Salzburg (Austria)

16/11/14 Leer (Germany)

20/11/14 Spain

21/11/14 Ulm (Germany)

22/11/14 Munchen (Germany)

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13/11/14 Martinschlössl, Vienna (Austria)

14/11/14 Jazit Musik Club, Salzburg (Austria)

16/11/14 Leer (Germany)

20/11/14 Spain

21/11/14 Ulm (Germany)

22/11/14 Munchen (Germany)

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Some Recordings I’ve Made Recently

“A Fine Day In Berlin” by The Tim Daisy Trio w/
Havard Wiik :: Piano | Clayton Thomas :: Bass |Tim Daisy :: Drums
(Relay 006/ Ltd ed. 350 on cd)
Released December 1,  2013 | Ed of 350
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“A Fine Day In Berlin” Documents a brand new trio featuring Chicago based percussionist Tim Daisy teaming up with two of Berlin’s finest improvisers: pianist Havard Wiik (Atomic/Side A) and bassist Clayton Thomas (The Ames Room/Thymophalein)
Recorded on September 20th, 2013 at Frangenheim Studios, Berlin
Recorded by Richard Koning
Mixed and Mastered on October 17, 2013 by Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio Chicago,IL
Review from All About Jazz:
DSC_4139-220x220 “Second Spring” by The Rempis/Daisy Duo
(Aerophonic Records)
Dave Rempis – alto/tenor/baritone saxophone
Tim Daisy – percussion
Released (forthcoming) January 21st, 2014 | CD | AR-003
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Recorded May 20th, 2013 @ Minbal by Benamin Balcom
Mixed and Mastered by Dave Zuchowski
Design by Johnathan Crawford
Dave Rempis and Tim Daisy are two musicians whose work has helped to define an entire generation of Chicago improvisers. Having performed together since they both hit the Chicago scene in the fall of 1997, these two have joined forces on hundreds of performances and dozens of recordings with notable groups including Triage, The Engines, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, The Vandermark Five, and countless other ad hoc groupings.  Their duo pairing has a similarly long history whose roots date back to the countless all-day/all-night workshop sessions that Daisy hosted in his garage practice space in the late 90’s, where these two rolled up their sleeves together for the first time, laying the foundation for a lengthy and fruitful set of collaborations. On this recording, a follow-up to their 2005 release “Back To The Circle” on the Okkadisk imprint, the two capitalize on these deep roots to produce an almost telepathic interaction in their improvisations. Never willing to settle into comfortable territory though, the two continue to push each other into new sonic realms, repeatedly pulling the carpet out from one another as the ground becomes too firm under foot.
8622e6afaa45c1d6c07b0e6915a585a5db5b1d6c INNER EAR “Return From The Center Of The Earth”
(Bocian Records)
Released  November 27th, 2013 / LP soon
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Mikolaj Trzaska. Saxophone, bass clarinet/ Steve Swell. Trombone/Per Ake – Holmlander, Tuba/ Tim Daisy. Drums
All compositions by Inner Ear
Recording during concerts in Chicago: Hideout (02.03.2011) & Elastic (30.08.2012)
Mixing by David Zuchowski – One Room Studio Chicago
Cover Design: Marek Wajda
Media support:
The Resonance Ensemble “Head Above Water, Feet Out Of The Fire”
(Not Two Records)
But it here:
Double Cd (Studio recording/ Chicago Aug 29 2012 – Live Recording Hasselt, Belgium March 17 2012)
Ken Vandermark. reeds. composer /Mikolaj Trzaska. reeds /Waclaw Zimpel. alto clarinet/clarinet/Dave Rempis. alto+tenpr saxophone /Magnus Broo. trumpet/Steve Swell. trombone/Per- Ake Holmlander. tuba/Mark Tokar. bass/Devin Hoff. electric bass /Michael Zerang. drums/Tim Daisy. drums
The Resonance Ensemble, an international New Jazz group, began as a co-presentation by Ken Vandermark and Marek Winiarski. Vandermark had performed in Poland over the course of several years, with a large number of groups (the Vandermark 5, duo with Paal Nilssen-Love, Sonore, Free Fall, Powerhouse Sound, the Frame Quartet and many more), and decided that is was time to organize a band that included musicians from that part of the world. After consulting with Winiarski (who runs Not Two Records and is an organizer of Jazz Concerts in Kraków), the two combined their resources and knowledge to organize a large unit of improvisers from the contemporary scene. In addition to Vandermark [reeds], the project included Magnus Broo [trumpet] and Per-Åke Holmlander [tuba] from Stockholm; Tim Daisy [drums], Dave Rempis [saxophones], and Michael Zerang [percussion] from Chicago; Steve Swell [trombone] from New York; Mark Tokar [bass] and Yuri Yaremchuk [reeds] from Lviv; and Mikołaj Trzaska [reeds] from Gdańsk.
In November of 2007, Vandermark arrived in Kraków to complete four new compositions for this ten piece orchestra, all of the pieces loosely based on his impressions of time spent in Poland as a musician and traveler. After a week that work was done and the other artists arrived. For five days the group rehearsed at the Alchemia club during the day, then played in small Improvised Music configurations at night. On November 17, the Resonance Ensemble traveled overnight by bus to perform for the first time, in Lviv, Ukraine. (This concert, which took place for an audience of over 800 people, was recorded, the second set was released as an album by Not Two in the fall of 2008.) The next morning the band returned to Kraków for a concert at the Manghha Museum, playing to another sold out crowd. All of the performances in Kraków, by the small units and the full ensemble, were released in October of 2009 by Not Two as a 10cd box set; just in time for the band’s first tour of Europe.
The Resonance Ensemble’s music has advanced Vandermark’s composing methods for large groups, work that started with the early music of Peter Brötzmann’s Chicago Tentet, and then continued with his Territory Bands. Much of the new material combines his interest in “suite forms” (perhaps most influenced by Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus) and a collaging approach to improvising structures that he began with the Territory Band. The project provided Vandermark with the first opportunity in his career to do nothing but compose for a week. In September of 2009, he began a new approach to writing for the project, a series of “modular pieces”, which can be reassembled for each performance, giving added spontaneity to both the improvising and the compositional structure. The results of these new compositional strategies, coupled with a 10 day European tour, has resulted in the newest album by the band, “Kafka In Flight”, which was recorded live in Gdańsk, Poland, and is also part of the Not Two catalog. In March of 2011 the Resonance Ensemble, and its association with Polish culture, will be celebrated by the Resonance Festival held in both Chicago and Milwaukee, and a new recording for another album by the band on Not Two.

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

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

Upcoming Gigs

September 25th – October 2nd. Vox Arcana North American Tour

Vox Arcana: James Falzone – clarinet/Fred Lonberg-Holm -cello/electronics Tim Daisy – marimba/percussion

Tuesday September 25th :: Thomas More College – Crestview Hills, KY
Wednesday September 26th :: Barking Legs Theater – Chattanooga, TN
Thursday September 27th :: The Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
Friday September 28th :: The University Of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL
Saturday September 29th :: Conundrum Music Hall, Columbia, SC
Monday October 1st :: Now That’s Class, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday October 2nd :: Elastic Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL

Friday October 5th :: Klang @ Covenant Church, Chicago
Saturday October 6th :: Klang @ The Sugar Maple, Milwaukee, WI 9pm
Sunday October 7th :: Klang @ The Hungry Brain 2319W Belmont Ave 10pm

Wednesday October 10th :: Depaul Art Musuem w/ Ken Vandermark/Tomeka Reid/James Falzone/Lou Mollozzi/Jeb Bishop/Tim Daisy + Visuals by Richard Hull

Wednesday October 17th :: Engines Trio @ The Hideout 1354W Wabansia Ave 10pm

Sunday October 21st :: Solo Performance drums + marimba @ The Hungry Brain 2319W Belmont Ave 10pm

Sunday October 21st :: Nick Mazzerella Trio w/  @ The Hungry Brain 2319 W Belmont Ave 11pm

Monday October 22 – Wednesday October 24th
Marc Riordan Trio Residency at the Whistler 2421N Milwaukee Ave 10pm
Marc Riordan – piano
Daniel Thatcher -bass
Tim Daisy -drums

Tuesday October 30th :: Solo Concert at Alchemia. Krakow, Poland

Wednesday November 7th :: Clementine Gasser/cello + Tim Daisy/drums @ The Umbrella Music Festival Chicago

Thursday November 15th :: Steve Swell/ trombone Matt Bauder/ T. Saxophone Tim Daisy/percussion @ The Stone (Ave C & 2nd Street) NY, NY

Saturday November 17th :: Russ Johnson Quartet  w/ Jason Stein, Anton Hatwich, Tim Daisy @ The Sugar Maple Milwaukee, WI 9pm

Wednesday November 21st :: Russ Johnson Quartet  w/ Jason Stein, Anton Hatwich, Tim Daisy @ The Hideout 2319W Wabansia Ave 10pm

Thursday November 29th :: James Falzone’s Early Music Convention @ Elastic Arts 2830N MIlwaukee Ave 9pm


Jan 18 – 20 Kyle Bruckmann’s WRACK NYC (details tba)
Feb 28 – March 10 Ken Vandermark’s Made To Break EU Tour
March 11 – 19 KLANG US Tour
March 22 & 23 Ken Vandermark’s Music of the Midwest School @ The Green Mill 4802N Broadway Ave Chicago
April 5 -19 Engines US Tour
September 4 -15 Rempis Percussion Quartet EU Tour
November 11 – 24 Resonance Ensemble EU Tour

Ken Vandermark/Tim Daisy North American Tour 2011!

On July 23rd, Multi-reedist/composer Ken Vandermark and percussionist Tim Daisy will embark on a 14 day tour of the United States in support of their new release, “The Conversation” available in early July on Multi Kulti Records. This will be Ken and Tim’s 3rd tour as a duo and will also mark their 3rd release following 2007’s self release “August Music” and 2008’s double LP “Light On The Wall” on Laurence Family Records.

Tim Daisy/Ken Vandermark Duo Tour 2011

Sat July 23 Lexington,KY – Downtown Arts Center 141E Main Street 7:30pm
Sun July 24 Ashville,NC – Bobo Gallery 22 Lexington Ave 8pm
Tue July 26 New Orleans – The Blue Nile 532 Frenchman Street 10pm
Wed July 27 Birmingham, Al – New Forest Center 2805 2nd Ave South Suite A 7pm
Thu July 28 Tuscaloosa,Al – Alabama Art Kitchen 2626 University Blvd 7pm
Fri July 29 Athens,GA – Cine Theater 234 W Hancock Ave 8pm
Sat July 30 Columbia,SC – Conundrum 626 Meeting Street West Columbia,SC 9pm
Sun July 31 Orlando,FL – Park Avenue CD’s 2916 Corrine Dr 7:30pm
Tue Aug 2 Wilmington, NC – Squidco Records 1003N 4th Street 8pm
Wed Aug 3 Washington DC – Twins Jazz 1344 U Street NW 8pm/10pm
Thu Aug 4 Cleveland – Now That’s Class 11213 Detroit Ave 9pm
Fri Aug 5 Detroit – Bohemian In Exile (venue tba)
Sat Aug 6 Milwaukee – Sugar Maple 441 E Lincoln Ave 9pm
Sun Aug 7 Chicago – Hungry Brain (confirmed) 10pm 2319W Belmont Ave 10pm

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Vox Arcana Aerial Age To Be Released August 3rd

Allos Documents To Release Vox Arcana’s Aerial Age August 3rd

(May 6, 2010)

On August 3rd, Allos Documents will release Aerial Age, the second recording by the Chicago-based trio, Vox Arcana. Led by prolific drummer/composer Tim Daisy, this unusual two-year old working band features cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and clarinetist James Falzone, Daisy’s collaborators in such other prominent ensembles as KLANG and the Vandermark 5. Aerial Age documents a series of new Daisy compositions that juxtapose the structure of contemporary chamber music with the highly attuned, open-ended improvisation that distinguishes Chicago’s storied jazz scene.

“Much of the inspiration for this music comes from three different schools of experimental music that forged new paths in the sonic arts during the mid-to-late 20th century,” writes Daisy in the liner notes. “These include the New York school of composers (led by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and Christian Wolff), the pioneers of the minimalist movement (including Terry Riley and La Monte Young), and the early innovators of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (including violinist/violist Leroy Jenkins and multi-reed player/composer Anthony Braxton).”

“Adding to these musical influences,” he continues, “a great deal of inspiration comes from the world of visual art. This includes the kinetic sculptural machines of Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, American Robert Rauschenberg’s ‘combine’ paintings and his use of non traditional materials in innovative combinations, and the wall drawings of American Sol Lewitt, whose work straddled the line between minimalism and conceptualism and whose focused use of line and shape correlates with my own sense of rhythm and melody.”

“Commingling abstract expressionism with minimalism, open improvisation with thorny contemporary composition—it’s all in a day’s work for a musician as sensitive and catholic as Tim Daisy,” writes the Columbia Free Times‘ Logan K. Young. Known primarily for his drumming in more than a dozen active ensembles, Daisy founded Vox Arcana in the spring of 2008 as an outlet for his own original compositions. Since then, the group has self-released a limited edition debut and performed at venues around Chicago, including last year’s Umbrella Music Festival, as well as on tour dates across the Southeastern U.S.

Excerpts From Marchland

I was fortunate to collaborate with and build a live percussion score for the Seldoms, an amazing contemporary dance ensemble based in Chicago led by choreographer Carrie Hanson. The work, titled “Marchland” was performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art on March 12th-14th 2010

Check out some excerpts from the work below

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Solo Set at Danny’s Tavern (Benefit for the Seldoms!)

On Sunday December 6th, I will perform a solo set at Danny’s Tavern as part of a benefit for the Seldoms, A fantastic modern dance ensemble that I have the honor of working with this winter. More info can be found at

Danny’s is at 1951W Dickens. The performance begins at 9pm and is open to the public. See you there!!!

More info below:

“To Russia With Love” Benefit at Danny’s

Join us at Chicago’s coolest neighborhood bar and help fly us to Russia! The Seldoms are headed to the “Isadora” International Festival of Modern Dance in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia in April 2010 and we’d like your help to get there. Danny’s is donating a percentage of the ring on December 6 to our To Russia With Love fund! (Another reason to love Danny’s!)
Special Musical Guest

Percussionist Tim Daisy (Marchland collaborator) performs a short solo set in support of our tour! Showtime is at 9pm!

“(Tim Daisy is)… consistently solid yet markedly versatile”, says Kurt Gottschalk – All About Jazz.

Come when you can, stay as long as you want! Never been to Danny’s? It’s tucked away in Bucktown, just off Damen, south of Webster. A house turned into a bar!

4th Annual Umbrella Fest!

THE FOURTH annual Umbrella Music Festival BEGINS THIS WEEK!!!

Don’t miss out on what the Chicago Reader calls “perhaps the most important jazz festival in Chicago.”

The festival opens this Thursday, November 5th with a special evening dubbed “European Jazz Meets Chicago,” co-presented by Umbrella Music, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and several European consulates and cultural organizations. Tonight’s FREE concerts will feature some of the best improvising musicians on the European scene.

The concerts continue this weekend at the regular Umbrella Music venues, and this year will feature three elder statesman of the improvised music world: legendary trumpeter Bobby Bradford, renowned multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee, and the Chicago debut of Japanese alto-saxophone legend Akira Sakata.

The complete schedule is listed below, and can also be found at




78 E. Washington St. / FREE!! / / 312-744-6630


Produced in partnership with The Austrian Consulate General, The Goethe Institut Chicago, The Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Chicago, The Consulate General of The Netherlands, The Consulate General of Sweden, The Consulate General of Switzerland, and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

6:00 PM : Liudas Mockunas Quartet


Liudas Mockunas – saxophones

Jim Baker – piano

Brian Sandstrom – bass

Steve Hunt – drums

Claudia Cassidy Theater

6:45 PM : Martin Brandlmayr Solo


Martin Brandlmayr – solo percussion and electronics

Preston-Bradley Hall

7:30 PM: David StackenAs TRIO


Jason Stein – bass clarinet

David Stackenas – guitar

Josh Abrams – bass

Claudia Cassidy Theater

8:15 PM : Gratkowski/Kaufmann/De Joode


Frank Gratkowski – reeds

Achim Kaufmann – piano

Wilbert De Joode – bass

Preston-Bradley Hall

9 PM : Hans Koch Quartet


Hans Koch – reeds

Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello

Brian Labycz – electronics

Marc Riordan – drums

Claudia Cassidy Theater

10 PM : Guus Janssen Trio


Guus Janssen – piano

Anton Hatwich – bass

Wim Janssen – drums

Preston-Bradley Hall


2830 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Floor / $15 COVER / 773-772-3616


Ernest Khabeer Dawkins – saxophones and percussion

Steve Berry – trombone

Junius Paul – bass

Isaiah Spencer – drums


Matthew Shipp – piano


Bobby Bradford – trumpet

Dave Rempis – saxophones

Junius Paul – bass

Frank Rosaly – drums


1354 W. Wabansia / $15 COVER / 773-227-4433


James Falzone – clarinet

Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello

Tim Daisy – drums

10 PM : People Places and Things w/Bobby Bradford

Bobby Bradford – trumpet

Greg Ward – alto saxophone

Tim Haldeman – tenor saxophone

Jason Roebke – bass

Mike Reed – drums


Akira Sakata – alto saxophone

Jeff Parker – guitar

Nate McBride – bass

John Herndon – drums


2319 W. Belmont / $15 suggested donation / 773-935-2118


Elliot Bergman – reeds

Charles Gorczynski – reeds

Jake Vinsel – bass

Quin Kirchner – drums


Akira Sakata – alto saxophone

Darin Gray – bass

Chris Corsano – drums

11 PM : TOPOLOGY “The compositions of Joe McPhee, arranged

by Ken Vandermark for nonet, featuring special guest Joe McPhee”

Joe McPhee – pocket trumpet, flugelhorn

Josh Berman – cornet

Jeb Bishop – trombone

Ken Vandermark – reeds

Dave Rempis – saxophones

Jason Adasiewicz – vibes

Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello

Kent Kessler – bass

Tim Daisy – drums



UMBRELLA MUSIC is a group of Chicago musicians and presenters working to provide performance opportunities for creative and improvising musicians. Umbrella members book weekly concert series on Wednesdays at The Hideout, Thursdays at Elastic, and Sundays at The Hungry Brain. More information on the group and on the events they coordinate is available at WWW.UMBRELLAMUSIC.ORG.

The fourth annual Umbrella Music Festival is presented in conjunction with THE EMERGING IMPROVISERS ORGANIZATION and THE ELASTIC ARTS FOUNDATION.

Klang Cd Release Party


Klang will celebrate the release of our new recording: “Tea Music” on Wednesday September 23rd at the Hideout: 1354W Wabansia Ave. Come on out and celebrate with us! We hit at 10pm

Ben Ratliff of the New York Times has written: “the band plays music that’s controlled on the surface and wriggling inside: tight, cruising arrangements of thoughtful and stylish music, with vibraphone shimmers and Mr. Falzone’s handsome tone over bass and drums that rumble freely, without fixed rhythm, but never make a big deal out of it.The band is having everything at once, of course: structure and freedom, tunes and the open imagination”

Klang is: James Falzone:clarinet Jason Adaisewicz:vibraphone Jason Roebke:bass Tim Daisy:drums