Lots of great music coming up in the next couple months! My Roots quintet will be at Ancien Cycles Tuesday January 17th with guest alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarrella, Russ Johnson, Dana Hall and Clark Sommers playing music from Gyorgy Ligeti, Curtis Mayfield, Bird and Lead Belly, to name a few. Trumpeter Marquis Hill will rejoin the group for performances at the legendary Green Mill February 24th and 25th and then for a special live recording session at the Mill the afternoon of March 15th- details to come.
I’m also excited about the return of the collaborative band Garden of Souls (Nick M., Mike Reed, Josh Abrams, GB) at the Jazz Art Record Collective February 1st. We’ll dig deep into the music of Ornette Coleman from his classic Blue Note recordings New York is Now and Love Call.
In between, there are performances with several of my favorite Chicago bands: Matt Ulery’s Loom at Constellation, Dana Hall’s Black Fire at Andy’s, and Soul Message at the California Clipper, to name a few. Check out the Gig page for details, and I hope to see you out on the scene!