2011 Umbrella Music Festival Schedule Announced

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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music, a great lineup of shows coming this fall:

The Umbrella Music Festival opens Wednesday, November 2nd with a special evening of FREE concerts dubbed “EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETS CHICAGO,” co-presented by Umbrella Music, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, and ten different European consulates and cultural organizations. In 2011 this fantastic collaboration celebrates its fifth year, and will include two nights of FREE concerts at the Chicago Cultural Center on Wednesday, November 2nd, and Thursday, November 3rd. The festival continues over the weekend at the regular Umbrella Music venues, and features an incredible lineup of world-renowned artists including Tim Berne, John Butcher, Marshall Allen, Odean Pope, Mary Halvorson, Matt Wilson, and many more!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd @ THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
78 E. Washington St. / FREE!! / http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org / 312-744-6630

“EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETS CHICAGO” : NIGHT ONE

6:30 PM : HANS PETER PFAMMATTER TRIO
SWITZERLAND

Keefe Jackson – reeds
Hans Peter Pfammatter – piano
Jason Roebke – bass

Preston-Bradley Hall

7:15 PM : GERARD LEBIK GROUP
POLAND

Gerard Lebik – saxophones
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums

Claudia Cassidy Theater

8:00 PM : FRANZ HAUTZINGER GROUP
AUSTRIA

Franz Hautzinger – trumpet/electronics
Nick Butcher – electronics
David Daniell – guitar

Preston-Bradley Hall

8:45 PM : SOPHIA DOMANCICH TRIO
FRANCE

Sophia Domancich – piano
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Avreeayl Ra – drums

Claudia Cassidy Theater

9:30 PM : AB BAARS QUARTET
NETHERLANDS

Ab Baars – tenor saxophone/clarinet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
Mike Reed – drums

Randolph St. Cafe

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd @ THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
78 E. Washington St. / FREE!! / http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org / 312-744-6630

“EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETS CHICAGO” : NIGHT TWO

6:30 PM : JAN MAKSIMOWICZ GROUP
LITHUANIA

Jan Maksimowicz – saxophones
Ernest Dawkins – saxophones
Josh Abrams – bass
Tim Daisy – drums

Claudia Cassidy Theater

7:15 PM : RAMON LOPEZ/JIM BAKER DUO
SPAIN

Jim Baker – piano/electronics
Ramon Lopez – percussion

Preston-Bradley Hall

8:00 PM : FRANCESCO BIGONI TRIO
ITALY

Francesco Bigoni – saxophone
Jake Vinsel – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums

Claudia Cassidy Theater

8:45 PM : STEN SANDELL GROUP
SWEDEN

Sten Sandell – solo piano

Preston-Bradley Hall

9:30 PM : THOMAS HEBERER TRIO
GERMANY

Thomas Heberer – trumpet
Joachim Badenhorst – bass clarinet
Pascal Niggenkemper – bass

Randolph St. Cafe

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH @ ELASTIC
2830 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Floor / $15 cover
http://www.elasticarts.org / 773-772-3616

9 PM : NICK MAZZARELLA TRIO

Nick Mazzarella – alto saxophone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Frank Rosaly – drums

10 PM : JOHN BUTCHER SOLO

John Butcher – saxophones

11 PM : TIM BERNE TRIO

Tim Berne – saxophones
Devin Hoff – bass
Ches Smith – drums

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH @ THE HIDEOUT
1354 W. Wabansia / $15 cover
http://www.hideoutchicago.com / 773-227-4433

9 PM : LOCKSMITH ISIDORE

Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Pride – drums

10 PM : PARKER/REED DUO

Jeff Parker – guitar
Mike Reed – drums

11 PM : THE ODEAN POPE QUARTET FEATURING MARSHALL ALLEN

Marshall Allen – alto saxophone
Odean Pope – tenor saxophone
Lee Smith – bass
Craig McIver – drums

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH @ THE HUNGRY BRAIN
2319 W. Belmont / $15 suggested donation
http://www.emergingimprovisers.org / 773-935-2118

9 PM : MATT WILSON SOLO

Matt Wilson – solo percussion

10 PM : MARY HALVORSON QUINTET

Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet
Jon Irabagon – alto saxophone
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Trevor Dunn – bass
Ches Smith – drums

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John Zorn Rocks Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music

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From The Rogovoy Report:

A mostly brilliant evening of new and recent compositions was capped by the debut of John Zorn’s dazzling À Rebours, a fun-house ride and reverie featuring solo cellist Fred Sherry and nine players, including three percussionists playing several dozen instruments on a 10-minute piece so chock full of twists and turns and musical surprises a listener immediately wanted to hear it again upon its conclusion.

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Touching Extremes Reviews

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From Touching Extremes:

CURTIS CLARK TRIO – Táági
CALLING SIGNALS 08 – From Cafe Oto
FRODE GJERSTAD / NICK STEPHENS / LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO – Quiddity
CALLING SIGNALS 07 – From Cafe Sting
CALLING SIGNALS 09 – A Winter’s Tour
FRED LONBERG-HOLM / NICK STEPHENS – Attic Antics
KOJI ASANO – Solstice Eclipse
TONART ENSEMBLE & ERNESTO RODRIGUES – Murmúrios
CHRIS PUGH / JACK GOLD-MOLINA – One Hundred Years Of Abstraction

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