Nate Wooley’s For/With Festival Reviewed

Source: The New York Times.

Inside the experimental realm, Nate Wooley possesses an obvious star quality. The trumpeter can often be heard in his own well-drilled jazz groups or as a guest virtuoso in a classical ensemble. He is also a showman. Mid-song during a solo set, the trumpeter may begin to take his instrument apart in order to develop an idiosyncratic sound.

For all his gifts as an instrumentalist, Mr. Wooley may soon become as well known for his scene-building talents. On Friday and Saturday at Brooklyn’s Issue Project Room, the inaugural shows in Mr. Wooley’s “For/With” series offered two important premieres written for him (and commissioned with money from a recent grant).