From Metropolis Underground:
The Deep End Ensemble – July 11th @ 8pm
Ian Ash is the director and author of “The Deep End Ensemble.” He utilizes a variety of mallet instruments to compose organic jazz music. His music is interwoven with international rhythms, international harmony, 21st century counterpoint, polyphonic textures, exotic themes, American Jazz theory, eclectic improvisation structures, and spontaneous experimentation. The Deep End Ensemble features Bruce Eisenbeil (CIMP recording artist, co-leader of Carnival Skin) on guitars, and Wilbo Wright (Yo La Tengo, Car music project) on Double Bass. The Deep End Ensemble has performed at The Rotunda (@ University of Pennsylvania), The Manhattan Room, and Saint Lukes Church performing series (@ University of Pennsylvania), Connexions Gallery (Easton, PA), Hotcakes gallery in Milwaukee, Nick Utrie’s Small house theater in Green Bay, WI., The Kitty Cat Klub in Minneapolis, Brown Rice in Chicago, Kerry Town Concert House in Ann Arbor, Garfield Arts in Pittsburgh, Fearless Radio in Chicago, 2008 Boise, Idaho experimental music festival, 2008 Sonic Circuits Music Festival in Washington, DC, and 2008 Chicago Calling Arts Festival. Ian Ash has played percussion with innovative guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil, blues man Sonny Rhodes, saxophonist Sonny Fortune, Sun Ra guitarist Dave Middleton, bassist Christian McBride, trombonist Bill Watrous, violinist John Blake, and Mingus Big Band drummer Jonathan Blake.