Boxdeserter Trio on Tour

Boxdeserter is playing tonight in Detroit as well as some coming dates:

Friday, April 17th: BoxDeserter Trio at Detroit Institute of Arts
Our favorite pianist, Thollem McDonas, returns to his favorite American city to kick off a tour by BoxDeserter Trio, with Skeeter Shelton and Joel Peterson. Speaking of favorites, Diego Rivera’s mural in the DIA is another of Thollem’s, which he didn’t realize was in Detroit until I took him to the museum. Now he gets to perform surrounded by it!

BoxDeserter mixes new chamber music, free improvisation and the broad repertoire of its members to create innovative, yet highly accessible music. Thollem has a new record coming out on ESP Disk and another release featuring his recent concert on Debussy’s piano in France! Skeeter Shelton is one of the great unsung saxophonists in Free Jazz and has performed with Fred Anderson, James Blood Ulmer, Dushun Mosley, Hakim Jami, Faruq Z. Bey and others. This will be the kick-off to BoxDeserter Trio’s midwest and east coast tour, so join us in The Rivera Court for two amazing sets- it’s free for city of Detroit residents and free with museum admission for everybody else!

Boxdeserter Trio tour dates:

4/17 Detroit Institute of Art Detroit, MI
4/18 Kerrytown Concert House Ann Arbor, MI
4/19 Hungry Brain Chicago, Il
4/20 Iron Post Urbana, Il
4/21 Charles and Limey’s Lounge Springfield, Il
4/23 Schlafy Tap Room St. Louis, MO
4/24 Schlafy Tap Room St. Louis, MO
4/24 (later) Mangia St. Louis, MO
4/25 Earthhouse Collective Indianapolis, IN
4/28 Exile Long Island, NY

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Umbrella Music Through April 22

Engines
Image by Seth Tisue via Flickr

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 15 April 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | 8 Bold Souls
Edward Wilkerson Jr – woodwinds
Mwata Bowden – woodwinds
Robert Griffin – trumpet
Gerald Powell – tuba
Isaiah Jackson – trombone
Naomi Millender – cello
Harrison Bankhead – bass
Dushun Mosley – percussion
two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Mitch Cocanig spins No Category

Sunday, 19 April 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | BoxDeserter Trio
Thollem McDonas – piano
Joel Peterson – bass
Skeeter Shelton – drums
11:00PM | Princess, Princess
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Toby Summerfield – guitar
Frank Rosaly – drums

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Elastic
9:00PM | The Engines
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Nate McBride – bass
Tim Daisy – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 22 April 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Zerang/Wilkerson/Lux/Baker/Herndon
Michael Zerang – drums
Ed Wilkerson Jr – reeds
Matt Lux – electric bass
Jim Baker – electronics
John Herndon – drums
two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Kevin Drumm spins Electro-Acoustic Crud

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