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spring/summer 2017 gig calendar

May 27 w/ Scott Hesse Quartet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI Scott Hesse – guitar/compositions; rj – trumpet; Dennis Carroll- bass; Devin Drobka – drums

May 28 w/ Paul Hartsaw Group at the Green Mill – Chicago, IL  Paul Hartsaw – saxophones/compositions; Ryan Shultz – bass trumpet; rj – trumpet; Jim Baker – piano; Cory Biggerstaff – bass; Damon Short – drums

June 2 w/ Russ Johnson’s “Meeting Point” @ Bay View Jazz Fest – Milwaukee, WI 10:30 @ Urban Bay View  rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

June 4 w/ Russ Johnson’s “Meeting Point” @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

June 8 w/ Russ Johnson’s “Meeting Point” @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL   rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

June 9 w/ Russ Johnson’s “Meeting Point” @ Arts & Literature Laboratory – Madison, WI   rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums  http://artlitlab.org/events/russ-johnson-quartet

June 10 w/ Mike Allemana Quartet – Chicago, IL

June 12 w/ Hindole Majumdar – tabla; Scott Hesse – guitar; and rj – trumpet @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL

June 15 w/ Fred Lonberg Holm’s “Lightbox Orchestra” @ Elastic Gallery Chicago, IL

June 19 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL

June 22 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35 – Chicago, IL

June 28 w/ Dave Rempis Quartet – performing the music of Johnny Dyani’s “Song for Biko” at the Jazz Record Art Collective- Chicago, IL  Dave Rempis – saxophones; rj -trumpet; Joshua Abrams – bass; Avreeayl Ra -drums

June 30  w/ Russ Johnson Quartet  @ Cornelia St Cafe -New York, New York  rj- trumpet/compostions; Aruan Ortiz – piano; Michael Formanek – bass; Gerald Cleaver – drums

July 1 w/ Russ Johnson Quartet  @ Cornelia St Cafe -New York, New York  rj- trumpet/compostions; Aruan Ortiz – piano; Michael Formanek – bass; Gerald Cleaver – drums

July 15 w/ Matt Ulery’s Loom at Glen Ellyn Jazz Festival – Glen Ellyn, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – bass clarinet/tenor; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

July 16-28 on the faculty at the Litchfield Jazz Camp  https://litchfieldjazzcamp.com/

Aug 5 w/ Tim Daisy’s Fulcrum Ensemble @ The Elastic Arts Foundation – Chicago, IL 9pm Dave Rempis (reeds) Steve Swell (trombone) James Falzone (clarinet) rj  (trumpet) Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello + electronics) Tim Daisy (drums + marimba + compositions)

Aug 8 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” at Polish Triangle – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – bass clarinet/tenor; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Aug 16 w/ Chicago Yestet – Madison, WI

Aug 18 w/ Chicago Yestet – Fulton St. Collective – Chicago, IL

Aug 31 w/ David Rempis’ “Action Quintet” at the Chicago Jazz Festival

Sept 7 w/ Russ Johnson’s “Headlands” + special guest Mark Taylor @ Fulton St. Collective – Chicago, IL  Russ Johnson – trumpet;compositions; Rob Clearfield – keyboard; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums; + special guest Mark Taylor – alto!

Sept 8 w/ Russ Johnson’s “Headlands” + special guest Mark Taylor @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  Russ Johnson – trumpet;compositions; Rob Clearfield – keyboard; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums; + special guest Mark Taylor – alto!

Winter/Spring 2017 Gig calendar

Feb 17 w/ Russ Johnson Quartet @ Chicago, IL  8:30  rj- trumpet/compostions; Aruan Ortiz – piano; Michael Formanek – bass; Gerald Cleaver – drums  New Group/New Music!

Feb  18 w/ Russ Johnson Quartet  @ Jazz Estate 8:00 Milwaukee, WI  rj- trumpet/compostions; Aruan Ortiz – piano; Michael Formanek – bass; Gerald Cleaver – drums  New Group/New Music!

Feb 19 w/ Russ Johnson Quartet @ University of Wisconsin Parkside 3:00 – Kenosha, WI    rj- trumpet/compostions; Aruan Ortiz – piano; Michael Formanek – bass; Gerald Cleaver – drums  New Group/New Music!

Feb 22 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35 – chicago, IL  Eric Hochberg – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

Mar 3 w/ Jeff Davis “Authorities Band @ Cornelia St. Cafe – NYC  Jeff Davis – drums/compositions; Drew Gress – bass; Jon Irabagon – saxophones; rj – trumpet; Jonathan Goldberger – guitar

Mar 4 w/ Michael Bates “Shostakovich Project” at Greenwich Music House – NYC.  Micahel Bates – bass/compositions; Gregory Tardy – tenor/clarinet; rj – trumpet; Russ Lossing – piano; Mike Sarin – drums

Mar 12 w/ Damon Short’s “Brass Menagerie” @ Hungry Brain – Chicago, IL  Michael Vltakovich – trombone; Ryan Schulz – bass trumpet; rj – trumpet; Larry Kohut – bass; Damon Short – drums

Mar 14 w/ Daniel Bruce Quintet @ Whistler – Chicago, IL  Daniel Bruce – guitar/compositions; Chris Madsen – tenor; Rob Clearfield – piano; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Mar 22 w/ Rob Clearfield performing the music of Herbie Hancock’s “Empyrean Isles” @ Fulton Street Collective – Chicago, IL  as part of the Jazz Art Record Collective Series.  Rob Clearfield – piano; Curt Bley – bass; Marcus Evans – drums; rj – trumpet

Mar 25 w/ Hindole Majumdar @ Milwaukee, WI

Mar 29 w/ Geof Bradfield performing the music of Herbie Hancock’s “The Prisoner” @ Fulton Street Collective – Chicago, IL  as part of the Jazz Art Record Collective Series.  Geof Bradfield – Tenor Sax, Flute; John Wojciechowski – Tenor Sax, Flute, Alto Flute; Jason Stein – Bass Clarinet; Russ Johnson – Trumpet, Flugelhorn; Joel Adams – Trombone; Scott Bentall – Bass Trombone; Ben Waltzer – Piano; Clark Sommers – Bass; Dana Hall – Drums

Apr 4 Guest Artist with the Millikin University Jazz Ensemble – Decatur, IL

Apr 7-8  Guest Artist @ University of Minnesota – Morris Jazz Festival – Morris, MN

Apr 13 duo w/ Devin Drobka @ Var Gallery – Milwaukee, WI

Apr 16 w/ Dave Rempis duo @ Woodland Pattern – Milwaukee, WI

Apr 22 w/ Michael Formanek’s “Ensemble Kolossus” @ NYU – Washington DC

Apr 23 w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ Lawrence University – Appleton, WI RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Apr 24  w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, WI 4:00 RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Apr 24  w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ West End Conservatory – Milwaukee, WI 8:00  RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

April 27 w/ Johannes Wallmann & Linda Oh @ UW Madison School of Music

May 5 w/ Erich Hochberg – bass; and Steve Million – piano @ Catch 35 – Chicago, IL

May 11 w/ Max Johnson – bass; Tim Daisy drums @ West End Conservatory – Milwaukee, WI 8:00

May 13 w/ Max Johnson – bass; Tim Daisy drums @ Jazz Central Studios – Minneapolis, MN

May 14 w/ Max Johnson – bass; Tim Daisy drums @ Hungry Brain – Chicago, IL

May 27 w/ Scott Hesse Quartet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI

June 2 w/ Russ Johnson’s “Meeting Point” @ Milwaukee, WI rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

June 4 w/ Russ Johnson’s “Meeting Point” @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

June 8 w/ Russ Johnson’s “Meeting Point” @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL   rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

June 9 w/ Russ Johnson’s “Meeting Point” @ Arts & Literature Laboratory – Madison, WI   rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

June 10 w/ Mike Allemana Quartet – Chicago, IL

June 12 w/ Hindole Majumdar – tabla; Scott Hesse – guitar; and rj – trumpet @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL

June 15 w/ Fred Lonberg – Holm Chicago, IL

June 19 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL

June 28 w/ Dave Rempis Quartet – performing the music of Johnny Dyani’s “Song for Biko” at the Jazz Record Art Collective- Chicago, IL  Dave Rempis – saxophones; rj -trumpet; Joshua Abrams – bass; Avreeayl Ra -drums

June 30 & July 1 w/ Russ Johnson Quartet  @ Cornelia St Cafe -New York, New York  rj- trumpet/compostions; Aruan Ortiz – piano; Michael Formanek – bass; Gerald Cleaver – drums

July 15 w/ Matt Ulery’s Loom at Glen Ellyn Jazz Festival – Glen Ellyn, IL

Aug 5 w/ Tim Daisy’s Fulcrum Ensemble @ The Elastic Arts Foundation – Chicago, IL 9pm Dave Rempis (reeds) Steve Swell (trombone) James Falzone (clarinet) rj  (trumpet) Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello + electronics) Tim Daisy (drums + marimba + compositions)

Aug 8 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” at Polish Triangle – Chicago, IL

Aug 16 w/ Chicago Yestet – Madison, WI

Aug 18 w/ Chicago Yestet – Fulton St. Collective – Chicago, IL

 

Fall/Winter 2016/17 gig calendar

Dec 1 w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ Jazz Club Singen, Germany  RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Dec 3 w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ Hnita Jazz Club, Heist op den Berg, Belgium RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Dec 4 w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ AMR, Geneve, Switzerland RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Dec 5 w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ Tafelhalle, Nurnberg, Germany  RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Dec 8 w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ Sunset-Sunside, Paris, France  RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Dec 9-10 w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ Bird’s Eye, Basel, Switzerland  RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Dec 11 w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ Archiduc, Brussels, Belgium  RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Dec 11 w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ Parazzar, Bruges, Belgium  RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Dec 13 w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ Cultural Center Hasselt, Belgium  RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Dec 15 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra & special guest Bob Mintzer @ Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

Jan 6 & 7 w/ John Moulder Quintet @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL  John Moulder – guitar/ compositions; Jim Trompeter – piano; John Wojciechowski – saxophones; rj – trumpet; Eric Hochberg – bass; Xavier Breaker – drums

Jan 10 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Halyards – Brooklyn, NY  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; Alan Ferber – trombone; rj – trumpet; Adam Armstron – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

Jan 11-12 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet recording NYC  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; Alan Ferber – trombone; rj – trumpet; Adam Armstron – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

Jan 17 w/ Geof Bradfield’s “Our Root’s” @ Ancien Cycles – Chicago, IL  GB – tenor/compositions; Nick Mazzarella – alto; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers -bass; Dana Hall – drums

Jan 20 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Feb 5 w/ Johnston/Johnson/Rempis/Williams @ Hungry Brain – Chicago, IL  Darren Johnston & rj – trumpets/ Dave Rempis & Mars Williams – saxophones

Feb 10-11 w/ Dana Hall’s “Black Fire” @ Andy’s – Chicago, IL  Dana Hall – drums; Clark Sommers – bass; Nick Mazarella – alto; Geof Bradfield – tenor, rj – trumpet

Feb 17 w/ Russ Johnson New Quartet @ Chicago, IL    rj- trumpet/compostions; Aruan Ortiz – piano; Michael Formanek – bass; Gerald Cleaver – drums  New Group/New Music!

Feb  18 w/ Russ Johnson New Quartet  @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  rj- trumpet/compostions; Aruan Ortiz – piano; Michael Formanek – bass; Gerald Cleaver – drums  New Group/New Music!

Feb 19 w/ Russ JohnsonNew Quartet @ University of Wisconsin Parkside- Kenosha, WI    rj- trumpet/compostions; Aruan Ortiz – piano; Michael Formanek – bass; Gerald Cleaver – drums  New Group/New Music!

Feb 22 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35 – chicago, IL  Eric Hochberg – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

Mar 3 w/ Jeff Davis Quartet @ Cornelia St. Cafe – NYC  Jeff Davis – drums/compositions; Drew Gress – bass; Jon Irabagon – saxophones; rj – trumpet

Mar 4 w/ Michael Bates “Shostakovich Project” at Greenwich Music House – NYC.  Micahel Bates – bass/compositions; Gregory Tardy – tenor/clarinet; rj – trumpet; Russ Lossing – piano; Mike Sarin – drums

Mar 12 w/ Damon Short’s “Brass Menagerie” @ Hungry Brain – Chicago, IL  Michael Vltakovich – trombone; Ryan Schulz – bass trumpet; rj – trumpet; Larry Kohut – bass; Damon Short – drums

Mar 14 w/ Daniel Bruce Quintet @ Whistler – Chicago, IL  Daniel Bruce – guitar/compositions; Chris Madsen – tenor; Rob Clearfield – piano; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Mar 25 w/ Hindole Majumdar @ Milwaukee, WI

Mar 29 w/ Geof Bradfield performing the music of Herbie Hancock’s “The Prisoner” @ Fulton Street Collective – Chicago, IL  as part of the Jazz Art Record Collective Series.

Apr 4 Guest Artist with the Millikin University Jazz Ensemble – Decatur, IL

Apr 7-8  Guest Artist @ University of Minnesota – Morris Jazz Festival – Morris, MN

Apr 11 duo w/ Devin Drobka @ Var Gallery – Milwaukee, WI

Apr 16 w/ Dave Rempis duo @ Woodland Pattern – Milwaukee, WI

Apr 22 w/ Michael Formanek’s “Ensemble Kolossus @ NYU – Washington DC

Apr 23 w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ Lawrence University – Appleton, WI RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Apr 24  w/ Robin Verheyen NY Quartet @ University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, WI RV – tenor, soprano/ compositions; rj -trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

April 27 w/ Johannes Wallmann & Linda Oh @ UW Madison School of Music

Fall 2016 gig calendar

August 24  w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35 – Chicago  EH – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

August 26 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL

Sept 3 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35 – Chicago  EH – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

Sept 9 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Constellation – Chicago, IL

Sept 12 w/ Marques Carroll’s “Trumpet Summit” @ Andy’s Jazz Club – Chicago, IL 9:30

Sept 16 w/ Kim Richmond Quintet @ University of Wisconsin – Parkside  12:00  Kim Richmond – alto; rj – trumpet; Mark Davis – piano; Jeff Hammn – bass; Dave Bayles – drums

Sept 16 w/ Chicago Yestet – Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

Sept 17 w/ Dave Bayles Quartet @ Blu – Milwaukee, WI

Sept 19 w/ Marques Carroll’s “Trumpet Summit” @ Andy’s Jazz Club – Chicago, IL 9:30

Sept 22 w/ Pat Malinger Quartet at Andy’s Jazz Club – Chicago  9:30

Sept 24 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom”  @ Hyde Park Jazz Festival Chicago, IL  Smart Museum of Art  1:00 Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Sept 24  w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” cd release concert @ Hyde Park Jazz Festival – Chicago, IL   4:45  West Stage  Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Matt Ulery, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

Sept 28 w/ Geof Bradfield’s “Our Roots” @ Merriman’s Playhouse South Bend, IN.  Geof Bradfield – tenor/compositions; Joel Adams – trombone; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Dana Hall – drums

Sept 29  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Sugar Maple – Milwaukee, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums

Sept 30  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ InDigenous Music Series – Madison, WI   UW Memorial Union’s Frederic March Play Circle  7:30 rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums  https://union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/indigenous-jazz-festival-russ-johnsons-headlands

Oct 1  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Luna Cafe – DePere, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums  https://lunacafe.com/

Oct 2  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Hungry Brain – Chicago, IL   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums  http://www.hungrybrainchicago.com/event/1314279-russ-johnson-headlands-chicago/

Oct 3  w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra @ Jazz Showcase – Chicago, IL

Oct 5 w/ David Bixler Quintet + String Quartet @ Bowling Green State University David Bixler – alto/compositions; rj – trumpet; Jon Cowherd – piano; Gregg August – bass; Fabio Rojas – drums; + string quartet

Oct 7-8 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom”  CD release concert for “Festival” on Woolgathering Records  @ Green Mill Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Oct 9 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom”  CD release concert for “Festival” on Woolgathering Records  @ Skokie, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Oct 12 w/ Daniel Bruce @ Ancien Cycles – Chicago, IL  Daniel Bruce – guitar/compositions; Chris Madsen – tenor; Rob Clearfield – piano; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Oct 23 w/ Damon Short’s “Brass Menagerie” @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL

Oct 25 w/ Geof Bradfield’s “Our Roots” @ Chicago, IL  Geof Bradfield – tenor/compositions; Joel Adams – trombone; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Dana Hall – drums

Nov 3 w/ Max Johnson Trio @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL  Max Johnson – bass; Tim Daisy – drums; rj – trumpet  2nd set includes guest David Rempis

Nov 4 w/ Max Johnson Trio @ Acme Records Milwaukee, WI  Max Johnson – bass; Tim Daisy – drums; rj – trumpet

Nov 5 w/ Max Johnson Trio @ ALL (Arts & Literature Laboratory) space 2021 Winnebago St, Madison, WI 8:30  Max Johnson – bass; Tim Daisy – drums; rj – trumpet

NOV 11  rj3 @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  w/ Matt Ulery – bass; Mike Reed – drums; rj – trumpet/tunes

Nov 28  w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra @ Jazz Showcase – Chicago, IL

Dec 1-13 European Tour with Robin Verheyen Quartet  RV – saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Dec 1 @ Jazz Club Singen – Singen, Germany with Robin Verheyen Quartet  RV – saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums http://www.jazzclub-singen.de/programm.html

Dec 4 @ AMR – Geneva, Switzerland with Robin Verheyen Quartet  RV – saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums  http://www.amr-geneve.ch/performance?id=3506

Dec 5 @ Tafelhalle – Nurnberg, Germany with Robin Verheyen Quartet  RV – saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums  http://www.kunstkulturquartier.de/tafelhalle/programm/

Dec 8 @ Sunset – Paris, France with Robin Verheyen Quartet  RV – saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums
Dec @ 9-10 Birds Eye – Basel, Switzerland with Robin Verheyen Quartet  RV – saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums
Dec 11 @ Archiduc – Brussels, Belgium with Robin Verheyen Quartet  RV – saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums
Dec 12 @ Leuven, Belgium with Robin Verheyen Quartet  RV – saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums
Dec 13 @ Cultur Centrum – Hasselt, Belgium with Robin Verheyen Quartet  RV – saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums  https://www.ccha.be/programma/?maand=2016-12-13#modal=/programma/393//Fred_Hersch_Robin_Verheyen_Quartet/

 

Dec 15  w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra featuring Bob Mintzer @ Reggies – Chicago, IL

Summer 2016 Gig Calendar

May 9 w/ James Falzone Trio @ Chicago Cultural Center 12:00  James Falzone – clarinet/compositions; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano

May 12 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Jazz A Liege, Belgium   R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 13 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ AB Jazz Club  Brussels, Belgium  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 15 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Vrijstaat O Oostende, Belgium  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 16 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Axes Jazzpower Eindhoven, (Netherlands)  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 18 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ De Roma Antwerp, Belgium  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums along with Vijay Iyer Trio

May 21 w/ Teun Verbruggen’s  “Bureau of Atomic Tourism” @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Teun Verbruggen -drums/compositions; Jon Irabagon – saxophones; rj – trumpet; Hilmar Jensson – guitar; Jozef Demoulin – rhodes;  Tim Dahl – bass

May 25 w/ Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Le Poisson Rouge in NYC  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 27  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper 8:30 Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

June 1-3 w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Jason Roebke, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

June 5  Russ Johnson Trio @ Woodland Pattern Bookstore as part of the Alternating Currents Live series  rj- trumpet/tunes; Jason Roebke – bass; Mike Reed – drums

June 6 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra @ Jazz Showcase – Chicago, IL

June 10 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Constellation – Chicago, IL

June 11 w/ Geof Bradfield’s “Our Roots: @ Constellation – Chicago, Il  Geof Bradfield – tenor/compositions; rj – trumpet; Joel Adams – trombone; Dennis Carroll – bass; Dana Hall – drums

June 12 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Room 43 – Chicago, IL

June 17 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Isthmus Jazz Festival – Madison, WI

June 20 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Scholes St.  Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY Ken Thomson – alto, bc, and compositions; rj- trumpet; Anna Webber – tenor; Alan Ferber – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

June 21 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Korzo – Brooklyn, NY Ken Thomson – alto, bc, and compositions; rj- trumpet; Anna Webber – tenor; Alan Ferber – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

June 24  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper 8:30 Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

July 8  w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” cd release concert @ Jazz Gallery – NYC  Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Jason Roebke, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

July 10-15 on the Faculty of the Litchfield Jazz Camp  https://litchfieldjazzfest.com/jazz-camp/

July 17-22 on the Faculty of the Litchfield Jazz Camp  https://litchfieldjazzfest.com/jazz-camp/

July 20 w/ Peter McEachern’s “No Chordtet” @ the White Gallery, Lakeville, CT. Peter McEachern  – trombone/compositions; Mike DiRubbo – alto; rj – trumpet; Dave Santoro – bass; Tom Melito – drums

July 23  TIM DAISY”S 40th Birthday celebration @ Elastic Gallery!!!! – Chicago, IL  Tim Daisy – drums/compositions; Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello; Steve Swell – trombone; James Falzone – clarinet; Dave Rempis – saxophones; rj – trumpet

July 29-30  w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” cd release concert @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL  Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Jason Roebke, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

August 1-5 w/ faculty ensemble for the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA summer composition residency.  Montpelier, VT

August 24 @ w/ Eric Hocheberg Trio @ Catch 35 – Chicago  EH – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

August 26 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL

Sept 9 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Constellation – Chicago, IL

Sept 16 w/ Kim Richmond/Dave Bayles Quintet @ University of Wisconsin – Parkside  12:00  Kim Richmond – alto; rj – trumpet; Mark Davis – piano; Jeff Hammn – bass; Dave Bayles – drums

Sept 16 w/ Chicago Yestet – Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

Sept 17 w/ Dave Bayles Quintet @ Blu – Milwaukee, WI

Sept 24 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom”  @ Hyde Park Jazz Festival Chicago, IL  1:00 Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Sept 24  w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” cd release concert @ Hyde Park Jazz Festival – Chicago, IL   4:45  Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Jason Roebke, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

Sept 28 w/ Geof Bradfield’s “Our Roots” @ Merriman’s Playhouse South Bend, IN.  Geof Bradfield – tenor/compositions; Joel Adams – trombone; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Dana Hall – drums

Sept 29  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Sugar Maple – Milwaukee, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums

Sept 30  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ InDigenous Music Series – Madison, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums

Oct 1  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Luna Cafe – DePere, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums

Oct 2  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Hungry Brain – Chicago, IL   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums

Oct 5 w/ David Bixler Quintet @ Bowling Green State Univesity

Oct 7-8 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom”  @ Green Mill Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Oct 9 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom”  @ Skokie, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Oct 12 w/ Daniel Bruce @ Ancien Cycles – Chicago, IL  Daniel Bruce – guitar/compositions; Chris Madsen – tenor; Rob Clearfield – piano; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Nov 3 w/ Max Johnson Trio @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL  Max Johnson – bass; Tim Daisy – drums; rj – trumpet

 

Spring/Summer 2016

March 29 cd release concert for Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet “A Look Beyond – Cap Vert Illuminations” @ Cornelia St. Cafe  NYC   R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

April 4 w/ Brian Courage’s “Wooden Bones” at West End Conservatory – Milwaukee, WI  Brian Courage – bass/compositions; rj – trumpet; Dustin Laurenzi – tenor; Andrew Green – drums

April 5 w/ Brian Courage’s “Wooden Bones” at Jerry’s – Chicago, IL   Brian Courage – bass/compositions; rj – trumpet; Dustin Laurenzi – tenor; Andrew Green – drums

April 6  rj3 @ Company Brewing – Milwaukee, WI

April 9 @ Woody Herman Jazz Festival  UW-Milwaukee, WI

April 10 w/ Quin Kirchner Group @ The Whistler – Chicago, IL  Quin Kirchner – drums/tunes; Anton Hatwich – bass; rj – trumpet; Nate Lepine – tenor; Nick Broste – trombone

April 15 w/ Jay Anderson Group @ Company Brewing – Milwaukee, WI

April 19 w/ Daniel Bruce @ Whistler, Chicago, IL  Daniel Bruce – guitar/compositions; rj – trumpet; Chris Madsen – saxophones; Rob Clearfield – piano; Clark Sommers – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

April 22 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35  Chicago, Il  Eric Hochberg – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

April 24 w/ Steve Million Quintet @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL  Steve Million – piano/compositions; John Moulder – guitar; rj – trumpet; Johns Sims – bass; Jeff Stitely – drums

April 30  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper 8:30 Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

May 2 w/ Daniel Bruce @ Chicago Academy for the Arts  Daniel Bruce – guitar/compositions; rj – trumpet; Chris Madsen – saxophones; Rob Clearfield – piano; Clark Sommers – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

May 6 w/ Cory Healey’s “Beautiful Sunshine Band” @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL  Cory Healey – drums/compositions; Brandon Wozniak – tenor; rj – trumpet; Zacc Harris – guitar; Erik Fratzke – bass

May 7 w/ Cory Healey’s “Beautiful Sunshine Band” @ Lawrence University – Appleton, WI  Cory Healey – drums/compositions; Brandon Wozniak – tenor; rj – trumpet; Zacc Harris – guitar; Erik Fratzke – bass

May 9 w/ James Falzone Trio @ Chicago Cultural Center 12:00  James Falzone – clarinet/compositions; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano

May 12 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Jazz A Liege, Belgium   R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 13 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ AB Jazz Club  Brussels, Belgium  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 15 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Vrijstaat O Oostende, Belgium  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 16 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Axes Jazzpower Eindhoven, (Netherlands)  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 18 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ De Roma Antwerp, Belgium  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums along with Vijay Iyer Trio

May 21 w/ Teun Verbruggen’s  “Bureau of Atomic Tourism” @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Teun Verbruggen -drums/compositions; Jon Irabagon – saxophones; rj – trumpet; Hilmar Jensson – guitar; Jozef Demoulin – rhodes;  Tim Dahl – bass

May 22 the return of PROJECT GRUDGE!!! @ IBeam – Brooklyn, NY  Jason Gillenwater – tenor; rj – trumpet; Jonathan Goldberger – guitar; Eivind Opsvik – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 25 w/ Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Le Poisson Rouge in NYC  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 27  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper 8:30 Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

June 1-3 w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Jason Roebke, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

June 5  Russ Johnson Trio @ Woodland Pattern Bookstore as part of the Alternating Currents Live series  rj- trumpet/tunes; Jason Roebke – bass; Mike Reed – drums

June 6 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra @ Jazz Showcase – Chicago, IL

June 10 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Constellation – Chicago, IL

June 11 w/ Geof Bradfield’s “Our Roots: @ Constellation – Chicago, Il  Geof Bradfield – tenor/compositions; rj – trumpet; Joel Adams – trombone; Dennis Carroll – bass; Dana Hall – drums

June 12 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Room 43 – Chicago, IL

June 17 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Isthmus Jazz Festival – Madison, WI

June 20 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Scholes St.  Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY Ken Thomson – alto, bc, and compositions; rj- trumpet; Anna Webber – tenor; Alan Ferber – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

June 21 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Korzo – Brooklyn, NY Ken Thomson – alto, bc, and compositions; rj- trumpet; Anna Webber – tenor; Alan Ferber – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

June 24  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper 8:30 Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

July 8  w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” cd release concert @ Jazz Gallery – NYC  Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Jason Roebke, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

July 29-30  w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” cd release concert @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL  Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Jason Roebke, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

August 1-5 w/ faculty ensemble for the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA summer composition residency.  Montpelier, VT

August 24 w/ Nick Mazzarella Quintet @ Fulton Street Collective…performing Eric Dolphy’s “Live at the Five Spot”  Nick Mazarella – alto; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Matt Ulery – bass; Quin Kirchner – drums

Sept 24 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom”  @ Hyde Park Jazz Festival Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Sept 24  w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” cd release concert @ Hyde Park Jazz Festival – Chicago, IL   Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Jason Roebke, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

Sept 29  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Sugar Maple – Milwaukee, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums

Sept 30  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ InDigenous Music Series – Madison, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums

Oct 1  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Luna Cafe – DePere, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums

Oct 2  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Hungry Brain – Chicago, IL   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums

Oct 7-8 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom”  @ Green Mill Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Spring 2016 gig calendar

March 3 Russ Johnson “Meeting Point” @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL  rj – trumpet/compositions; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

March 5 Russ Johnson “Meeting Point” @ West End Conservatory – Milwaukee, WI  rj – trumpet/compositions; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

March 7 w/ Damon Short’s “Brass Menagerie”  @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL (as part of the Anagram series)  Michael Vlatkovich – trombone; Ryan Schultz – bass trumpet; rj – trumpet; Larry Kohut – bass; Damon Short – drums/tunes

March 20  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Grand Rapids, MI  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

March 29 cd release concert for Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet “A Look Beyond – Cap Vert Illuminations” @ Cornelia St. Cafe  NYC   R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

April 4 w/ Brian Courage’s “Wooden Bones” at West End Conservatory – Milwaukee, WI  Brian Courage – bass/compositions; rj – trumpet; Dustin Laurenzi – tenor; Andrew Green – drums

April 5 w/ Brian Courage’s “Wooden Bones” at Jerry’s – Chicago, IL   Brian Courage – bass/compositions; rj – trumpet; Dustin Laurenzi – tenor; Andrew Green – drums

April 6  rj3 @ Company Brewing – Milwaukee, WI

April 9 @ Woody Herman Jazz Festival  UW-Milwaukee, WI

April 15 w/ Jay Anderson Group @ Company Brewing – Milwaukee, WI

April 19 w/ Daniel Bruce @ Whistler, Chicago, IL  Daniel Bruce – guitar/compositions; rj – trumpet; Chris Madsen – saxophones; Rob Clearfield – piano; Clark Sommers – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

April 22 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35  Chicago, Il  Eric Hochberg – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

April 24 w/ Steve Million Quintet @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL

April 30  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper 8:30 Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

May 2 w/ Daniel Bruce @ Chicago Academy for the Arts  Daniel Bruce – guitar/compositions; rj – trumpet; Chris Madsen – saxophones; Rob Clearfield – piano; Clark Sommers – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

May 6 w/ Cory Healey’s “Beautiful Sunshine Band” @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL  Cory Healey – drums/compositions; Brandon Wozniak – tenor; rj – trumpet; Zacc Harris – guitar; Erik Fratzke – bass

May 7 w/ Cory Healey’s “Beautiful Sunshine Band” @ Lawrence University – Appleton, WI  Cory Healey – drums/compositions; Brandon Wozniak – tenor; rj – trumpet; Zacc Harris – guitar; Erik Fratzke – bass

May 12 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Jazz A Liege, Belgium   R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 13 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ AB Jazz Club  Brussels, Belgium  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 15 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Vrijstaat O Oostende, Belgium  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 16 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Axes Jazzpower Eindhoven, (Netherlands)  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 18 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ De Roma Antwerp, Belgium  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums along with Vijay Iyer Trio

May 25 w/ Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet @ Le Poisson Rouge in NYC  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 27  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper 8:30 Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

June 1 rj3 @ Company Brewing – Milwaukee, WI

June 2-3 w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Jason Roebke, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

June 5  Russ Johnson Trio @ Woodland Pattern Bookstore as part of the Alternating Currents Live series  rj- trumpet/tunes; Jason Roebke – bass; Mike Reed – drums

June 6 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra @ Jazz Showcase – Chicago, IL

June 10 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Constellation – Chicago, IL

June 11 w/ Geof Bradfield’s “Our Roots: @ Constellation – Chicago, Il  Geof Bradfield – tenor/compositions; rj – trumpet; Joel Adams – trombone; Dennis Carroll – bass; Dana Hall – drums

June 12 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Room 43 – Chicago, IL

June 17 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Isthmus Jazz Festival – Madison, WI

June 22 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Korzo – Brooklyn, NY Ken Thomson – alto, bc, and compositions; rj- trumpet; Anna Webber – tenor; Alan Ferber – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

June 24  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper 8:30 Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

July 8  w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” cd release concert @ Jazz Gallery – NYC  Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Jason Roebke, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

July 29-30  w/ Greg Ward’s “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady” cd release concert @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL  Greg Ward – Alto; Tim Haldeman and Keefe Jackson, woodwinds; Russ Johnson and Ben LaMar, trumpet; Norman Palm and Christopher Davies, trombones; Dennis Luxion, piano; Jason Roebke, bass and Marcus Evans, drums

August 1-5 w/ faculty ensemble for the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA summer composition residency.  Montpelier, VT

Sept 24 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom”  Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Sept 29  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Sugar Maple – Milwaukee, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums

Sept 30  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ InDigenous Music Series – Madison, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Jon Deitemyer – Drums