Spring 2014 concert calendar

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March 4  Russ Johnson Quartet 9:30  @ Jerry’s  1938 W. Division Chicago, IL  RJ-trumpet/tunes; Rob Clearfield – keyboards; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

March 23,  Johnson/Vandermark/Lonberg-Holm/Daisy.  RJ-trumpet, Ken Vandermark-woodwinds, Fred Lonberg-Holm-Cello, Tim Daisy-Percussion @ Bergamo (Italy) Jazz Festival

March 24 duo with Ken Vandermark – Pavia, Italy – Chiesa Santa Maria Gualtieri

April 5 Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra @ Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts UW-Milwaukee

April 7 Dana Hall’s Polyglot @ Arts Incubator Series Chicago, IL  Dana Hall – drums; Nick Mazarella – alto; RJ – trumpet; Joshua Abrams – bass

April 13 Duo with percussionist Charles Rumback & quartet with Bill MacKay on guitar & Katinka Kleijn on cello @ Hungry Brain 2319 W Belmont Chicago 10pm

May 3 with Johannes Wallman’s Quartet @ The Fountain – Madison, WI  JW – piano/tunes; John Christensen – bass; Devin Drobka – drums

May 20 guest on the “Free Jazz BBQ” 9:00 am  WMSE 91.7 Milwaukee – discussing/playing my new release “Meeting Point” on Relay Recordings

May 23 Russ Johnson Quartet CD Release Party @ Constellation – Chicago  3111 N Western Ave Chicago, IL  RJ-trumpet; Jason Stein – bass clarinet, Anton Hatwich – bass; Timothy Daisy – drums  Come celebrate the release of “Meeting Point” the new recording by the RJ Quartet on Relay Recordings!!!

May 24 Russ Johnson Quartet CD Release Party @ Sugar Maple  441 E Lincoln Ave Milwaukee, WI   RJ-trumpet; Jason Stein – bass clarinet, Anton Hatwich – bass; Timothy Daisy – drums  Come celebrate the release of “Meeting Point” the new recording by the RJ Quartet on Relay Recordings!!!

May 27 Special Guest with Stirrup!!!  Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello & guitar; Nick Macri – bass; Charles Rumback – drums @ Whistler 2421 N Milwaukee Ave – Chicago, IL

May 30/31 Russ Johnson’s “Still Out To Lunch” @ Montclair State University Montclair, NJ     RJ – trumpet; Roy Nathanson – alto; Orrin Evans – piano; Brad Jones – bass; George Schuller – drums

June 3  Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet  @ Korzo – Brooklyn, NY  RV – saxophones; RJ – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

June 4 Russ Johnson’s “Still Out To Lunch” @ Cornelia St. Cafe NYC     RJ – trumpet; Roy Nathanson – alto; Orrin Evans – piano; Brad Jones – bass; George Schuller – drums

June 5 Chris Stover Quartet @ SEEDS Brooklyn  8:30pm  617 Vanderbilt Ave  Chris Stover – trombone; RJ – trumpet; Niels Praestholm – bass; Andrew Drury – drums

June 6 Chris Stover Quartet @ Soup & Sound House Concert Series  Chris Stover – trombone; RJ – trumpet; Niels Praestholm – bass; Andrew Drury – drums

June 7 Chris Stover Quartet @ the International Society for Improvised Music Festival  – New School University – 5pm   Chris Stover – trombone; RJ – trumpet; Niels Praestholm – bass; Andrew Drury – drums

June 8 Recording with Chris Stover’s Quartet  NYC  Chris Stover – trombone; RJ – trumpet; Niels Praestholm – bass; Andrew Drury – drums

June 8 9:30 pm @ Ibeam – Brooklyn, NY  Jeff Davis – drums; Michael Bates; bass; Jesse Stacken – piano; Jason Rigby – tenor; RJ -trumpet

June 9 with Lisa DeSpain @ Somethin’ Jazz Club – NYC

June 12 Aram Shelton @ Constellation Chicago, IL  Aram Shelton – alto; Keefe Jackson – tenor; Dave Rempis – baritone; Josh Berman – cornet; RJ – trumpet; Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello; Jason Adasiewicz – vibes; Anton Hatwich – bass; Frank Rosaly – drums

June 18  Russ Johnson Quartet @ Hideout – Chicago, IL  RJ-trumpet; Jason Stein – bass clarinet, Anton Hatwich – bass; Timothy Daisy – drums  Come celebrate the release of “Meeting Point” the new recording by the RJ Quartet on Relay Recordings!!

June 24 JC Sanford Orchestra @ Shapeshifter Lab Brooklyn, NY

July 4 Cameron Brown’s “Dannie’s Calypso” @ Cornelia St. Cafe NYC  CB – bass & tunes; RJ – trumpet; Jason Rigby – tenor; Lisa Parrott – alto & bari; Tony Jefferson – drums

July 6 Cameron Brown’s “Dannie’s Calypso” @ The Falcon – Marlboro, NY  CB – bass & tunes; RJ – trumpet; Jason Rigby – tenor; Lisa Parrott – alto & bari; Tony Jefferson – drums

July 11 Jamie Baum @ North Sea Jazz Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands  JB – flute/compositions; RJ – trumpet; Doug Yates – alto/bass clarinet; – Chris Komer – french horn; John Escreet – piano; Brad Shepik – guitar; Francois Moutin – bass; Jeff Hirshfield – drums; Dan Weiss – tabla

July 13-25  on the faculty @ the Litchfield Jazz Camp

Aug 5 Robin Verheyen’s Guillaume De Machaut project @ – MA Festival Bruges, Belgium – Premiere of Robin’s new commission featuring myself on trumpet along with  musicians from I Solisti del Veneto & Anton&Armide

Aug 10 w/ Doug Munro’s “Django Project” @ the Litchfield Jazz Festival

Aug 29  Russ Johnson Quartet at the Chicago Jazz Festival!!!  Millenium Park  3:30 pm  RJ – trumpet; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Timothy Daisy – drums

Sept 17 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet  @ University of Wisconsin Parkside Kenosha, WI  masterclass @ 4:00  Concert @ 7:30pm RV – saxophones; RJ – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Sept 19 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet  @ Cornelia St, Cafe – NYC  RV – saxophones; RJ – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

Sept 27 Dana Hall’s “Black Ark Movement” playing the music of Bobby Bradford & John Carter @ Hyde Park Jazz Festival  Chicago, IL

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