Fall 2015 calendar

by russjohnsontpt

Aug 25 w/ Jason Stein Quartet @ Constellation – Chicago.  Opening for Amy Schumer!  7:00  JS – bass clarinet & compositions; rj – trumpet; Joshua Abrams – bass; Marcus Evans – drums

Aug 25 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Whistler – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums 9:45

Aug 27 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35  Chicago, IL  Eric Hochberg – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

Aug 30  w/ Ken Thomson’s “Slow/Fast” @ Saalfelden Jazz Festival – Saalfelden, Austria  Ken Thomson – compositions/alto/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Nir Felder – guitar; Adam Armstrong – bass; Fred Kennedy – drums

Sept 4 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Brink Lounge – Madison, WI    Joel Adams – trombone/compositions; Nick Mazzarella – alto; Geof Bradfield & Alex Beltran – tenors; Marques Carroll & rj – trumpets; Andy Baker – trombone; Scott Hesse – guitar; Rob Clearfield – piano; Clark Sommers – bass; Xavier Breaker – drums; Rob Dz – spoken word

Sept 5 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Fox Valley Jazz Fest – Menasha, WI  2:00  Joel Adams – trombone/compositions; Nick Mazzarella – alto; Geof Bradfield & Alex Beltran – tenors; Marques Carroll & rj – trumpets; Andy Baker – trombone; Scott Hesse – guitar; Rob Clearfield – piano; Clark Sommers – bass; Xavier Breaker – drums; Rob Dz – spoken word

Sept 5 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Stevens Point Jazz Festival – Stevens Point, WI  7:00  Joel Adams – trombone/compositions; Nick Mazzarella – alto; Geof Bradfield & Alex Beltran – tenors; Marques Carroll & rj – trumpets; Andy Baker – trombone; Scott Hesse – guitar; Rob Clearfield – piano; Clark Sommers – bass; Xavier Breaker – drums; Rob Dz – spoken word

Sept 9 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35  Chicago, IL  Eric Hochberg – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

Sept 12 w/ John Christensen (bass) & Devin Drobka (drums) @ Tempest Oyster Bar – Madison, WI 9:30

Sept 13 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra @ Fitzgeralds Chicago, IL

Sept 19 w/ Johannes Wallmann’s Quintet @ Silver Lake College – Manitowoc, WI

Sept 20 w/ Jeb Bishop’s Quartet  Chicago, IL  Jeb Bishop – trombone/compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Frank Rosaly – drums

Sept 24 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

Sept 25  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ West End Conservatory  Milwaukee, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Frank Rosaly – Drums

Sept 26  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Hyde Park Jazz Festival – Chicago, IL  rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Frank Rosaly – Drums

Oct 3 w/ John Christensen (bass) & Devin Drobka (drums) @ Luna Cafe DePere, WI  7:30

Oct 4-5 w/ Frank Rosaly’s “Todos de Pie” @ California Clipper – Chicago, IL

Oct 16 w/ Mark Taylor Quartet @ Latona Pub – Seattle, WA  Mark Taylor – alto; rj – trumpet; Phil Sparks – bass; Byron Vannoy – drums

Oct 17 w/ Mark Taylor/Dawn Clement Group @ Earshot Jazz Festival – Seattle, WA @ Tulas Jazz Club  Mark Taylor – alto; Dawn Clement – piano; rj – trumpet; Phil Sparks – bass; Byron Vannoy – drums

Nov 8 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra featuring guest John Fedchock @ Fitzgeralds – Chicago, IL

Nov 12 w/ Andrew Rathbun Quintet – Western Michigan University – Kalamazoo, MI  @ Union

Nov 13 rj Master Class @ Western Michigan University

Nov 14 w/ Chris Weller’s “Open Forum Project” @ Fulton St. Collective – Chicago, IL  Chris Weller – tenor; rj – trumpet; Dave Miller – guitar; Anton Hatwich – bass; Marcus Evans – drums

Nov 16 RJ Trio as part of the Option Series @ Experimental Sound Studio  – Chicago, IL  7:30  5925 N Ravenswood Ave.  rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Mike Reed – drums

Nov 27-28 w/ Miho Hazama & Brad Linde’s Expanded Ensemble @ Andy’s  Chicago, IL

Dec 5 w/ Caroline Davis  CD release concert for “Chicago Storylines” @ Constellation – Chicago

Dec 6 w/ Tim Daisy’s “Signals” @ The Owl  Chicago, IL  Tim Daisy – percussion & compositions; Clark Sommers – bass;  rj- trumpet.   Premiere performance of Tim’s new trio!!!

Dec 12 w/ George Schuller @ Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn, NY   Tribute for Gunther Schuller

Dec 17 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra with special guest Bob Mintzer @ Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

Dec 19 w/ Cameron Brown’s ” Dannie’s Caypso” @ Cornelia St Cafe  NYC  Cameron Brown – bass/ compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Rigby – tenor; Lisa Parrott – alto/ bari; Tony Jefferson – drums

January 13-15 2016The return of “The Other Quartet” @ Seeds – Brooklyn, NY  3 night residency!!!  Ohad Talmor – tenor & compositions; rj – trumpet & compositions; Pete McCann – guitar, Mark Ferber – drums

Jan 16 w/ Ohad Talmor’s “Grand Ensemble” @ NYC Winter Jazz Fest

Jan 18-19  recording w/ Andrew Rathbun’s Large Ensemble – Brooklyn, NY  special guests…Tim Hagans, Luciana Souza, and Bill Stewart

Jan 25 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

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