Winter 2015/16 gig schedule

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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 10 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35 Chicago

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

Dec 24 w/ Jason Stein Quartet…opening for Amy Schumer!  @ Constellation – Chicago.   Jason Stein – bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Quinlan Kirchner – drums  Also on the bill…comedian John Mulaney

Dec 26 w/ Jason Stein Quartet…opening for Amy Schumer!  @ Constellation – Chicago.   Jason Stein – bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Quinlan Kirchner – drums  Also on the bill…comedian John Mulaney

Dec 27  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands” with special guests Jon Irabagon and Matt Mitchell @ the Hungry Brain – Chicago!  rj – trumpet/tunes; Jon Irabagon – tenor; Matt Mitchell – piano; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Dec 29  Russ Johnson – trumpet; Jon Irabagon – tenor; Ohad Talmor – tenor; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums @ West End Conservatory – Milwaukee, WI 8:45pm

 

2016

Jan 8 Russ Johnson Quartet @ Blu (top of the Pfister Hotel) Milwaukee, WI 8:00-12:00  rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Jan 12 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn, NY Ken Thomson – alto, bc, and compositions; rj- trumpet; Anna Webber – tenor; Alan Ferber – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – 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 17  w/ Andrew Rathbun’s Large Ensemble @ Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn, NY  special guests…Tim Hagans, Luciana Souza, and Bill Stewart

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

Feb 5 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Loyola University  – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Feb 21 w/ Seed Sounds @ Jazz Gallery – Milwaukee, WI

Feb 26 w/ Russ Lossing & Gerald Cleaver trio @ the Stone  NYC as part of Russ Lossing’s Stone Residency

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

March 7 w/ Damon Short Group as part of the Anagram series @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL

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 24 w/ Chris Weller’s “Open Forum Project” @ Fulton St. Collective – Chicago, IL CW – tenor; rj – trumpet; Dave Miller – guitar; Albert Wildeman – bass; Marcus Evans – drums

May 13-18 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet in Europe  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – 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

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

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