Winter 2016 gig schedule

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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 3 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Cath 35 – Chicago, IL Eric Hochberg – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

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 13 w/ Anthony Deutsch duo @ Hotel Metro – Milwaukee

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

Feb 22 w/ Rempis/Johnson/Weber/Daisy @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL  Dave Rempis – saoxophones; rj – trumpet/Christian Weber – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

Feb 24 w/ Rempis/Johnson/Weber/Daisy @ west End Conservatory – Milwaukee, WI  Dave Rempis – saoxophones; rj – trumpet/Christian Weber – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

Feb 27 w/ Russ Lossing’s “Chance Trio + 1” @ the Stone  NYC – Russ Lossing – piano; Ben Monder – guitar; rj – trumpet; Michael Formanek -bass; Michael Sarin – drums

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 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

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

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  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

May 7 w/ Anthony Deutsch duo @ Hotel Metro – Milwaukee

May 12-18 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 1 rj3 @ Company Brewing – Milwaukee, WI

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 12 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Room 43 – Chicago, Il

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