Spring/Summer 2016

by russjohnsontpt

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

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