2018 GIG CALENDAR

by russjohnsontpt

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

Jan 13 w/ Andrew Rathbun Quintet @ Cornelia St Cafe – NY, NY  AR – tenor/compositions; rj – trumpet; Gary Versace – piano; Jay Anderson – bass; Eric McPherson – drums

Jan 26 w/ Quin Kirchner “The Other Side of Time” cd release concert @ Hungry Brain – Chicago, IL  Quin Kirchner – Drums; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Nate Lepine – tenor; Nick Broste – trombone; Matt Ulery – bass Plus very special guests: rj – trumpet; Nick Mazarella – alto; Dustin Laurenzi – tenor; Rob Clearfield – piano

Feb 2-7 residency @ Vermont College of Fine Arts – Montpelier, VT

Mar 2 w/ Jeremy Cunningham Quartet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI Jeremy Cunningham – drums; Christian Dillingham – bass; Lenard Simpson – alto; rj – trumpet

Mar 10 w/ Jeff Davis’ “Tone Collector” @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  Jeff Davis – drums; Tony Malaby – tenor/soprano; rj – trumpet; Eivind Opsvik – bass

Apr 6 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Fulton St Collective – Chicago, IL

April 13 w/ Greg Ward & 10 Tongues @ Rootabaga Jazz Festival – Knox College, Galesburg, IL

Apr 14 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” + KGS String Quartet @ Rootabaga Jazz Festival – Knox College, Galesburg, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums; Geof Bradfield – bass clarinet; rj – trumpet + KGS String Quartet

Apr 16 w/ Brian Courage @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL  Brian Courage – bass; Andrew Green – drums, Dustin Laurenzi – tenor; rj – trumpet

Apr 18 w/ Greg Ward Quartet @ University of Illinois – Chicago  Greg Ward – alto; rj – trumpet; Dennis Carroll – bass; Gregory Artry – drums

Apr 20 w/ Caroline Davis Quintet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  CD – alto/compositions; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; John Tate – bass; Quin Kirchner – drums

Apr 25 w/ Caroline Davis Quintet @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  CD – alto/compositions; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; John Tate – bass; Jay Sawyer – drums

Apr 27 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums; Geof Bradfield – bass clarinet; rj – trumpet

May 3 cd release concert for Johannes Wallmann’s “Love Wins” @ North St. Cabaret – Madison, WI  Johannes Wallmann – piano/compositions; Rob Dz – spoken word; John Christensen – bass; Devin Drobka – drums; rj – trumpet

May 4 w/ “Headlands” Quartet with special guest Greg Ward @ Arts & Lit Lab Jazz Festival – Madison, WI  rj – trumpet/compositions; Rob Clearfield – keyboard; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums + special guest Greg Ward – alto

May 5 w/ Dan Pugach’s Nonet @ Canterbury House – Ann Arbor, MI

May 6 w/Dan Pugach’s Nonet @ Urban Artifact – Cincinatti, OH

May 8 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35 – Chicago, IL

May 11 cd release concert for Johannes Wallmann’s “Love Wins” @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  Johannes Wallmann – piano/compositions; Rob Dz – spoken word; John Christensen – bass; Devin Drobka – drums; rj – trumpet

May 12 w/ Dan Pugach’s Nonet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI

May 24 w/ Emerson Hunton @ California Clipper – Chicago, IL Emerson Hunton – drums; Greg Ward – alto; rj – trumpet; Eric Krouse – rhodes; Charlie Kirchen – bass

May 30 w/ Damon Short playing Grachan Moncur III’s “Evolution” as part of the Jazz Record Art Collective series @ Fulton St Gallery – Chicago, IL

May 31 solo & duo with Dave Rempis @ Comfort Station – Chicago, IL

Jun 1 w/ Emerson Hunton @ Madison, WI  Emerson Hunton – drums; Greg Ward – alto; rj – trumpet; Eric Krouse – rhodes; Charlie Kirchen – bass

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