Spring 2018 Calendar

by russjohnsontpt

Apr 6 w/ Emerson Hunton @ One Spirit – Rockford, Il  Emerson Hunton – drums; Anton Hatwich – bass; Eric Krouse – piano; rj – trumpet

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 21 w/ Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra @ Racine Theater Guild – Racine, WI

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 @ NightTown – Cleveland, OH

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

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

June 8 & 9 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL

June 13 w/ Dave Ballou’s “Drone Pieces”  @ AE Randolph Presents – Brooklyn, NY  DB – trumpet/compositions; Ralph Alessi – trumpet; Danny Gouker – trumpet; rj – trumpet

June 30 w/Geof Bradfield’s “Yes, and…music for 9 Improvisers” cd release concert @ Constellation – Chicago, IL Geof Bradfield – tenor/compositions; Greg Ward – alto saxophone; Anna Webber – tenor saxophone and flutes, Marquis Hill and Russ Johnson – trumpets, Joel Adams – trombone, Scott Hesse – guitar, Clark Sommers – bass, and Dana Hall drums and percussion.

July 3 w/ Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra @ Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI

July 8-13 on the faculty for the Litchfield Jazz Camp – Litchfield, CT

July 20 w/ Cameron Brown Quartet @ Pierson Park – Tarrytown, NY  CB – bass; Billy Drewes – saxophone; rj – trumpet; Tony Jefferson – drums

July 21 w/ Tony Barba Quartet @ North St. Cabaret – Madison, WI

July 23 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra @ Jazz Showcase – Chicago, IL

July 26 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio – Catch 35 – Chicago, Il

Jul 27 & 28 w/ David Bixler Quartet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  David Bixler – alto/compositions; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Dana Hall – drums

Aug 3 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Fulton St. Collective – Chicago, IL

Aug 13 & 14 recording Paul Detrich’s Large Ensemble – Chicago, IL

Aug 15 w/ Evan Paydon – Madison, WI

Aug 26 w/ Greg Ward & Ten Tongues @ Constellation – Chicago, IL

Aug 27 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra @ Jazz Showcase – Chicago, IL

Aug 30 w/ Geof Bradfield’s “Yes, and…music for 9 Improvisers”  @ Chicago Jazz Festival  5:25 Pritzker Pavilion – Millennium Park  Geof Bradfield – tenor/compositions;  Geof Bradfield – tenor/compositions; Greg Ward – alto saxophone; Anna Webber – tenor saxophone and flutes, Marquis Hill and Russ Johnson – trumpets, Joel Adams – trombone, Scott Hesse – guitar, Clark Sommers – bass, and Dana Hall drums and percussion.

Aug 31 w/ Greg Ward @ Chicago Jazz Festival  3:00 Von Freeman Pavilion

Sept 2 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom/Large” @ Chicago Jazz Festival 4:15 Pritzker Pavillion – Millennium Park

Sep 7 w/ rj Quartet @ One Spirit Center – Rockford, Il  rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Clark Sommers – bass; Dana Hall – drums

Sep 8 w/ rj Quartet @ Sugar Maple – Milwaukee, WI  rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Clark Sommers – bass; Dana Hall – drums

Sept 28 – Oct 7 US Tour w/ Ken Thomson Sextet

Oct 19 & 20 w/ Matt Ulery @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL

Nov 2 – 9 European Tour with Ken Thomson Sextet

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