Summer ’18 gig schedule

by russjohnsontpt

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

July 16-28 on the faculty at the Birch Creek Jazz Camp – Door County, WI

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 11 w/ Evan Paydon @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI

Aug 12 w/ Paul Dietrich’s Large Ensemble @ Fulton St Collective – Chicago, IL

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

Aug 15 w/ Evan Paydon – Madison, WI

Aug 22 w/ Dana Hall Quartet performing Julius Hemphill’s “Dogon A.D.” as part of the Jazz Record Art Collective @ Fulton St. Collective – Chicago, IL  Dana Hall – drums; Clark Sommers – bass; Nick Mazzarella – alto; rj – trumpet

Aug 23 & 24 recording with Andy Baker Quartet – Andy Baker – trombone/compositions; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Dana Hall – drums

Aug 26 w/ Greg Ward & Ten Tongues @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Greg Ward – alto/compositions; Tim Haldeman & Keefe Jackson – reeds; Norman Palm & Christopher Davis – trombones; Ben Lamar Gay & rj – cornet/trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jason Roebke – bass; Marcus Evans – drums

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 & Ten Tongues @ Chicago Jazz Festival  3:00 Von Freeman Pavilion  Greg Ward – alto/compositions; Tim Haldeman & Keefe Jackson – reeds; Norman Palm & Christopher Davis – trombones; Ben Lamar Gay & rj – cornet/trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jason Roebke – bass; Marcus Evans – drums

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

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