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 18 w/ Andrew Murray Trim Quintet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  AMT – guitar/compositions; Nate Lepine – tenor; rj – trumpet; Christian Dillingham – bass; Emerson Hunton – drums

Aug 21 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35 – Chicago, IL EH – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

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; Tomeka Reid – cello; 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 28 w/ Greg Ward Septet performing the music of Miles Davis “Live/Evil” as part of the Jazz Record Art Collective @ Fulton St. Collective – Chicago, IL  Greg Ward – alto; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – keys; Matt Gold – guitar; Matt Ulery – bass; Makaya McCraven – drums; Quin Kirchner – percussion

Aug 29 w/ Jeremy Cunningham’s Chicago Drum Choir @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Jeremy Cunningham/Mike Reed/Quin Kirchner/Makaya McCraven – drums; rj – trumpet; Lenard Simpson/Nick Mazarella – alto; Matt Lux – bass

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 6 w/ Lenard Simpson Quartet @ Jazz Estate – MIlwaukee, WI  Lenard Simpson – alto/compositions; rj – trumpet; John Christensen – bass; Devin Drobka – drums

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

Sep 9 w/ Carlos Adames – Kohler, WI

Sep 14 w/ Devin Drobka Trio @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  DD – drums; John Christensen – bass; rj – trumpet

Sept 28-Oct 7 US cd release tour for Ken Thomson Sextet on Panoramic/New Focus Records

Sept 28  w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ UW Parkside – Kenosha, WI 12:00  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Andy Clausen – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Ron Wiltrout – drums

Sept 28 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Andy Clausen – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Ron Wiltrout – drums

Sept 28 w/ Matt Ulery’s “By A Little Light” @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums; Doug Perkins – vibraphone; Yvonne Lam – violin; Nick Photinos – cello; Ken Thomson – clarinet; Anna Webber – flute; rj – trumpet

Sept 29 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Andy Clausen – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Ron Wiltrout – drums

Sept 30 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ UW Whitewater – WI  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Andy Clausen – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Ron Wiltrout – drums

Oct 1 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Icehouse – Mionneapolis, MN  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Andy Clausen – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Ron Wiltrout – drums

Oct 2 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Lawrence University – Appleton, WI  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Andy Clausen – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor- drums

Oct 3 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Bop Stop – Cleveland, OH  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Andy Clausen – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

Oct 4 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Toledo Art Museum – Toledo, OH  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Nick Finzer – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

Oct 5 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Bop Shop – Rochester, NY  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Nick Finzer – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

Oct 7 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Roulette – Brooklyn, NY  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Nick Finzer – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

Oct 13 cd release concert for “Headlands,” my new recording on Woolgathering Records!!! @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  rj – trumpet/compositions; Rob Clearfield – keyboard/piano; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

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

Nov 2-9 Ken Thomson Sextet European tour KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Nick Finzer – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

Nov 3 w/Ken Thomson Sextet @ November Music Festival – Den Bosch, Netherlands  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Nick Finzer – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

Nov 7 w/Ken Thomson Sextet @ Dresden, Germany  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Nick Finzer – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

Nov 8 w/Ken Thomson Sextet @ Bimhuis – Amsterdam, Netherlands  KT – alto/compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; rj – trumpet; Nick Finzer – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

Nov 10 w/ Johannes Wallmann Quintet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI

Nov 11w/ Johannes Wallmann Quintet @ North St Cabaret – Madison, WI

Nov 15 w/ Max Johnson & Tim Daisy @ Kenosha Creative Space – Kenosha, WI

Nov 18 w/ Max Johnson & Tim Daisy @ Hungry Brain – Chicago, IL

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