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Winter 2016 gig schedule

Jan 8 Russ Johnson Quartet @ Blu (top of the Pfister Hotel) Milwaukee, WI 8:00-12:00  rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Jan 12 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn, NY Ken Thomson – alto, bc, and compositions; rj- trumpet; Anna Webber – tenor; Alan Ferber – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

January 13-15 2016The return of “The Other Quartet” @ Seeds – Brooklyn, NY  3 night residency!!!  Ohad Talmor – tenor & compositions; rj – trumpet & compositions; Pete McCann – guitar, Mark Ferber – drums

Jan 16 w/ Ohad Talmor’s “Grand Ensemble” @ NYC Winter Jazz Fest

Jan 17  w/ Andrew Rathbun’s Large Ensemble @ Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn, NY  special guests…Tim Hagans, Luciana Souza, and Bill Stewart

Jan 18-19  recording w/ Andrew Rathbun’s Large Ensemble – Brooklyn, NY  special guests…Tim Hagans, Luciana Souza, and Bill Stewart

Jan 25 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Feb 3 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Cath 35 – Chicago, IL Eric Hochberg – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

Feb 5 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Loyola University  – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Feb 13 w/ Anthony Deutsch duo @ Hotel Metro – Milwaukee

Feb 21 w/ Seed Sounds @ Jazz Gallery – Milwaukee, WI

Feb 22 w/ Rempis/Johnson/Weber/Daisy @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL  Dave Rempis – saoxophones; rj – trumpet/Christian Weber – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

Feb 24 w/ Rempis/Johnson/Weber/Daisy @ west End Conservatory – Milwaukee, WI  Dave Rempis – saoxophones; rj – trumpet/Christian Weber – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

Feb 27 w/ Russ Lossing’s “Chance Trio + 1” @ the Stone  NYC – Russ Lossing – piano; Ben Monder – guitar; rj – trumpet; Michael Formanek -bass; Michael Sarin – drums

March 3 Russ Johnson “Meeting Point” @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL  rj – trumpet/compositions; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

March 5 Russ Johnson “Meeting Point” @ West End Conservatory – Milwaukee, WI  rj – trumpet/compositions; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

March 7 w/ Damon Short’s “Brass Menagerie”  @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL (as part of the Anagram series)  Michael Vlatkovich – trombone; Ryan Schultz – bass trumpet; rj – trumpet; Larry Kohut – bass; Damon Short – drums/tunes

March 20  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Grand Rapids, MI  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

March 24 w/ Chris Weller’s “Open Forum Project” @ Fulton St. Collective – Chicago, IL CW – tenor; rj – trumpet; Dave Miller – guitar; Albert Wildeman – bass; Marcus Evans – drums

March 28 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra @ Jazz Showcase – Chicago, IL

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  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

May 7 w/ Anthony Deutsch duo @ Hotel Metro – Milwaukee

May 12-18 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet in Europe  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – 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

June 1 rj3 @ Company Brewing – Milwaukee, WI

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 12 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Room 43 – Chicago, Il

Winter 2015/16 gig schedule

Nov 16 RJ Trio as part of the Option Series @ Experimental Sound Studio  – Chicago, IL  7:30  5925 N Ravenswood Ave.  rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Mike Reed – drums

Nov 27-28 w/ Miho Hazama & Brad Linde’s Expanded Ensemble @ Andy’s  Chicago, IL

Dec 5 w/ Caroline Davis  CD release concert for “Chicago Storylines” @ Constellation – Chicago

Dec 6 w/ Tim Daisy’s “Signals” @ The Owl  Chicago, IL  Tim Daisy – percussion & compositions; Clark Sommers – bass;  rj- trumpet.   Premiere performance of Tim’s new trio!!!

Dec 10 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35 Chicago

Dec 12 w/ George Schuller @ Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn, NY   Tribute for Gunther Schuller

Dec 17 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra with special guest Bob Mintzer @ Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

Dec 19 w/ Cameron Brown’s ” Dannie’s Caypso” @ Cornelia St Cafe  NYC  Cameron Brown – bass/ compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Rigby – tenor; Lisa Parrott – alto/ bari; Tony Jefferson – drums

Dec 24 w/ Jason Stein Quartet…opening for Amy Schumer!  @ Constellation – Chicago.   Jason Stein – bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Quinlan Kirchner – drums  Also on the bill…comedian John Mulaney

Dec 26 w/ Jason Stein Quartet…opening for Amy Schumer!  @ Constellation – Chicago.   Jason Stein – bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Clark Sommers – bass; Quinlan Kirchner – drums  Also on the bill…comedian John Mulaney

Dec 27  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands” with special guests Jon Irabagon and Matt Mitchell @ the Hungry Brain – Chicago!  rj – trumpet/tunes; Jon Irabagon – tenor; Matt Mitchell – piano; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Dec 29  Russ Johnson – trumpet; Jon Irabagon – tenor; Ohad Talmor – tenor; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums @ West End Conservatory – Milwaukee, WI 8:45pm

 

2016

Jan 8 Russ Johnson Quartet @ Blu (top of the Pfister Hotel) Milwaukee, WI 8:00-12:00  rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Jan 12 w/ Ken Thomson Sextet @ Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn, NY Ken Thomson – alto, bc, and compositions; rj- trumpet; Anna Webber – tenor; Alan Ferber – trombone; Adam Armstrong – bass; Daniel Dor – drums

January 13-15 2016The return of “The Other Quartet” @ Seeds – Brooklyn, NY  3 night residency!!!  Ohad Talmor – tenor & compositions; rj – trumpet & compositions; Pete McCann – guitar, Mark Ferber – drums

Jan 16 w/ Ohad Talmor’s “Grand Ensemble” @ NYC Winter Jazz Fest

Jan 17  w/ Andrew Rathbun’s Large Ensemble @ Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn, NY  special guests…Tim Hagans, Luciana Souza, and Bill Stewart

Jan 18-19  recording w/ Andrew Rathbun’s Large Ensemble – Brooklyn, NY  special guests…Tim Hagans, Luciana Souza, and Bill Stewart

Jan 25 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Feb 5 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Loyola University  – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Feb 21 w/ Seed Sounds @ Jazz Gallery – Milwaukee, WI

Feb 26 w/ Russ Lossing & Gerald Cleaver trio @ the Stone  NYC as part of Russ Lossing’s Stone Residency

March 3 Russ Johnson “Meeting Point” @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL  rj – trumpet/compositions; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

March 7 w/ Damon Short Group as part of the Anagram series @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL

March 20  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Grand Rapids, MI  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

March 24 w/ Chris Weller’s “Open Forum Project” @ Fulton St. Collective – Chicago, IL CW – tenor; rj – trumpet; Dave Miller – guitar; Albert Wildeman – bass; Marcus Evans – drums

May 13-18 Robin Verheyen’s NY Quartet in Europe  R.V. Saxophones/compositions; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – 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

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

Fall 2015 calendar

Aug 25 w/ Jason Stein Quartet @ Constellation – Chicago.  Opening for Amy Schumer!  7:00  JS – bass clarinet & compositions; rj – trumpet; Joshua Abrams – bass; Marcus Evans – drums

Aug 25 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Whistler – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums 9:45

Aug 27 w/ Eric Hochberg Trio @ Catch 35  Chicago, IL  Eric Hochberg – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

Aug 30  w/ Ken Thomson’s “Slow/Fast” @ Saalfelden Jazz Festival – Saalfelden, Austria  Ken Thomson – compositions/alto/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Nir Felder – guitar; Adam Armstrong – bass; Fred Kennedy – drums

Sept 4 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Brink Lounge – Madison, WI    Joel Adams – trombone/compositions; Nick Mazzarella – alto; Geof Bradfield & Alex Beltran – tenors; Marques Carroll & rj – trumpets; Andy Baker – trombone; Scott Hesse – guitar; Rob Clearfield – piano; Clark Sommers – bass; Xavier Breaker – drums; Rob Dz – spoken word

Sept 5 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Fox Valley Jazz Fest – Menasha, WI  2:00  Joel Adams – trombone/compositions; Nick Mazzarella – alto; Geof Bradfield & Alex Beltran – tenors; Marques Carroll & rj – trumpets; Andy Baker – trombone; Scott Hesse – guitar; Rob Clearfield – piano; Clark Sommers – bass; Xavier Breaker – drums; Rob Dz – spoken word

Sept 5 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Stevens Point Jazz Festival – Stevens Point, WI  7:00  Joel Adams – trombone/compositions; Nick Mazzarella – alto; Geof Bradfield & Alex Beltran – tenors; Marques Carroll & rj – trumpets; Andy Baker – trombone; Scott Hesse – guitar; Rob Clearfield – piano; Clark Sommers – bass; Xavier Breaker – drums; Rob Dz – spoken word

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

Sept 12 w/ John Christensen (bass) & Devin Drobka (drums) @ Tempest Oyster Bar – Madison, WI 9:30

Sept 13 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra @ Fitzgeralds Chicago, IL

Sept 19 w/ Johannes Wallmann’s Quintet @ Silver Lake College – Manitowoc, WI

Sept 20 w/ Jeb Bishop’s Quartet  Chicago, IL  Jeb Bishop – trombone/compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Frank Rosaly – drums

Sept 24 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Sept 25  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ West End Conservatory  Milwaukee, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Frank Rosaly – Drums

Sept 26  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Hyde Park Jazz Festival – Chicago, IL  rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Frank Rosaly – Drums

Oct 3 w/ John Christensen (bass) & Devin Drobka (drums) @ Luna Cafe DePere, WI  7:30

Oct 4-5 w/ Frank Rosaly’s “Todos de Pie” @ California Clipper – Chicago, IL

Oct 16 w/ Mark Taylor Quartet @ Latona Pub – Seattle, WA  Mark Taylor – alto; rj – trumpet; Phil Sparks – bass; Byron Vannoy – drums

Oct 17 w/ Mark Taylor/Dawn Clement Group @ Earshot Jazz Festival – Seattle, WA @ Tulas Jazz Club  Mark Taylor – alto; Dawn Clement – piano; rj – trumpet; Phil Sparks – bass; Byron Vannoy – drums

Nov 8 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra featuring guest John Fedchock @ Fitzgeralds – Chicago, IL

Nov 12 w/ Andrew Rathbun Quintet – Western Michigan University – Kalamazoo, MI  @ Union

Nov 13 rj Master Class @ Western Michigan University

Nov 14 w/ Chris Weller’s “Open Forum Project” @ Fulton St. Collective – Chicago, IL  Chris Weller – tenor; rj – trumpet; Dave Miller – guitar; Anton Hatwich – bass; Marcus Evans – drums

Nov 16 RJ Trio as part of the Option Series @ Experimental Sound Studio  – Chicago, IL  7:30  5925 N Ravenswood Ave.  rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Mike Reed – drums

Nov 27-28 w/ Miho Hazama & Brad Linde’s Expanded Ensemble @ Andy’s  Chicago, IL

Dec 5 w/ Caroline Davis  CD release concert for “Chicago Storylines” @ Constellation – Chicago

Dec 6 w/ Tim Daisy’s “Signals” @ The Owl  Chicago, IL  Tim Daisy – percussion & compositions; Clark Sommers – bass;  rj- trumpet.   Premiere performance of Tim’s new trio!!!

Dec 12 w/ George Schuller @ Shapeshifter Lab – Brooklyn, NY   Tribute for Gunther Schuller

Dec 17 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra with special guest Bob Mintzer @ Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

Dec 19 w/ Cameron Brown’s ” Dannie’s Caypso” @ Cornelia St Cafe  NYC  Cameron Brown – bass/ compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Rigby – tenor; Lisa Parrott – alto/ bari; Tony Jefferson – drums

January 13-15 2016The return of “The Other Quartet” @ Seeds – Brooklyn, NY  3 night residency!!!  Ohad Talmor – tenor & compositions; rj – trumpet & compositions; Pete McCann – guitar, Mark Ferber – drums

Jan 16 w/ Ohad Talmor’s “Grand Ensemble” @ NYC Winter Jazz Fest

Jan 18-19  recording w/ Andrew Rathbun’s Large Ensemble – Brooklyn, NY  special guests…Tim Hagans, Luciana Souza, and Bill Stewart

Jan 25 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ California Clipper – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Summer 2015 gig schedule

June 1 w/ Myra Melford’s “The Whole Tree Gone” and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as part of the CSO’s MusicNOW program.  Harris Theater – Chicago, IL  https://cso.org/TicketsAndEvents/EventDetails.aspx?eid=6522

June 4 Russ Johnson’s “Still Out To Lunch” plays the music of Eric Dolphy @ The Stone –  NYC    RJ – trumpet; Roy Nathanson – alto; Myra Melford – piano; Brad Jones – bass; George Schuller – drums

June 5 w/ Johannes Wallmann’s Quartet @ Bay View Jazz Fest – Milwaukee, WI  6:00

June 5  Russ Johnson’s Rhodes Quartet @ Bay View Jazz Fest  – Milwaukee, WI  9:00  rj – trumpet/compositions; Rob Clearfield – rhodes/keyboard; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

June 6 w/ Jeb Bishop’s Quartet @ OKKA FEST! – Sugar Maple Milwaukee, WI  Jeb Bishop – trombone/compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Frank Rosaly – drums

June 8 recording w/ Jeb Bishop’s Quartet – Chicago, IL  Jeb Bishop – trombone/compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Frank Rosaly – drums

June 11  Russ Johnson Quartet @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL  rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

June 15 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchesta @ Jazz Showcase – Chicago

June 19 w/ Johannes Wallmann’s “Sweet Minute Big Band” at Isthmus Jazz Festival – Madison, WI

June 30 w/ Ken Thompson @ Korzo – Brooklyn, NY  KT – alto & compositions; Anna Webber – tenor; Jacob Garchik – trombone; rj – trumpet; Adam Armstrong – bass; EJ Strickland – drums

July 9 w/ Cameron Brown’s “Dannies Calypso” @ Nyack House – Nyack, NY  Lisa Parrott – alto & bari; Jason Rigby – tenor; rj – trumpet; Cameron Brown – bass; Tony Jefferson – drums

July 14 w/ Jeff Davis @ Korzo – Brooklyn, NY  Matt Mitchell – piano; Eivind Opsvik – bass; Jeff Davis – drums & compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Rigby – tenor

July 19-31 on the faculty at the Litchfield Jazz Camp – Litchfield CT  – http://litchfieldjazzfest.com/jazz-camp

Aug 7 w/ Litchfield Jazz Orchestra “Thomas Chapin Tribute”  @ Litchfield Jazz Fest – CT

Aug 9 w/ Matt Wilson – “Tribute to Charli Persip” @ Litchfield Jazz Festival – CT

Aug 11 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Polish Triangle Chicago, IL 6-8pm  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Aug 11 w/ Stirrup  CD release show @ Elastic Gallery Chicago, IL  9:00  Fred Lonberg Holm – cello; Nick Macri – bass; Charles Rumback – drums; rj – trumpet

Aug 13 w/ Greg Ward @  Millennium Park – Chicago, IL  “Black Saint & the Sinner Lady”  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 16 w/ Jarrett Gilgore & “Words Are Not Enough”  @ Jazz Estate Milwaukee, WI  Jarrett Gilgore – alto; rj – trumpet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Deric Dickens – drums

August 17 w/ Jarrett Gilgore & “Words Are Not Enough”  @ Elastic Gallery – Chicago, IL  Jarrett Gilgore – alto; rj – trumpet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Deric Dickens – drums

Aug 18 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Whistler – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Aug 25 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Whistler – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Aug 30  w/ Ken Thomson’s “Slow/Fast” @ Saalfelden Jazz Festival – Saalfelden, Austria  Ken Thomson – compositions/alto/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Nir Felder – guitar; Adam Armstrong – bass; Fred Kennedy – drums

Sept 4 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Brink Lounge – Madison, WI

Sept 5 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Fox Valley Jazz Fest – Menasha, WI  2:00

Sept 5 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Stevens Point Jazz Festival – Stevens Point, WI  7:00

Sept 19 w/ Johannes Wallmann’s Quartet @ Silver Lake College – Manitowoc, WI

Sept 20 w/ Jeb Bishop’s Quartet  Chicago, IL  Jeb Bishop – trombone/compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Frank Rosaly – drums

Sept 24 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Sept 25  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Jazz Estate  Milwaukee, WI   rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Frank Rosaly – Drums

Sept 26  Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”  @ Hyde Park Jazz Festival – Chicago, IL  rj – trumpet & compositions; Rob Clearfield – Keyboard; Matt Ulery – Electric Bass; Frank Rosaly – Drums

January 13-16 2016The return of “The Other Quartet” @ Seeds – Brooklyn, NY  4 night residency!!!  Ohad Talmor – tenor & compositions; rj – trumpet & compositions; Pete McCann – guitar, Mark Ferber – drums

Spring/Summer gig schedule

April 10 w/ Johannes Wallmann Quartet  @ Olde Opera House – Sturgeon Bay, WI  7:00

April 17 w/ Eric Hochberg’s Trio @ Catch 35 – Chicago, IL 6:00 Erich Hochberg – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

April 18 w/ Woody Herman Orchestra @ UWM Jazz Festival – Milwaukee, WI

April 20 w/ New Standard Jazz Orchestra @ Jazz Showcase – Chicago, IL

April 29 w/ Keefe Jackson Quartet @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Keefe Jackson – woodwinds; rj – trumpet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tollof Estvang – drums

May 11 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

May 16 w/ Johannes Wallmann Quartet @ The Fountain – Madison, WI  Cd release concert for “The Town Musicians” on Fresh Sound Records

May 22/23 w/ Ohad Talmor’s “Grand Ensemble” playing music from the “Book of Etudes”  @ Jazz Gallery NYC.  Saxophones: Miguel Zenon, Christof Knoche, Chris Speed, Chet Doxas, Josh Sinton; Trumpets: Shane Endsley, Justin Mullens, Russ Johnson; Trombones: Alan Ferber, Jacob Garchik, Josh Roseman, Max Seigel; Piano – Matt Mitchell; Guitar – Miles Okazaki; Bass – Matt Pavolka; Drums – Dan Weiss

May 25 w/ Robin Verheyen’s “NY Quartet” @ Bryant Park – NYC  Robin Verheyen – soprano/tenor; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 29, 30, 31  w/ Frank Rosaly’s “todos de pie!” @ The Owl Bar – Chicago, IL

June 1 w/ Myra Melford’s “The Whole Tree Gone” and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as part of the CSO’s MusicNOW program.  Harris Theater – Chicago, IL  https://cso.org/TicketsAndEvents/EventDetails.aspx?eid=6522

June 4 Russ Johnson’s “Still Out To Lunch” plays the music of Eric Dolphy @ The Stone –  NYC    RJ – trumpet; Roy Nathanson – alto; Myra Melford – piano; Brad Jones – bass; George Schuller – drums

June 5  Russ Johnson’s Rhodes Quartet @ Bay View Jazz Fest  – Milwaukee, WI  rj – trumpet/compositions; Rob Clearfield – rhodes/keyboard; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

June 6 w/ Jeb Bishop’s Quartet @ OKKA FEST! – Sugar Maple Milwaukee, WI  Jeb Bishop – trombone/compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Frank Rosaly – drums

June 8 w/ recording Jeb Bishop’s Quartet – Chicago, IL  Jeb Bishop – trombone/compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Frank Rosaly – drums

June 11  Russ Johnson Quartet @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL  rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

June 19 w/ Johannes Wallmann’s “Sweet Minute Big Band” at Isthmus Jazz Festival – Madison, WI

June 30 w/ Ken Thompson group @ Korzo – Brooklyn, NY

July 19-31 on the faculty at the Litchfield Jazz Camp – Litchfield CT  – http://litchfieldjazzfest.com/jazz-camp

Aug 7 w/ Litchfield Jazz Orchestra “Thomas Chapin Tribute”  @ Litchfield Jazz Fest – CT

Aug 9 w/ Matt Wilson – “Tribute to Charli Persip” @ Litchfield Jazz Festival – CT

Aug 11 w/ Stirrup  CD release show @ Elastic Gallery  Chicago, IL  Fred Lonberg Holm – cello; Nick Macri – bass; Charles Rumback – drums; rj – trumpet

Aug 13 w/ Greg Ward @ “Made in Chicago”   Millennium Park – Chicago, IL

Aug 18 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Whistler – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Aug 25 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Whistler – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Aug 28-30 Tentative – w/ Ken Thomson’s “Slow/Fast” @ Saalfelden Jazz Festival – Saalfelden,  Austria  Ken Thomson – Compositions/alto/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Nir Felder – guitar; Adam Armstrong – bass; Fred Kennedy – drums

Sept 4 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Brink Lounge – Madison, WI

Sept 5 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Fox Valley Jazz Fest – Menasha, WI  2:00

Sept 5 w/ Chicago Yestet @ Stevens Point Jazz Festival – Stevens Point, WI  7:00

Sept 26 Russ Johnson’s new project @ Hyde Park Jazz Festival – Chicago, IL   Details forthcoming!

Spring 2015 gig schedule

March 2 w/ Kenny Reichert Quartet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  8:30  Kenny Reichert – guitar/tunes; rj – trumpet; John Christensen – bass/tunes; Andrew Green – drums

March 5 w/ Andrew Rathbun Quartet @ Union Cabaret – Kalamazoo, MI  8:00  Andrew Rathbun – tenor/compositions; rj – trumpet; Jeremy Siskind – rhodes; Keith Hall – drums

March 6  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL  (Chi Town Jazz Festival)  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

March 13 w/ Eric Hochberg’s Trio @ Catch 35 – Chicago, IL 6:00 Erich Hochberg – bass; Steve Million – piano; rj – trumpet

March 20 w/ Charlie Kohlhase “Explorers Club” @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL   Charlie Kohlhase – saxophones/compositions; James Falzone – clarinet; rj – trumpet; Aaron Darrell – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

March 21 w/ Charlie Kohlhase “Explorers Club” @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL   Charlie Kohlhase – saxophones/compositions; James Falzone – clarinet; rj – trumpet; Aaron Darrell – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

March 22 w/ Charlie Kohlhase “Explorers Club” @ LaFontsee Galleries Grand Rapids, MI  3:00   Charlie Kohlhase – saxophones/compositions; James Falzone – clarinet; rj – trumpet; Aaron Darrell – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

March 24 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ UW-Parkside  Kenosha, WI  4:00  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

March 28  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  9:30  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

April 10 w/ Johannes Wallman’s Quartet – Door County, WI

April 18 w/ Woody Herman Orchestra @ UWM Jazz Festival – Milwaukee, WI

April 29 w/ Keefe Jackson Quartet @ Constellation – Chicago, IL  Keefe Jackson – woodwinds; rj – trumpet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tollef Ostvang – drums

May 11 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

May 16-24 Robin Verheyen’s “NY Quartet” European cd release tour  Robin Verheyen – soprano/tenor; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

May 25 w/ Robin Verheyen’s “NY Quartet” @ Bryant Park – NYC  Robin Verheyen – soprano/tenor; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

June 1 w/ Myra Melford’s “The Whole Tree Gone” and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as part of the CSO’s MusicNOW program.  Harris Theater – Chicago, IL  https://cso.org/TicketsAndEvents/EventDetails.aspx?eid=6522

June 4 Russ Johnson’s “Still Out To Lunch” plays the music of Eric Dolphy @ The Stone –  NYC    RJ – trumpet; Roy Nathanson – alto; Myra Melford – piano; Brad Jones – bass; George Schuller – drums

June 5  Russ Johnson’s Rhodes Quartet @ Bay View Jazz Fest  – Milwaukee, WI  rj – trumpet/compositions; Rob Clearfield – rhodes/keyboard; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

June 6 w/ Jeb Bishop’s Quartet @ OKKA FEST! – Sugar Maple Milwaukee, WI  Jeb Bishop – trombone/compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Frank Rosaly – drums

June 11  Russ Johnson Quartet @ Elastic Arts – Chicago, IL  rj – trumpet/tunes; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

June 30 w/ Ken Thompson group @ Korzo – Brooklyn, NY

2015 Winter gig schedule

2015

Jan 3 w/ Silvia Bolognesi @ Constellation – Chicago, IL   Silvia Bolognesi – bass/compositions; rj – trumpet; Tomeka Reid – cello; Mike Reed – drums  guest; Dee Alexander – vocals

Jan 4 w/ Silvia Bolognesi  recording session.   Silvia Bolognesi – bass/compositions; rj – trumpet; Tomeka Reid – cello; Mike Reed – drums  guest; Dee Alexander – vocals

Jan 5 w/ Kenny Reichert Quartet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI

Jan 6 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Whistler – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Jan 9 Russ Johnson’s “Still Out To Lunch” plays the music of Eric Dolphy @  Winter Jazz Fest NYC   Judson Church RJ – trumpet; Roy Nathanson – alto; Myra Melford – piano; Brad Jones – bass; George Schuller – drums

Jan 14 Splice Series @ Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL  w/ Jim Baker; Keyboards; Peter Maunu – guitar; rj – trumpet; Albert Wildeman – bass; Frank Rosaly – drums

Jan 15 w/ Paul Westfahl group @ Woodland Pattern – Milwaukee, WI

Jan 20 w/ Tony Barba Quartet @ Whistler – Chicago, IL   Tony Barba – tenor/compositions; rj – trumpet; Matt Ulery – bass; Quin Kirchner – drums

Jan 24 w/ Dave Stoler Quartet @ Blu – Milwaukee, WI  Dave Stoler – piano; rj – trumpet; Mark Urness – bass; Dane Richeson – drums

Jan 26 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ City Winery – Chicago, IL  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

Jan 29 w/ Dana Hall’s “Black Fire” @ Andy’s Jazz Club – Chicago, IL  performing the music of Andrew Hill;  Dana Hall – drums; Clark Sommers – bass; Geof Bradfield – tenor; rj – trumpet

Jan 30 w/ Dana Hall’s “Black Fire” @ Andy’s Jazz Club – Chicago, IL  performing the music of Andrew Hill;  Dana Hall – drums; Clark Sommers – bass; Geof Bradfield – tenor; rj – trumpet

Feb 2  Kenny Reichert Quartet CD release concert @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI  Kenny Reichert – guitar; rj – trumpet; John Christensen – bass; Devin Drobka – drums

Feb  6 Russ Johnson Quartet @ Constellation – Chicago, IL   RJ – trumpet/compositions; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Timothy Daisy – drums

Feb  7 Russ Johnson Quartet @ Jazz Estate – Milwaukee, WI   RJ – trumpet/compositions; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Timothy Daisy – drums

Feb 8 Russ Johnson Quartet @ Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon Series – Brink Lounge – Madison, WI  3:00 concert 6:00 workshop   RJ – trumpet/compositions; Jason Stein – bass clarinet; Anton Hatwich – bass; Timothy Daisy – drums

Feb 10  Guest soloist with the Chicago Academy for the Arts Winter Jazz Concert @ Jazz Showcase – Chicago, IL  8:00  http://chicagoacademyforthearts.org/winter-jazz-concert

Feb 18 w/ Dave Rempis’  “Action” (performs the Jackie McLean recording “Action”)  @ Fulton St Collective – Chicago, IL  Dave Rempis – saxophones; rj – trumpet; Jason Adasiewicz – vibes; Jason Roebke – bass; Mike Reed – drums

Mar 6  w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL  (Chi Town Jazz Festival)  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

March 20 w/ Charlie Kohlhase @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL   Charlie Kohlhase – saxophones/compositions; James Falzone – clarinet; rj – trumpet; Aaron Darrell – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

March 21 w/ Charlie Kohlhase @ Green Mill – Chicago, IL   Charlie Kohlhase – saxophones/compositions; James Falzone – clarinet; rj – trumpet; Aaron Darrell – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

March 22 w/ Charlie Kohlhase @ Grand Rapids, MI  (venue TBA)   Charlie Kohlhase – saxophones/compositions; James Falzone – clarinet; rj – trumpet; Aaron Darrell – bass; Tim Daisy – drums

March 24 w/ Matt Ulery’s “Loom” @ UW-Parkside  Kenosha, WI  4:00  Matt Ulery – bass/compositions; Geof Bradfield – tenor/bass clarinet; rj – trumpet; Rob Clearfield – piano; Jon Deitemyer – drums

April 10 w/ Johannes Wallman’s Quartet – Door County, WI

May 16-24 Robin Verheyen’s “NY Quartet” European cd release tour  Robin Verheyen – soprano/tenor; rj – trumpet; Drew Gress – bass; Jeff Davis – drums

June 1 w/ Myra Melford’s “The Whole Tree Gone” and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as part of the CSO’s MusicNOW program.  Harris Theater – Chicago, IL  https://cso.org/TicketsAndEvents/EventDetails.aspx?eid=6522

June 4 Russ Johnson’s “Still Out To Lunch” plays the music of Eric Dolphy @ The Stone –  NYC    RJ – trumpet; Roy Nathanson – alto; Myra Melford – piano; Brad Jones – bass; George Schuller – drums

June 5  Russ Johnson’s Rhodes Quartet @ Bay View Jazz Fest  – Milwaukee, WI  rj – trumpet/compositions; Rob Clearfield – rhodes/keyboard; Matt Ulery – bass; Jon Deitemyer – drums

June 6 w/ Jeb Bishop’s Quartet @ OKKA FEST!  Milwaukee, WI  Jeb Bishop – trombone/compositions; rj – trumpet; Jason Roebke – bass; Frank Rosaly – drums