July 1, 2019 – Option Series @ ESS in Chicago

I am so happy to be a part of this lineup. Info here: https://ess.org/option

Set 1 – Jeff Albert (trombone and electronics)

Set 2 – Interview with Ken Vandermark

“Jeff Albert is a significant member of the improvised music scene both in his home town of New Orleans as well as abroad. As a performer, composer, music technologist, presenter and educator, he has worked endlessly and across multiple genres; developing and sharing his unique and personal musical vision. Jeff will present a solo set utilizing both trombone and electronics followed by an interview with Option curator Ken Vandermark. Don’t miss your chance to hear one of the great multifaceted artists working in today’s contemporary music scene.” – ?Tim Daisy/Option Curator

Cafe Niesen in Berlin

From left to right: Frank Gratkowski, Steve Heather, Tobias Delius, Antonio Borghini (hidden behind Toby), and me. Thanks to Donna Lee for the photo.

Improvisation Clinic in Venice

Marcello, Will and I did a performance/workshop at the Academia musicale Giuseppe Verdi on the island of San Servolo in Venice. The students were very receptive and Marcello was an active translator. The ride back was a trip too.