Hello dear listeners!
We are very excited to start of the month of March with the Michael Blake Trio!
Michael Blake Trio:
Michael Blake – tenor and soprano saxophones
Ben Allison – bass
Kenny Wollesen – drums
Sunday 1 March, Michael Blake Trio
Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.
“Over the last 15 years or so he’s amassed a dazzling, distinctive body of work.”
-Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader
In a career spanning over three decades, Michael Blake has recorded and released 12 CD’s with many of the leading musicians in the field of jazz and creative music. His work embraces dimensions of sound beyond the traditional but is also rooted in structures that define the art form of jazz. His latest recording Tiddy Boom was released on Sunnyside Records October 28th, 2014 to widespread acclaim.
Bassist/composer Ben Allison is known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies. Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music traditions, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole.
Drummer Kenny Wollesen has worked with everyone from Tom Waits to Bill Frisell. He is the backbone of dozens of bands including the undefinable Sex Mob. He has also led a marching band and collaborated with Blake in their ground breaking quartet Slow Poke.