UPCOMING SHOWS

Andy's Jazz Club

07.08.14 to 12.30.14 |9:30 pm- 1 am

Chicago , IL

Dana Hall's Black Fire with Clark Sommers and Justin Thomas

NIU Summer Jazz Camp

07.20.14 to 07.25.14 |All week long!

DeKalb, IL

Director of the 2014 NIU Summer Jazz Camp- there's still time to register! Click the link for details.

Green Mill

08.01.14 to 08.02.14 |9-1 Friday; 8-12 Saturday

Chicago , IL

Jim Trompeter Quintet


PAST SHOWS

Trike

07.18.14 |8-10 pm

Chicago , IL

duo with guitarist Casey Neilsen

Jazz Showcase

07.16.14 |8 pm and 10 pm

Chicago , IL

Spin Quartet w/ Chad McCullough, Clark Sommers and Xavier Breaker. Double Bill w/ Scott Anderson's NIA quintet.

UIC Jazz Academy

07.15.14 |4 pm

chicago , IL

Our Roots: Marquis Hill, Dana Hall, Clark Sommers, Joel Adams. Music of Leadbelly, Clifford Jordan, Son House and more!

Constellation Chicago

07.11.14 |9:30

Chicago , IL

Chicago Yestet

Hideout

07.09.14 |9 pm

chicago , IL

Ba(SH)- with Clark Sommers and Dana Hall

Simon's

07.06.14 |9 pm

Chicago , IL

Clark Sommers trio w/ Matt Carroll.

Plein Air in Hyde Park

06.24.14 |TBA

chicago , IL

Matt Ulery's Loom

The Jazz Showcase

06.23.14 |8 pm and 10 pm

Chicago , IL

Peter Lerner CD release featuring Willie Pickens, Marlene Rosenberg, etc

Room 43- Hyde Park Jazz Society

06.08.14 |7:30-11:00

Chicago , IL

Dana Hall Quintet w/ Dan Trudell, Joel Adams, and Clark Sommers

Park West

06.06.14 |8 pm

Chicago , IL

Harpist Carol Robbins Quartet featuring Matt Ulery and Jon Deitemeyer

Constellation Chicago

05.14.14 |9:30

Chicago , IL

Free! With Chad McCullough, Clark Sommers and Jon Deitemeyer

Arts Incubator, Washington Park

05.05.14 |7 pm

Chicago , IL

Marlene Rosenberg Quartet

Andys Jazz Club

05.02.14 to 05.03.14 |5-8:30 Friday and Saturday night

Chicago , IL

Quartet with Ryan Cohan, Dennis Carroll, Dana Hall (Friday) and George Fludas (Saturday)

Andys Jazz Club

05.01.14 to 05.29.14 |9:30-1 Thursdays in May

Chicago , IL

Quartets with Ryan Cohan, Clark Sommers, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas and Christian Eumann in various combinations every Thursday this month!

New York Fashion Academy

04.18.14

Seattle, WA

Ba(SH) with Clark Sommers and Dana Hall at 7 pm; Spin with Chad McCullough added to the trio at 9:30.

Locol Barley and Vine

04.17.14 |10 pm

Seattle, WA

Spin Quartet with Chad McCullough, Dana Hall, and Clark Sommers.

Ballard Jazz Festival

04.16.14 to 04.19.14 |various- TBA

Seattle, IL

In Seattle for the Ballard Jazz Festival with Ba(SH) and the Spin Quartet!

Conor Byrne Pub

04.16.14 |8 pm

Seattle, WA

Dana Hall Trio, Brotherhood of the Drum at the Ballard Jazz Fest!

Andys Jazz Club

04.03.14 |5-8:30

Chicago , IL

Filling in for John Wojciechowski with Ryan Cohan, Clark Sommers, and Dana Hall.

Andys Jazz Club

03.21.14 to 03.22.14 |9:30 pm - 1:30 am

Chicago , IL

Ryan Cohan Sextet- performing music from The River and more!

Andys Jazz Club

03.20.14 |7-8:30

Chicago, IL

Playing the second set for the amazing John Wojciechowski! Check his group out there every Thursday.

Room 43- Hyde Park Jazz Society

03.16.14 |7-11 pm

Chicago , IL

Marlene Rosenberg Quintet with Scott Hesse, Christian Euman and Tom Garling

Andy's Jazz club

03.14.14 to 03.15.14 |5-8:30 Friday and Saturday night

Chicago , IL

Marlene Rosenberg Quintet w/ Scott Hesse, Justin Thomas, Makaya McCraven

Constellation

03.14.14 |9:30

Chicago , IL

Matt Ulery's Loom featuring Marquis Hill, Rob Clearfield and Jon Deitemeyer

Andy's Jazz club

02.28.14 to 03.01.14 |5-8:30 Friday and Saturday night

Chicago , IL

Geof Bradfield Quartet with Ryan Cohan, Matt Ulery, and Dana Hall

University of Kentucky

01.30.14 |tba

Lexington, KY

Matt Ulery's Loom

North Scott High School

01.25.14 |TBA

Iowa City, IA

District Honors Jazz Band Guest Director

IMEA Conference-CC 400

01.23.14 |8 pm

Peoria, IL

Guest with the NIU Lab Band directed by Rodrigo Villa-Nueva

The Bitter End

01.10.14 |7:30 pm

New York, NY

Winter Jazz Fest with Matt Ulery's Loom

Arts Incubator, Washington Park

01.06.14 |7 pm

Chicago , IL

Marlene Rosenberg Quartet

andy's Jazz Club

12.27.13 to 12.28.13 |5-8:30 Friday and Saturday night

Chicago , IL

Geof Bradfield Quartet with Ryan Cohan, Clark Sommers and George Fludas

Jazz Record Arts Collective @ the Fulton Street Collective

12.18.13 |doors at 7, 8:30 pm show

Chicago , IL

Geof Bradfield Quintet performs Clifford Jordan's "These Are My Roots: The Music of Lead Belly." Featuring Marquis Hill, Joel Adams, Clark Sommers and Dana Hall. One set only- $10, $5 for students.

Jazz Showcase

11.27.13 |8 pm and 10 pm

Chicago , IL

Ian Torres Big Band

The Whistler

11.26.13 |10 pm

Chicago , IL

Matt Ulery's Loom

Constellation

11.16.13 |9 pm

Chicago , IL

Matt Ulery's Loom

Cliff Bell's

11.14.13 to 11.15.13 |9 pm

Detroit, MI

Matt Ulery's Loom

Brubeck Institute

11.06.13 to 11.07.13

Stockton, CA

Residency with Ba(SH) (Clark Sommers and Dana Hall) culminating in a concert on 11/7/13 featuring both the Brubeck Institute Quintet performing "Melba" and Ba(SH) playing music from our recent Origin release.

Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU

11.05.13 |8 pm

DeKalb, IL

Matt Ulery residency performance with NIU students and faculty.

various- music festivals

10.18.13 to 10.27.13

Chongqing, China

Tour as guest soloist with members of NIU Rosebud graduate jazz combo.

Constellation

10.17.13 |9 pm

Chicago , IL

CD Release!! Clark Sommers' Ba(SH) on Origin records, a trio featuring myself and the great Dana Hall on drums.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival

09.29.13 |4 pm

Chicago , IL

Joel Adams' Chicago Yestet- one of my favorite bands, featuring Dana Hall, Ryan Cohan, Clark Sommers and many other top Chicago musicians!

Ripon College

09.27.13 |7:30

Ripon, WI

Matt Ulery's "By A Little Light"

Webster's Wine Bar

09.23.13 |9 pm

Chicago , IL

Matt Ulery's Loom

Iridium

09.15.13 |8 pm and 10 pm

New York, NY

CD release: Ryan Cohan's "The River"

Green Mill

09.13.13 to 09.14.13 |9-1 Friday; 8-12 Saturday

Chicago , IL

CD Release! Ryan Cohan's "The River" on Motema records

Niles North HS

09.13.13 |11 am

Skokie, IN

Ryan Cohan's "The River"

Recital Hall, NIU

09.12.13 |5 pm

DeKalb, IL

Ryan Cohan's "The River"

Hungry Brain

09.08.13 |10 pm

Chicago , IL

Ba(SH)- Clark Sommers, Dana Hall and Geof Bradfield trio featuring new music from Clark's CD on Origin Records! Check out the nice CD review from the Chicago Tribune:

Andy's Jazz Club

09.06.13 to 09.07.13 |5-8:30 Friday and Saturday night

Chicago , IL

Marlene Rosenberg Quartet with Scott Hesse and Makaya McCraven

Andys Jazz Club

09.03.13 to 12.31.13 |9 pm-1 am

Chicago , IL

Dana Hall's Black Fire- the music of Andrew Hill. With Clark Sommers and Justin Thomas. Every Tuesday through December.

Chicago Jazz Festival -Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion

08.31.13 |5 pm

Chicago , IL

with Stafford James String and Percussion Ensemble, featuring Joe Chambers, Richard Davis, Scott Hesse, and many others.

Chicago Jazz Festival -Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion

08.30.13 |6:30 pm

Chicago

The legendary pianist Randy Weston will join the septet in performances of music from Melba! and more! Followed by sets from Wadada Leo Smith and Charles Lloyd- don't miss it!

Sessions on the Square (Logan Square)

08.24.13 |5 pm

Chicago , IL

Matt Ulery's Loom

Andy's Jazz Club

08.23.13 to 08.24.13 |9pm -1 am

Chicago, IL

Dan Cray Quartet

NPR Tiny Desk Concert

08.21.13 |2 pm

Washington, D.C., DC

Matt Ulery's Loom- look for the concert on NPR.org in the fall!

Bethesda Blues and Jazz

08.21.13 |8 pm

Bethesda, MD

w/ Matt Ulery's Loom

The Whistler

08.20.13 |9 pm

Chicago , IL

Matt Ulery's Loom

Shapeshifter Lab

08.20.13 |8 pm

Brooklyn, NY, NY

with Matt Ulery's Loom and the NY premier of "By a Little Light."

Austin Town Hall

08.17.13 |11 am

Chicago, IL

Dana Hall's Spring

Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilion

08.15.13 |6:30

Chicago , IL

Dana Hall's "Black Fire"- a tribute to Andrew Hill featuring Orrin Evans, Justin Thomas, Clark Sommers, Nick Mazzarella, Jose Davila, and Russ Johnson.

The Gallery

08.07.13 |10 pm

Chicago, IL

Michael Allemana/Matt Ferguson Quartet

Sinnissippi Music Shell

08.01.13 |7 pm

Rockford, IL

Matt Ulery Ensemble

The Bedford

07.31.13 |9 pm

Chicago, IL

w/ Matt Ulery's Loom

Studio Litho

07.28.13 to 07.29.13

Seattle, WA

Recording with Spin Quartet

Tulas

07.27.13

Seattle, WA

Spin Quartet- Chad McCullough, Geof Bradfield, Kobie Watkins, Clark Sommers

Locol Barley and Vine

07.26.13

Seattle, WA

Spin Quartet- Chad McCullough, Geof Bradfield, Kobie Watkins, Clark Sommers

Tula's

07.25.13

Seattle, WA

Jeff Baker/ George Colligan Group

Ivories

07.23.13

Portland, OR

Jeff Baker/ George Colligan Group

The Blue Monk

07.21.13

Portland, OR

Jeff Baker/George Colligan Group

Pacific Northwest Tour

07.20.13 to 07.30.13

WA

West Coast tour with Spin Quartet and special guests! Look for us in Portland and Seattle.

Green Mill

07.12.13 to 07.13.13 |9-1 Friday; 8-12 Saturday

chicago , IL

CD Release for "Wake and Echo" (Greenleaf) with Matt Ulery's Loom featuring Matt Ulery, Rob Clearfield, John Deitemyer, and Marquis Hill.

Constellation

07.11.13 |9:30

Chicago , IL

Duo with Jeff Parker- the music of Thelonious Monk

Andys Jazz Club

06.28.13 to 06.29.13 |5-8:30 Friday and Saturday night

Chicago , IL

GB Quartet w/ Ryan Cohan, Dana Hall, and Clark Sommers (friday) and Mike Harmon (saturday)

Andys Jazz Club

06.24.13 to 06.25.13 |9:30-1:30 Friday and Saturday

Chicago , IL

Dan Cray Quartet

Jazz Showcase

06.24.13 |8 pm and 10 pm

Chicago , IL

Chicago Jazz Orchestra

SPACE

06.23.13 |7:30

Chicago , IL

with Joel Adams Chicago Yestet

Green Mill

06.23.13 |2 pm

Chicago , IL

2-3: with Kendall Moore Sextet
3-4: with Matt Ulery's Loom

Jerry's Sandwiches- ears and eyes series

06.17.13 |8:30 pm

Chicago , IL

Ba(SH)- Clark Sommers and Dana Hall- new CD coming soon!

Symphony Center

06.09.13 |3 pm

Chicago , IL

Chicago Sinfonietta

Wentz Hall

06.08.13 |8 pm

Naperville, IL

with the Chicago Sinfonietta

Andy's Jazz Club

06.07.13 to 06.08.13 |5-8:30

chicago , ID

Jim Trompeter Quartet with George Fludas and Dennis Carroll

Green Mill

06.01.13 |8pm-12

Chicago , IL

CD Release Party for Melba! featuring Tito Carrillo, Joel Adams, Jeff Parker, Ryan Cohan, Clark Sommers, and George Fludas.

Andy's Jazz Club

05.24.13 to 05.25.13 |5-8:30 Friday and Saturday night

Chicago , IL

with George Fludas, Ryan Cohan, and Clark Sommers

Constellation

05.17.13 |9 pm

Chicago , IL

Performing music from Melba! with Victor Garcia, George Fludas, Michael Allemana, Mike Harmon, and Joel Adams. Also on the bill- Frank Rosaly's Green and Gold and the Prometheus Ensemble.

Room 43, Hyde Park Jazz Society

05.05.13 |7:30-11:30

Chicago , IL

Marlene Rosenberg Quartet with Scott Hesse and Makaya McCraven

Andy's Jazz Club

04.26.13 |5-8:30

Chicago , IL

w/ Markus Rutz Quintet

Lighthouse

04.25.13 |8:30-11:00

Chicago , IL

Casey Nielson Quartet

Blackhawk Community College Jazz Festival

04.24.13 |TBA

Moline, IL

Artist in Residence for Blackhawk Jazz Festival

Green Mill

04.19.13 |9 pm-1 am

Chicago , IL

w/ Matt Ulery's Loom- we'll be playing some new music of Matt's from our forthcoming CD on Greenleaf! Look for it this summer.

Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Cafe

04.02.13 |noon-1 pm

Chicago , IL

w/ Joel Adams's Town Hall Meeting

The House Cafe

03.26.13 |8 pm

DeKalb, IL

NIU Jazz Faculty ensemble with special guest trombone legend Curtis Fuller!

Room 43, Hyde Park Jazz Society

03.24.13 |7:30-11:30

Chicago , IL

w/Victor Garcia, Jeff Parker, Dennis Carroll, and Xavier Breaker

StudioMedia

02.24.13 to 02.25.13

Evanston, IL

Recording with Dana Hall's spring-look for the new CD later this year!

Green Mill

02.23.13 |8-12

Chicago , IL

Dana Hall's spring- last night before we record!

Green Mill

02.22.13 |9 pm-1 am

Chicago , IL

Dana Hall's spring, featuring John Wojociechowski and Geof Bradfield on woodwinds (lots of 'em!), Etienne Charles and Victor garcia on trumpets and percussion, Clark Sommers on bass, and Dana Hall behind the drums.

Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Cafe

01.24.13 |noon-1 pm

Chicago , IL

Geof Bradfield Quartet with /Ryan Cohan, Clark Sommers and George Fludas

Catch 35

01.19.13 |6-9

Chicago , IL

Catch 35

The Gallery

01.14.13 |8 pm

Chicago , IL

w/ Ian Torres Big Band

The Jazz Set with DeeDee Bridgewater

01.13.13 |6 pm Eastern

Newark, NJ

Melba! will air at 6pm Eastern from WBGO in Newark; local air times vary by station. You can stream the concert from WBGO's website, linked here.

joyride

01.11.13 to 02.12.13 |all day

Chicago , IL

Recording with Matt Ulery's quintet- look for the CD later this year, and look for the band at the Green Mill in April!

Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Cafe

01.08.13 |noon-1 pm

Chicago , IL

Matt Ulery's Loom- last performance before we record! Featuring Rob Clearfield, Marquis Hill, John Deitemeyer, and of course Matt Ulery.

Hungry Brain

01.06.13 |10 pm

Chicago , IL

Matt Ulery's Loom at the Hungry Brain, late set

LeJENds, Peachtree Hyatt, JEN Conference

01.04.13 |2 pm

Atlanta, GA

w/ Ba(SH)- Geof Bradfield, Clark Sommers and Dana Hall- performing music from our forthcoming CD.

JEN Conference, embassy hall F in the Peachtree Hyatt

01.03.13 |4:30-5:20

Atlanta, GA

Clinic: The Music of Melba Liston

JEN Conference Hanover Hall F/G, Atrium Tower LL2

01.03.13 |1:30

Atlanta, GA

Panel Discussion: Jazz Funding Opportunities For Musicians, Ensembles and Presenters. Hosted by Chamber Music America; panelists include Rufus Reid, Christian Howes, and Jeanette Vuocolo