The Whammies Play Steve Lacy – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – January 18th, 2014
The Whammies Play Steve Lacy

The Whammies Play Steve Lacy

Sat, January 18, 2014

9:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Whammies Play Steve Lacy
The Whammies Play Steve Lacy
The Whammies (named after a Steve Lacy tune) brings together musicians from three cities, united by an interest in creating adventurous improvisational forms. Originally from Amsterdam, saxophonist and bandleader Jorrit Dijkstra has long lived in Boston, where he has found common musical ground with pianist and co-founder Pandelis Karayorgis. Former Bostonian Nate McBride and trombonist Jeb Bishop are stalwarts of the Chicago jazz community, noted for their tenures alongside Ken Vandermark in projects such as Powerhouse Sound and the Vandermark 5. Dijkstra and Karayorgis have both collaborated extensively with Chicago musicians in groups such as The Flatlands Collective, Pillow Circles, Duo Karayorgis/Vandermark, and the PK Quintet. The éminence grise is legendary 71-year-old Dutch drummer Han Bennink, who played with Lacy in the 1980s. Bennink’s bandmate from the Instant Composer’s Pool (ICP), violinist Mary Oliver, adds another “Dutch jazz” flavor to the mix. “Han’s music is so deep in my roots as an improviser growing up in Amsterdam,” explains Dijkstra. “I feel deeply connected with his type of swing and his Dadaïst touch.”

Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax, lyricon
Pandelis Karayorgis - piano
Jeb Bishop - trombone

Mary Oliver - violin, viola
Jason Roebke - bass
Han Bennink - drums

This concert celebrates the release of The Whammies Play Steve Lacy, Vol. 2 out now on Driff Records.
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618