ICP & The Whammies Present Small Groups – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – January 17th, 2014
ICP & The Whammies Present Small Groups

ICP & The Whammies Present Small Groups

Fri, January 17, 2014

9:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

ICP & The Whammies Present Small Groups
ICP & The Whammies Present Small Groups
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.”

Tonight the band members perform in small groups with local guests:

Han Bennink (drums) + Ari Brown (tenor sax) + Jason Roebke (bass)

Jeb Bishop (trombone) + Mary Oliver (viola) + Tomeka Reid (cello)

Pandelis Karayorgis (piano) + Mike Reed (drums) + Josh Berman (trumpet)

Jorrit Dijkstra (saxophone & lyricon) + Katherine Young (bassoon & electronics) + Jason Stein (bass clarinet)

This concert is supported by the Instant Composers Pool foundation.
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618