Opening Thursday, June 1st, at 8:30PM
Tonight’s double bill features a pairing of some of the most active of the next generation of improvisers on the Chicago scene.
-JUNE 1ST :
8:30 PM : SCHMIDT-SWARTZ/SOWA DUO
Ben Schmidt-Swartz – baritone saxophone
Erik Sowa – drums
9:30 PM : THWARTET
Sarah Clausen – alto saxophone
Erez Dessel – piano
Tyler Wagner – bass
Lily Finnegan – drums
$15 – Tickets Available at the Door
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
A born and bred Chicago tenor player, Ben Schmidt-Swartz has had a prolific career as a saxophonist, woodwindist, composer and educator. Whether the style is avant-garde or bebop he feels at home in any musical situation, and strives to find new ways of creating alchemy within different genres and disciplines.
Erik Sowa is a drummer/percussionist based out of Chicago. He is currently involved in musical collaborations with Pete Cautious, Thomas Comerford, and Snek Trio. Erik has recently released a solo album of instrumental compositions called “Cedar Lake Recordings Vol. 1” available on his Bandcamp label, Sliptoh Recordings.