|Twin Talk is on tour supporting their new, acclaimed record release “Weaver.” Read about it in Downbeat Magazine here!
Since forming in 2012 Chicagoâ€™s Twin Talk has steadily drifted from the conventions of the saxophone trio. While reedist Dustin Laurenzi, bassist-singer Katie Ernst, and drummer Andrew Green are deeply rooted in jazz tradition, theyâ€™ve spent their time on the bandstand together making their music more elastic, spontaneous, and open, embracing new inspirations without stifling the improvisational heart of their work.
All three musicians are active members in Chicago’s bustling jazz community, each playing in numerous working bands, but theyâ€™ve found a true collective voice as Twin Talk. Theyâ€™ve used live performances as opportunities to stretchâ€”expanding on composed material and ditching set lists in favor of calling tunes on the flyâ€”but on their upcoming album “Weaver” theyâ€™ve pushed themselves further than ever, using the recording studio as a place for experimentation, letting a new batch of compositions develop and take new shapes.
As critic Howard Reich wrote recently in the Chicago Tribune, â€œThese musicians listen keenly to one another, and with a sensitivity that only comes from familiarity and trust.â€
$15 cover charge; $10 for musicians, students; limited income.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
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Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site