Duo: Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley - May 17, 2017

  • Suggested Donation for the Musicians:  $15

  • Seating is limited.  Order tickets here.

  • Free and ample parking.

Join us as we welcome back improvisational performance duo Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley for what will be another exciting, unique, one-time only event. With these players nearing the end of an eight show tour together, the duos performance at TAS on May 17, 2017 will showcase their synergy and guarantee a unique performance reflecting their shared sonic language.

When:  17 May 2017 at 8:00 pm.  

            7:00 PM: Doors opeN

            8:00 pm: Solo Set - Nate Wooley

            8:30 pm: Solo Set - Ken Vandermark

            9:00 pm: Duo Set

Where:  11 South Main Street, Sherborn, MA 01770

Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley are offering the rare opportunity to enjoy a performance in a unique, intimate setting and The Alternate Space's new home in Sherborn. The event, sponsored by Ride Headquarters, brings improvised jazz music into a bicycling studio environment where creativity, motion and hard work happen. The musicians will play together to create an organic combination of jazz tradition, free improvisation, and modern composition.  The energy these two world renowned improvisers bring to this special space is sure to spark some new sounds and collaborations.

Ken Vandermark, a Massachusetts native, will be coming home for this special, one-time gig. A fixture on the Chicago-area music scene since 1989, Vandermark has earned wide critical praise for his playing and his multilayered compositions, which typically balance intricate orchestration with passionate improvisation. He has led or been a member of many groups, collaborated extensively with other artists, and was awarded a 1999 MacArthur Fellowship. He plays tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and baritone saxophone.

Nate Wooley's solo playing has often been cited as being a part of an international revolution in improvised trumpet. In the past three years, Wooley has been gathering international acclaim for his idiosyncratic trumpet language.  Time Out New York has called him “an iconoclastic trumpeter”, and Downbeat’s Jazz Musician of the Year, Dave Douglas has said, “Nate Wooley is one of the most interesting and unusual trumpet players living today, and that is without hyperbole”.


  • Suggested Donation for the Musicians: $15

  • Seating is limited. Order tickets here.

  • Free and ample parking.