Duo: Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley – January 9, 2015

The Alternate Space is excited to bring back both Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley on January 9th, 2015.

Ken Vandermark is an American jazz composer and saxophone and clarinet player. A fixture on the Chicago-area music scene, Vandermark, a 1999 MacArthur Fellow, has earned critical praise for his playing and his multi-layered compositions, which balance intricate orchestration with passionate improvisation.

Nate Wooley is one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes. He has performed regularly with John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, and Yoshi Wada. Wooley’s solo playing is often cited as part of an international revolution in improvised trumpet.

The two are touring together in support of a new duo release on Pleasure of the Text, Wooley’s own label.  This unique evening will feature two solo sets, followed by a duo set.  Vandermark’s current projects include Made to BreakThe Resonance Ensemble, and duos with Paal Nilssen-Love and Tim Daisy.  Wooley performs regularly with such icons as John Zorn and Anthony Braxton.

Order tickets today – limited seating.  Do not miss this once in a lifetime event!