Vandermark & Wooley Performance Duo May 17, 2017

TAS is honored to be welcoming back improvisational performance duo Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley on May 17, 2017.  Vandermark and Wooley, in this one-night only experience, are offering our audience the rare opportunity to enjoy a performance in a unique setting.  The pair will be nearing the end of an eight show tour together and the performance will showcase their synergy and guarantee a unique performance reflecting their shared sonic language. The musicians will play together to create an organic combination of jazz tradition, free improvisation, and modern composition. 

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”.

We’ve been looking forward to hosting this group for a long time.   The energy these two world renowned improvisers bring to this special space is sure to spark some new sounds and collaborations.  Don’t miss it!

The Made to Break event will take place at The Alternate Space located at 11 South Main Street, Sherborn, MA 01770. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be reserved through The Alternate Space website. For more information about this one-time only event, email