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

Join us for a unique project in the Boston area.  TAS is hosting the most talented musicians in the United States.  Order tickets today – limited seating.  Do not miss this once in a lifetime event.

Open Music and Creative Manufacturing:  Solos & Duo

Solo at 8pm

       Nate Wooley :: Trumpet

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”.

Solo at 8:30pm

      Ken Vandermark :: Reeds

A fixture on the Chicago-area music scene since the 1990s, 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, has collaborated with many other musicians, and was awarded a 1999 MacArthur Fellowship. He plays tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet and baritone saxophone.

Duo at 9:00 pm

     Ken Vandermark :: Reeds
     Nate Wooley :: Trumpet

Chicago saxophonist and composer Ken Vandermark, and New York trumpet stalwart Nate Wooley, have been operating in each other’s orbits for the past five years. For this project, they work with each other’s iconoclastic compositional and improvisational vocabularies.  Taking their cues from the underappreciated work of John Carter and Bobby Bradford, Vandermark and Wooley work together to create an organic combination of jazz tradition, free improvisation, and modern composition in this new raw and intimate duo.


  • Suggested Donation for the Musicians:  $15
  • Seating is limited.  Tickets will be available shortly.  Check this page for more details.
  • Free and ample parking.
  • The venue is in a residential area so please be quiet when you leave, if it’s after 10 pm.  We respect our neighbors.