Dave Rempis (from Chicago)

Set 1: Dave Rempis/Jeff Albert Duo
Set 2: Dave Rempis & Dan Oestreicher (saxes), Jesse Morrow (bass), & Dave Cappello (drums)

Over the last decade, Dave Rempis has emerged as one of the most notable players in the Chicago jazz and improvised music scene. As the leader of groups including the Rempis Percussion Quartet, The Engines, The Rempis/Rosaly Duo, Wheelhouse, and Triage, Rempis has toured regularly throughout Europe and North America, and has recorded for the Okkadisk, 482 Music, Atavistic, Jazzland, Clean Feed, and Not Two record labels. In addition to these groups, Rempis has been noted for his long-time role in Ken Vandermark’s bands, including the Vandermark Five, Territory Band, and Resonance Ensemble. His frequent ad hoc collaborations have included performances with Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Lytton, Axel Doerner, Joe McPhee, Nels Cline, Peter Brotzmann, Hamid Drake, Kevin Drumm, Tony Buck, and Fred Anderson. Rempis has also been named a Talent Deserving Wider Recognition in both the alto and baritone saxophone categories in the annual Downbeat Magazine International Critics’ Poll. Since 2002 he’s curated a weekly concert series at Elastic Arts as a founding member of the presenters’ group Umbrella Music. He also curates the annual Umbrella Music Festival, now in its seventh year.

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