Now Is Podcast
I did an interview with Ben Remsen for the Now Is podcast. Check it out:
And for that matter, check out Now Is if you haven't, it's a fantastic, comprehensive listing of jazz and improvised music in Chicago.
Urge Trio tour 2017
For details on concerts, visit shows.
Doek Festival 2016
Heading to the Doek Festival in Amsterdam this week, for concerts with These Things Happen, Jason Roebke Octet, the Doekompose festival band, and more. Also appearing: Michael Moore Bigtet, Hyperactive Kid, Annette Krebs, Constellation 100, Marta Warelis, Jasper Stadhouders, Natural Information Society, and others. Hope to see you.
Round the Creep of the Wave Line closing concert
Round the creep of the wave line
A sound installation at Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago, created in collaboration with Boris Hauf. The composers considered the materials and elements in the Fern Room – soil, metal, glass, sunlight, humidity – in parallel to the materials and elements of the saxophones and clarinets they play – wood, metal, plastic and breath. Combining these with synthesized and sampled sounds, they developed a compositional process that allowed the piece to grow organically and unpredictably, much like the plants in the Fern Room. An attempt was made to bring the decisions (recording, editing, processing, assembling) forth by working together not through a traditional artistic collaborative effort or the type of teamwork espoused by workplace efficiency experts, but by following the trajectories of the creative and reductive impulses and organizing things with the least amount of 'intervention' possible, to imitate the process of the plants' growth. February 1st through May 31st, 2015. Curated by Lou Mallozzi at Experimental Sound Studio.
Urge Trio Europe Tour Fall 2014
The URGE Trio (Christoph Erb, Tomeka Reid, Keefe Jackson) will be hitting the road again in October 2014. There are stops in Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, and Norway. We'll be celebrating the release of our new CD Live in Toledo (Veto Records - Exchange). Hope to see you at one of the concerts.
2014 Chicago Jazz Festival videos
Keefe Jackson's Likely So at Chicago Cultural Center:
Interview for Point of Departure
Keefe Jackson email interview with Troy Collins, March 2014 issue of Point of Departure.