May 20, 2019
Doors At 7. Music At 7:30pm
Legendary “Swiss Saxophone” has been a fixture on the international improvised music scene for decades and has performed with an amazing array of talents. For this rare Chicago appearance, Urs will perform a set of solo music and then join Chicago greats Jason Roebke on bass and Jim Baker on piano and ARP synthesizer.
“Swiss saxophone” was born in Lucerne, Switzerland, is a key member of the European scene of contemporary improvised music. He specializes in solo concerts and performs regularly; Trio Leimgruber-Demierre-Phillips , Quartet Noir with Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser, 6ix Jacques Demierre, Hannah Marshall, Thomas Lehn, Dorothea Schürch, Roger Turner, Schweizer Holz Trio with Omri Ziegele, Hans Koch in Duo with Evan Parker, Roger Turner, Thomas Lehn, Gerry Hemingway, Joëlle Léandre in Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, and South-America. His countless collaborations have resulted in successful concerts and recordings with Fred Frith, Steve Lacy, Lauren Newton, Keith Rowe, Günter Christmann, Sunny Murray, Günter Müller, Sunny Murray, John Tchicai and many others. Several projects with the ARTE Saxophone Quartet. During the 1970s, he was the co-founder of the Electric jazz and free-music group, OM.
Photo credit: Peter Gannushkin
“Swiss Saxophone” is generously sponsored by Pro Helvetia.