A Meeting of the Minds

As you hopefully already know, my good friend Matt Ulery writes amazing, beautiful music, which he composes and releases at a pace which the rest of us find quite humbling. There are many great events, past and future, celebrating Matt’s latest release “In the Ivory.” I’m writing here to highlight two in particular, which feature the always-dapper Grammy-Award-winning new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird!

We are performing Friday, October 10 at Constellation in Chicago, IL, and then Tuesday, October 14 at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY. I am honored to be a part of this amazing ensemble:

Grazyna Auguscik-voice
Zach Brock-violin (NYC only)
Andrew McCann-violin (CHI only)
Yvonne Lam-violin*
Dominic Johnson-viola (CHI only)
Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin-viola (NYC only)
Nicholas Photinos-cello*
Tim Munro-flutes*
Michael Maccaferri-clarinets*
Rob Clearfield-piano, keyboards
Lisa Kaplan-piano, keyboards*
Matt Ulery-bass, compositions
Jon Deitemyer-drums
Matthew Duvall-vibraphone, percussion*

(*eighth blackbird)

I sincerely hope you can make one (or both) of these! More info under the events tab.

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