upcoming shows

October…… which marks 6 years of the Robinwood Concert House

Oct 19 – 9pm – $10

Tim Daisy & Jason Stein
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Tim Daisy is a Chicago based percussionist, composer and educator working in the fields of    improvised and composed music. Born and raised in northeastern Illinois, he moved to Chicago in 1997  and has since  performed, recorded, and toured with many acclaimed musicians and ensembles from both the USA and abroad. Working in a number of different environments, he has composed for solo percussion, chamber groups, jazz ensembles, dance, theater, and film.

Tim has had the fortunate experience to work with many of the most cutting edge musicians currently working in the filed of improvised music including: Ken Vandermark,  Jeb Bishop , Fred Lonberg-Holm, James Falzone, Dave Rempis, Steve Swell, John Tchicai,  Mars Williams, Joe McPhee, Michael Zerang, and Frank Rosaly, and Aram Shelton.

In 2001 Tim joined the acclaimed ensemble The Vandermark 5, making 6 recordings with the group, as well as the 12cd “Alchemia” box set, documenting the groups week long residency at the Alchemia Club in Krakow, Poland.

In 2002 he was  named one of 13 “Drummers For The Future” by Downbeat Magazine.

In 2010 Tim  was commisioned to compose an original percussion score for “Marchland.” A new work for modern dance choreographed by Carrie Hanson and performed by the Seldoms at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Tim has performed drums as well as showcased his original compositions at many festivals throughout North America and Europe including: The Newport Jazz Festival, The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Umbrella Music Festival in Chicago, The Wels Music Unlimited Festival in Wels Austria, The North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands and the Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in Montreal, Krakow Jazz Fall in Krakow Poland, and the Monterrey Jazz Festival.

Along with his busy performance and composing schedule, Tim finds the time to teach private drum instruction both at his studio in Chicago as well as throughout the Chicago metro area.

In 2011 Tim received both the New Music America “Composers Assistance Award” as well as the American Society of Composers Authors, and Publishers “ASCAP Plus Award” recognizing his original contributions to American music.

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Jason Stein was born in 1976 and is originally from Long Island, New York. Stein is one of the few musicians working today to focus entirely on the bass clarinet as a jazz and improvisational instrument. He studied at Bennington College with Charles Gayle and Milford Graves, and at the University of Michigan with Donald Walden and Ed Sarath. In 2005, Stein relocated to Chicago and has since recorded for such labels as Leo, Delmark, Atavistic, 482 Music and Clean Feed. Stein has performed throughout the US and Europe, including performances in festivals in Lisbon, Cracow, Utrecht, Barcelona, Debreccen and Ljubljana. He has had the opportunity to perform with a number of exciting local and international musicians including: Michael Moore, Jeff Parker, Oscar Noriega, Rudi Mahall, Ken Vandermark, Rob Mazurek, Jeb Bishop, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Urs Leimgruber, Pandelis Karayorgis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tony Buck, Eric Boren, Kent Kessler, Tobias Delius, Michael Zerang, Michael Vatcher, Peter Brotzman, and Wilbert DeJoode.

“Stein is exhilarating, a young master of his fiendishly difficult horn. Stein is a player to look out for.”

- Chris May, All About Jazz

“Stein stands apart from the standard instrumental lineage. Whereas a player like Eric Dolphy or Michel Portal builds on wide intervallic leaps and verticality, Stein (like Michel Pilz, Rudi Mahall or John Tchicai) operates in a horizontal fashion, favoring a breadth of twists and turns more sideways than anything else, woven into a post-Ornette fabric.”

- Clifford Allen, All About Jazz

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