Concert: Ken Vandermark, The Few

Maple House Collective presents

Ken Vandermark
The Few

Thursday September 22
doors at 730 music at 8
$10 suggested

Ken Vandermark (born September 22, 1964) is an American jazz composer, saxophonist, and clarinetist. A fixture on the Chicago-area music scene since the 1990s, Vandermark has earned wide critical praise for his playing and his multilayered compositions, which typically balance intricate orchestration with passionate improvisation. He has led or been a member of many groups, has collaborated with many other musicians, and was awarded a 1999 MacArthur Fellowship. He plays tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and baritone saxophone.

The Few brings together three of the most dynamic string players from the latest generation of Chicago’s storied improvised music community - Macie Stewart (violin / voice), Charlie Kirchen (bass), Steve Marquette (guitar) - forming an improvising, acoustic trio that seamlessly blends their wide ranging influences into a singular whole.