Josh Berman


Josh Berman is an internationally recognized cornetist and composer. He has led the acclaimed Old Idea, Josh Berman and his Gang, and his own trio. In addition to being an indispensable contributor to Chicago’s jazz and improvised music scene, Berman has been a concert presenter with fellow Chicagoan Mike Reed, producing hundreds of shows over the past 20 years. Berman’s work has been critically acclaimed in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, JazzTimes, and DownBeat, among others. His recordings can be found on the Chicago’s legendary Delmark Records and more recently on Austin’s Astral Spirits Records


Sunday | 25 February 2018
Hungry Brain - 9:00pm

Set 1:

John Dikeman – Saxophones
Casper Townkeepers – Guitar
Tony Piazza – Bass
Adam Shead – Drums

Adam Shead’s new quartet with Amsterdam based John Dikeman and Casper Townkeepers, along with Chicago bassist Tony Piazza present a multi-tiered improvisatory performance experience, drawing influence from Free Jazz, Hip Hop, Punk, and Noise. Members of the quartet have performed with such musicians as Anthony Braxton, Han Bennink, Mary Oliver, John Hollenbeck, Dave Rempis, Tim Daisy, and Gerald Clayton; amongst others.

Set 2:

John Dikeman – Saxophones
Josh Berman – Cornet
Macie Stewart – Violin
Casper Town Keepers – Guitar
Matt Piet – Piano
Tony Piazza – Bass
Katie Ernst – Bass
Tim Daisy – Drums
Adam Shead – Drums