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

OPTION: Ollie Bryce duos with Jason Stein & Josh Berman

Tuesday | 10 October 2017
Experimental Sound Studio - 7:30pm

Doors at 7:00. Music at 7:30.

Double bassist Ollie Bryce joins two of Chicago’s finest in improvised duos

with Jason Stein (bass clarinet) and with Josh Berman (cornet)

Ollie Bryce is an improviser, double bassist and composer.  He leads the Ollie Bryce Quintet and an improvising trio featuring Tobias Delius and Mark Sanders, and has also worked with the likes of Paul Dunmall, Ingrid Laubrock, Tony Malaby and Evan Parker.

“[He] plays bass as if he’s jumped onto a bear’s back to throttle it but then tries to Greco-Roman wrestle it to the ground. It is mesmerizing because there is no way to predict who will win. His pizzicato pounds like a battering ram knocking down doors, or taps like a hammer on notes like nails. His bowing bounces and stutters, then soars and dives to rip open space” – Rick Joines, Free Jazz Blo