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


Thursday | 06 June 2019
Elastic - 9:00pm

Brazilian saxophonist Vinicius Mendes had assembled a group of Chicago’s finest journeyman improvisers to accompany him on his first visit to our fair city, but the United States denied him an entry visa, so he won’t be making the trip. The band he had assembled for the occasion will continue with the proceedings however.


Josh Berman – cornet
Mike Reed – drums

9 PM / 2 sets