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

Tim Daisy/Josh Berman Duo + Bowlcut

Friday | 23 March 2018
Constellation - 8:30pm


Jake Wark, Matt Murphy, and Bill Harris began collaborating as Bowlcut in 2015 and have since developed their own rapport that emphasizes the group over the self. Ethereal synthesizer and modified electronics supplement their approach to the saxophone/guitar/drum format. Alternately atmospheric, driving, and brutal, Bowlcut’s upcoming release on Amalgam finds the trio working its way through a set of collective improvisations and variable structures.

Tim Daisy/Josh Berman Duo

Tim Daisy – percussion
Josh Berman – cornet