The Ben Ferris Octet is an 8-piece band based out of Madison WI, playing music from 1920-Now with the sound of a big band and the clarity of a trio Nick Bartell, Jon Hoel, Luke Busch, saxophones Paul Dietrich, trumpet Darren Sterud, trombone Dave Stoler, keys Ben Ferris, bass Michael Koszewski, drums Nuggernaut is a […]
ALL presents the trio Father Sky, featuring Milwaukee-based singer/pianist/composer Anthony Deutsch, bassist John Christensen, and drummer Devin Drobka. Father Sky’s simple and beautiful lyric-based songs are composed by Deutsch in a “bluesy-gospel” style. The trio’s music deals with human nature and Nature itself, conveying both wisdom and vulnerability.
Peter Dominguez is Professor of Jazz Studies and Bass Performance at Oberlin conservatory and College Director of the Milt Hinton Institute for studio bass. He was Richard Davis’ first graduate student at the university and the mastermind behind the Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists. He joins us in advance of “A Concert for Richard,” […]