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.
On Saturday, August 5, Devin Drobka returns to ALL with a new program. Bell Dance Songs is this drummer/composer’s outlet for his original compositions. Inspired by the works of Keith Jarret, Paul Motian, and rubato time, Bell Dance Songs offers a new sonic landscape in which song and improvisation blend and dance with the ever […]
On Friday, January 12, 2018, at 8pm, Ken Vandermark returns to ALL with an exciting new ensemble. HASSLES is a brand new quartet built around a long list of histories: Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) and Ken (reeds) have been playing together as a duo for 15 years; Paal, Ken, and Terrie Ex (guitar) have been playing […]
The Sfyria Trio, made up of Chicago improvisers Sam Decker (sax), Charlie Kirchen (bass), and Matt Carroll (drums), performs at Arts + Literature Laboratory on Friday, December 15, 2017, at 8pm (doors at 7:30pm). Tickets $8 in advance at https://sfyria.bpt.me or $10 at the door. Sfyria Trio is a free-improvising band comprised of Sam Decker […]
Took some time to chat with Janet Schiff and Victor DeLorenzo of Nineteen Thirteen as they prepare to put on two sets this coming Friday, October 28th at Arts & Literature Laboratory. As Halloween approaches, it will be quite the thrill to have the mystery and surprise of cello and percussion to hold your hand […]