Nick Mazzarella Trio "Counterbalance" Record Release

Nick Mazzarella Trio "Counterbalance" Record Release

Tim Daisy, DJ Damon Locks

Sat, July 6, 2019

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL


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Nick Mazzarella Trio
Nick Mazzarella Trio
Nick Mazzarella – alto saxophone, compositions
Anton Hatwich – bass
Quin Kirchner – drums
Saxophonist and composer Nick Mazzarella has been described as "continuing the approach taken by like-minded trailblazing altoists Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, Henry Threadgill, Oliver Lake, and Gary Bartz” by “seek(ing) to embody the history of the music while pushing it forward into new realms” (Troy Dostert, All About Jazz). He has been a consistent presence in Chicago's music scene since the early 2000s where his continuous performance schedule has made an aesthetically unique contribution to the city’s rich culture of jazz and improvised music. His working bands—the Nick Mazzarella Trio (with Anton Hatwich and Frank Rosaly); Meridian Trio (with Matt Ulery and Jeremy Cunningham); and the Nick Mazzarella Quintet (with Nate Lepine, Tim Stine, Matt Ulery, and Quin Kirchner)—have served as the primary vehicles for his endeavors as a composer and bandleader, while as a collaborator or sideman he has performed and recorded with such artists as Tomeka Reid, Joshua Abrams, Hamid Drake, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Avreeayl Ra, Rob Mazurek, Geof Bradfield, Devin Hoff, and Makaya McCraven. Recordings of his original music have been released by Nessa Records, Clean Feed Records, International Anthem Recording Company, and Astral Spirits, and he has performed throughout the United States and Scandinavia, as well as in parts of Africa and the Middle East.
In addition to his activities as a performing musician, Mazzarella has contributed to the vibrancy of the Chicago jazz community by working as a concert series presenter since 2008. He currently curates two ongoing concert series in Chicago—the Anagram Series, presented weekly at Elastic Arts in Avondale, and the Ratchet Series, presented monthly at Cafe Mustache in Logan Square.
Tim Daisy
Tim Daisy
drums and percussion


Tim Daisy is a Chicago based percussionist, composer and educator working in the fields of improvised and composed music. Active since 1997, Tim has performed, recorded, and toured with many acclaimed musicians and ensembles from both the United States and Europe and has toured extensively throughout North America , Europe, and Mexico. Working in a number of different environments, he has composed for solo percussion, chamber groups, jazz ensembles, dance, theater, and film.

Tim had had the fortunate experience to work with many of the most cutting edge musicians currently working in the filed of improvised music including: Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee, John Tchicai, Fred Lonberg-Holm, James Falzone, Dave Rempis, Steve Swell, Jeb Bishop, and Fred Anderson.

He has performed drums as well as showcased his original compositions at many festivals throughout North America and Europe including: The Newport Jazz Fetival, The Umbrella Music Festival in Chicgo, The Wels Music Unlimited Festival in Wels Austria, The North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands and the Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in Montreal.

Along with his busy performance and composing schedule, Tim finds the time to teach private drum instruction both at his studio in Chicago as well as throughout the Chicago metro area.

In 2011 Tim received both the New Music America “Composers Assistance Award” as well as the American Society of Composers Authors, and Publishers “ASCAP Plus Award” recognizing his original contributions to American music.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642