The Jake Victor 5tet is modern, international jazz group, formed in Amsterdam by Chicago pianist Jake Victor in the Fall of 2017. Drawing from a wide range of influences, the group consists of 5 dynamic members from Estonia, Spain, Belgium, Chicago and New York who each bring their own distinct voice to Victor’s compositions. They released their debut album “Twisted Heads” in 2018 to critical acclaim: two selections from the album, “Salem” and “Call to Prayer”, won the group Downbeat Magazine’s prestigious “Best Undergraduate Small Jazz Group” award in their 41st Student Music Awards.
Clausen/Hunton/Heinemann is a versatile trio of young improvisors who came together over a year ago and has been cultivating a wide repertoire and variety of approaches ever since. Typically focusing on original music and free improvisation, they will be digging into their favorite selections from the Great American Songbook for this performance.
- Sarah Clausen- Alto sax
- Jakob Heinemann- bass
- Emerson Hunton- drums