Every Sunday, The Whistler and North Coast Brewing team up to present our favorite jazz artists. Chicago-based bassist/composer and bandleader, Matt Ulery, has developed an instantly recognizable sound. Known for his sweeping lyricism, unconventional phrase structures, expressionistic emotionalism, Ulery’s music, from small, diverse chamber ensembles to full orchestras, is informed by the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, and folk – specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles. He has been performing for 20 years on bass but with his new project, Pollinator, Ulery swaps his bass for the sousaphone, which is front and center in this lively brass band.
- Dustin Laurenzi — tenor saxophone
- James Davis — trumpet
- Steve Duncan — trombone
- Paul Bedal — piano
- Quin Kirchner — drums
- Matt Ulery — sousaphone
North Coast Brewing is a proud supporter of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. For every case of Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale sold, North Coast Brewing makes a contribution to the Institute in support of jazz education. To date they’ve contributed over one million dollars to the Institute.