Every Tuesday we present Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation.
The Charlie Kirchen Quartet is the latest project from composer, improviser, bassist, and theorist Charlie Kirchen. Featuring Nick Mazzarella on alto saxophone, Dave Miller on guitar, Devin Drobka on drums, and Kirchen on bass, the band frames free improvisation within tightly wound, logically rigorous composed frameworks, resulting in music that is in turns heady and cathartic, edifying and opaque, always marked by exquisite melodic, rhythmic, and textural detail.
- Charlie Kirchen – bass and composition
- Nick Mazzarella – alto saxophone
- Dave Miller – guitar
- Devin Drobka – drums