Every Tuesday we present Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation. Tonight’s lineup is an intriguing combo featuring Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Peter Maunu (guitar), Aaron Zarzutzki (electronics), and Avreeayl Ra (drums).
Fred Lonberg-Holm enjoys working with a wide variety of musicians in as many situations as possible. Current and ongoing projects include Stirrup (with Charles Rumback and Nick Macri), Friction Brothers (with Michaels Colligan and Zerang), The Valentine Trio, The Boxhead Ensemble, ADA trio (with Peter Brötzmann and Paal Nilssen-Love), VCDC, The Fast Citizen’s, Ballister, Joe McPhee’s Survival Unit III, Easel and Screw and Straw, the Party Knüllers as well as numerous one off projects. Past ensembles of note include the Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Anthony Coleman’s Self Haters Orchestra, the Vandermark Five, Ken Vandermark’s Frame Quartet, Seval, and Terminal 4. Improvisors he has worked with include Clare Cooper, Charlotte Hug, Andrea Neumann, Sofia Jernberg, Jaimie Branch, Shelly Hirsch, Tomeka Reid, Michiyo Yagi, Carrie Shull, Jodi Gilbert, Gunda Gottschalk, Carrie Biolo, Birgitte Uhler, Rachel Wadham, Mary Halvorson, Joelle Leandre, Joanne Powers, Zeena Parkins, Judy Dunaway, Lotte Anker, Tine Asmundsen, Jessica Pavone as well as a number of guys. He also leads a revolving cast large ensembles under the name Lightbox Orchestra. His extensive discography includes free improvised and free jazz recordings as well as new music, pop, rock and noise.