Every Tuesday we present Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation.
- Paul Dietrich – trumpet/compositions
- Dustin Laurenzi – tenor sax
- Paul Bedal – piano
- Tim Ipsen – acoustic & electric bass
- Andrew Green – drums
With the release of his band’s second album, Focus, trumpeter and composer Paul Dietrich further hones his distinctive style. This genre-blurring album features Dietrich’s characteristic lush harmonies and subtle melodies, gliding over a fresh, rhythmically adventurous framework. For Dietrich, the essence of Focus exists in a liminal space between introspective simplicity and organized chaos.