Monday 24 September,

plus special guests Prince/Adolpho/Constanzo/Hunter & Birchall/Cheetham Duo

We are delighted to be welcoming legendary Chicagoan musician Ken Vandermark back to Manchester on Monday 24 September, in a trio setting with bassist Olie Brice and drummer Mark Sanders.

Ken Vandermark has focused on expanding the possibilities of improvised and composed music. He’s worked continuously from the middle 1990’s onward — both as a performer and organizer in North America and Europe — and his creative emphasis has been contemporary music that deals directly with advanced methods of improvisation. Vandermark moved to Chicago from Boston in 1989. Since then he’s performed and recorded in a vast array of contexts, and with many internationally renowned musicians, touring on a regular basis in North America, Europe, Brazil and Japan for more than half of each year. His concerts and numerous recordings have been critically acclaimed both at home and abroad.

Past groups of significance include the Vandermark 5, Powerhouse Sound, the Frame Quartet, DKV Trio, the Territory Band, NRG Ensemble, AALY, the Vandermark Quartet, Spaceways Inc., FME, and School Days. Currently, the majority of his work as a composer and improviser has been developed in Made To Break, Side A, Platform 1, Free Fall, and the Resonance Ensemble. In addition, he works on a regular basis with the total improvisation units Sonore, the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, separate duos with the percussionists Paal Nilssen-Love and Tim Daisy, Lean Left, iTi, and Fire Room. Each year brings additional new projects and collaborations, which expand the range of his work. Vandermark also performs in a solo context.

Tickets £8 advance, available from See Tickets and WeGotTickets.