Jazz from Germany and the U.S.
Goethe Pop Up Kansas City is proud to partner with The Blue Room Jazz Club in presenting the German-American jazz collective The Chicago Plan.
The Chicago Plan
Gebhard Ullmann – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet (Berlin)
Steve Swell – trombone (New York)
Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello and electronics (Chicago)
Michael Zerang – drums, percussion (Chicago)
Celebrating over ten years of collaborating together, Berlin saxophonist/composer, Gebhard Ullmann and NYC trombonist/composer Steve Swell join two of Chicago's finest improvising musicians, Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello/electronics and percussionist Michael Zerang for this new configuration. Building on the strength and ideals of these three cities, the quartet creates enough fireworks to light up the night sky with their brilliant sound imagery. Ullmann/Swell's appropriately named The Chicago Plan
thoroughly breaks new ground for what Jazz and New Music ensembles' approach to creative music should be.
Photo: © Jutta Behnen
The Blue Room Jazz Club
Named after the famed 1930s Street Hotel club in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, the Blue Room simultaneously honors the past and showcases the present names in jazz with a multifaceted exhibit highlighting the countless musicians who crafted Kansas City Jazz, a sound known all over the world. The Blue Room also provides a distinctive platform to present dynamic performances from the best local and international jazz talent in an intimate setting.