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Twin Talk @ BOP STOP

When: Oct 24, 2018, 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Where: BOP STOP

Twin Talk @ BOP STOP

Twin Talk is long overdue for a return performance at BOP STOP. We hope you can join us to welcome back this Windy City band to the Forest City.

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Chicago band Twin Talk is known for its offbeat, melodic approach to improvised music. Drummer Andrew Green, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, and bassist/vocalist Katie Ernst focus their creative energies on collaboration and communication, sharing a musical language that is deeply personal and highly connected.

Chicago’s legacy of creative improvisers has had a profound influence on the band's defiant risk-taking and spontaneity. All About Jazz critic Mark Turner had high praise for the band's sophomore album noting that "Chicago has long been a bedrock of improvised music and Twin Talk represents a microcosm of that strength in today's environment."

Twin Talk tours regularly throughout the U.S. and has been featured at the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, and the Chicago Music Summit.

MORE ABOUT THE BAND MEMBERS

Katie Ernst, bass and voice

The Chicago Reader identified KATIE ERNST as "one of the brightest lights on Chicago’s jazz scene [who] isn’t close to hitting her creative ceiling." In 2013 and 2014, Katie was one of 24 young artist-composers selected for the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, an international jazz residency program at the Kennedy Center under the direction of pianist and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran. He called her "A great bassist, composer, and lyricist [with] an uncanny ability to mix traditions....[F]ollowing her voice is like reading a great novel." In May 2014, Katie performed at the Chicago Symphony Center as part of Jason Moran’s Looks of a Lot premiere, which also featured Nasheet Waits, Tarus Mateen, Ken Vandermark, Theaster Gates, and Kenwood Academy Jazz Band. Katie is an active bandleader and side-woman in Chicago.

Dustin Laurenzi, tenor saxophone

Chicago saxophonist DUSTIN LAURENZI has developed a distinctly personal approach to improvisation and composition that has garnered the attention of the city's creative music community. Recognized for his "offbeat approach to articulating harmonies and constructing melodies" (NextBop), Dustin's music is inspired and informed by jazz, folk, improvised music, and contemporary classical music. His wide range of influences and inventive improvisational sensibilities have made him a sought-after musician in many circles of Chicago's rich music scene.

In addition to performing and recording with Chicago jazz-centric projects, Dustin has recently toured with Grammy award-winning artist Bon Iver, with performances at Coachella Music Festival, Primavera Sound, the Hollywood Bowl, among others. Dustin also appears on the band's critically acclaimed 2016 release 22, A Million.

Andrew Green, drums

A versatile drummer and percussionist, ANDREW GREEN is a highly sought-after sideman in many of Chicago's creative music projects. Originally from Washington, DC,Andrew moved to the Midwest to study Music Performance at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. In addition to Twin Talk, Andrew also performs with Paul Dietrich Group, Corbin Andrick Sextet, the Jamie Brewick Quintet, and Brazilian samba group Bloco Maximo.

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