Collaborative trio Jackson/Heinemann/Shead plays original music by each member as well as pieces by Dewey Redman, John Tchicai, Henry Threadgill, Dudu Pukwana, and David Ake. Forming during the pandemic in Spring 2021, the group has performed around Chicago and the Midwest, balancing swinging straight ahead jazz with more experimental, free form approaches.
Jakob Heinemann is an Ashkenaz bass player and composer from Madison, Wisconsin. As a composer, Jakob currently works with field recordings and spectral analysis to map the pitch content of natural systems onto instruments with augmented tunings.
Adam Shead is an American multi-disciplinary artist of Armenian descent living in Chicago, Il whose practice spans the realms of music, painting, photography, and poetry. Throughout his work Shead hopes to create a sense of spatial presence in which the codification of experience is dismantled in the search of personal truth.
Keefe Jackson is a saxophonist/clarinetist/improvisor/composer, arrived in Chicago in 2001 from his native Fayetteville, Arkansas. He performs regularly in the U.S. and in Europe with many musicians including Pandelis Karayorgis, Tomeka Reid, Tim Daisy, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Jason Roebke, Jason Adasiewicz, Mike Reed, JasonStein, Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm…