An all star line up of musicians brought together by Chicago-based cellist Tomeka Reid. Opening from Baltimore, Liz Durrette!
Tomeka Reid (cello)
Jason Roebke (bass)
Mary Halvorson (guitar)
Tomas Fujiwara (drums)
“Sunday afternoon, on only their second gig, cellist Tomeka Reid’s quartet sounded like a seasoned band. Chicago’s Reid and bassist Jason Roebke blend well, plucking or bowing. Their East Coast allies are Mary Halvorson on guitar, and bow-tied drummer Tomas Fujiwara who started the set playing a South Side blues shuffle — a hipper way to say “Hello Chicago.” The band’s a great vehicle for Halvorson, playing her warped take on traditional jazz guitar with more of a swing feel than usual.” –Kevin Whitehead