Since 2007, the ratchet series has actively presented creative improvised music in the pilsen neighborhood of chicago. The ratchet series aim to provide musicians of diverse styles and approaches within the genres of free jazz, improvised and experimental music with a weekly performance opportunity and to foster a community that supports musicians on chicago’s south side.
The performances are scheduled on monday nights at 10pm. there is a suggested donation of 5 dollars, all of which goes to the performers.
March 12: Jeff Kimmel Quartet
Jeff Kimmel, bass clarinet
Keefe Jackson, tenor sax, bass clarinet
Jason Roebke, bass
Frank Rosaly, drums
Jeff Kimmel is a Chicago-based bass clarinetist, improviser, composer and music presenter. His work encompasses a commitment to expand the timbral possibilities of the bass clarinet while presenting the instrument in a variety of formats, and he strives to foster a collaborative music community by facilitating opportunities for musicians.