Review, October 13

One of the first reviews written about us, from our October 13 performance

Thomas and I went to the Chicago Bass Ensemble performance the Sunday before the wedding.  It was truly wonderful, four basses playing together and the music reaching deep inside.  The musicians looked dapper, each with a shirt of different colors.  Jacque performed a remarkable and what seemed to be a difficult solo with virtuosity that I would not mind hearing again.  It was both an artistically nurturing afternoon and an occasion to have a pick to a side of Jacque that, because of the distance, might not be very well known and or experienced.  I recommend that you arrange your next trip to coincide with a performance.  Go, Chicago Bass Ensemble, Go!!!

Okay, full disclosure … that review is written by my mother-in-law, who I adore. But I couldn’t resist sharing it.


We’ve begun working on Harrison’s Clocks, a recent work by Tony Osborne, for our January 11 appearance at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater bass festival.

I’ve also committed to co-commissioning a piece for marimba/percussion with six basses, which will be premiered on March 31 in downtown Chicago and will feature Matthew Coley. I’ll write more about this later.

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