Frank Rosaly, drummer/ improviser/ composer





Frank Rosaly, drummer/ improviser/ composer

featuring special guest Tim Haldeman, with an opening set by Piotr Michalowski & Abby Alwin

  • $30 Assigned Rows 1-2
  • $20 Assigned Rows 3-5
  • $15 General Admission
  • $5 Student
  • Frank Rosaly, drummer/improviser/composer
  • Tim Haldeman, saxophone
  • Piotr Michalowski, bass clarinet/sopranino saxophone
  • Abigail Alwin, cello

Event Details

"An indispensable part of the local jazz and improvised music scene" (Chicago Reader), Frank Rosaly brings his unique blend of composition and improvisation to KCH for an evening featuring special guest Tim Haldeman on saxophone.

"...Rosaly brings both his keen sense of being in the moment and leaving room for interpretation within the written form: both approaches honed from his immersion in jazz and "freer jazz" over the last couple of decades." - John Dworkin, All About Jazz

"Rosaly is an exquisite, propulsive force whose constant shading demand and reward the listener's full attention." - Neil Tesser

Frank Rosaly

Frank Rosaly is a drummer and composer living in Chicago. He has been involved in the improvised and experimental music community since 2001 where he has become an integral part of Chicago's musical fabric, navigating a fine line between the vibrant improvised music, experimental, rock and jazz communities. He contributes much of his time to performing, composing, teaching, as well as organizing musical events, while also touring regularly domestically and internationally.

Frank is currently active in many projects throughout Chicago as well as New York and in Europe. Some groups include Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad Quartet, Matana Robert's Chicago Project, Rob Mazurek ’s Mandarin Movie, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten Quintet, Scorch Trio, Nicole Mitchell Ice Crystal Quartet, Jason Stein Quartet, Jeff Parker/Nels Cline Quartet, Josh Abrams' Natural Information Society, Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Valentine Trio, Keefe Jackson’s Project Project, The Fast Citizens, The Bishop Trio, Jason Adasievicz’s Rolldown, Jorrit Dijkstra’s Flatlands Collective, Chicago Lucern Exchange, Hearts and Minds, Slow Cycle, Outskirts, Darren Johnston's Chicago Quintet, Anchor and others.

He is also involved in a solo project called Milkwork: a study in integration of electronically manipulated percussion instruments, improvising dense sound walls with controlled feedback, overdriven amplified drums. Frank blends sound scapes designed through analog electronic synthesis with extended techniques on unamplified drum set. Frank also studies cymbal hammering, and utilizes his hammering experiments with this project.

Frank earned a performance degree from Northern Arizona University. He has studied with Billy Higgins, Peter Donald, Bob Moses, Joel DiBartolo, Dom Moio, Steve Hemphill, Robert Schulz, Michael Vatcher and with the staff at the Jazz Record Mart.

Tim Haldeman

Primarily a saxophonist, Tim Haldeman experiments with woodwinds, guitars, percussion, singing, and composition. He started playing saxophones more than 20 years ago, and has been performing, touring (U.S., Europe, Canada), and recording with some of Chicago's premiere jazz groups since 1997, including Mike Reed's People, Places and Things, and Matt Ulery's Loom. He holds a B. A. in Jazz Performance from The Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and has studied saxophone with the likes of Bob Shepard, Jim Gailloretto, Mark Hynes, and Ron Dewar. Haldeman currently lives in his home town of Ann Arbor, MI, where he leads his own trio and quartet, and performs with Dan Bennett's Legendary Wings, featuring Nick Collins, Matt Endahl, and Jordan Schug.

Piotr Michalowski

Piotr Michalowski has been collaborating with musicians in Ann Arbor and the Detroit area for over two decades, often in the company of James Cornish. He has worked closely with violinist Mike Khoury, with whom he has made a number of recordings; the most recent is /Close Embrace of the Earth - //At the Spirits Rejoice Festival/on the Public Eyesore label.On some of his recent travels he has performed with Fred Lonberg-Holm, Vinny Golia, Jon Raskin, Jason Hwang, Andrew Drury, and Ken Filiano among others.

Abigail Alwin

Abigail Alwin, cellist and improviser, weaves sounds inspired from the moment, and generated from the heart. She serves the community in the capacity of a public-school orchestra director, with a 15-year tenure with the Ann Arbor Public Schools. In addition to her classroom teaching, Abigail co-directs the AAPS Comprehensive Outreach Music Program in collaboration with the Community Music School of Ann Arbor, which connects music tutors with disadvantaged students whom would otherwise not have private instruction. Abigail is recipient of the 2013 Yale University Distinguished Music Educator Award, recognizing innovative and exemplary pedagogy amongst the best in the United States. She seized the opportunity in 2013 to spend the summer teaching violin in Kenya, and plans for more international music adventures. Most recent performance projects have included performing solo & in collaboration with Detroit composers, improvisors & choreographers, focusing on improvisatory and contemporary idioms as well as the folk traditions of Bulgaria & Greece. Ms. Alwin is currently the assistant conductor of the Dexter (MI) Community Orchestra.