Ken Vandermark is an American jazz composer, saxophonist, and clarinetist. A fixture on the Chicago-area music scene since the 1990s, Vandermark has earned wide critical praise for his playing and his multilayered compositions, which typically balance intricate orchestration with passionate improvisation. He has led or been a member of many groups, has collaborated with many other musicians, and was awarded a 1999 MacArthur Fellowship. He plays tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and baritone saxophone.
Handprinted Letterpress Immediate Sound! Poster
"Handprinted letterpress print on heavy stock matte paper. A limited edition made for the Immediate Sound August concert series at the Hideout in Chicago. Order multiple posters at no extra shipping cost! "
The Vandermark Five, Philadelphia, 2004
"This poster comes from the collection of prints done for the 2004 U.S. tour for The Vandermark Five. "
Red-and-Black Immediate Sound Poster
"Vertically-oriented poster on heavy stock, advertising a January series of Immediate Sound Wednesday concerts at the Hideout, programmed by Umbrella Music. "
"Advertising Ethiopian concerts and workshops by Ken Vandermark, Ab Baars, Paal Nilssen-Love, Andy Moor, and Terrie Ex."
"A portion of sales will benefit Fendika Cultural Center and Catalytic Sound. At Fendika Cultural Center, we celebrate and renew Ethiopia’s rich cultural heritage. We welcome all creative souls; through exchange of music, dance, art, and poetry, we meditate on humanity’s one-ness, and pray for a peaceful world."
"If you already sensed that the free bop style played by Ken Vandermark has roots in rhythm ‘n’ blues, here is the recording that confirms your impression. The context enables him to show his origins, and is provided here by a rock solid rhythm section formed by Adam Lane (sometimes with his double bass plugged to a distortion pedal, and when that happens it really grooves) and Paal Nilssen-Love, a drummer who seems to have four arms and four legs A second horn, the trumpet of the amazing Magnus Broo, relates to the saxophonist and clarinetist just as Donald Ayler did with his brother Albert."