Jeb Bishop, trombonist / improviser / composer

Jeb Bishop

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Chicago-based musician Jeb Bishop has performed, toured and recorded with groups including the Vandermark Five, the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, Terminal Four, School Days, Ken Vandermark's Territory Band, Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra, Globe Unity Orchestra, and his own Jeb Bishop Trio. He also co-led the Lucky 7s project with New Orleans-based trombonist Jeff Albert, and is a member of cooperative quartet The Engines.

In addition to numerous club and smaller venue performances during tours of North America and Europe, he has performed at jazz festivals in Chicago, The Hague, Victoriaville, Berlin, Oslo, Vancouver, Paris, Lyon, Lisbon, Seville, ...

Thanks to DownBeat magazine for recognizing me again this year in the 2013 Critics' Poll!
Read DownBeat's review of a recent performance.

Upcoming project in New Orleans (click poster to enlarge)!

Long Sidewalks

Duo tour October 2013, Jaap Blonk and Jeb Bishop:

Saturday, 5:
12 Nights Series, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL, USA
Sunday, 6:
Timucua White House, Orlando, FL, USA
Monday, 7:
MOCA, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Tuesday, 8:
Conundrum, Columbia, SC, USA
Wednesday, 9:
Apothecary, Asheville, NC, USA
Thursday, 10:
Neptunes, Raleigh, NC, USA
Friday, 11:
SquidCo, Wilmington, NC, USA
Saturday, 12:
Red Room, Baltimore, MD, USA

News about recordings:

The Flame Alphabet, my second collaboration on CD with Rodrigo Amado's Motion Trio, is out on Not Two.

The new Whammies recording is out now on Driff!

I'm on the first two releases from the new label Driff Records!

Burning Live at Jazz ao Centro is out now on JACC (Portugal).

Old Shoulders, a duo with Tim Daisy, is out now on Relay Records.

The new CD by Josh Berman and His Gang, There Now, is out now on Delmark.

Also out now on Kontrans: At the Hideout, a live recording featuring Jaap Blonk, Frank Rosaly, Lou Mallozzi, and me.

Listen to a track from At the Hideout.

Ibsen's Ghosts, with the great Joe McPhee, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, and Michael Zerang, is out now on Not Two.

1000 Words, a duo with Jorrit Dijkstra, will be out this fall.

Also out this fall will be the CD by The Whammies, a group dedicated to the music of the late Steve Lacy and featuring the great drummer Han Bennink.

Also out this year will be the new recording by Paul Giallorenzo's GitGo, to appear on Leo Records.

Also out this fall will be the new Engines recording featuring as guest the legendary John Tchicai.

I also appear on the recent recording by the terrific Darren Johnston's Gone to Chicago, titled The Big Lift.


trio cd

My new trio CD, 2009 (Better Animal Recordings), is now available! Read about it and get yourself one.

Featured videos:

Jeb Bishop Trio at Strobe Session 42

Jeb Bishop/Paal Nilssen-Love at the Hungry Brain, Chicago 6/5/2011 from Bethany Schmitt on Vimeo.

Jeb Bishop and Tim Daisy at the Whig, Columbia SC

Wire and brass

The new Engines CD, Wire and Brass, recorded live at the Hungry Brain in Chicago in April 2008, is now out on Okkadisk.

Read about some of my favorite recordings.

All site content ©Jeb Bishop except as noted. Photo by Catherine Végairginsky.