BlueStem Jazz is back on the Garver Patio featuring the music stylings of Brennan Connors & Stray Passage.
Brennan Connors & Stray Passage maintained a regular presence in Madison as an improvising/ experimental jazz unit for over a decade. Their album "Emergence" was released in 2017 via the Italian record label Setola Di Maiale. Saxophonist and leader Brennan Connors has been delving further into his own musical and compositional concepts. Brian Grimm (bass guitar and electric cello) has been composing scores and sound scapes for live theatre in Chicago, Indianapolis, and throughout Wisconsin for the past 2 years. Geoff Brady (drums, theremin, and electronics) maintains his presence as one of the top percussionists in Madison.
"All three members weave in and out of freely tumultuous passages and desolate spaciousness, achieving a collective, convincing direction that challenges the listener’s understanding of the passing of time in live composition” (Emili Earhart, Tone Madison). Always listening deeply to one another and the audience in the room, the trio connects directly to the listener with sensitivity, a wide dynamic range, and deep emotional engagement. Don't miss the rare chance to see this trio live and in full swing!
This event is contingent on fair weather only (no rain location).