Jacob Wick - trumpet solo
Christian Weber - doublebass solo
Wick / Weber - trumpet / doublebass duo
Christian Weber is a Swiss doublebassist equally comfortable in the harsh world of industrial noise (Sudden Infant) as jazz orchestras (Zirkumpolare Jazz Orchestre). He plays contemporary classical chamber music with the Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich, prog jams with Christy Doran's Bunter Hund, and minimal gitzoid with Voice Crack's Norbert Moslang and Andy Guhl. What he brings to his improvisations is the glue of all that.
An edited list of folks he has worked with: Tim Barnes, Johannes Bauer, Han Bennink, Jeb Bishop, Andres Bosshard, John Butcher, Antoine Chessex, Gene Coleman, Lol Coxhill, Tim Daisy, Jacques Demierre, Bertrand Denzler, Robert Dick, Michel Doneda, Christy Doran, Paul Dunmall, Markus Eichenberger, Ellery Eskelin, Peter Evans, Kai Fagaschinski, Pierre Favre, Peter K Frey, Charles Gayle, Gegenklang, Andy Guhl, Uli Gumpert, Boris Hauf, Franz Hautzinger, Gerry Hemingway, Mazen Kerbaj, Hans Koch, Ritsche Koch, Tomas Korber, Peter Kowald, Joachim Kühn, Oliver Lake, Joke Lanz, Urs Leimgruber, Tony Levin, Werner Lüdi, Paul Lytton, Rudi Mahall, Phil Minton, Norbert Möslang, Michael Moser, Jon Mueller, Günter Müller, Simon Nabatov, Lucas Niggli, Noid, Evan Parker, Wolfgang Reisinger, Paul Rogers, Olaf Rupp, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Irène Schweizer, Christine Sehnaoui, Sharif Sehnaoui, Elliott Sharp, Martin Siewert, Steamboat Switzerland, Michael Thieke, Tom Varner, Stephan Wittwer, Nils Wogram, Christian Wolfarth, Michael Wollny, Nate Wooley, Katsura Yamauchi, Raed Yassin, Otomo Yoshihide, Michael Zerang…
Jacob Wick is a trumpet player and improvisor who lives in Mexico City and Chicago. He practices an "object-oriented" approach to improvisation, privileging the perspective, experience, and expressive capacities of ambient non-human actors—air ducts, airplanes, birds, cement—over his own. Current projects include the rain in its avoided effects, a solo trumpet performance and listening exercise; and Tres Hongos, an improvising trio with Marc Riordan and Frank Rosaly.
Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Wick has lived in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Los Angeles, and has performed with a variety of improvisers and composers in a variety of contexts, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art (US), the Moers Jazz Festival (DE), and el Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MX). He has performed with Toshimaru Nakamura, Bonnie Jones, Katherine Young, Andrew D'Angelo, Josh Roseman, and many others. He has released recordings on Prom Night Records (Brooklyn, NY), Peira (Chicago, IL), Diatribe (Dublin, IE), and Creative Sources (Lisbon, PT). He holds a BM from Purchase College, SUNY, and an MFA from the California College of the Arts.