Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die

Photo by Naima Green

Photo by Naima Green

Saturday, September 23


Smart Museum

A mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene and a recent addition to New York’s, JAIMIE BRANCH is an avant-garde trumpeter, whose playing “is redolent of Don Cherry but bolstered by her own suite of extended techniques; it drifts from tuneless clouds to long, coagulated tones” (New York Times). She also works as a composer and producer, as well as a sideman for the likes of William Parker, Matana Roberts, TV on the Radio, and Spoon. She released her debut album as a leader, Fly or Die, in May of this year. In addition to Jaimie on trumpet, it features TOMEKA REID on cello, JASON AJEMIAN on bass, and CHAD TAYLOR on drums.

Website: https://www.jaimiebranch.com