Born: July 15, 1976 Primary Instrument: Drums
Tim Daisy Percussion/Composition
Tim has been an active member of Chicago’s creative music scene since moving there in 1997. He has performed, composed, recorded, and toured with many of the city’s celebrated musicians and ensembles. Along with performing percussion duties in internationally acclaimed bands including the Vandermark 5, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, and The Engines, Tim maintains an active composing schedule, writing for his own groups as well as contributing to a number of collaborative ensembles including chamber groups, jazz ensembles, dance, and film.
Tim has had the fortunate experience to perform and/or record with many great improvisers both from the United States and around the world, including: Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee, Dave Rempis, Xavier Charles, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Waclaw Zimpel, Mikolaj Trzaska, Steve Swell, Magnus Broo, Jeb Bishop, Erik Friedlander, Havard Wiik, Jim Baker, Michael Zerang, Per-Ake Homlander, Nate McBride and James Falzone.
His festival performances include: Suoni Per Il Poplo in Montreal QC, North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, The Newport Jazz Festival, Le Mans Jazz Festival in Le Mans, France, Banlieue Bleue Festival in Paris, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Enjoy Jazz Festival in Mannheim, Germany, Festival Jazz a Mulhouse in Mulhouse, France, Umbrella Music Festival in Chicago, Ring Ring Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, Lviv Jazz Festival in Lviv, Ukraine, Debrecen Jazz Days in Debrecen, Hungary, Wels Jazz Festival in Wels, Austria, Phrenology Fest in Chicago, the Elastic Festival of Improvised music in Chicago, and the Third Ward Jazz Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Groups as a leader:
Vox Arcana : Tim Daisy: percussion/marimba James Falzone: clarinet Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello
Tim Daisy’s Group 4-34 : Jeb Bishop- trombone Jason Stein-bass clarinet Devin Hoff-bass Tim Daisy- percussion/marimba
As a sideman/collaborator:
Rempis Percussion Quartet Made To Break Inner Ear KLANG The Engines Rempis/Daisy duo Kyle Bruckmann’s WRACK Resonance Ensemble Vandermark/Daisy Duo ARRIVE Marc Riordan Trio
Awards:2011 Ascap Plus Award 2010 Ascap Plus Award
Daisy approaches the trio’s repertoire with the discipline of a doctoral student, influenced as much by visual art as avant-garde composers. He’s demonstrated a voracious appetite, devouring the work of minimalist guru Terry Riley and AACM heavyweight Anthony Braxton but also nodding to Robert Rauschenberg, whose multimedia dissections inform Daisy’s musical mobiles. -Areif Sless Kitain Time Out Chicago
Daisy has a delightful knack for swinging and decorating at the same time, so that no matter how dense and aggressive his playing becomes, there’s a resting spot somewhere in the groove. Bill Meyer - Signal To Noise
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