Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.

I want to help

Michael Zerang

I was born in Chicago, Illinois, 1958, and is a first-generation American of Assyrian decent. I am a professional musician, composer, producer, and educator since 1976, focusing extensively on improvised music, free jazz, contemporary composition, puppet theater, experimental theater, and international musical forms.

As an ensemble member, I have worked in a concentrated fashion with several small and large groups over the years, contributing as a composer and performer, including Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Liof Munimula, Survival Unit III, Brötzmann/McPhee/Kessler/Zerang Quartet, Resonance Ensemble, Friction Brothers, and The Winter Solstice Concerts with Hamid Drake – an annual event in Chicago since 1990.

Read more
Michael Zerang has a rich history of collaboration with these wonderful, Chicago-based musicians, in some cases dating back over 30 years. Their heady rhythms buttress and color the all-out assault of brass rupturing from Windy City heavies Rempis, Williams and Berman. Their first performance is a great indication, expect deep acid grooves in a potent decoction of World vernaculars. — Uncanned Music Chicaco

The intricate counter-point of massed horns versus bass on Bright Lights And Saucy Tights brings to mind J.S. Bach, while the syncopated cadences and earthy, low-end melody of Chicago Rub Down contain the potential for some serious funk

Read more

17 Photos


Redmoon Theater's The Ballad Of Frankie And Johnny
Redmoon Theater's The...
Creative Sources
[soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=false" width="100%" height="133" iframe="true" /]


Support our sponsor

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY IT  

Premium Profiles

Ferit Odman Ferit Odman
Thomas Steffen Thomas Steffen
Norman David Norman David
Jon Dreyer Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Tony Adamo Tony Adamo
William Mentz William Mentz
Greg Poppleton Greg Poppleton
Chris Abelen Chris Abelen
Rob Reddy Rob Reddy
Stu Harrison Stu Harrison
Anton Schwartz Anton Schwartz
sax, tenor
Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
Carol Albert Carol Albert

New Service For Musicians!

Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with Premium Musician Profile.