Matt Ulery Nonet with Eighth Blackbird

Matt UleryChicago bassist-composer, Matt Ulery, has emerged as one of the “most sophisticated, prolific, and versatile figures in town.” (Chicago Reader).  Ulery is known for writing transportive music that blends art-pop, jazz, American minimalism, Eastern European folk music, and romanticism to forge a signature sound. His nonet is built around a unique band including four-time Grammy winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird, pianist Rob Clearfield and drummer Jon Deitemyer, in a program that is “radiantly lyrical and impeccably detailed, carefully crafted and subtly orchestrated.” (Chicago Tribune)