Paul Dietrich's 5+4
8:30pm. Proof of Covid vaccination is required upon entry.
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Paul Dietrich's 5+4 is a project that debuted in Madison, WI in October 2021 that combines a traditional jazz quintet with a string quartet. Designed to synthesize the sounds of modern jazz with those of the "classical" string quartet, this project has presented new challenges and new rewards for Dietrich, the composer and trumpet player. Since finishing a master's degree at DePaul University in 2012, Dietrich has been leading a variety of groups featuring his own compositions, including both small and large ensemble formats. His bands have released three albums: two from his Quintet (We Always Get There in 2014 and Focus in 2017) and one from his large ensemble featuring Clarence Penn (Forward, 2019). Now a resident of Wisconsin, Dietrich continues to perform throughout the region in addition to his duties as jazz ensemble director at Ripon College.
Paul Dietrich - trumpet
Dustin Laurenzi - tenor saxophone and clarinet
Jason Kutz - piano
Brian Courage - bass
Jon Deitemyer - drums
with the Willy Street Chamber Players