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OCTOBER 2016
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October 17, 2016
Rodrigo Amado - reeds
Hernâni Faustino - contrabass
Umut Çaglar - guitar, reeds, electronics, flutes, percussion
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Casa de Musica
Porto, Portugal
20:00hr


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KONSTRUKT EUROPEAN TOUR w/ Guest Michael Zerang

KONSTRUKT was formed at the beginning of 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The major breakthrough for the band was the recording with Peter Brötzmann
who was visiting Istanbul for a concert, at the same year. Recently, the band
has been getting attention not only back home in Turkey but also
within European improvised music circles. They have done recordings with
some significant names like Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, William Parker,
Akira Sakata, Marshall Allen, Evan Parker, Thurston Moore, Alfred Harth,
Eugene Chadbourne, Alexander Hawkins, Okay Temiz, Hüseyin Ertunç and
performed at many prestigious international festivals / clubs such as
Babylon Istanbul, Akbank Jazz Festival, XJazz Istanbul, IST. Festival
(Turkey), Saalfelden Jazz Festival & Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf (Austria),
Krakow Jazz Autumn & Jazztopad (Poland), Sant'Anna Arresi Jazz Festival &
Tarcento Jazz, Villa Ada Roma, Fortezza Di Castelfranco (Italy),
Radialsystem (Germany), Cafe Oto, Exchange & Islington Mill (UK),
Jazz Im Goethe Garten (Portugal). http://www.konstrukt-music.com/

Korhan Futaci / saxophones, flutes
Umut Çaglar / guitar, reeds, electronics, flutes, percussion
Barlas Tan Özemek / electric bass
Michael Zerang / drums, percussion

10/21 - Parma, IT / Cubo w/ SQUADRA OMEGA
https://www.facebook.com/events/975634729248445/

10/22 - Dueville, IT / Viaroma 17 w/ SQUADRA OMEGA

10/23 - Milano, IT / Cox 18 w/ SQUADRA OMEGA

10/24 - Luzern, CH / Jazzkantine w/ SQUADRA OMEGA

10/25 - Paris, FR / Instant Chavires w/ SQUADRA OMEGA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1056381277808757/

10/26 - Bruxelles, BE / Magasin 4 w/ SQUADRA OMEGA

10/27 - Amsterdam, NL / OCCII w/ SQUADRA OMEGA
TONY BEVAN & ROGIER SMAL DUO (UK,NL)
LEA BERTUCCI (USA)
https://www.facebook.com/events/157838071340039/?notif_t=event_description_mention¬if_id=1476101737995468

10/28 - Berlin, DE / Schrippe Hawaii w/ SQUADRA OMEGA

10/29 - Poznan, PL / LAS w/ SQUADRA OMEGA

10/30 - Leipzig, DE / Pracht w/ SQUADRA OMEGA

10/31 - Prague, CZ / Punctum w/ SQUADRA OMEGA


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NOVEMBER 2016
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KONSTRUKT EUROPEAN TOUR w/ Guest Michael Zerang

11/2 - Tarzo, IT / Cantino Cenci w/ SQUADRA OMEGA

11/3 - Bologna, IT / Freakout w/ SQUADRA OMEGA

11/4 - Pordenone, IT / Astro Club w/ SQUADRA OMEGA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1876494959238253/

11/5 - Faenza, IT /// Clandestino w/ SQUADRA OMEGA


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KARKHANA EUROPEAN TOUR

Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet
Umut Çaglar - reeds, electronics, flutes, percussion
Sam Shalabi - guitar, oud
Sharif Sehnaoui - guitar
Maurice Louca - electronics
Tony Elieh - bass
Michael Zerang - drums

November 6, 2016
KARKHANA
Jazz Jantar festival
Gdansk, PL
https://www.facebook.com/events/1791280581107653/


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November 7, 2016
KARKHANA
Berghain Kanteen
Berlin, DE
http://berghain.de/event/1814


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November 8, 2016
KARKHANA
Oorstof at Zuiderpershuis
Antwerp, BE
https://www.facebook.com/events/1259479624071101/


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November 9, 2016
KARKHANA
Eglise St. Merri
Paris, FR
https://www.facebook.com/events/576209152564343/


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November 10, 2016
KARKHANA
OCCII
Amsterdam, NL
https://www.facebook.com/events/1740322279573991/


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November 11, 2016
KARA ORCHESTRA led by Korhan Futaci
Babylon
Istanbul, TR
http://babylon.com.tr/en/events/venue/babylon/november-12-2016/korhan-futaci-kara-orkestra-midnight-session


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November 27, 2016
TRIO WAZ

Edward Wilkerson, Jr. - reeds, oud
Tatsu Aoki - contrabass, shamisen
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont AVe.
Chicago
9:00PM

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DECEMBER 2016
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December 6, 2016
Biliana Voutchkova - violin
Michael Zerang - percussion

Elastic Arts
3429 W Diversey #208
Chicago
9:00PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/958468340924607/


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December 8, 2016
Surprise Chilean Trumpter!
Michael Zerang - percussion

Elastic Arts
3429 W Diversey #208
Chicago
9:00PM

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December 16, 2016
Tatsu Aoki Tsukasa Taiko Legacy
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago
3:00PM

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December 17, 2016
Tatsu Aoki Tsukasa Taiko Legacy
Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago
7:30PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1706315586299673/


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December 21, 2016
26th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
Hamid Drake / Michael Zerang

Hamid Drake / Michael Zerang - Sunrise Duo
December 21, 22, 23, 2016
6:00AM
Links Hall / Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago
Tickets for this event:
http://www.ticketfly.com/search/?q=26th+Anniversary+Winter+Solstice

Marking their 26th year of annual Winter Solstice Concerts, Michael Zerang and
Hamid Drake present their long-standing Sunrise Duo in the intimate
confines of “Studio B” at Links Hall @ Constellation - Chicago, for three
consecutive 6:00AM concerts. Get you tickets early!


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MORE CONCERTS to celebrate Winter Solstice!

Beginning last year, for our 25th Anniversary, we expanded The Winter Solstice
Concerts to include musicians that we frequently collaborate with,
and have added these evening concerts to bring the rich community of
musicians and artists together.

Evening Concerts:

December 21, 2016
8:30PM
Constellation - Chicago

1st set:
MICHAEL ZERANG GROUP
Sam Shalabi- e guitar, oud
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

2nd set:
HAMID DRAKE GROUP
Ari Brown - reeds
Jason Adasiewicz - vibraphone
Joshua Abrams - contrabass
Hamid Drake - drums, percussion

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/330739053969173/
Event Detail
http://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/1373209
Tickets:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1373209?utm_medium=bks

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December 22, 2016
8:30PM
Constellation - Chicago

2 sets with
SOLSTICE DRUM QUARTET

Avreeyal Ra - drums, percussion
Mike Reed - drums, percussion
Hamid Drake - drums, percussion
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/1241971672540990/
Event Detail
http://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/1373197
Tickets:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1373197?utm_medium=bks


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http://linkshall.org/
http://www.constellation-chicago.com/
http://www.michaelzerang.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamid-Drake/112687135413072


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PAST PERFORMANCES

JANUARY 2016
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January 30, 2016
Dee Alexander - vocals
Hamid Drake - drums, percussion
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Sons d’Hiver Festival
Théâtre Jean-Vilar / Vitry-sur-Seine
Paris, France
20hr

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FEBRUARY 2016
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February 1, 2016
OPTION SERIES @ ESS
Solo and Duo
Taralie Peterson - cello, tenor saxophone
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Experimental Sound Studio
5926 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago
7:30PM

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February 4, 2016
Blair Thomas & Company Presents
The Brotherhood of the Monastic Order of Ancient Mariners
Purge the Ills of Society Through a Reading
of the Tales of “Moby-Dick”
Blair Thomas
Michael Montenegro
Michael Smith
Michael Zerang

Directed by Greg Allen
Moss Center for the Arts
Blackburn, Virginia
3:00PM

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February 5, 2016
Blair Thomas & Company Presents
The Brotherhood of the Monastic Order of Ancient Mariners
Purge the Ills of Society Through a Reading
of the Tales of “Moby-Dick”
Blair Thomas
Michael Montenegro
Michael Smith
Michael Zerang

Directed by Greg Allen
Moss Center for the Arts
Blackburn, Virginia
7:00PM

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February 14, 2016
Jim Baker - electronics
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Kent Kessler - contrabas
Michael Zerang - drums

The Owl
2521 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago
9:00PM

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MARCH 2016
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March 20, 2016
Bill MacKey - guitar
Ryley Walker - guitar
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

California Clipper
1002 N. California Ave.
Chicago
9:30PM

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March 24, 2016
Tony Malaby - saxophone
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Elastic Arts
3429 W. Diversy
Chicago
9:00PM

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March 27, 2016
Bill MacKey - guitar
Ryley Walker - guitar
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

California Clipper
1002 N. California Ave.
Chicago
9:30PM

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March 31, 2016
Blair Thomas & Company Presents
The Brotherhood of the Monastic Order of Ancient Mariners
Purge the Ills of Society Through a Reading
of the Tales of “Moby-Dick”
Blair Thomas
Michael Montenegro
Michael Smith
Michael Zerang

Directed by Greg Allen
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago
7:30PM

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APRIL 2016
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April 1, 2016
Blair Thomas & Company Presents
The Brotherhood of the Monastic Order of Ancient Mariners
Purge the Ills of Society Through a Reading
of the Tales of “Moby-Dick”
Blair Thomas
Michael Montenegro
Michael Smith
Michael Zerang

Directed by Greg Allen
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago
7:30PM

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April 2, 2016
Blair Thomas & Company Presents
The Brotherhood of the Monastic Order of Ancient Mariners
Purge the Ills of Society Through a Reading
of the Tales of “Moby-Dick”
Blair Thomas
Michael Montenegro
Michael Smith
Michael Zerang

Directed by Greg Allen
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago
7:30PM

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April 3, 2016
Blair Thomas & Company Presents
The Brotherhood of the Monastic Order of Ancient Mariners
Purge the Ills of Society Through a Reading
of the Tales of “Moby-Dick”
Blair Thomas
Michael Montenegro
Michael Smith
Michael Zerang

Directed by Greg Allen
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago
3:30PM

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April 10, 2016
Alternating Currents Presents...
Trio WAZ
Edward Wilkerson, Jr - reeds
Tatsu Aoki - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums

Woodland Pattern Books
720 E. Locust St.
Milwaukee, WI
7:30pm

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April 11, 2016
Blair Thomas & Company Presents
The Brotherhood of the Monastic Order of Ancient Mariners
Purge the Ills of Society Through a Reading
of the Tales of “Moby-Dick” (excerpt)
Blair Thomas
Michael Montenegro
Michael Smith
Michael Zerang

Directed by Greg Allen
DePaul University
Chicago
7:30PM

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April 14, 2016
DINNER TRIO
Christof Kurzmann - electronics
Kent Kessler - contrabass
Michael Zerang - percussion

Elastic Arts
3429 W. Diversy
Chicago
9:00PM

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April 28, 2016
Helen Gillet - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion
+Rob Cambre - e guitar

AllWays Lounge New Orleans, LA
9:30PM

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April 29, 2016
Donald Miller - guitar
Rob Cambre - guitar
Michael Zerang - drums

Mudlark
1200 Port St.
New Orleans, LA
9:00PM

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April 30, 2016
Helen Gillet - cello
Mars Williams - saxophones
Brian Haas - piano
Mark Sutherland - hoen sculptures, saxophone
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

AllWays Lounge New Orleans, LA
9:30PM

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MAY 2016
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May 1, 2016
Quintron - Weather Warlock
Helen Gillet - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Zeitgeist Gallery Warehouse
New Orleans, LA
9:00PM

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May 2, 2016
Mike Dillon
Mars Williams
Rob Cambre
Brad Houser
Michael Zerang

Hi Ho Lounge
2239 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA
10:00PM

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May, 21, 2016
Bill MacKay - guitar
Ryley Walker - guitar
Michael Zerang - drums

California Clipper
1002 N. California Ave.
Chicago
9:30PM

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May 23, 2016
OPTION SERIES
Steve Swell - trombone
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Experimental Sound Studio
5925 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago
7:30PM

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May 24, 2016
Steve Swell - trombone
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Sugar Maple
441 E. Lincoln Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
8:00PM

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JUNE 2016
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June 23, 2016

Michael Zerang Solo
STUDY #1 FOR QUEEQUEG’S COFFIN
Michael Zerang presents a series of studies for Queequeg’s Coffin, a droning
stringed instrument that he conceptualized for Blair Thomas and Co.’s
theatrical version of Moby Dick in early 2016, that was designed and fabricated by Erik Newman.

The instrument has the scale length of a full sized cello, with four strings that are vibrated by a circular,
wooden wheel - the same mechanism that sounds a Hurdy Gurdy.
This series of studies for solo performer are designed to explore the instruments sonic
and musical properties and potential, and are the precursor to a full length composition for the instrument.

DRONE Gallery
4425 N. Clark St.
7:30PM

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JULY 2016
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July 2, 2016

EXPERIMENTAL SOUND STUDIO 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS

Featuring performances by
Jaap Blonk
Ken Vandermark
Olivia Block
Hal Rammel
Michael Zerang

Michael Zerang Solo
STUDY #2 FOR QUEEQUEG’S COFFIN
Michael Zerang presents a series of studies for Queequeg’s Coffin, a droning
stringed instrument that he conceptualized for Blair Thomas and Co.’s
theatrical version of Moby Dick in early 2016, that was designed and fabricated by Erik Newman.

The instrument has the scale length of a full sized cello, with four strings that are vibrated by a circular,
wooden wheel - the same mechanism that sounds a Hurdy Gurdy.
This series of studies for solo performer are designed to explore the instruments sonic
and musical properties and potential, and are the precursor to a full length composition for the instrument.

Constellation
3111 N Western Ave.
Chicago
7:00PM

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July 6, 2016

Bill MacKay - guitar
Ryley Walker - guitar
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago,
9:00PM

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July 23, 2016
KARKHANA

#37 KONFRONTATIONEN FESTIVAL
KARKHANA (Lebanon/Egypt/Turkey/USA)
Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet, mezmar
Umut Çağlar - reeds, flutes
Sam Shalabi - oud, electric guitar
Sharif Sehnaoui - electric guitar
Maurice Louca - synthesizer, electronics
Tony Elieh - electric bass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Nickeldorf, Austria
http://konfrontationen.at/ko16/saturday/

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July 24, 2016
KARKHANA

Tarcento Jazz Festival
KARKHANA (Lebanon/Egypt/Turkey/USA)
Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet, mezmar
Umut Çağlar - reeds, flutes
Sam Shalabi - oud, electric guitar
Sharif Sehnaoui - electric guitar
Maurice Louca - synthesizer, electronics
Tony Elieh - electric bass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Tarcento, Italy

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AUGUST 2016
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AUGUST 2016
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August 10, 2016
RESONANCE SERIES

Tashi Dorji - guitar
Michael Zerang - Queequg's Coffin

Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago
9:00PM

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August 25, 2016
SONIC COMMUNION

Douglas Ewart - woodwinds, flutes
Jean Luc Cappozzo - trumpet
Joelle Leandre - contrabass
Bernard Santacruz - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Casa Cappozzo
Tours, France

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August 27, 2016
SONIC COMMUNION

Douglas Ewart - woodwinds, flutes
Jean Luc Cappozzo - trumpet
Joelle Leandre - contrabass
Bernard Santacruz - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

FESTIVAL MÉTÉO
Mulhouse, France
www.festival-meteo.fr

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SEPTEMBER 2016
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September 1, 2016
Tony Malaby - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont Ave.
9:30PM
Chicago

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September 4, 2016
CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL
Michael Zerang & the Blue Lights
Mars Williams - reeds
Dave Rempis - reeds
Josh Berman - cornet
Kent Kessler - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, composition

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Millennium Park - Chicago
5:00PM

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September 8, 2016
COME ON, RELAX

Isak Hedtjärn - Clarinets
Anna Högberg - Saxophones
Dieb 13 - Turntables
Lisa Ullen - Piano
Elsa Bergman - Bass
Michael Zerang - Drums

Rönnells Antikvariat
Birger Jarlsgatan 32
Stockholm 114 29
Stockholm, Sweden

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September 9, 2016
Anna Hogberg - reeds
Dieb13 - electronics
Per Ake Holmlander - tuba
Michael Zerang - percussion

Sanhbolaget
Skolvagen 10
Stockholm, Sweden
hr19:30

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September 11, 2016
David Stackenas - guitar
Michael Zerang - percussion

Rökridån, Rökerigatan 9 Johanneshov (Slakthusområdet)
8:00pm
Stockholm, Sweden

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September 24, 2016
Marvin Tate's Weight of Rage
Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Marvin Tate - vocals
Bill MacKay - guitar
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Aaron Shapiro - bass
Josh Berman - cornet
Michael Zerang - drums

Little Black Pearl
1060 East 47th St.
4:30PM
Chicago

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September 29, 2016
STUDY #3 FOR QUEEQUEG’S COFFIN
Solo by Michael Zerang

+ Flamingo
http://www.adampultz.com/flamingo/
Comfort Station
2579 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago
7:00PM

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