2015 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
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OCTOBER 2017
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October 1, 2017
Franz Hautzinger - trumpet
Isabelle Duthoit - voice, clarinet
Camel Zekris - guitar
Michael Zerang . drums, percussion

Hungary

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October 5, 6, 7, 8, 2017
Elemental: Spectacles of Earth, Air and Water

A site-specific multi-media performance spectacle by Erica Mott Productions

Developed and directed by Erica Mott
Featuring performers JulieAnn Graham, Christopher Knowlton,
Serina Li, Chih Hsien Lin, Carlos Lopez
and Emilio Rojas with additional movement collaboration by
Ezzat Ismail Ezzat Music by Emmy Bean and Michael Zerang
with Ayako Kato, Michael LaHood, Picolina and Lucía Mier y Terán Romero
Projections by Hugh Sato and Mark Comiskey

Henry C. Palmisano Nature Park
2700 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60608
7:30PM

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October 12, 2017
Ksawery Jan Wójcinski - contrabass
Piotr Mełech - clarinet
Michael Zerang - drums

Mózg, Warszawa
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October 13, 2017
Ksawery Jan Wójcinski - contrabass
Piotr Mełech - clarinet
Michael Zerang - drums

Mózg Festival Bydgoszcz
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October 15, 2017
Ksawery Jan Wójcinski - contrabass
Piotr Mełech - clarinet
Michael Zerang - drums

Ciągoty i Tęsknoty Łódż
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October 16, 2017
Ksawery Jan Wójcinski - contrabass
Piotr Mełech - clarinet
Michael Zerang - drums

Dragon, Poznań
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October 17, 2017
Ksawery Jan Wójcinski - contrabass
Piotr Mełech - clarinet
Michael Zerang - drums

Alchemia, Kraków
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NOVEMBER 2017
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November 3, 2017
Radical Bodies // Open Sessions

Sound / Movement workshop
Facilitated by Michael Zerang
Radical Bodies = curated research + studio practice // towards the development of somatic connections,
improvisational scores, performance, and deepening relationships between performers + musicians.
RB provides access for local artists to deepen their training in the field of i
mprovisation, dance, and performance.

Michael will be focusing on aspects of hearing/listening,
seeing/looking as they relate to sound and movement makers when they create together.
How do sound vibrations effect a moving body?
How does visual stimulation from a moving body(ies) effect the spontaneous performance of sound?
What in this is learned/patterened and what is instinctual?
Please join us to explore these performative aspects and more!

Links Hall
3111 N Western Ave
Suggested donation $5
. 12-2pm

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November 7, 2017
Jim Baker / Michael Zerang Residency
Hideout - Chicago
Tuesdays in November

1st Set
Jim Baker - electronics, piano
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

2nd set
MATCHESS (Whitney Johnson) - tape loops, viola
Jim Baker - electronics, piano
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Hideout Inn
1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642
9:00PM

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November 10, 2017
Radical Bodies // Open Sessions

Sound / Movement workshop
Facilitated by Michael Zerang
Radical Bodies = curated research + studio practice // towards the development of somatic connections,
improvisational scores, performance, and deepening relationships between performers + musicians.
RB provides access for local artists to deepen their training in the field of i
mprovisation, dance, and performance.

Michael will be focusing on aspects of hearing/listening,
seeing/looking as they relate to sound and movement makers when they create together.
How do sound vibrations effect a moving body?
How does visual stimulation from a moving body(ies) effect the spontaneous performance of sound?
What in this is learned/patterened and what is instinctual?
Please join us to explore these performative aspects and more!

Links Hall
3111 N Western Ave
Suggested donation $5
. 12-2pm

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November 14, 2017
Jim Baker / Michael Zerang Residency
Hideout - Chicago
Tuesdays in November

1st Set
Jim Baker - electronics, piano
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

2nd set
HOGG - electronics + Eryka Dellenbach - movement
Jim Baker - electronics, piano
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Hideout Inn
1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642
9:00PM

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November 16, 2017
Michael Zerang Solo

Josh Berman – cornet
Matt Piet – piano
Jason Roekbe – bass
3429 W Diversey Ave #208
Chicago, IL 60647
9:00PM

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November 21, 2017
Jim Baker / Michael Zerang Residency
Hideout - Chicago
Tuesdays in November

1st Set
Jim Baker - electronics, piano
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

2nd set
Aaron Zarzutzki / Carol Genetti
Jim Baker - electronics, piano
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Hideout Inn
1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642
9:00PM

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November 28, 2017
Jim Baker / Michael Zerang Residency
Hideout - Chicago
Tuesdays in November

1st Set
Jim Baker - electronics, piano
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

2nd set
Steve Hunt / Jospeh Kramer
Jim Baker - electronics, piano
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Hideout Inn
1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642
9:00PM

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DECEMBER 2017
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December 9, 2017
Trio WAZ
Record Release Concert

Ed Wilkerson, Jr. - saxophones & clarinet
Tatsu Aoki - bass
Michael Zerang - drums

Constellation Chicago
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618
8:30PM

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December 13, 2017
Chicago Edge Ensemble Residency

Cafe Mustache
2313 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647
9:00PM

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December 16, 2017
TAIKO REDUCTION 5

Directed by Tatsu Aoki, Reduction is a creative response to the popularity of mainstream taiko drumming,
which is stripped of its musical and theatrical elements.
This year, Reduction will feature a rare and special debut appearance of traditional
Kuruma Ningyo puppetmaster : Koryu Nishikawa V. Performances will incorporate nihon buyo (Japanese classical dance)
movements from grandmaster Shunojo Fujima, appearing in inventive combinations accompanied by jazz greats
Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang, Nicole Mitchell, Coco Elysses, JoVia Armstrong,
and classical music masters Chizuru Kineya, Takane Umeya...and many others.
Museum of Contemporary Art
BUY TICKETS AT: TLreduction5.BrownPaperTickets.com
220 E Chicago Ave Chicago, Illinois 60611
7:30PM

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December 21, 2017
WINTER SOSTICE CONCERTS
HAMID DRAKE / MICHAEL ZERANG

Sunrise Duo
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago
6:00AM
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1514795?

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December 21, 2017
WINTER SOSTICE CONCERTS
Trio WAZ + Special Guest Tomeka Reid
Edward Wilkerson, Jr - reeds
Tatsu Aoki - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion
Special Guest Tomeka Reid - cello

Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago
8:30PM
https://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/1601830
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1601830?utm_medium=bks
https://www.facebook.com/events/1685608324803005/

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December 22, 2017
WINTER SOSTICE CONCERTS
HAMID DRAKE / MICHAEL ZERANG

Sunrise Duo
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago
6:00AM
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1514797?

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December 22, 2017
WINTER SOSTICE CONCERTS
HAMID DRAKE GROUP
Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago
8:30PM
https://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/1601831
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1601831?utm_medium=bks
https://www.facebook.com/events/215060895701753/

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December 23, 2017
WINTER SOSTICE CONCERTS
HAMID DRAKE / MICHAEL ZERANG

Sunrise Duo
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago
6:00AM
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1514798?

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PAST PERFORMANCES

January 2017
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January 11, 2017
Bill Mackay - guitar
Ryley Walker - guitar
Michael Zerang - drums

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

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January 19, 2017
Jason Roebke - contrabass, composition
Ben Lamar Gay - trumpet
Macie Stewart - violin
Michael Zerang - drums, precision

Elastic Arts
3429 W. Diversy
Chicago
9:00PM

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January 26, 2017
Ingebright Haker-Flaten - contrabass
Dave Rempis - alto, tenor, baritone saxophone
Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Tyler Damon - drums
Michael Zerang - drums
Elastic Arts
3429 W. Diversy
Chicago
9:00PM

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January 28, 2017
Psych Festival
Bill Mackay - guitar
Ryley Walker - guitar
Michael Zerang - drums

Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave.
Chicago
9;00PM

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January 29, 2017
EARTHGONG Meditation
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Dr.
Chicago
4 -7 PM

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FEBRUARY 2017
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February 10, 2017
PILOT:DRONE:COMMITTEE:TARGET
ANDREW BARCO / MT COAST
Performance with installation opening
Experimental Sound Studio
5926 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago
7:00PM

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February 10, 2017
EASY NOT EASY
featuring
Nicolas Collins
Michael Zerang
Dave Rempis

Whitney Johnson (Matchess)

Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas)

Brian Sulpizio (Health&Beauty)

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

Jenna Lyle

David Hall

Sherae Rimpsey

Doug Kaplan (MrDougDoug / Hausu Mountain)

Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago
8:30PM

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MARCH 2017
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March 12, 2007
KARKHANA
SHARJAH BIENNIAL 13: TAMAWUJ

Sam Shalabi - oud, guitar
Sharif Sehnaoui - e guitar
Umut Çağlar - reeds, electronics, percussion
Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet
Maurice Louca - electronics
Tony Eliah - e bass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Mirage City Cinema
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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March 24, 2017
Radical Bodies // Sound Scores and Somatics

Jessica Marasa - movement
Precious Jennings - movement
Lindsay Hopkins - movement
Bill MacKay - e guitar
Michael; Zerang - percussion

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago
10:30 AM

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APRIL 2017
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April 3, 2017
The Drovers Unlimited Orchestra
Elastic Arts
3429 W. Diversy Ave.
Chicago
8:00PM

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April 24, 2017
Taralie Peterson - Voice, cello, Alto Sax
Michael Zerang - strings, percussion

also
ADT
Plastic Crimewave
Lutheran
Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago
9:00PM

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MAY 2017
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May 13, 2017
Cluk Cluk Cabaret

Tiny Tempest Farm
4355 Mohawk Rd
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, WI
7:00PM

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May 18, 2017
Michael Zerang / Spires That in the Sunset Rise
Record Release Concert for Illinois Glossolalia
Taralie Peterson - voice, cello, alto sax
Kathleen Baird - voice, piano, flute
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

also with
Matchess
Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago
8:00PM

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May 19, 2017
Outer Ear @ ESS
Franz Hautzinger - trumpet
Isabelle Duthiot - clarinet, voice
Michael Zerang - percussion
Experimental Sound Studio
5925 N. Ravenswood
Chicago
7:30PM

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May 20, 2017
Michael Zerang / Spires That in the Sunset Rise
Record Release Concert for Illinois Glossolalia
Taralie Peterson - voice, cello, alto sax
Kathleen Baird - voice, piano, flute
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

also
Tontine Ensemble
Rhythmplex w/ Jon Mueller

Bay View United Methodist Church
2772 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
7:30PM

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May 21, 2017
Michael Zerang / Spires That in the Sunset Rise
Record Release Concert for Illinois Glossolalia
Taralie Peterson - voice, cello, alto sax
Kathleen Baird - voice, piano, flute
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Arts + Literature Laboratory
2021 Winnebago St.
Madison, WI
8:00PM

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May 22, 2017
Michael Zerang / Spires That in the Sunset Rise
Record Release Concert for Illinois Glossolalia
Taralie Peterson - voice, cello, alto sax
Kathleen Baird - voice, piano, flute
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

also with
Paul Metzger, Mar Harbrine
Kitty Cat Klub
315 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN
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May 23, 2017
Michael Zerang / Spires That in the Sunset Rise
Record Release Concert for Illinois Glossolalia
Taralie Peterson - voice, cello, alto sax
Kathleen Baird - voice, piano, flute
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Trumpet Blossom
310 East Prentiss St.
Iowa City, IA

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May 24 ,2017
SURVIVAL UNIT III
Joe McPhee - trumpet, saxophone
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Houston, TX

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May 29, 2017
SURVIVAL UNIT III
Joe McPhee - trumpet, saxophone
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

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

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May 30, 2017
SURVIVAL UNIT III
Joe McPhee - trumpet, saxophone
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

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

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JUNE 2017
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June 2, 2017
VISION FESTIVAL #22
The Chicago Plan
Steve Swell - trombone
Gebhard Ullmann - saxophone
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square
New York, NY
7:00PM

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June 3, 2017
Pineapple Reality Presents…
Duo’s and Trio’s with
Josephine Foster - voice, guitar
Kathleen Baird - voice, piano, flute
Michael Zerang - percussion
Big Church
Brooklyn Heights, NY

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June 21, 2017
DRMWPN
Summer Solstice Concert!
Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia
Chicago
9:00PM

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June 24, 2017
Michael Zerang & The Blue Lights
Mars Williams - saxophones
Dave Rempis - saxophones
Josh Berman - cornet
Kent Kessler - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, compositions

Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago
8:00PM

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June 25, 2017
Michael Zerang & The Blue Lights
Mars Williams - saxophones
Dave Rempis - saxophones
Josh Berman - cornet
Kent Kessler - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, compositions

Logan Square Arts Festival
Chicago

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June 28, 2017
KARKHANA
Ljubljana Jazz Festival

Sam Shalabi - oud, guitar
Sharif Sehnaoui - e guitar
Umut Çağlar - reeds, electronics, percussion
Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet
Maurice Louca - electronics
Tony Eliah - e bass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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JULY 2017
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July 10, 2017
The J.I.M. project
Led by Kristina Fluty and Accompanied by Michael Zerang

Level: Experienced
This class will often begin on the floor, moving through developmental movement patterns
in playful and rigorous phrases. Dancers then evolve up and out into
complex internal/external explorations of moving through space. This class encourages
embracing individual approaches while offering potential pathways for
deeper connectivity and expanded expressivity.  The phrases created in class will
be threaded together and shown at the In Formal showing on Friday, July 14th for
class participants interested in sharing them for an audience.

https://thejim.org
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse
2nd Floor Theater
3035 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL

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July 11, 2017
The J.I.M. project
Led by Kristina Fluty and Accompanied by Michael Zerang

Level: Experienced
This class will often begin on the floor, moving through developmental movement patterns
in playful and rigorous phrases. Dancers then evolve up and out into
complex internal/external explorations of moving through space. This class encourages
embracing individual approaches while offering potential pathways for
deeper connectivity and expanded expressivity.  The phrases created in class will
be threaded together and shown at the In Formal showing on Friday, July 14th for
class participants interested in sharing them for an audience.

https://thejim.org
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse
2nd Floor Theater
3035 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL

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July 12, 2017
The J.I.M. project
Led by Kristina Fluty and Accompanied by Michael Zerang

Level: Experienced
This class will often begin on the floor, moving through developmental movement patterns
in playful and rigorous phrases. Dancers then evolve up and out into
complex internal/external explorations of moving through space. This class encourages
embracing individual approaches while offering potential pathways for
deeper connectivity and expanded expressivity.  The phrases created in class will
be threaded together and shown at the In Formal showing on Friday, July 14th for
class participants interested in sharing them for an audience.

https://thejim.org
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse
2nd Floor Theater
3035 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL

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July 13, 2017
The J.I.M. project
Led by Kristina Fluty and Accompanied by Michael Zerang

Level: Experienced
This class will often begin on the floor, moving through developmental movement patterns
in playful and rigorous phrases. Dancers then evolve up and out into
complex internal/external explorations of moving through space. This class encourages
embracing individual approaches while offering potential pathways for
deeper connectivity and expanded expressivity.  The phrases created in class will
be threaded together and shown at the In Formal showing on Friday, July 14th for
class participants interested in sharing them for an audience.

https://thejim.org
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse
2nd Floor Theater
3035 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL

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July 14, 2017
RIN - vocals, interpretation
Jason Wayne Steed - bass
Michael Zerang - percussion

Beat Kitchen
2100 W. Belmont Ave
Chicago
8:00PM

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July 21, 2017
URUK at KONFRONTATIONEN Festival - Nickelddorf
Franz Hautzinger - trumpet
Isabelle Duthoit - voice, clarinet
Hamid Drake - percussion
Michael Zerang - percussion

http://www.konfrontationen.at
Nickelsdorf, Austria
17:00hr

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July 23, 2017
KONFRONTATIONEN Festival
Hamid Drake - drums, percussion
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

http://www.konfrontationen.at
Jazz Galerie
Nickelsdorf, Austria

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July 28, 2017
TRIO WAZ
Edward Wilkerson, Jr. - saxophone
Tatsu Aoki - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Arlington Heights, Il>

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AUGUST 2017
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August 17, 2017
Chris Pitsiokis - alto saxophone
Jim Baker - piano, electronics
Michael Zerang - percussion

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

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SEPTEMBER 2017
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September 10, 2017
Sharif Sehnaoui - E guitar
Jim Baker - Electronics, Piano
Michael Zerang - percussion

Hungery Barin
2319 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago
9:00PM

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September 23, 2017
Blair Thomas & Co.
MOBY DICK
World Puppet Theatre Festival
Charleville-Mézičres, France
20:00hr
Mise en scčne : Greg Allen
Adaptation : Blair Thomas et Greg Allen
Chansons : Michael Smith
Mu- sique live : Michael Zerang
Marionnettes et décor : Michael Montenegro et Blair Thomas

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September 24, 2017
Blair Thomas & Co.
MOBY DICK
World Puppet Theatre Festival
Charleville-Mézičres, France
http://www.festival-marionnette.com/fr/
11:00hr, 17:00hr
Mise en scčne : Greg Allen
Adaptation : Blair Thomas et Greg Allen
Chansons : Michael Smith
Mu- sique live : Michael Zerang
Marionnettes et décor : Michael Montenegro et Blair Thomas

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September 30, 2017
Franz Hautzinger - trumpet
Isabelle Duthoit - voice, clarinet
Camel Zekris - guitar
Michael Zerang . drums, percussion

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche
19:00hr

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