Thu, May 19|
Tommaso Moretti Inside Out Quartet
"Inside Out is a studio album and a musical project that connects the dots between the intimate dimension of an inspiration and the aesthetic need to translate it into defined musical languages...."
Time & Location
May 19, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, Suite 135, South Bend, IN 46617, USA
About the Event
TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student. Concert end time is only an estimate.
"Inside Out is a studio album and a musical project that connects the dots between the intimate dimension of an inspiration and the aesthetic need to translate it into defined musical languages. It’s a quest to find the inner layer of humanity that allows a connection between the meaning of three words: Sentimento, Saudade, Soul.”
Tommaso Moretti - drums
Edinho Gerber - guitar
Jake Wark - saxophone
Ben Dillinger - bass
Tommaso Moretti is a drummer, composer, educator born and raised in Italy where he began to play drums at the age of 10. His musical career started when he moved to Rome and became part of the city’s vibrant music scene. Between 2004 and 2013 he released albums and toured internationally with 4 different bands: Thrangh, an avant/rock quartet, Tribraco a punk/jazz trio , The Orange Man Theory a noise-core combo and Underdog an indie jazz rock/world music ensemble. Busy as a musician and music educator in Italy he also cultivated international collaborations in Chicago (where he founded the math/rock band Tasty Gasoline and become part of Ben Lamar Gay’s project Tones for Tales) and in London where he joined (with Tribraco) the “Match and Fuse” project (a European network of experimental musicians and bands promotion).
In late 2013 he relocates to Chicago where he is now freelancing as a jazz drummer and educator. In 2017 with the band Bottle Tree he released an album on International Anthem record label. In December 2017 he released his first album as a leader "SemoComeSemo" on Amalgam record label. Between 2018 and 2019 he performed in different festivals in Europe, Brazil and United States with Ben Lamar Gay quartet. Tommaso is currently member of the following Chicago based music projects: Rob Frye Exoplanet, Ben Lamar Gay quartet, Eric Hines Pan Dulce, Kevin and Hell group, Chicago Samba. Between many others he experienced playing with musicians such as: Renè Baker, Pharez Whitted, Matt Gold, Macie Stewart, Ernest Dawkins, Greg Ward, Matt Piet, Aaron M Frison (Coultrain), Jaime Branch.
Jake Wark is a saxophonist and composer. He has been active in Chicago’s vibrant creative music community since 2014, when he relocated from upstate New York. Jake has released two albums as a leader: 2020’s Scrawl, featuring Angel Bat Dawid, Jakob Heinemann, and Adam Shead, and 2017’s Tremor, with Drew Gress and Phil Haynes. He can be heard in numerous groups as a sideman and collaborator, including Javier Red’s Imagery Converter, whose first release, Ephemeral Certainties, was included in an NPR Jazz Critics’ Poll list of the best debuts of 2019. Jake has appeared at the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Constellation, the Green Mill, Elastic Arts, and many other prominent venues for creative music in the midwest.
“Wark is clearly a talent to watch.”-Peter Margasak, The Quietus
“With a compelling group dynamic and Wark's well-honed compositional voice, Scrawl is a testament to what an effective musical partnership can provide, as well as another strong representation of Chicago's ever-fertile avant-garde community”-Troy Dostert, All About Jazz
Edinho Gerber possesses a rich musical vocabulary developed in the two countries where he was raised: the United States and Brazil. Navigating effortlessly between the genres of Choro, Jazz, Samba, and Blues, he is always in search of the intersection points within his dual cultural identity. He has performed in prestigious festivals and concerts throughout the United States, UK, Russia, Japan and, alongside Brazilian guitar legend, Rogério Souza, tours regularly as Duo Violão Brasil.
Ben Dillinger is an upright and electric bassist, composer, and educator who has been working professionally in Chicago for the past 10 years. His formal training is in jazz performance and composition, but has also performed in many different musical settings including classical, musical theater, rock, and popular music. As an educator he has taught at Roosevelt University, Morton College, and The Chicago High School of Performing Arts (ChiArts), both in private lessons and in a classroom setting.
Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services Private Trusts and Foundations, through grants provided by the Stanley A. and Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation (2020-2021 season), the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation (2021-2022 season), and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust (2021-2022 season).
Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation (2020-2021 and 2021-2022 season). The Student and Home Grown Series concerts made possible, in part, with support from the ArtsEverywhere Grant from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the Arts Project Support Grant and the Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.
General Advanced or Door$10.00
Student Discount - College students please have ID.$5.00