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Big show with my bro at the Moore on Sept 4

In just over a week I’ll take the stage at the Moore Theatre with my brother for a concert of his music:

Ladies and Gentleman of Seattle…

 

I will be performing at Moore Theatre on Sept 4th with a chamber ensemble and special guest singers including:
Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think),
Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake (band)),
& Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls) performing Crying, a new theatrical work.
More TBA!

In past shows, I have often utilized very large ensembles. For this show, I wanted to showcase the incredible individuals that have been the absolute core to my music-making and have inspired me to be a composer. I have also recently been performing a lot more with chamber ensembles and it has excited me a great deal to see and hear the personalities of each player so well.
Instrumentation will be –

Paris Hurley – Violin
Alina To – Violin
Alex Guy – Viola
Maria Scherer Wilson – Cello
Scott Teske – Upright Bass
Beth Fleenor – Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Korum Bischoff – Percussion
and I will be playing a variety of instruments as well.

It is going to be a really wonderful evening of music.
Please spread the word and join us!
http://www.stgpresents.org/moore/calendar/eventdetail/1484/-/jherek-bischoff


Conundrum 2014!

Conundrum 2014 Poster

The biggest night in music is almost here! Come be completely inspired by the talent, passion and risk-taking of 16 adorable students as they rock their favorite songs accompanied by Jherek Bischoff, Johnny Bregar Music, Kristen Ferguson, and Drew Holloway on the stage at Bainbridge Performing Arts. FREE and GREAT FOR FAMILIES who don’t mind a little noise! Seriously, you won’t regret it!

Saturday, April 26

7:00 p.m.

Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Avenue North

FREE!


Bainbridge Island Show with Jherek

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Most of you know that my brother is becoming a big deal in the music biz. In fact, he has backed many of you or your kids at Conundrum at some point. Or maybe you backed his Kickstarter campaign for the big show in NYC last year with David Byrne.

Anyhow, he’s bringing a scaled-down version of that show to Bainbridge Performing Arts this Friday, August 16. I’ll be joining him on percussion.

There are still some seats left. I thought you might be interested in hearing what he has been up to, seeing me play non-kids music, or have an interest in quality music performances without having to cross the water. The music is chamber-oriented, and while appropriate for kids, might not exactly keep them excited. So, if you have older or really patient kids, bring them. Or have a night out on the town without them!

The show is this Friday at 7:30. $20.

Called a “pop polymath” by The New York Times and a “Seattle phenom” by The New Yorker, Jherek Bischoff returns to his hometown of Bainbridge Island for the first time since the release of his acclaimed orchestral record “Composed” (Feat. David Byrne, Caetano Veloso and more).

The Bainbridge concert will feature some of Jherek’s dearest friends and collaborators, many of whom played on his record. A string quartet, clarinet, and percussion will accompany his performance on bass, ukulele and vocals. Assured that it will be an intimate and exciting concert, Jherek says, “These folks know my music inside and out and play it beautifully!”

Jherek’s BPA appearance will include a mixture of tunes from his record “Composed” as well as music that he was commissioned to write by Lincoln Center for the Kronos Quartet, and some ambient chamber music he composed last year.

Excited to be back on the Island performing in his home town, Jherek says, “I’ve had some pretty cool national press lately including a profile piece on Terry Gross’ Fresh Air on NPR. Since then, a bunch of old friends have been reaching out and I’ve had a strong desire to return and give friends, family and the community a chance to hear in person what I have been doing all over the world.”

Check it out: Jherek is thrilled to join the Kronos Quartet in a performance (of his commissioned work) at the Lincoln Center on July 28 as part of their Out of Doors festival. Watch this video to learn how Jherek’s Island background helped shape him and his music, and listen to his interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air here. Visit Jherek online.


Conundrum 2013 Recap

 

Holy cow! Am I the luckiest drum instructor or what?! Conundrum 2013 went off without a hitch. My talented, hard-working and brave students amazed friends and family in our annual recital-turned-rock concert. Every student inspired and engaged the audience. A few highlights for me were having my very shy 4-year-old son join his older brother on tambourine for Weezer’s “Undone” and having Dave Dederer of Presidents of the United States of America join two of my students on PUSA classics “Peaches” and “Lump.” At the end of the show, Dave sneaked up and asked if I’d like to do “Lump” one more time but with me on drums… how could I say “no”?! Ended the night fulfilling a college-aged dream! I’m exhausted, but looking forward to Conundrum 2014! See you there.

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Conundrum 2013!

Let's get ready to rumble!

Let’s get ready to rumble!

It’s almost here! Students are putting the finishing touches on their songs, special guests are being lined up, and posters are at the printer… Conundrum 2013 is just over 2 weeks away!

As usual, your ears will be treated to a wide assortment of songs ranging from a hit by Foreigner to intense drum features by Foo Fighters. Your eyes will be treated to supreme cuteness as kids as young as seven take the stage to rock the house. And your brain will be treated to the wonders of what these kids can pull off!

This year we’ll be making a return to the Island Music Guild at Rolling Bay. We loved last year’s venue, but it was just too small. Everyone is invited to this free showcase which will start at 7:00pm. See you there!


Big Show December 1

I wanted to let you know about a show coming up this Saturday, December 1 at the Moore Theatre. I’ll be in the percussion section (along with my dad and my son) in a concert featuring the music of my brother, Jherek, played by a 50 person orchestra along with very talented guest singers. Yyou might be interested because Jherek has been there for many of you in the past, backing your kid up at Conundrum. This would be an awesome opportunity to see Jherek in his element and expose your kids to an orchestra without having to listen to all that “boring classical music.”

This will be a recreation of the show we did back in February at Lincoln Center in NYC with David Byrne on vocals (https://korumdrum.com/2012/02/28/musical-bucket-list-complete/). Unfortunately, David is out on tour and can’t do this show, but these singers are just as good… promise! You’ll get to see Mirah, Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls), Soko, Jason Webley, Tomo Nakayama and Zola Jesus among others! My dad, Calder and I will be in the percussion section once again too!

Here’s a link to show info: http://stgpresents.org/moore/calendar/eventdetail/216/-/jherek-bischoff

I really, truly hope to see you there!


What a Run!

The Drumming Bear

The Bear’s big moment. Photo by Keith Brofsky.

Wow! What an amazing summer! Aside from gigs with Johnny and subbing on a few gigs with Recess Monkey, summer 2012 was jam-packed with fun at Teatro ZinZanni’s In Tents with Recess Monkey. We enjoyed a sold-out run of nine shows and ended up extending the run, which was set to close in July, all the way into September. There is still some availability for our September 16 & 23 shows. You don’t want to miss this circus spectacular with the world’s one-and-only drumming bear (hey, that’s me!).

The Bear

The Bear’s first appearance. Photo by Keith Brofsky.