Jeb Bishop, trombonist / improviser / composer

Jeb Bishop
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Jeb Bishop has performed, toured and recorded with groups including the Vandermark Five, the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, Terminal Four, School Days, Ken Vandermark's Territory Band, Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra, Globe Unity Orchestra, and his own Jeb Bishop Trio. He also co-led the Lucky 7s project with New Orleans-based trombonist Jeff Albert, and is a member of cooperative quartet The Engines.

In addition to numerous club and smaller venue performances during tours of North America and Europe, he has performed at jazz festivals in Chicago, The Hague, Victoriaville, Berlin, Oslo, Vancouver, Paris, Lyon, Lisbon, Seville, ...

Thanks to DownBeat magazine for recognizing me in the 2015 Critics' Poll!
Read DownBeat's review of one of my last gigs before leaving Chicago.

Good results in the 2014 El Intruso poll for me and for the W.A.S.T.E. CD by Kyle Bruckmann's WRACK. Thanks to the voters!

OKKA Fest 7! Come to Milwaukee! (click poster to enlarge)!

OkkaFest 7

New recording available now on the Breakfast for Dinner label!


Some upcoming performances:

The Whammies play Steve Lacy:
Jorrit Dijkstra, Jeb Bishop, Mary Oliver, Pandelis Karayorgis, Jason Roebke, Han Bennink
Monday April 27: Vortex, London
Tuesday April 28: Masterclass Guildhall School of Music, London
Wednesday April 29: Bimhuis, Amsterdam
Thursday April 30: Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

Breakway: Jorrit Dijkstra, Pandelis Karayorgis, Jeb Bishop, Jason Roebke:
Friday May 1: Fougaro, Nafplion, Greece.
Saturday May 2: Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece.

I'll be appearing at OkkaFest 7 in Milwaukee in June 2015; details TBA.

And also at the Driff Records fest in Boston, also in June, also TBA.

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News about recordings:

The New Orleans-based project Long Sidewalks will have a new recording out in 2015, entitled Staffa, on the new Breakfast for Dinner imprint. See Featured Videos below for a video of a live performance by the band.

Force Majeure, by Paul Giallorenzo's GitGo, is out on Delmark.


The Whammies Play the Music of Steve Lacy, vol. 3 is out on Driff.


The Flame Alphabet, my second collaboration on CD with Rodrigo Amado's Motion Trio, is out on Not Two.

The Whammies vol. 2 is out on Driff.

Burning Live at Jazz ao Centro is out on JACC (Portugal).

Old Shoulders, a duo with Tim Daisy, is out on Relay Records.

The CD by Josh Berman and His Gang, There Now, is out on Delmark.

Out on Kontrans: At the Hideout, a live recording featuring Jaap Blonk, Frank Rosaly, Lou Mallozzi, and me.

Listen to a track from At the Hideout.

Ibsen's Ghosts, with the great Joe McPhee, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, and Michael Zerang, is on Not Two.

1000 Words, a duo with Jorrit Dijkstra, is on Driff.

The Engines recording Other Violets, featuring as guest the legendary John Tchicai, is on Not Two.

I also appear on the recent recording by the terrific Darren Johnston's Gone to Chicago, titled The Big Lift.


trio cd

My trio CD, 2009 (Better Animal Recordings), is now available! Read about it and get yourself one.

Featured videos:

Long Sidewalks, live in New Orleans.

From a house concert in Raleigh, NC, Aug. 9, 2014, with Scott Clark, drums, and Albert Wildeman, bass.

Jeb Bishop Trio at Strobe Session 42

Jeb Bishop/Paal Nilssen-Love at the Hungry Brain, Chicago 6/5/2011 from Bethany Schmitt on Vimeo.

Jeb Bishop and Tim Daisy at the Whig, Columbia SC

Wire and brass

The Engines CD, Wire and Brass, recorded live at the Hungry Brain in Chicago in April 2008, is on Okkadisk.

Read about some of my favorite recordings.

All site content ©Jeb Bishop except as noted. Photo by Catherine Végairginsky.