The Jacob Wick trio featuring Shane Parish and Ryan Oslance (AHLEUCHATISTAS)
FREE (in conjunction with the MARK TIME reception)
Jacob is a trumpet player, improviser, and composer. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Wick has lived in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Los Angeles, and has performed with a variety of improvisers and composers in a variety of contexts, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Moers Jazz Festival, and the University Museum of Contmeporary Art (MUAC) in Mexico City. He has performed with Matana Roberts, Andrea Neumann, Toshimaru Nakamura, Andrew D'Angelo, and many others. He has released recordings under his name or as a collaborative group on Marginal Frequency (Washington), Lengua de Lava (Merida), Relay Records New Composers (Chicago), Prom Night (Brooklyn), Peira (Chicago), Diatribe (Dublin), and Creative Sources (Lisbon). A solo LP, feel, will appear on Thin Wrist (Los Angeles) in the near future.
In addition to his musical history, Jacob Wick has also been published as a writer, and has organized large-scale socially-engaged art projects. His writing as an art critic/art essayist can be found on the Chicago-based blog Bad at Sports, or in special publications, including a collaboration with the Dutch group TAAK entitled "Club Donny." He was an associate editor on the second edition of What We Want is Free: Critical Exchange in Recent Art, a crucial survey of socially-engaged art practices. In 2013, he organized Germantown City Hall, a social installation of a functioning town hall in a disused town hall building in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Germantown. The town hall became the site of 30+ classes, demonstrations, concerts, and art installations, all organized by presented by the local community.
Jacob Wick holds a BM in Jazz Studies from Purchase College, SUNY, and an MFA from the Social Practice Workshop at the California College of the Arts.