THE YOUNG MOTHERS
Formed in 2012, The Young Mothers - faturing a super group of heavy-hitters who have helped steer the direction of creative music in New York, Chicago, Texas, and Scandinavia - mean business! The six-piece group grounds itself in brilliant and potent new music while leaving time and space for side trips to the left-of-field, ranging from grindcore injections via free-jazz to visionary hip-hop.
"The Young Mothers occupy an unapologetically multicultural world, one where diversity of background, thought, and approach are all celebrated. The juxtaposition may be ambitious, but is more essential than ever with the binding fabric of this nation being called into question. Here we have a group of sonic pioneers who have gathered their instruments to scream with disgust at the new paradigm of paranoia."
— Jared Buchsbaum/Truth Via Music
JAWWAAD is a trumpeter, composer, producer, educator, and hip hop artist. He is a founding member of the group, Shape of Broad Minds, whose critically acclaimed album, “Craft of the Lost Ark,” brought him international attention. The album featured MF Doom.
JAWWAAD has long been committed to being engaged and socially active, and infuses politics, history, and literature into his music. These things turn his work into an exploration of culture and humanity.
JAWWAAD has performed with jazz, free jazz and improvisors, as well as hip hop artists, from around the world. His appetite for all things music is apparent. As co-founder and producer of the band, The Young Mothers, he merges modern jazz, improvisation, hip hop, indie rock and caterwauling afro-grooves.
Jonathan F. Horne
Hailing from Texas’ eclectic capital city is Jonathan F. Horne (Austin), a master of surreal guitar textures, who has lent his talents to the emerging band White Denim (and Bop English, the side project of frontman James Petralli), Ichi Ni San Shi, Horne + Holt, and Plutonium Farmers.
Jason Jackson (Houston) - a centerpiece of Houston’s productive improvised music community who has played with Leroy Jenkins, Pauline Oliveros, and William Parker - can serenade you on sax, with warm, fervent tones reminiscent of Mingus’s gospel-influenced recordings, but also might take a deep breath and rip you limb from limb with manic waves of unhinged scales that frantically span the entirety of his horn.
Stefan Gonzalez is a drummer, percussionist, and vocalist from Dallas, TX. He is most known for his work with his family bands Yells at Eels (with brother Aaron Gonzalez and father Dennis Gonzalez) and Akkolyte (again with his brother). He currently performs solo under the moniker Orgullo Primitivo and also plays with the Dallas industrial noise trio Mother II. Gonzalez aims to constantly push musical boundaries and blur the lines of genre through dabbling in many extreme genres and sub genres of music ranging from hardcore punk, industrial, black metal, and grindcore to improvisational music, jazz, and ambient music. Past groups, collaborators, and recording projects include Unconscious Collective, Asukubus, Jandek, Mike Watt, Luis Lopes Humanization 4tet, Curtis Clark Trio, Ariel Pink With Added Pizzazz, Renegade Spirits Ensemble featuring Famoudou Don Moye, Aram Shelton, Damon Smith, Tom Carter, Louis Moholo-Moholo, German Bringas, Remi Alvarez, Arturo Baez, Cojoba and many more.
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten exploded on the Scandinavian avant-jazz scene in the mid-'90s. By 2018, and after his move to the US in 2006, he have become one of the hardest working bassists in jazz, constantly touring world-wide and having appeared on more than 150 albums both as a sideman and as a leader.
His work with The Thing, Atomic, Free Fall, Scorch Trio, Sun Rooms, Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet, as well as with his own bands The Young Mothers and IHF Chicago Sextet, and in duo formats with Joe McPhee, Evan Parker and Håkon Kornstad have put him at the center of a large pool of improvisers with strikingly different modes of operation.
Flaten has performed and recorded with a number of world acclaimed musicians such as James Blood Ulmer, Chick Corea, Yusef Lateef, Neneh Cherry, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Avreeayl Ra. Bugge Wesseltoft, John Scofield, Dennis Gonzalez, John Christensen, Alvin Fielder, Chris Potter, Joe Lovano, Fred Anderson, Bobby Bradford, Akira Sakata, Paul Lytton, Kidd Jordan, Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake..
Ingebrigt is also the founder and artistic director of the festival Sonic Transmissions in Austin, Texas.
Frank Rosaly is a drummer, composer and sound designer living in Amsterdam. He has been involved in the improvised and experimental music community since 2001 where he has become an integral part of the experimental music's fabric, navigating a fine line between the vibrant improvised music, experimental, rock and jazz communities around the world. He contributes much of his time to performing and composing as well as organizing musical events, while also touring regularly domestically and internationally.
Frank is currently active in many projects from Chicago, New York and in Europe. Some groups include Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti's OBOL LE, Health&Beauty, OKAPI, Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad Quartet, Matana Robert's Chicago Project, Rob Mazurek’s Mandarin Movie, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten Quintet, Scorch Trio, Nicole Mitchell Ice Crystal Quartet, Jason Stein Quartet, Jeff Parker/Nels Cline Quartet, Josh Abrams' Natural Information Society, Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Valentine Trio, Keefe Jackson’s Project Project, The Fast Citizens, The Jeb Bishop Trio, Jason Adasievicz’s Rolldown, Jorrit Dijkstra’s Flatlands Collective, Chicago Lucern Exchange, Hearts and Minds, Slow Cycle, Outskirts, Darren Johnston's Chicago Quintet, Anchor, Ryley Walker and others.