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SHOW 6/1


The Cream City Collectives is proud to present Moyindau and The Milwaukward Trio.

Tuesday’s show features two bands that will knock you over with subtlety and style. This is music that’s contemplative and deliberate – at once jazzy and seductively classical. Join us on Tuesday to see some music you’d probably have to pay a lot more to see anywhere else.


Featuring Alex Kreger (piano/compositions), Nelson Devereaux(saxophones), Susanna Mendlow (cello) and Ryan Ptasnik (drums), this ensemble explores the territory between jazz and contemporary classical music, improvised and notated forms. It’s unique instrumentation without a bassist frees the ensemble from the hierarchy associated with the traditional roles of the rhythm section, allowing each instrument a chameleonic flexibility to serve multiple functions and resulting in constantly shifting textures. Familiar grooves are displaced and disassembled, while elements of contemporary classical music typically perceived as inaccessible are presented in the context of familiar grooves and pop music sensibilities. The ensemble also draws from ethnic folk traditions of cultures across the world, an influence perhaps best explained by the group’s beginning as the backup band for vocal settings of Kazakh poetry.

The Milwaukward Trio:

The Milwaukward Trio is Samantha Roberson (vocals), Alex Kreger (piano/keyboards) and Rob Lundberg (bass). Though originally from Milwaukee, WI, all three musicians have left the city to pursue their musical education. As a result, this group has a special quality of spontaneous expression and mutual understanding—a quality sharpened both by the time its members spend apart developing their independent musical personalities, and the intervals of time spent together, rehearsing and performing intensively. With a broad repertoire ranging from Björk to D’Angelo, from jazz standards to original compositions, the trio combines elements of jazz and folk music, the popular and the experimental, with ease and expressivity. Furthermore, the trio is about to expand to include Ryan Ptasnik (drums) and Susanna Mendlow (cello) on some new arrangements!



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