A Tribute To Sonny Sharrock with Bishop, Bowen, Cafferty, Sweet
A tribute to Sonny Sharrock revolving around the guitarist’s legendary album Ask The Ages. This is one amazing band, and there’s NO COVER, although donations of 5-10 are greatly appreciated.
Andrew Bishop – sax
Max Bowen – guitar
Aidan Cafferty – bass
Bob Sweet – drums
Andrew Bishop is a formidable multi-instrumentalist, as well as an educator and scholar. He has played with Geri Allen, Karl Berger, Sandip Burman, Kenny Burrell, Eugene Chadbourne, Ray Charles, Gerald Cleaver, Robert Hurst, John Lindberg, The Either Orchestra, Mat Maneri, The Manhattan Transfer, Tony Malaby, Ben Monder, Jeremy Pelt, Craig Taborn, Clark Terry, Matt Wilson, and John Zorn, amomg many others. Andrew is an associate professor of jazz and contemporary improvisation at the University of Michigan.
Max Bowen is an Ann Arbor born jazz guitarist currently pursuing a Masters of Music at University of Michigan. Max has performed in venues around the Midwest, including Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, the Blue LLama Jazz Club, in Ann Arbor, Andy’s in Chicago, and Milwaukee’s Jazz Estate. He recently toured with the hip-hop collective Ruby Yacht, opening for Future Islands.
Aidan Cafferty is an accomplished bassist whose passion for jazz and improvised music started in middle school. Aidan pursued his love for jazz at Michigan State Univeristy’s School of Music, where he spent four years studying under Rodney Whitaker. Aidan received his bachelor’s degree jazz performance in 2016. In 2017, Aidan enrolled in the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater and Dance, where he studied jazz improvisation under Robert Hurst. Aidan was awarded the degree of Master of Music (Improvisation) in 2019. He is also a member of the creative music quintet Talking Ear.
Bob Sweet has been on the Detroit and Southeast Michigan scene since the seventies, playing in a variety of soul, pop, blues, and jazz ensembles. He was part of Roy Brooks’ Aboriginal Percussion Choir and played for a number of years with Detroit favorites the Sun Messengers. His connections with the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York, have placed him in performance and workshop situations with Karl Berger, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Jack DeJohnette, Kirk Knufke, Ed Blackwell, and many other leading improvisers from around the world