This Is The Kit, Twin Talk

This Is The Kit

Twin Talk

Wed, July 10, 2019

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


This event is 18 and over

This Is The Kit
This Is The Kit
This Is The Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, whose intriguing lyrics and arrangements make her one of the most captivating voices in UK music. This Is The Kit’s 2017 album Moonshine Freeze was her breakthrough hit and saw her tour the world playing high profile festivals including Glastonbury, Pitchfork Paris and Newport Folk. Kate and her band also supported the National on their North American tour which led to her being a featured vocalist on the new National album “I Am Easy To Find”. This is the last chance to catch This is the Kit live before the commence work on their next album.

“The Paris-based songwriter’s loosest, wildest music to date, exploring a fruitful middle ground between the morbid and the profound” —Pitchfork

“Effortless storytelling is at the heart of This Is The Kit” —NPR
Twin Talk
Twin Talk
Dustin Laurenzi - saxophone
Katie Ernst - bass/voice
Andrew Green - drums

Since forming in 2012 Chicago’s Twin Talk has steadily drifted from the conventions of the saxophone trio. While reedist Dustin Laurenzi, bassist-singer Katie Ernst, and drummer Andrew Green are deeply rooted in jazz tradition, they’ve spent their time on the band stage together making their music more elastic, spontaneous, and open, embracing new inspirations without stifling the improvisational heart of their work. All three musicians are active members in the city’s bustling jazz community, each playing in numerous working bands, but they’ve found a true collective voice as Twin Talk. They’ve used live performances as opportunities to stretch—expanding on composed material and ditching set lists in favor of calling tunes on the fly—but on their upcoming album Weaver they’ve pushed themselves further than ever, using the recording studio as a place for experimentation, letting a new batch of compositions develop and take new shapes. As critic Howard Reich wrote recently in the Chicago Tribune, “These musicians listen keenly to one another, and with a sensitivity that only comes from familiarity and trust.”

"Twin Talk have made a bold musical statement, and it's one that will likely cause the serious (or even casual) jazz fan to take notice." - PopMatters

“…this trio make melodies and rhythms move like single primitive organisms.” - Radio New Zealand

“…Twin Talk expresses both it’s melodic rigor and appetite for adventure.” - DownBeat Magazine
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618