Neil Carson

Saxophonist | Composer | Arranger | Producer


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Bump Trio / Neil Carson + Jake Sucher + Jake Shapiro @ Cafe Mustache | Chicago

BUMP is a musical collaboration between saxophonist Neil Carson, bassist Evan Levine and drummer Matt Smalligan, a trio that has played together since 2018 and performs original compositions by its members, as well as free improvised music.

Jake Sucher is a Los Angeles based guitarist, composer, and educator. As a performer, Jake tours and records regularly with Los Angeles-based groups Snow NerdsBird Concerns and A Horse A Spoon A Bucket. As a composer, Jake’s music for film has been featured two years in a row at the CalArts film showcase at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles. In 2015 Jake was invited to participate in an art residency at No Lugar Arte Contemporaneo in Quito, Ecuador.

Jake Shapiro is an award-winning pianist from Chicago. He has had the privileged opportunities to work with legends like John Daversa, Danilo Perez, Brian Lynch, Jo Lawry, Ed Calle, Dave Holland, and Shelly Berg. Jake was a Semi-Finalist in the 2018 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition. Most recently, he was a Finalist in the upcoming 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. Jake is a Teaching Assistant at the Frost School of Music pursuing his DMA in jazz piano performance.