JAIMIE BRANCH'S ‘FLY OR DIE’
Presented by Robert D. Bielecki Foundation
A mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene and an active recent addition to the New York scene, Jaimie Branch is an avant-garde trumpeter, composer and producer. For her debut record, Fly or Die, Branch’s quartet includes Chad Taylor on drums, Anton Hatwich on bass and cellist Lester St Louis. Back in May 2017, Tom Burris of The Free Jazz Collective said about the album: “make no mistake, this record is still the sound of Chicago. It's a sharply focused work that moves from one great idea to another quickly and – while retaining its originality - is also very representative of the last 20 years of a certain Chicago sound.” Self-presented as a work that knows “no genre, no gender, no limits”, this is Jaimie Branch’s greatest statement yet, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the Fly or Die experience.