Eddie Gale

Eddie Gale & the Northwoods Jazz Improvisers

Saturday, March 9th at 9:30 p.m.
$10 cover

Trumpeter Eddie Gale’s music has been distributed worldwide on Blue Note/EMI since the sixties and has been critically acclaimed by New York Times, Huffington Post, Downbeat, JazzTimes, Canada’s Coda Magazine, San Jose Mercury News, The Scene, The San Jose Metro, San Francisco Chronicle and received the 2006 Jefferson Award for public service in the arts.

Featuring Eddie Gale, Trumpet
Northwoods Jazz:
Mike Carey, tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
Skeeter C. R. Shelton, tenor and soprano saxophones, oboe, bassoon
Mike Gilmore, vibes
Mike Johnston, bass
Nick Ashton, drums

Mike Carey
(Tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet)

Performed with A.A.C.M. (Chicago) and Detroit based ensemble, “GREEN/MOSLEY COMPLEX” from 1982 to 1995. some of the members included, Donald Washington, Muwata Bowden and Harrison Bankhead. studied flute from 1980 to 1984 with Elmer Nodgie, flute virtuoso with the romanian symphony orchestra who fled the country for political reasons. has been a member (and is) of several detroit based ensembles including;

Skeeter C. R. Shelton
(Tenor and soprano saxophones, oboe, basoon)

Has played with the 70th DIVISION ARMY RESERVE BAND for 27 years. He is currently a member of SPEAKING IN TONGUES and is one of the founding members of GRIOT GALAXY. His father AJARAMU SHELTON was Gene Ammons drummer and an early Delmark recording artist with Kalaparusha.

Mike Gilmore
(Vibraphones, Marimba, Cheng, Guitar, Saz, Percussion)

Founding member of Northwoods Collective. Began playing guitar at age 5. Began studying Jazz Improvisation and East Indian Music in 1976. Shortly thereafter African, Middle Eastern and Far East Musics. Formal Piano studies 1976. Formal Classical Guitar studies 1979.

Mike Johnston
(Bass, wood flutes, percussion)

Founding member of the Northwoods collective. Contributing writer for coda publications 1982-1999. teaches college course at various colleges in jazz history and african and asian musics. MFA degree in Photography/Art from Central Michigan University. Does a public radio show “Destination Out” on CMU Public radio featuring creative jazz and world music.
Interview for French Creative Sound Radio

Nick Ashton
(Drums, percussion)

Nick Ashton (son of James Ashton, professional drummer) began formal instruction at age 11 and continued band and orchestra in public school and college. Played different genre of music through college and after until settling in NYC in 1978 for 6 1/2 yrs whereupon jazz and improvised music became the only musical focus. Returned to Indiana in 1985 and began playing on the Indianapolis scene in 1986. He began playing with “NORTHWOODS IMPROVISERS” in 1987 and has continued performing with them.