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2018

Spring Shows

4/12 - Tatterwood Gallery - 8 pm - Minneapolis, MN
4/13 - Blush - 9 pm - Duluth, MN
4/14 - BEGIN Series - 7 pm - Door County, WI
4/15 - 602 Club - 8 pm - Appleton, WI
4/16 - Argopelter - Boone & Crockett - 9 pm - Milwaukee, WI
4/17 - Duo w/ John Christensen - The Brink Lounge - 6:30 pm - Madison, WI
4/19 - Solo & Collaboration w/ Tontine Ensemble - The Jazz Gallery - 7 pm - Milwaukee, WI
4/20 - The Spot Tavern - 9 pm - Lafayette, IN
4/21 - Arts + Literature Laboratory - 8 pm - Madison, WI
4/22 - Solo & Collaboration w/ Chris Weller and Lewis Achenbach - Friendly Tap - 7 pm - Berwyn, IL
4/23 - Spread Arts - 9 pm - Detroit, MI
4/24 - Ziggy's - 9 pm - Ypsilanti, MI
4/25 - Collector - Slate Arts - 8 pm - Chicago, IL
4/30 - YINS - Icehouse - 7:30 pm - Minneapolis, MN
5/3 - Shaper - Moon Palace Books - 9 pm - Minneapolis, MN
5/4 - YINS - Arts + Literature Jazz Fest - 6 pm - Mad City Music - Madison, WI
5/4 - Shaper - Arts + Literature Jazz Fest - 7 pm - Mad City Music - Madison, WI
5/5 - Shaper - West End Conservatory - 6 pm - Milwaukee, WI
5/6 - Shaper - The Draw - 8 pm - Appleton, WI
5/7 - Shaper - Slate Arts - 8 pm - Chicago, IL
5/11 - OutrSpaces - 8 pm - Omaha, NE
5/12 - Feed Me Weird Things - 8 pm - Iowa City, IA
5/13 - Live Interview/Performance for iHeartIC on KRUI 89.7 - 4 pm - Iowa City, IA
5/14 - Elastic Arts - 9 pm - Chicago, IL
5/22 - 318 Club - 7 pm - Excelsior, MN
5/26 - Work Friends - LUaroo Festival - 2:30 pm - Appleton, WI
5/27 - Duo w/ John Christensen - Arts + Literature Laboratory - 8 pm - Madison, WI
5/28 - Figures - Lawrence University Esch Hurvis Room - 9 pm - Appleton, WI
5/29 - Figures - West End Conservatory - 7:30 pm - Milwaukee, WI
5/30 - Figures - Art In - 8 pm - Madison, WI
5/31 - Figures - Tatterwood Gallery - 9 pm - Minneapolis, MN


* Shows are solo unless otherwise noted. 


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Past Performances

2017

Work Friends Tour, Nov. 23-Dec. 1

11/25 - The Draw - 8 pm - Appleton, WI
11/26 - Jazz Gallery - 8 pm - Milwaukee, WI
11/27 - Art In - 8 pm - Madison, WI
11/28 - Kitty Cat Klub - 11:30 pm - Minneapolis, MN
11/29 - Palmer's Bar - 9 pm - Minneapolis, MN
11/30 - Tatterwood Gallery - 8 pm - Minneapolis, MN
12/1 - Dead Media - 8 pm - Minneapolis, MN

Tour, Nov. 16-21

11/16 - Elaine Evans, Matt Blair, 1(a, will o.f. - 7 pm - MirrorLab - Minneapolis, MN
11/17 - YINS - 8 pm - Arts + Literature Laboratory - Madison, WI
11/18 - Steve Nelson-Raney, Collector - 8 pm - Bay View United Methodist Church - Milwaukee, WI
11/19 - Lewis Achenbach, Dan Pierson, Collector - 8 pm - Slate Arts and Performance - Chicago, IL
11/20 - YINS - 9 pm - Boone and Crockett - Milwaukee, WI
11/21 - Nathan Montgomery, Matt Blair, Elaborate Bungle - 8 pm - 602 Club - Appleton, WI

Matt Blair Quartet Tuesday Night Residency @ Palmer's Bar

10/24 - 9 pm - Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN
11/7 - 9 pm - Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN
11/14 - 9 pm - Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN
11/28 - 9 pm - Palmer's Bar - Minneapolis, MN

Solo Tour, Sept. 23-Oct. 1

9/23 - Kelvin Wailey w/ Noah Ophoven-Baldwin, 1(a, & Matt Blair - 8 pm - Tatterwood Gallery - Minneapolis, MN
9/24 - Luke Rivard & Matt Blair - 7 pm - Discourse - Sister Bay, WI
9/25 - Argopelter & Matt Blair - 9 pm - Boone and Crockett - Milwaukee, WI
9/26 - Christensen/Blair/Drobka - 6:30 pm - Nomad World Pub - Madison, WI
9/27 - Mrs. Adam Schatz, Tony Barba, & Matt Blair - 7 pm - Art In - Madison, WI
9/28 - Chris Weller & Matt Blair - 8 pm - Slate Arts and Performance - Chicago, IL
9/29 - Trim/Johnson/Drobka & Matt Blair - 7 pm - The Jazz Estate - Milwaukee, WI
9/30 - Stuart Dempster, Matt Blair, & Tomeka Reid & Jon Mueller - ImprovisationaLU - 7 pm - Lawrence University - Appleton, WI
10/1 - Will o.f., Matt Blair, Todd Luffa, & Velvet Curtain - 7 pm - Dead Media - Minneapolis, MN

July

7/1 - Jack Breen Quartet w/ Jordan Anderson Combo - 7 pm - Palmers Bar - Minneapolis, MN
7/19 - Heinemann/Drobka/Blair w/ Christopher Porterfield (Field Report) Solo - 8 pm - West End Conservatory - Milwaukee, WI
7/20 - Heinemann/Drobka/Blair - 8 pm - The Draw - Appleton, WI
7/21 - Heinemann/Drobka/Blair - Recording Session - Lawton Hall - Milwaukee, WI
7/22 - Heinemann/Drobka/Blair - 8 pm - Arts and Literature Laboratory - Madison, WI

June

6/1 - Jakob Heinemann Duo and Quartet - 8 pm - Harper Hall - Appleton, WI
6/2 - Blair/Drobka Duo - 5 pm - Boone and Crockett (Bay View Jazz Fest) - Milwaukee, WI
6/2 - Argopelter w/ Matt Blair - 6:00 pm - Boone and Crockett (Bay View Jazz Fest) - Milwaukee, WI
6/2 - Jonathan Greenstein Quartet - 7:30 pm - Boone and Crockett (Bay View Jazz Fest) - Milwaukee, WI
6/4 - Monti Quartet - 8 pm - 602 Club - Appleton, WI
6/7 - Sam Pratt Quintet - 6:30 pm - The Rabbit Gallery - Appleton, WI
6/17 - Jack Breen Duo - 11:30 am - Selby Dale Store - St. Paul, MN
6/20 - Solo - 12 pm - First Avenue & 7th Street Entry (Pianos on Parade) - Minneapolis, MN
6/27 - Solo - 12 pm - Orpheum Theatre (Pianos on Parade) - Minneapolis, MN

May

5/11-13 - Lawrence University Production of GINT ft. Music by Slipstream - Stansbury Theatre - Appleton, WI
5/19 - Sam Genualdi's Looking Through The Glass Record Release Show - 8 pm - Harper Hall - Appleton, WI
5/20 - Izzy Yellen's Unencumbered: Explorations of Creativity Through Writing, Deep Listening, & Improvisation - 4 pm - Appleton, WI
5/25 - Blair/Drobka Duo - 8 pm - Var Gallery & Studios - Milwaukee, WI
5/27 - Diaspora - 2:45 pm - LUaroo - Appleton, WI
5/28 - Blair/Drobka Duo - 2 pm - LUaroo - Appleton, WI

April

4/4 - Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble - 6:30 pm - Nomad World Pub - Madison, WI
4/13 - Sam Pratt Quartet and Duo - 8 pm - Harper Hall - Appleton, WI
4/28 - Miles Allen Trio and More Quartet - 8 pm - The Draw - Appleton, WI
4/29 - Matt Blair Solo - 3 pm - Harper Hall - Appleton, WI
4/30 - Jerry Lemke-Rochon Quartet - 1 pm - Harper Hall - Appleton, WI

March

3/8 - Blair/Drobka Duo w/ Twin Talk - 10 pm - Harper Hall - Appleton, WI

February

2/16 - José Encarnación/Matt Blair Duo - 7 pm - Menasha Public Library - Menasha, WI

2016

Good Trouble Tour, Nov. 25-Dec. 8

11/25 - Jazz Central Studios - Minneapolis, Minnesota

11/29 - Amsterdam Bar and Hall - St. Paul, Minnesota

12/1 - Riverwest Public House - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

12/3 - The Draw - Appleton, Wisconsin

12/4 - The Frequency - Madison, Wisconsin

12/6 - Brink Lounge - Madison, Wisconsin

12/8 - Cafe Mustache - Chicago, Illinois

November

11/18 - Solo - Harper Hall - Appleton Wisconsin

October

10/2 - Hal Rammel, Matt Blair, Jakob Heinemann, Devin Drobka - West End Conservatory (Unrehearsed MKE) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September

9/23 - Matt Blair, John Christensen, Devin Drobka - ImprovisationaLU - Appleton, Wisconsin

June

6/3 - Chris Weller, Matt Blair, Devin Drobka - Bay View Jazz Festival - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

6/17 - John Christensen and Matt Blair Duo - Macha Tea House - Madison, Wisconsin

May

5/11 - Slipstream - Interlochen Center for the Arts - Interlochen, Michigan

April

4/21 - The Good Rain - Harper Hall - Appleton, Wisconsin

March

Slipstream Tour, March 17-25

3/17 - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, Wisconsin

3/18 - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Open Q & A) - Oshkosh, Wisconsin

3/18 - Bay View United Methodist Church w/ Devin Drobka & Matt Blair Duo - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

3/21 - Drake University - Des Moines, Iowa

3/23 - Vega - Lincoln, Nebraska

3/25 - Studio Z w/ Matt Blair & Will Fraser Duo - St. Paul, Minnesota

3/9 - Lawrence University Memorial Chapel (Slipstream Album Release Show) - Appleton, Wisconsin

February

2/6 & 2/7 - Slipstream Open Rehearsal with Eighth Blackbird - Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, Illinois

2/18 - Slipstream - Wriston Art Gallery - Appleton, Wisconsin

2/20 - Good Trouble - The Viking Room - Appleton, Wisconsin

2/25 - Slipstream - DECODA Music For All Concert - Riverview Gardens - Appleton, Wisconsin

2015

November

11/12 - Slipstream - Music By Our Friends - Harper Hall - Appleton, Wisconsin

11/30 - Good Trouble - Bright Red Studios - Madison, Wisconsin

October

10/10 - Slipstream - Lawrence University Kaleidoscope Concert - Fox Valley Performing Arts Center - Appleton, Wisconsin

September

9/11 - Matt Blair, John Christensen, Devin Drobka - Brink Lounge - Madison, Wisconsin

April

4/22 - Slipstream - Park West - Chicago, Illinois