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the improvisor festival

Sunday Brunch
Afternoon Series at Rojo


The 2010 improvisor festival presents "Improv Brunch"
every Sunday in August!   at ROJO,   Southside's favorite bistro!! 

2921 Highland Ave. S. Birmingham, AL 35205


Aug 8th: Tom and Randall
(improv hip-hop with mandolin on effects)  

Tom Jackson's improvised/freestylin', hip-hoppin' words with many messages meets Randall Allen Stewart's bongo bangin', guitar strummin', mandolin pickin' JiVe! Worlds and genres collide within the moment.

Aug. 15. Chad Fisher Trombonist Chad Fisher has gained quite a reputation, touring often with classic bands like The Temptations, The O'Jays, The Four Tops, and American Ruben Studdard. He has also performed or recorded with artists like Gregg Allman, Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, Jason Isbell, Bonnie Bramblett, Frankie Valli, Wayne Newton, producer Peter Wolf, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Bob Mintzer, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini, Wycliffe Gordon, The Bjorkestra, and a long list of others. In addition, his unending need to jam has found him on stage with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and personal hero, trombonist Fred Wesley. 

Fisher is a staple in the Birmingham music scene, heading up The Chad Fisher Group, FISHERGREENE, Through The Sparks, Matthew Devine, and countless others. For the "improv brunch," Fisher play improvised trombone and include special guest(s)  

Special "Premier" showing...       ANDREA CENTAZZO    
Sunday, August 15th at 4:00 p.m
Children's Dance Foundation
1715 27th Court South
Birmingham, AL 35209


Aug 22. 1:00 p.m  Brad Davis (electronics)  and guests!

An improvised electronic brunch with multi-instrumentalist Brad Davis

Brad Davis has been active in the Birmingham music scene for 15 years, performing and touring nationally and internationally with several local artists, including Broken Letters Plate Six, Birdthrower, and Dan Sartain. He is currently working with the art and improv group HoWaYaDa.



Aug. 29, 2010  1:00 p.m.   
Stringtrek- LaDonna Smith & Misha Feigin
    with     Si Reasoning  and Hunter Bell 

Misha and LaDonna performed at Int'l Society of Improvised Music
Along with Si's new wind synth and Bell's ambient groove drumming, an
interesting pairing occured.