About\face Presents:
February 2018


Sunday, October 8th, 2017
8pm @ The Bun Shop

239 W Read St, Baltimore

We're excited to bring you another installment of About\face, featuring a diverse and engaging mesh of improvised, composed, acoustic, and electronic music - accompanied as always by The Bun Shop's delectable assortment of buns, coffee, and tea! Come meet artists and/or relax with a drink or a book or a laptop.

The Artists

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Chris Pumphrey's Music for Quiet Spaces

Chris Pumphrey is a composer and multi-instrumentalist living in Baltimore City.  Chris studied composition with Stuart Saunders Smith and writes music for many different ensembles and styles. His current working group is The Mondawmen; a six piece jazz group with whom he writes and plays Rhodes keyboard for.  He is a frequent collaborator with the free improv group Microkingdom, Dave Ballou's Leap, and the contemporary music ensemble-Mind on Fire. Chris is the musical director of The Baltimore Afrobeat Society, which focuses on playing the music of Fela Kuti. 

Chris Pumphrey - alto sax
Jarrett Gilgore - alto sax
Sarah Hughes - alto sax
Derrick Michaels - tenor sax
John Dierker - bass clarinet
Zack Branch - cello
Maeve Royce - double bass
Alex Webber - double bass


Isaac Greene

Isaac Greene is a guitarist and educator in Baltimore, MD. He studied guitar with Christopher Berg at the University of South Carolina and after graduating moved to Baltimore for a Master’s degree in guitar performance from the Peabody Conservatory where he is currently a DMA candidate in the studio of Julian Gray. He has performed in masterclasses with David Tannenbaum, Stephen Aron, and Ben Verdery, among others. In Baltimore he teaches and performs regularly as a soloist and a member of the Baltimore Guitar Duo.

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Michaels Weber Kuhl

is a Baltimore-based trio featuring Derrick Michaels on tenor saxophone, Alex Weber on double bass, and Mike Kuhl on drums. Their music is a fluid coalescence of chamber jazz, post bop, and free improvisation. Each performance is a cooperative and mystical contemplation of form, harmony, melody, synchronicity, and resonance. The band released their debut album "Before We Speak" in December 2017.



Pique Collective

Pique Collective is a quintet of modern musicians striving to Be More in B'More by bringing together local artists, craft brews, and lively concerts of new and recent works.  As an ensemble, Pique strives to perform contemporary and modern music in an exciting and fresh way, offering alternatives to the standard concert music venue.  As locals, we aim to involve crafters, brewers, and artists of all stripes in our concerts, so that we can help grow culture and positivity within our community.  Pique Collective are your local besties when it comes to uncommon experiences in art music, and as part of a lively family of modern and post-modern musicians in Baltimore, we love contributing with shows that think outside the bar, but keep great time!