Institute for Creative Music Collective

The IfCM Collective is a versatile group of performers/educators and serves as showcase ensemble for the Institute for Creative Music. Original songs and arrangements on the cutting edge--combining strong grooves and composition with avant garde improvisation.

The Collective is available for both concert appearances and in conjunction with workshop sessions. To book the collective please contact us at info@ifcmusic.org.

The IfCM Collective involves:

Nick Finzer - trombone                                                                                                            Mike Kaupa - trumpet Alexa Tarantino - saxophone                                                                                                   Chris Ziemba - piano   Mike Frederick - guitar                                                                                                  Matthew Golombisky - bass   Danny Ziemann - bass                                                                                                        Roxy Coss - saxophone  Katie Ernst - bass                                                                                                          Alyssa Mehnert - trombone Alex Wintz - guitar                                                                                                                        Chris Teal - drums

Contemporary Music Project:

Every year since 2016 the Institute for Creative Music Collective has recorded and performed music by a different contemporary artist who pushes the boundaries of style and artistic concept. The 2016 season featured the music of Prince, 2017 the music of Björk, and the music of St. Vincent in 2018 (to be released this winter).  All projects feature arrangements by the band members of classic songs like "When Doves Cry" and "Human Behavior" as well as original compositions inspired by the artists. All albums are available on iTunes through Outside In Music  

The IfCM Collective is a versatile group of performers/educators and serves as showcase ensemble for the Institute for Creative Music. Original songs and arrangements on the cutting edge--combining strong grooves and composition with avant garde improvisation.

The Collective is available for both concert appearances and in conjunction with workshop sessions. To book the collective please contact us at info@ifcmusic.org.

The IfCM Collective involves:

Nick Finzer - trombone                                                                                                            Mike Kaupa - trumpet Alexa Tarantino - saxophone                                                                                                   Chris Ziemba - piano   Mike Frederick - Guitar                                                                                                  Matthew Golombisky - bass   Danny Ziemann - bass                                                                                                        Roxy Coss - Saxophone  Katie Ernst - bass                                                                                                          Alyssa Mehnert - trombone Alex Wintz - guitar                                                                                                                        Chris Teal - drums

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