Improviser/Composer; Brandon A. Lopez, deemed the "Ubiquitous Free Improv Bass Ace" by the Village Voice and said to play with a "Bruising Physicality" by the Chicago reader.
He was born and raised in the splendors of Northwestern New Jersey, in the shadow of the (New York) city. It was there that he cultivated a taste for the left of center musics and subsequently, dug graves.
He's had the pleasures of working with many of the world's luminary left of center musicians (He's currently a member of Nate Wooley's 4tet). Is a frequent collaborator (With Weasel Walter, Mette Rasmussen, Gerald Cleaver, Peter Evans, Ingrid Laubrock, Dave Rempis and many others). And has toured and played prestigious halls, DIY basements, festivals all across North America and the European Continent
He's currently leads a piano trio dubbed "Mess" with Sam Yulsman and Chris Corsano. He frequently plays solo. He is also the 2018 Artist in Residence at Issue Project Room.
He attended New England Conservatory.
GO HEAR ME, HERE
***February 3rd at ISSUE Project Room, Solo premier of "Fairer than tongue" and a duo performance with Gerald Cleaver. 8pm and FREE***
February 4th with Nate Wooley's 4tet at Spectrum
February 8th Nate Wooley's Brecht Series at Vital Joint, Two sets at 8pm and 9pm. 10 Dollars, Limited tickets available.
February 9th Nate Wooley 4tet at the Sugar Maple, Milwaukee, WI. 8pm.
February 10th with Nate Wooley 4tet at ESS Chicago
February 12 with Nate Wooley 4tet at NEW GHOSTS, Cleveland OH
February 17th with Catherine Sikora at Ibeam in Brooklyn 7pm.
February 20 Nate Wooley 4tet at Rhizome, Washington DC
February 22nd with Nate Wooley 4tet at H0L0 in Ridgwood. Nina Dante, Bethany Younge and Martin Escalante also on the bill. 7pm. Sharp. 10 dollars.
February 25th Solo at H0l0 8pm.
February 27th at Barbez with Michael Attias and Fred Lomberg-Holm
February 28th with Dave Rempis and Ryan Packard at ACME Records in Milwaukee, WI
March 1st at the Spot Tavern with Dave Rempis and Ryan Packard Lafayette, IN
March 3rd SOLO and duo at Fairchild Chapel Oberlin, Ohio
March 7th with Steve Baczkowski and Chris Corsano at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
March 18th at MOMA PS1 Solo performance in collaboration with sculpter Joanne Petit Frère, 6pm.
March 22nd with Dave Rempis and Ryan Packard at Elastic Arts EXPOSURE FESTIVAL. Chicago
March 25th SOLO at The May Chapel in Chicago, for EXPOSURE FESTIVAL 2pm.
March 25th duo with Steve Baczkowski at The Hungry Brain, 8pm
***May 18th With MESS (CORSANO, YULSMAN) at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM***
Watch music here, thanks to K. Reilly.