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Weekly, live performances by experimental musicians.

Brad Dutz and Chris Wabich

The duo of BRAD DUTZ and CHRIS WABICH is known as the end all of sonic possibilities for two percussionists. They blend composition, improvisation, high art and comedy to create a “total percussion” rounded program. The duo also incorporates world rhythms from their real experiences as performers with artists they perform with.

The Dutz / Wabich duo has played together for over eighteen years and performed at several colleges and high schools across many states. They are found together on over a dozen recordings as sidemen, and three innovative recordings as leaders. ORANGE! features the duo with guest Tiki Pasillas (mark anthony, jennifer lopez), creating absolutely the most creative and spastic percussion section possible. “2 timing” is the duo’s most recent CD release, and features Brad and Chris playing multiple duo setting,like steel drum & vibes, congas & drumset. This disc also includes seemingly impossible combinations of instruments such as five cowbells & five temple blocks, four snare drums, slate marimba, glass marimba, chainsaws or an entire piece of nothing but shakers. Also their DVD “CHICKEN CROQUETS” captures multiple live performances of their 2011 spring tour of ten colleges. It was released late last year. 2012 saw the premier of the new Dutz composition “FREAKED OUT ROWS” featuring the duet with eight percussionist.They have performed at CAL STATE LONG BEACH, WINONA STATE, MN. SOUTHERN UTAH university, ARIZONA state, NORTHERN ARIZONA university, ST OLAF college, MILLIKIN university, University of ILLINOIS, Central IOWA, University NEBRASKA, IOWA state, University of ARIZONA, Northern UTAH state, University of WYOMING, AUGUSTANA college, ELMHURST Illinois, CHANDLER-GILBERT community college and many high schools. The upcoming Dutz/Wabich release still in progress includes guests Alex Acuna, Ben Wendel, Emil Richards, Paul Carmen, Mark Dresser and Luis Conte.

Recorded live on May 1, 2023

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