Band Called Catch on WGN & live at Navy Pier!

Performance of See You Soon on WGN Aug. 25, 2017 Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 LOBSTER FEST @ NAVY PIER (SINGLE RELEASE SHOW!) Live at Lobster Fest! SEE YOU SOON Single Release show! – 4:30 PM 600 East Grand AveChicago, IL 60611 Price: FREE Come celebrate the release of Band Called Catch‘s New Single and Music Video SEE YOU SOON. This is a free show on the Deep Eddy Vodka Stage at the end of Navy Pier during The Great American Lobster Fest. 

Fifth House Ensemble: fresh inc all stars at Constellation

fresh inc all stars showcases new works by the talented up-and-coming composition alumni of Fifth House Ensemble’s Fresh Inc Festival. This innovative annual summer festival brings musicians from around the nation to work closely with members of Fifth House on building careers in music in line with their own unique vision and values in an environment where creation and collaboration take center stage. Fifth House performs works by fresh inc festival alumni from all seasons, entering a variety of sound worlds that are unique to each composer. ProgramJustin Rito – reaching | failingPatrick O’Malley – ChangesWilliam Pearson – Mark J. RalphAlex Temple – Party at the Last ResortEvan Williams – GrimeAnna Meadors – The Space Behind the BreathZach Green – SueAaron Levin – SpringbokkieJohn Dorhauer – Groove HaikuAyanna Woods – BLK GIRL ART Upcoming Performancesfresh inc all stars at UW-ParksideFriday, October 6th 2017, 12:00pmBedford Concert Hall900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI fresh inc all stars at ConstellationSunday, October 8th 2017, 8:30pmConstellation3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL Melissa Snoza – flute Grace Hong – oboeElizandro Garcia-Montoya – clarineParker Nelson – hornEric Heidbreder – bassoonCharlene Kluegel – violinMichael Lieberman – viola Herine Coetzee Koschak – celloEric Snoza – double bass Katherine Petersen – piano “You have to admire more »

Downbeat reviews We Tear Down Our Coliseums

Review of We Tear Down Our Coliseums by Howard Mandel of Downbeat MagazineApril 18, 2017 Swing for the Fences: New Suite Fuses Jazz, Baseball On the eve of Major League Baseball’s 2017 opening day, composer John Dorhauer and his brother Adam Dorhauer, a painter, pitched jazz and images together in the premiere of “We Tear Down Our Coliseums,” evoking the legacy of the national pastime and its place in our imaginations. A kaleidoscopic big band suite performed by the 17-piece Heisenberg Uncertainty Players, each of John’s nine music movements was accompanied by one of Adam’s original canvasses (most depicted architectural details), which he placed on an easel in front of the stage. “WTDOC” was nostalgic in theme but creatively complex and forward-looking, open-ended within a tight structure, just like a baseball game. The performance took place in the small, black box Mill Theater at Elmhurst College in west suburban Chicago. On hand was an audience of about 70 students, friends and relatives who seemed unfazed by a section dedicated to atonalist Edgard Varése and quite willing to sing a chorus of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during a seventh inning stretch. As a warmup, John Dorhauer conducted his band—five reeds, more »

We Tear Down Our Coliseums

We Tear Down Our Coliseums is a nine-movement multimedia creation by two brothers inspired by the historical, architectural, and – sadly – disposable aspects of baseball stadiums. Each movement is written as an homage to a demolished stadium, with music written by John Dorhauer (director and composer for Heisenberg Uncertainty Players) and visual art by Adam Dorhauer (a writer and visual artist from Cleveland who writes for The Hardball Times). Though the music was written for jazz big band and uses elements of jazz, it transcends genre boundaries, sharing more in common with a symphonic tone poem than a traditional work for big band. And while the paintings often do portray the given stadiums, they offer unique and insightful commentary on each stadium’s place in history. Coliseums is a vital artistic creation because it presents unique perspectives on a culturally vibrant and relevant topic, it unites art and sport in a way that will appeal to fans of both, it challenges conventions of what a big band can do, and it allows two adventurous artists to pursue their crafts and take creative risks related to a strong passion of theirs. The premiere for Coliseums will take place on Saturday, April more »


new short film score! We spend our lives looking for something that escapes us, but fortunately sometimes we stumble upon someone’s eyes. Shot and edited by Leonardo Fallucca Cast: Brianne Duncan-Fiore, Cecilia Fiore Eyes: DR Edwards, George Ellzey, Antonino Fiore, Kathleen Sullivan Music by: John Dorhauer Special thanks to: Jane Davidson, Kent Kosack Mirrors – Gratical Eye Film Competition from Leonardo Fallucca on Vimeo.

360ᵒ Jazz Initiative &

Many thanks to 360ᵒ Jazz Initiative for mention of Scandals & Animals 360ᵒ Jazz Initiative is a new music initiative that seeks to promote compositional activity that demonstrates an awareness of the rich history of jazz, while at the same time exhibiting creativity that looks towards the future of the art form. The initiative is multifaceted—involving the 360ᵒ JI Ensemble, which records and gives concerts featuring new music by the members of the ensemble. But the initiative also invites composers of any nationality, gender, race, or age to submit works to be performed and/or recorded and published by the ensemble in an annual call for new charts, of which, up to eight new works will be selected to be performed each year at the fall concert at UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Thanks also to for including Zagreb/zagreb and Isurus to its new & expanding database is devoted to two main objectives: to provide performers with an easy way to find and acquire high-quality new music to provide self-published composers with a free way to have their music promoted

HUP/KID Collaboration

Heisenberg Uncertainty Players (HUP) is collaborating with hip-hop/R&B artist KID.  KID has written lyrics over my music written for big band, nimbly straddling hip-hop, jazz, and R&B.   In preparation, HUP & KID will record a live video as part of Chicago Artists Month at The Foxhole Chicago. Come join us!  We look forward to presenting this music at more venues over the coming months. Details: Saturday, November 14, 2015 2 – 6pm The Foxhole Chicago 2444 W Montrose Chicago, IL Phone: (773) 754-7105 Read more about KID and the HMK Family