Shout Section big band new CD: Cruisin’

Shout Section has released its second CD, Cruisin‘, featuring many of John’s arrangements and trumpet solos.  Available now at, iTunes, Amazon, and CDbaby.  Special thanks to 90.9 WDCB for playing Cruisin’ and Rhode Island is Famous for You.   <A HREF=”;ServiceVersion=20070822&#038;MarketPlace=US&#038;ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fwidgetsamazon-20%2F8014%2Ffc7f9635-d8cb-463f-838e-5d652b300a19&#038;Operation=NoScript”> Widgets</A>

Heisenberg Uncertainty Players Debut Album Release

Directed by John Dorhauer, Heisenberg Uncertainty Players released their debut album today, Emergency Postcards.  Six tracks are original compositions by John.  The album is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.  CDs will be available at all live performances and will be available to purchase on In support of Emergency Postcards, Heisenberg Uncertainty Players were showcased on WGN’s Midday News (click to watch).  Visit HUP’s website for more information on the album, to view photos, and keep up to date on live performances.

Best Albums of 2012

As has been the case in recent years, there was a lot of fine music being made in 2012.  New technologies have not only changed the accessibility of music, they also seem to have inspired a venerable geyser of creativity and experimentation.  Some big names forged exciting new directions for themselves, while others far less heralded blazed trails in uncharted territory.  I hardly consider this list to be absolute, but based on what I heard this year, these are the 15 albums that stood out to me: 15) Cloud Nothings, Attack On Memory – In one of the most schizophrenic albums of the year, Cloud Nothings segue from the sprawling gothic instrumental coda of “Wasted Days” to the tight radio-friendly punk jam “Fall In”.  And that’s just the end of the third track.  They pull it off, though, largely because they cultivate the same pleasant angst in their sound in every song. Essential Listening: “Fall In”, “Wasted Days” 14) Beach House, Bloom – In some ways, the name “Beach House” is very fitting for this Baltimore duo.  The guitars often use tinny, chasmy surf-rock timbres, and Victoria Legrand’s haunting vocals sound as if they’re processed through a seashell.  Bloom nestles more »

Emergency Postcards

Help HUP record their new album, Emergency Postcards The Heisenberg Uncertainty Players are recording their first album (Emergency Postcards), but in order to make that happen, we need some extra assistance.  As a jazz big band that plays exclusively music written/arranged by our own members, we pride ourselves greatly on the music we play.  Recording an album is going to be an excellent way for our fans to enjoy what we do, but it will also be a tremendous help towards us getting performance opportunities in the future.  What money we make from performances goes right to our members, so we have minimal band funds to fund a project like this.  But the best part is that this isn’t just an empty fundraising campaign. If you donate at least $15, we’ll send you your own copy of Emergency Postcards when it comes out this upcoming spring. If you donate at least $115, we’ll write an arrangement for you of any tune you want. Visit our Indiegogo page to contribute If you aren’t able to contribute but are still interested in what we do, please help pass the word along to your friends and family and encourage them to check us out. more »

Band Called Catch – Album Release

John has been playing trumpet with Band Called Catch since this past winter, and can be heard on their new album, The Story, available on June 17th. Follow them this week! Sunday, June 10 – RIB FEST at NOON Wednesday, June 13 – FEARLESS RADIO INTERVIEW at 4pm Thursday, June 14 – LIVE NATIONWIDE PERFORMANCE ON WGN at NOON Thursday, June 14 -LIVE interview on WLUL (88.7pm in chicago) at 8:30pm Saturday, June 16 – RECORD RELEASE Metro Chicago! at 8:45pm