Tim Daisy has been an avid member of Chicago’s creative music scene since 1997. He has performed, composed, and toured with many of the city’s acclaimed ensembles including: the Vandermark 5, The Engines, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, Dragons 1976, Kyle Bruckmann’s Wrack, Klang, Aram Shelton’s Arrive, and the Frame Quartet. He also composes and writes for two of his own ensembles: The New Fracture Quartet and Vox Arcana.
Tim can be heard performing at many noted Chicago venues including: The Green Mill, The Velvet Lounge, The Hungry Brain, The Chicago Cultural Center, Gallery 37 for the Arts, and The Hideout.
He has toured North America and Europe extensively and has performed at many jazz festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, Mulhouse Festival and Banlieues Bleues Festival in France, the Suoni per il Popolo Festival in Montreal, and The Chicago Jazz Festival.
Along with Tim on drums, the Cusp Conference 2008 closing night party will feature three of Chicago’s finest musicians: Tim Haldeman on tenor saxophone, Dave Miller on guitar, and Jake Vinsel on bass. The group leans into a more traditional jazz sensibility and focuses on a mix of original compositions and a wide range of jazz standards.