American Guitarist Willie Oteri to perform in the Veneto
The new Beyond Jazz collective named IKM will feature Willie Oteri on guitar
and live loops, Christopher David Boulet on vocal manipulations and spoken
word teamed with a surprise laptop beat jockey.
Popular Austin Texas guitarist Willie Oteri has become a complicated figure
in the world of Beyond Jazz and Avant-Garde. His improvised performances and
recordings with Austin Texas act WD-41, Shrunken Head Shop and releases like
Spiral Out are at times alienating, but also can be quite melodic and
inviting. In 2003 a chance meeting with Boulet at a live venue in Italy led
to several unique ventures not the least of which were the non-stop
improvised Super Jams of 14, 33 1/3 and 45 hours respectively. Oteri has also
recorded and performed with Tony Levin, Scott Amendola, Dino J.A. Deane,
Brannen Temple, Ephraim Owens, Dave Laczko, Mike Keneally and many others.
The breadth of such performing and recording situations is a testament to his
As a young man Chris Boulet spent many hours in a Jazz Club named the Jazz
Oasis in Milwaukee,Wisconsin which was owned by saxophonist Chuck Lapaglia
the father of Boulet's best friend Chris Lapaglia. After many years of pop
music songwriting Boulet still hasn't lost touch with those early encounters
with improvisation. In 1999 Boulet recorded 12 hours of improvisation for an
album named Monkey With A Thumb, Willie Oteri coincidentally was making an
album of improvisation (Spiral Out) in the U.S. When they met it was only a
matter of time before there was fireworks. Boulet currently resides in the
Veneto region of Italy and will be tying the Veneto to themes and stories
presented at the shows.
These new IKM shows will carry the torch of both musicians pasts in the world
of improvisation and will continue to be part of both artists future
The first Italian shows will start with an 8 hour non-stop improvisation at
CRC in Abano Terme on April 25, featuring IKM but also involving many
students and musicians from the area. The first two hours of which will be
for young students 7 -10 years of age. Other IKM shows will be at Grindhouse
in Padua Italy on May 4 and Metropolis in Padua on May 9.
For more information on Willie Oteri visit www.willieoteri.com or facebook.
For more information on Christopher Boulet please visit www.wowwhywow.com
For more information on the extended jam sessions please visit:
Contact: booking at willieoteri dot com