|Country||United States of America|
|Occupation||Composer, Performer, Teacher|
|Categories||Aleatoric, Blues, Classical, Electronic, Jazz, Minimalist, Other, Pop|
Gerry Hemingway has been making a living as a composer and performer of solo and ensemble music since 1974. He has led a number of groups including (since 1997) his quartet with Ellery Eskelin, Herb Robertson and Mark Helias as well collaborative groups with Mark Helias & Ray Anderson (BassDrumBone) celebrating its 33rd anniversary in 2010, w/Reggie Workman and Miya Masaoka on koto (Brew), Georg Graewe & Ernst Reijseger, now in its twentieth year (GRH trio), WHO trio with Swiss pianist, Michel Wintsch and bassist, Baenz Oester, his duo w/Thomas Lehn, and also w/John Butcher. Mr. Hemingway is a Guggenheim fellow and has received numerous commissions for chamber and orchestral work including "Terrains", a concerto for percussionist and orchestra commissioned by the Kansas City Symphony. He also completed a production of “Songs”, two year recording project for the German label, between the lines which has just been re-released. He is well known for his eleven years in the Anthony Braxton Quartet, and his many collaborations with some of the world’s most outstanding improvisers and composers including Evan Parker, Cecil Taylor, Mark Dresser, Anthony Davis, George Lewis, Derek Bailey, Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Kenny Wheeler, Frank Gratkowski, John Cale, Marilyn Crispell, Michael Moore and many others.