Since moving to Chicago in 2000, saxophonist/composer Paul Hartsaw has been an active member of the thriving chicago jazz and improvised music community.
Paul's main focus is in organizing the improv ensemble Desiring-Machines, leading the Paul Hartsaw Quintet, and composing for various large ensembles—including the Tentet and the Socio-Cybernetic Music Machine. He also plays in numerous ad hoc ensembles throughout the city. He can be heard on metastablesound and Balance Point Acoustics.
Paul Hartsaw performs at Northwestern University on October 24, and with Desiring-Machines at Elastic on October 25.