Creative Differences Jazz Series at Baltimore’s Windup Space

Mary Halvorson, Barry Altschul and Han Bennink on consecutive weekends in January

Mary Halvorson
Barry Altschul by Eugenia Morrison

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Baltimore-based Creative Differences has three excellent shows planned for its home base, the Windup Space, in January. Among the gigs: a 70th Birthday Celebration for drummer Barry Altschul, featuring the terrific New York-based saxophonist Jon Irabagon; and a performance by the Whammies, a Steve Lacy repertory group of sorts featuring Dutch drum great Han Bennink. Check out Lloyd Sachs’ recent review of the Whammies’ Driff label CD.

Sunday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m.



Mary Halvorson, guitar; Michael Formanek, bass; and Tomas Fujiwara, drums

Sunday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m.

$15/10 students with ID

Barry Altschul’s 70th Birthday Celebration:

3dom Factor featuring Jon Irabagon, saxes; Joe Fonda, bass; and Barry Altschul, drums

Saturday, Jan. 19 at 9 p.m.

$20/15 students with ID

The Whammies: Play the Music of Steve Lacy

Jeb Bishop, trombone; Jorrit Dijkstra, saxophone and lyricon; Mary Oliver, violin; Pandelis Karayorgis, piano; Nate McBride, bass; and Han Bennink, drums

The Windup Space is located at 12 W. North Ave., Baltimore, Md. Visit the venue’s official site for more information.