Paul Dietrich Quintet

The Chicago-based Paul Dietrich Quintet celebrates the release of their second album, Focus, on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Arts + Literature Laboratory. Tickets are $10 in advance online at or $12 at the door. Online sales end one hour before the show, remaining tickets available at the door.

Trumpeter and composer Dietrich, a Madison resident since 2013, has been called an "apt bandleader, exceptional composer and superlative performer" by and "uniquely introspective" by He will be joined by some of Chicago's best young jazz musicians - saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, pianist Paul Bedal, bassist Tim Ipsen and drummer Andrew Green.

Paul Dietrich Quintet

With the release of his band's second album, Focus, trumpeter and composer Paul Dietrich further hones his distinctive style. This genre-blurring album features Dietrich's characteristic lush harmonies and subtle melodies, gliding over a fresh, rhythmically adventurous framework. For Dietrich, the essence of Focus exists in a liminal space between introspective simplicity and organized chaos.

This duality can be partially explained by looking at Dietrich's early musical influences. The product of a musical family, Paul grew up in a household where hearing different kinds of music was an integral part of daily life. “I grew up hearing a lot of jazz and classical music from my parents, while my older brother listened mainly to progressive rock and metal.” Upon Paul's immersion in the jazz world, he found himself drawn to music that incorporated aspects from a wide array of styles. “A lot of the music I love walks the line between jazz,... Read More

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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