Bigmouth to play the 36th International Jazz Festival of Saalfelden August 28th

We Are pleased to announce that Bigmouth will be performing at this year’s Saalfelden Jazz Festival on August 28th!

Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone
Chris Cheek, tenor saxophone
Matt Mitchell, wurlitzer/piano
Gerald Cleaver, drums

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Click here for info on ordering copies of “Epicenter,” the new Bigmouth CD

To purchase any of Chris’s CDs via payal please send $15 per CD plus $2 shipping within the lower 48 US states to Please specify which CDs you’re buying with your order. For shipping to other areas please inquire for rates.

The following CDs are currently in stock:

Epicenter (Clean Feed, 2015)
Deluxe (Clean Feed, 2010)
Lay-Up (Fresh Sound, 2000)

You may also purchase scores and parts for any of Chris’s music as PDFs. Please email for prices and availability.

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Save the dates: 2015 Bigmouth CD release shows Feb 27 & 28 @ Cornelia Street Cafe!

Bigmouth will perform NYC CD release shows Feb 27 & 28 for the release of “Epicenter,” the much anticipated to 2010′s “Deluxe” on Clean Feed Records.


Chris Cheek (tenor sax)
Tony Malaby (tenor sax)
Craig Taborn (keyboards)
Chris Lightcap (bass)
Gerald Cleaver (drums)

at the Cornelia Street Cafe, February 27 and 28, 9 and 10:30 pm.

29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY

Save the dates: 2015 Bigmouth CD release shows Feb 27 & 28 @ Cornelia Street Cafe!

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Upcoming for 2015: Tours with the Craig Taborn Quartet, Regina Carter, Matt Wilson Quartet, Plymouth, Joe Morris Quartet

2015 will be a busy year of travel with European tours planned for Craig Taborn’s new quartet (with Dave King and Chris Speed), Plymouth (with Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Gerald Cleaver and Mary Halvorson), and the Joe Morris Quartet with (Mat Maneri and Cleaver) as well as more dates with Regina Carter in support of her Southern Comfort CD and the Matt Wilson Quartet. Please check back for details.

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New Bigmouth CD, “Epicenter” drops February 2015!

We’re pround to announce that “Epicenter,” the new Bigmouth CD is in the final stages of production and will be released February 27, 2015. The band will perform Feb 27th and 28th to celebrate at the Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY.

Please check back for more details!

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JUST ADDED! Superette to perform August 8 at Cornelia Street

Chris Lightcap, bass; Curtis Hasselbring, guitar; Jonathan Goldbrger, guitar; Dan Rieser, drums

Superette is a new band featuring Chris Lightcap on bass guitar, Curtis Hasselbring and Jonathan Goldberger on guitars and Dan Rieser on drums. Lightcap (best known for his work with Craig Taborn, Matt Wilson, Regina Carter and his critically acclaimed supergroup Bigmouth) conceived the group to be a new spin on the the often-neglected classic instrumental rock outfit. Each member is a fearless improvisor with vast experience across the entire spectrum of contemporary music. Together they explore the nexus of surf, west african music, garage and beyond. Performing original music as well as covers of Skip Spence, Tom Verlaine, Link Wray and others.

2 sets at 9 and 10:30

29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY


Reservations recommended.

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Bigmouth to Appear at the 2014 Winter Jazz Festival in NYC Jan 10th at 10:30 + Interview

Bigmouth returns to the Winter Jazz Festival to help celebrate the festival’s 10 year anniversary. They will be playing at the NYU Lounge stage (40 Washington Square South in NYC) at 10:30.

Chris Lightcap, bass
Craig Taborn, keyboards
Tony Malaby, tenor sax
Chris Cheek, tenor sax
Gerald Cleaver, drums

For more info please visit,.

Jazz Inside Magazine has just published an interview with Chris in its latest issue. Click here to download the issue for free.

In addition, Search and Restore has posted an interview about Bigmouth’s upcoming appearance at Winter Jazz Fest. Thanks, guys!

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Superette @ Korzo Oct 15th, 9 pm

Superette returns to Korzo!

Chris, bass guitar
Curtis Hasslebring, guitar
Jonathan Goldberger, gutar
Dan Rieser, drums

Music by Chris, Curtis, Skip Spence, Tom Verlaine

Part of the konceptions music series

Teusday, Oct 15th, 9 pm

@ Korzo, 667 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215

9 pm

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Another 2 nights of Bigmouth! @ Cornelia St Fr/Sat Sept 6-7 9 pm/10:30

LIVE at Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St
New York, NY

Cornelia Street Cafe Website

Chris Lightcap, bass; Chris Cheek, tenor sax; Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Matt Mitchell, piano; Gerald Cleaver, drums

For two nights Bigmouth will perform a new batch of music by Chris Lightcap, commissioned by Chamber Music America and premiered at the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival. They will also play music from their acclaimed CD, “Deluxe” which was named one of the best CDs of 2010 by the New York Times, NPR, Jazz Times and the Village Voice.

Bigmouth rocked their last 2 night residency at Cornelia Street, as their most recent New York Times Review attests…click here to read it!!!!!!

“Righteous” …NY Times
“Superb”…Wall Street Journal

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Superette! New electric project premiers at Korzo 6/25/13

Superette, a new electric group put together by Chris makes its debut performance at Korzo in Brooklyn as part of the Konceptions Music Series on Tuesday, June 25th 2013.

Curtis Hasselbring, guitar
Jonathan Goldberger, guitar
Dan Rieser, drums
Chris Lightcap, electric bass

They’ll be playing music by Lightcap and Hasselbring

Hope to see you there. One set at 9 pm, then Ted Poor leads a group afterwards at 10:30

Konceptions Music Series
667 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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