Jakob Heinemann

bass, compositions, improvisations


New release!! So excited announce Opacity, my debut as a bandleader. I wrote all of the music for a quartet with myself, Molly Jones (flutes), Ishmael Ali (cello), and Jeff Kimmel (clarinet. I have put a ton of work into this one, spending a lot of time rehearsing and refining the music, while also designing the CD and using my original photography. In digital and limited CD on my own imprint, Kashe Editions. Check it out and order here!

Jakob Heinemann is a double bassist, composer, improviser and sound artist working between Chicago and Madison, WI. My interests are wide-ranging, but tend to center on close listening, environmental composition, and open collaborations with other artists. As a bass player, I frequently perform freely improvised music, and count myself as a member of the rich and varied community of creative musicians in Chicago. As a composer and sound artist, I utilize field recordings, spectral analysis, and traditional scoring to sonify my local community, seeking to document and understand a sense of place in a radically changing environment. I have been fortunate to work with some incredible artists over the years including Roscoe Mitchell, Tomeika Reid, Mike Reed, Jim Baker, and Dave Rempis. 

To contact me:  please send an email to [jakobheinemannmusic][@][gmail.com]- I’d love to hear from you!