Phish's Fishman Touring With Jazz Mandolin Project

There's no rest for the Phish head.

Only weeks after a precedent-setting marathon set on New Year's Eve that lasted close to eight hours (without a break), drummer Jon Fishman of Phish is preparing to hit the road again, though not with the Vermont-based jam band.

Instead, Fishman can be found playing drums with fellow Burlington group Jazz Mandolin Project on a three-week tour beginning February 1 in Worcester, MA.

Founded by mainstay mandolin virtuoso Jamie Masefield, JMP is an improv trio with a constantly evolving lineup and a penchant for modern and traditional jazz, rock classics, and world music.

Fishman has previously toured and recorded between Phish engagements with JMP, and his most recent work with the group can be heard on the 1999 "Tour de Flux" album that followed the 1998 tour of the same name.

Here's when to check 'em out when they hit your town:

  • 2/1 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
  • 2/3 - Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon
  • 2/4

    - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

  • 2/5 - St. Louis, MO @ Mississippi Nights
  • 2/6 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
  • 2/7 - Iowa City, IA @ Union Bar
  • 2/9 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze on the West Bank
  • 2/10 - Madison, WI @ Great Hall at the University of Wisconsin
  • 2/11 - Urbana , IL @ The Canopy Club
  • 2/12 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (w/ special guest Blueground Undergrass)
  • 2/14 - Cincinatti, OH @ Sycamore Gardens
  • 2/15 - Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theater
  • 2/16 - Pontiac, MI @ 7th House
  • 2/17 - Pontiac, MI @ 7th House
  • 2/18 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
  • 2/19 - Geneva, NY @ Smith Opera House

-- Robin Rothman

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