|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Hidden In The Stomach||6||Audio||1997||Silkheart|
|2||No Such Thing||9||Audio||2001||Boxholder Records|
|4||Live At The Glenn Miller Cafe||4||Audio||1999||Wobbly Rail|
|6||I Wonder If I Was Screaming||6||Audio||2000|
|7||Like Rays||11||Audio||1998||Knitting Factory Works|
|10||Immediate Sound||5||Audio||2007||Smalltown Superjazzz|
|13||English Suites||21||Audio||2000||Wobbly Rail|
|14||Collected Fiction||26||Audio||2009||Okka Disk|
|15||A Meeting In Chicago||13||Audio||Okka Disk|
|16||Furniture Music||18||Audio||2003||Okka Disk|
|17||Foreground Music||9||Audio||2007-06-00||Okka Disk|
|18||Resonance||2||Audio||2008||Not Two Records|
|19||Ideas||10||Audio||2005||Not Two Records|
|20||Resonance||29||Audio||2009||Not Two Records|
|21||The Perfect Little Door||5||Audio||2001||Merge Records|
|23||Alive In Lisbon||3||Audio||2008||Clean Feed|
|24||Mark In The Water||10||Audio||2011-11-00||Not Two Records|
|25||A Meeting In Chicago||13||Audio||1997||Eighth Day Music|
|27||Abet?! አቤት?!||4||Audio||2012-03-00||Terp Records|
|28||The Nows||8||Audio||2012-09-00||Clean Feed|
|31||Utility Hitter||11||Audio||1996||Quinnah Records|
|32||Verses||6||Audio||2013||Corbett vs. Dempsey|
|33||Interacting Fields||6||Audio||2013-12-12||Discordian Records (2)|
|34||Interacting Fields||6||Audio||2013-12-12||Discordian Records (2)|
|35||Expansion Slang||5||Audio||2000||Boxholder Records|
|36||"August Music" Live At The Empty Bottle||6||Audio||2007||Not On Label|
|37||Trost Jukebox Series #2||2||Audio||2014-10-10||Trost Records|
Born September 22, 1964 in Warwick, Rhode Island.
For the past 20 years, Ken Vandermark has been exploring and working to expand the possibilities of improvised and composed music in North America and Europe. Since moving to Chicago from Boston in 1989, he's performed and recorded in a variety of contexts, and with many internationally renowned musicians.
In addition to creating music, Ken has made many significant and highly respected contributions to both the local and international jazz/improvised music scenes through organizing concerts in Chicago and sponsoring North American tours with various ensembles. In 1996, he and writer John Corbett began organizing the Empty Bottle "Wednesday Night Jazz Series," concerts that brought musicians from Chicago, North America, and Europe to audiences on a weekly basis for nearly a decade. Starting in April 2006, Ken has continued this work by co-directing the "Immediate Sound Series" with Mitch Cocanig at the Hideout. Since the fall of 2005 he has also been a member of Umbrella Music, a musician based group of organizers collaborating in Chicago. His work as a presenter led to the invitation to act as creative director for the ACME Festival, a four-day event held in Athens, Georgia, during April, 2004, which featured concerts and workshops involving 21 musicians from Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the United States.
-Was selected as a MacArthur Fellow in 1999.
-One of the "Chicagoans of the Year in the Arts, 1994" (Chicago Tribune, January 1, 1995) for the Vandermark Quartet.
-Selected as one of the "25 For The Future," the most significant improvising musicians under the age of 40 by Down Beat Magazine, June 1998.
-In 2004, was named one of the "Musicians Of The Year" by All About Jazz, New York.