The Drexel Project is a fearless collective of Chicago’s best emerging improvisers.  The group draws on its collectively vast cross-genre musical experiences to take on continuously new music with precociousness and reckless abandon.  Whether its electronics, emo, 11th century chant, jazz, or french impressionism, no musical stone is off-limits.  The group is led by bassist and composer, Kurt Schweitz, who has received multiple grants to write music for this group.

“As anyone who has seen bassist Kurt Schweitz in action live as a side man around town will attest, Schweitz is one of the best young players on the scene. Don’t let the baby face fool you, this cat is a monster on the bass. Now with the release of the excellent Mulitvalent – his first album as a leader – his additional talents as a composer and band leader are made quite apparent… The quirky ‘Open Air’ offers yet another example of Schweitz interesting writing… The album-ending ‘Savory Morsels’ is one of my favorite tracks of the year.” – Brad Walseth,, (March 20, 2009)