Press

DownBeat Swing for the Fences: New Suite Fuses Jazz, Baseball
review of 
We Tear Down Our Coliseums
July 2017

“When the Heisenberg Uncertainty Players at the end of “We Tear Down Our Coliseums” launched into a reprise of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” over a New Orleans second-line beat, traditions of American sports and music were braided together inseparably.

We may tear down our coliseums or move on from big band foundations laid down by Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie. Yet in baseball and jazz the game remains the same: Swing for the fences, play with verve, take chances, be a team, exploit surprises. Using these strategies, the Dorhauers and Heisenberg Uncertainty Players are on track to scoring big, successful seasons, maybe eventual pennants.”


Bird is the Worm The Round-up: Looking to the future, we saw the past stretched out before us
review of We Tear Down Our Coliseums
July 2017

“This live performance just this year at Elmhurst College’s Mill Theater of his baseball stadium themed project displays plenty of the quirkiness to be found in his compositions, and it’s the kind of thing that leads to all kinds of fun.  But what I adore most about this current recording is how he threads the most lovely melodic tones through the thick warmth of the big band pieces.”


The Leader ‘Coliseums’ Honors History of Baseball
review of 
We Tear Down Our Coliseums
July 2017

“The entire performance serves as baseball history lesson, as Dorhauer takes the audience back-in-time and presents them with his interpretation of the sounds he associates with many unique ballparks.”


Chicago Tonight 10 Things to Do This Weekend: March 30 – April 2
March 2017

WTTW’s Chicago Tonights recommends We Tear Down Our Coliseums in their 10 Things to Do This Weekend


JazzProfiles review of Emergency Postcards
June 2013

“This is Jazz in the 21st century: these players hear the music differently. The music of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Players takes from the Jazz tradition while at the same time synthesizing influences and inspirations from disparate, contemporary musical sources – something that Jazz has done throughout it existence.”