|June 30th||Ex Eye||Roskilde Festival||Roskilde, Denmark||
New band. First Show. More Details as they become public.
|March 5th||3.5.7. Ensemble/Restroy||The Bridge||Charlottesville, VA||
I'll be joining my friends Chris Damman, Nick Anaya, James Davis and John Niekrasz to play some music in Charlottesville.
|March 4th||3.5.7. Ensemble/Restroy||Black Iris||Richmond, VA||
I'll be joining my dudes Chris Damman, Nick Anaya, James Davis and John Niekrasz to play some of Chris' music in RVA.
|January 29th||Never Enough Hope (california edition) w/Gojogo||Starline Social Club||Oakland, California||
Celebrating the new LP in California, with a special mostly-California version of the band.
|November 17th||Tim Daisy "On the Ground" plus Solo Tob||The Meridian||The Meridian Coffeehouse||Williamsburg, VA||
Tim Daisy brings his mind-blowing On the Ground piece to Williamsburg, and I'll play when he's done.
|October 3rd||Never Enough Hope||"The Gravity of Our Commitment" record release||Constellation||Chicago, IL||
Never Enough Hope releases our new record "The Gravity of Our Commitment."
|August 12th||Sky Birds||Bar Below Rye||New York City, NY||
Playing with Jaimie Branch's Sky Birds
|August 1st||Solo Toby, RESTROY, Blood Moon||The Bridge||Charlottesville, VA||
I'll be playing a solo set, and joining Chris Damman's group RESTROY. C-ville improvising group Blood Moon closes out the night.
|May 9th||Qlaud (Kevin Davis/Toby Summerfield)||The Tea Bazaar||Charlottesville, VA||
Reuniting with Kevin Davis in Qlaud. Dense, Loud, Noisy.
|March 14th||357 Ensemble||The Bridge||Charlottesville, VA||
Another night with 357! 8pm - 10pm
|March 13th||3 5 7 Ensemble||Miller's||Charlottesville, VA||
Playing guitar with the 357 Ensemble in Charlottesville. 10 pm to 2 am!
|February 20th||Toby Solo with Zooanzoo||The Meridian Coffeehouse||Williamsburg, VA||
Solo electric Tob sharing the bill with Zooanzoo.
|November 14th||Solo Tob||Experimental Music Showcase||The Meridian Coffeehouse||Williamsburg, VA||
Tonight I'll be closing a show of local experimental musicians at Thee Venerable Meridian Coffeehouse.
|October 19th||Superhuman Happiness||The Camel (Richmond, Va)||Richmond, VA||
I will be sitting in with my dear old friend Stuart Bogie's band Superhuman Happiness. I will have the most fun of anyone in the room.
We'll play first, all in red, then Marco Benevento will close the show.
|June 7th||Rhys Chatham; A Secret Rose (Birmingham)||Frontiers Music Festival||Town Hall, Victoria Square||Birmingham, United Kingdom||
I'll be leading a section in the UK premier of Rhys Chatham's A Secret Rose as part of the Frontiers Music Festival.
|May 10th||Jaimie Branch's Bombshelter||Jaimie Branch's Graduate Recital||Center for the Arts Recital Hall, Towson University||Baltimore, MD||
Happy to go up to Baltimore to play with Jaimie Branch's Bombshelter again. It's Jaimie's graduate recital, which means she'll shortly be a Master!
|April 19th||Toby Solo||Sky is Falling||The Meridian Coffeehouse||Williamsburg, VA||
I am part of the 2014 Meridian Coffeehouse "Sky Is Falling" festival. I'm on at 630ish to coincide with pizza.
|March 12th||Bill MacKay, Matt Lux wsg Tim Stine and Toby Summerfield||Honky Tonk BBQ||Chicago , IL||
Tim Stine and I will be Joining the Inimitable Bill "Biggs" MacKay and Matt Lux on the wednesday night residency at Honky Tonk BBQ.
|March 10th||Nick Broste, Keefe Jackson, Jeff Kimmel, Matt Lux, Tim Stine, Toby Summerfield||Ratchet Series||the Skylark||Chicago, Il||
Two sets of lightly controlled improvising. Jackson and Kimmel on Clarinets, Broste on Trombone and Electronics, Lux on Bass and electronics, Stine on acoustic guitar, and Summerfield on electric.
|February 21st||Solo Guitar||The Meridian Coffeehouse||Williamsburg, VA||
Virginia Debut performance at ye olde Meridian Coffeeshop.
Sharing the bill with Lili and the Dirty Moccasins.
|November 17th||Rhys Chatham's "A Secret Rose" for 100 guitars||Other Minds||Craneway Pavillion||Richmond, California||
I will be section-leading and Sub-Conducting a performance of Rhys Chatham's piece "A Secret Rose" for 100 electric guitars.
|October 21st||Stine/Summerfield Six||Ratchet Series||the Skylark||Chicago, Il||
Music by Tim Stine (guitar) and Toby Summerfield (bass). Played with Nick Anaya-tenor, Nick Mazzarella-alto, James Davis-Trumpet and Tim Daisy-drums.
|October 20th||The Peninsula Trio: Kimmel, Roebke, Summerfield||Sunday Transmission Series||The Hungry Brain||Chicago, IL||
Playing Trio First set with Jeff Kimmel and Jason Roebke. Music sort-of inspired by the Giuffre Trio.
Second Set; bAgg fisH-
|October 19th||Daisy, Hatwich, Roasly, Summerfield||Protest:Heaven||Heaven Gallery||Chicago, IL||
Rosaly/Daisy drums, Hatwich bass, Summerfield guitar. We're Second
First is CPA: Christopher Preissing, Peter Maunu, Albert Wildeman
|September 10th||Jamie Branch's Bombshelter||The Windup Space||Baltimore, Maryland||
It's time for a treat for Toby, going back to baltimore to Bombshelter it up with Jaimie Branch, Chris Pumphrey, Jarrett Gilgore, Alan Munshower and a replacement for Kevin Davis.
|May 5th||Bombshelter w/Leap and Talking Points||The Undead Music Festival's Day of the DIY||The Fifth Dimension @ the H&H Building||Baltimore, MD||
Joining Jaimie Branch's Bombshelter in Baltimore.
|March 29th||The Wheel On My Back||Kenton Club||Portland, oregon||
A reunion of the Wheel On My Back. First gig together in this lineup since 2005. Part of the Tillinghast/Williams wedding weekend.
Strand, Stetson, Tillinghast, Farrell, Perney, Summerfield.
|March 24th||Tim Daisy, Anton Hatwich, Keefe Jackson, Toby Summerfield||Sunday Transmission Series||The Hungry Brain||Chicago, IL||
On a quick visit to chicago I will get to do some improvising with the inimitable Mssrs Daisy, Hatwich and Jackson.
We'll be sharing the bill with The Charles Rumback Quintet.
|March 9th||Jaimie Branch's Bombshelter||The Windup Space and Mobtown Studios 4th annual NOVO festival||The Windup Space||Baltimore, Maryland||
As part of the the NOVO Instrumental Music Festival. I'll be playing in Branch's Bombshelter for the second time in Baltimore. Branch-Trumpet, Jarrett Gilgore-Saxophone, Kevin Davis-Cello, Alan Munshower-Drums, Chris Pumphrey-Rhodes. Gonna be a burner
|December 12th||Jaimie Branch's Bombshelter||The Windup Space||Baltimore, Maryland||
First time out with Branch's Bombshelter in Baltimore. Killer band, going to be a killer show.
|September 23rd||Fred Lonberg-Holm, Frank Rosaly, Quin Kirchner, Toby Summerfield||Last stop on the Farewell Tour||Hungry Brain||Chicago, Illinois||
Quartet improvisations with Fred, Frank and Quin. Fred brought his tenor guitar in addition to his cello, frank and quin played drums. I brought guitar and bass.
Hear the set here
|September 22nd||Josh Berman/Toby Summerfield Duo||Protest:Heaven||Heaven Gallery||Chicago, IL||
Playing duo with Josh Berman, cornet/bass. 2nd stop on the farewell tour.
|September 19th||Kimmel, Roebke, Riordan, Summerfield 4tet AND Broste, Herndon, Lux, Summerfield 4tet||The Hideout||Chicago , IL||
Two Quartets to start off the Farewell tour. First is Jeff Kimmel-Bass Clarinet, Jason Roebke-Bass, Marc Riordan-Drums, Toby Summerfield-Guitar. Second is Nick Broste-Trombone, John Herndon-Drums, Matt Lux-Bass, Toby Summerfield-Guitar