Peter Kogan Quartet, Tuesday, Jan 12 at Crooners in Fridley

With Peter Kogan on drums, Pete Whitman on sax and Anthony Cox on bass.  We'll be playing swinging hard bop and Peter's originals.

Pete Snell Trio, Saturday. Jan 9, at The Black Dog in St. Paul's Lowertown

Tom Lewis and I will be accompanying sax-man Pete Snell.  We'll be playing the early set from 6 to 8.

Phil Aaron Trio, Tuesday, Jan 5 at Vieux Carrie

Once again, I'll be joined by Jay Epstein on drums and Gary Raynor on bass.  We'll play from 8 to 11.

Artists' Quarter Reunion on New Yera's Eve at Hell's Kitchen

This will be a terrific musical event.  The band features some of the great players whomade the Artist Quarter one of the est jazz clubs in the world: Dean Magraw on guitar, Chris Bates on bass, and of course, Kenny Horst on drums.  Plus, one of the world's GREAT jazz singers: the magnificent Carol Martin!  If you've never caught Carol, you really should.  I mean it when I say "one of the world's great jazz singers".

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Phil Aaron Trio, Tuesday, December 15 at Crooners in Fridley

I'll be joined by two of my very favorite musicians and improvisers: Gary Raynor on bass and Jay Epstein on drums.  We'll start at 7:30.  Plus great food and no cover charge!

Peter Kogan, Saturday, December 12 at Vieux Carrie in St. Paul

Peter's been the principal timpanist and percussionist with the Minnesota Orchestra for many years.  He's also a great jazz drummer.  The band will be intense: Brian Grivna on sax and Anthony Cox on bass.  The music starts at 9:00.

Debbie Duncan, Thursday, December 10 at Crooners in Fridley

Once again, I'll beat Crooners, this time accompanying Debbie.  We'll play from 7:00 to 10:00.

Patty Peterson, Saturday, December 5 at Crooners

I'll be accompanying Patty at Crooners in Fridley, starting at 7:30.  Crooners is a great new music venue.  The food is fantastic and it's easy to get to (on Central right off 694).

The Phil Aaron Trio at Vieux Carre on Tuesday, Nov. 10

I'll be joined by two great musicians: Gary Raynor on bass and Jay Epstein on drums.  Vieux Carre is located in the old "Artist Quarter" quarters on 7th place in St. Paul.  We'll play from 8:00 to 11:00.

Babatunde Lea at The Black Dog Cafe on Saturday, Nov. 7

Babatunde is absolutely amazing.  He's a master of African and Afro/Cuban drumming.  This will be very intense and high energy.  We play from 8:30 to 11:00 at the Black Dog Cafe in St. Paul.  308 E Prince St.