Start Christmas early.....very early, with brunch at Hell's Kitchen. Jason's quite a singer, sax player and songwriter. His band is always a top-notch collection of the area's best jazz musicians.
This Saturday I'll be at Studio Z in St. Paul with Babtunde Lea (great percussionist). We're doing his compositions that are based on traditional African chants. He's an absolute powerhouse. The concert starts at 7:00 pm.
I'll be playing with a great trio that's doing all original material that I've composed as well as a few free improvisations. Anthony Cox is on bass and Phil Hey is on drums. These guys are world-class musicians - known nationally and internationally. I haven't been this excited about a gig in a long time. The Khyber Pass Cafe is ion Grand Ave. in St. Paul (they have a Thursday night new music series). It's an Afghani restaurant. I've heard from others that the food is "out of this world". WE'll play from 9:00 to 11:30.
The great drummer/percussionist Babatunde Lea will be presenting his original music. We'll be joined by Pete Whitman who will also add to the repertoire. We'll lay from 8:30 to 10:30.
Great jazz in what I think is the Twin Cities finest jazz room (world class!). Joyce is a wonderful singer who swings hard and "kills" a ballad. Great band too, with Graydon Peterson on bass and Jay Epstein on drums. We'll play form 7:00. to 9:00.
Great jazz in a world class jazz room. Joyce is a wonderful singer who swings hard and "kills" a ballad. Great band too, with Graydon Peterson on bass and Jay Epstein on drums. We'll play form 7:0. to 9:00. What's more, I get to play a 9' Steinway!
We're back yet again, and swinging like crazy! Doug Haining leads a great band with an all-star horn section. We'll be playing from 9:00 till midnight.
If you haven't caught Tunde........you should. He's an absolutely stunning drummer and percussionist; a master of African and Latin rhythms. We'll be playing from 8:30 to 11:00.
This is Peter's larger band with a three piece horn section. We'll start around 10:30 - 10:45. it all depends on when Eric Burdon and the Animals wrap set. (Yes, that Eric Burdon and the Animals!)
I think we start at 8:00. Peter's quite a composer and his band has some really great players in it.
We're back and swinging hard! Doug Haining leads a great band with an all-star horn section. We'll be playing from 9:00 till midnight.
I'll be joined by two very special musicians (and friends): Gary Raynor on bass and Jay Epstein on drums. We put our own spin on everything. Nothing sounds the same twice. After all, this is jazz improvisation. That's what we go for!
Always swinging, always fantastic and always entertaining. It's a joy to accompany Debbie. We'll go from 7:30 to 10:30.
A great quartet consisting of Paul on sax. Tom Lewis on bass and Nathan Norman on drums. The focus is on jazz from the 60's and 70's (really great years!) We'' play from 8:30 to approximately 11:00.
We're back for another night of Peter's originals and some swinging post-bop. Besides Peter on drums, the band has an all-star cast: Pete Whittman on sax, Soloman Parham on trumpet and Anthony Cox on bass. We'll play from 9:00 to midnight.
We'll continue our interpretaions of great jazz standards. Jim Chenoweth will be joining us on bass too!
I'll be accompanying Suzanne as sings classics from the great American Songbook. We'll go from 6 to 8.
A singing quartet with a swinging singer! We'll be going from 8 to 11.
Tom Lewis (bass) and I will join Pete Snell and his tenor sax at The Black Dog in St. Paul. We'll start at 6:00 and finish up around 8:00.
This all-star ensemble returns to Vieux Carre for a night of Peter's originals and some standards mixed in. We'll start at 9:00 and wind down around midnight.
Fresh form the Iowa City jazz festival, we'll keep the groove going at Reverie - a new club on Nicollet Ave in Mpls. We'll play two sets, beginning at 9"00 and ending around 11:00.
We're back again! Always swinging hard and having fun. An all-star ensemble that plays the music of Ellington, Basie, and other great big bands. We play from 7 to 10.
Babatunde is amazing. He's one of the most exciting drummer/percussionists I've ever played with. The music is deeply rooted in African and Latin rhythms. We'll play from 8:30 to 11:00.
I'll be joined by Gary Raynor on bass and Jay Epstein on drums. I love this trio. We really explore the music and dig deep. It's about improvisation and discovery. We'll play from 8:00 to 11:00. Vieux Carre is on 7th Place in St. Paul, across from the St. Paul Hotel.
Once again, I'll be accompanying silky vocalist Maud Hixson. We perform from 5:30 to 7:30. Just the two of us. Warm and intimate jazz. It was GREAT last time. Looking forward to it again.
It's my privilege to be working with Debbie Duncan. She's inspiring....and boy can she sing. Music starts at 6:00.
The Twin Cities 7 is an all-star cast playing jazz the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and other swing bands. We'll play from 7 to 10 in the lounge.
I'll be part of the rhythm section that will honor and accompany three Minnesota jazz legends: Dave Karr, Leo Fine and Tom Tipton. Music starts at 2:00.
Crooners just keeps happening. This time we're in the lounge with Twin Cities' legend Patty Peterson. We'll be going from 7:30 to 10:30.
This should be sweet. Just the wonderful Lucia Newell and I with a 9 foot Bosendorfer in the Dunsmore Room (best jazz room in town). Can't get any more intimate than this. We'll sing and play from 7:00 to 9:00.
What better way to celebrate "tax day"? Maryann is a really swinging singer who brings those old standards to life. The band will be swinging to: Graydon Peterson on bass and Trevor Haining on drums. We'll play from 7:30 to 10:30
Tom Lewis and I will be joining vocalist Lila Ammons for an evening of jazz. We'll play from 6:00 to 9:00.
Great jazz in what I think is the Twin Cities finest jazz room (world class!). Joyce is a wonderful singer who swings hard and "kills" a ballad. Great band too, with Graydon Peterson on bass and Jay Epstein on drums. We'll play form 7:0. to 9:00.
Tom Lewis, Jay Epstein and I will accompany vocalist Lila Ammons from 7:30 to 9:30. Lila sings with a great combination of jazz and soul (must be those Chicago roots). This should be swinging!
I'll be accompanying silky vocalist Maud Hixon. We perform from 5:30 to 7:30. Just the two of us. Warm and intimate jazz.
With Jason on vocals and sax along with Gordy Johnson on bass and Pete Henning on drums. From 10;00am to 1:00 pm.
We're back and swingin'. We'll play form 7:00 to 10:00.
With Peter Kogan on drums, Pete Whitman on sax and Anthony Cox on bass. We'll play from 8:00 to 11:00.
Tom Lewis and I will be accompanying vocalist Lila Ammons. Lila sings with a wonderful blend of jazz and soul. Great tunes too. Form 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
The Twin Cities 7 is an all-star cast playing jazz in the tradition of Count Basie and other swing bands. We'll play from 7 to 10 in the lounge at Crooners in Fridley. It's much closer than you think.....and the food is great too.