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NEW SHOWS ON SALE – 2.3.17

Posted on February 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

JWASPATTY PETERSON PRESENTS: THE JAZZ WOMEN ALL STARS
March 3 at 7 & 9pm
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This summer, the Jazz Women All Stars made a terrific debut at the TC Jazz Festival in Mears Park. This ensemble celebrates the great women of jazz artists in the Twin Cities, instrumentalists as well as vocalists. Patty has, once again, organized a prestigious line-up that includes Ginger Commodore on vocals, Mary Louise Knutson on piano, Joan Griffith on bass and guitar, Jendeen Forberg on drums, Kathy Jensen on sax and, of course, Patty Peterson on vocals. The Jazz Women All Stars and their performance were such a hit at the TC Jazz Fest that Executive Director Steve Heckler vowed to make this group an annual part of the festival. This will be a show not to missed.

 

DDBBDIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND: 40th ANNIVERSARY
April 23 at 6 & 8pm
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Forty years into their career, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games and festivals in their early years to touring nearly constantly in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries on five continents. The Dirty Dozen have been featured guests on albums by artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band and the Black Crowes.

 

SF JAZZ COLLECTIVE: PLAYS MILES DAVIS
April 24-25 at 7 & 9pm
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The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star award-winning jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest performers/composers at work in jazz today. Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ in San Francisco, the SFJAZZ Collective has become one of the most exciting and acclaimed groups on the jazz scene. The award-winning SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco is the Collective’s home base. 

 The current octet is a burnished international ensemble comprising alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón, tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trumpeter Sean Jones, trombonist Robin Eubanks, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Obed Calvaire.

 

 

LWLIZZ WRIGHT
April 20 at 7pm
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Lizz Wright has been charming music fans worldwide ever since she appeared on the late pianist and composer Joe Sample’s 2002 disc, The Pecan Tree. The following year, she gained even wider recognition for her critically acclaimed debut record, Salt. Produced by the legendary Tommy LiPuma – best known for his award-winning work with George Benson, Diana Krall, and Natalie Cole – the album helped introduce one of the most captivating female vocalists of her generation as it raced to number two on Billboard’s “Top Contemporary Jazz” chart.

 

TSWTHE STEEL WHEELS
May 10 at 7pm
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The Steel Wheels’ style weaves through Americana and bluegrass music, folk and old-time music, and the acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. Exquisite harmonies remain a strength of the band. More than a decade into The Steel Wheels’ career, the simple act of singing together – something that carries them back to their Mennonite heritage – is still incredibly special.

 

PHPETER HIMMELMAN
May 23 at 7pm
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During his multi-pronged career as a singer, songwriter and all-around performer, as a children’s entertainer, TV and film composer and pioneering webcast star, Peter Himmelman has maintained extremely high standards. From his early days with Shangoya and Sussman Lawrence to his recent solo work, Himmelman’s music burns with honesty and conviction. With a colorful and lengthy career in music already under his belt, Peter continues to create, both musically and in the literary field. His new work is further evidence that his honesty and soul-searching intensity make him one of the most treasured rock musicians of his era.

 

CPCARL PALMER: ELP LEGACY TOUR
June 1 at 7pm
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Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of rock and roll’s greatest drummers.