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Dave King, Will Kjeer & Charlie Lincoln
January 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dave King takes time out between performances with The Bad Plus, Chris Speed, and Julian Lage to journey through the American Songbook in a collaborative continuation with two up-and-coming firebrands. Los Angeles-based Will Kjeer contributes expansive pianistic exploration, while current Twin Cities resident Charlie Lincoln holds down the bass with technical brilliance.
Catch one of the world’s most prominent drummers in an intimate concert setting with two of the most proclaimed young lions of their generation, all home for the holidays at Jazz Central Studios.
Will Kjeer – piano
Charlie Lincoln – bass
Dave King – drums
Prolific drummer/composer Dave King is well known for his propulsive work in a number of different bands. From The Bad Plus to Happy Apple to Halloween, Alaska, each group has its own sound and approach, but all are approached in a steadfast manner. These groups are all serious units of focused players who are completely dialed in, honing a solid band sound and identity.
Will Kjeer is a pianist and composer based in Los Angeles, California, originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota. With a love for many musical styles and a deep background in jazz and classical music, he has performed throughout North America at venues such as the Twin Cities and Iowa jazz festivals, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington DC, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Upstairs Jazz Club in Montreal, Quebec. Will is a 2017 member of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, as well as a 2016 Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute alumni. He is the 2018 winner of the Angel City Jazz Festival Young Artist Competition, and is a 2019 Yamaha Young Performing Artist.
“Will Kjeer is a player with a future. I have been impressed by his musicianship, his vocabulary, and his willingness to take chances. He is always interesting, exciting, and fun to listen to” – Jean-Michel Pilc
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Charlie Lincoln is an in-demand bassist in the Twin Cities, performing with artists including Eric Kamau Grávátt (Weather Report), Babatunde Lea, and Davu Seru. Charlie has toured in China, Thailand, and Taiwan and has appeared at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, and the Hua Hin International Jazz Festival. In 2016, he co-founded the collective quartet Hoaxer which released its debut album Crash Test in 2017 on Illicit Productions. He is currently studying at Berklee College of Music’s prestigious Global Jazz Institute under the direction of Danilo Perez.