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Chris Bates Presents: Astrologers Blood

August 9, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.

Chris leads a varying cast of characters on the second Wednesday of the month. Past offerings have featured bass heavy ensembles, duos and solo performances along side various groups. The Magic of Improvisation is on display every night at Jazz Central.

TONIGHT 8/9 – Astrologers Blood

Chris Bates – electric bass and effects (Atlantis Quartet, Red Planet, Red 5)
John Keston – keyboards and synths (Ostraka, Ostracon, Keston & Westdal)
Randy Kramer – drums and percussion (Hillcats, Ten Ton Bridge, Jimmy Peterson)
Shon Troth – lap steel guitar and effects (Enemy Planes, Solid Gold, GAYNGS, Communist Daughter)

New combinations and directions come about as a result of restless and continuous exploration of the musical landscape. I’m searching for new sounds and new combinations of people to interact with. We have to counter the dumbing down with revitalized action and intention towards progress and inclusion.

Here are some links to sounds these people make. Hopefully it entices you to check out the sounds we make.

Shon w/ Enemy Planes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSQO1FcuJsE

Shon w/ Solid Gold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpalb3hTtkQ

John Keston: http://johnkeston.com/


Randy w/ Jimmy Peterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loEV1ibbRWI

Randy w/ Ten Ton Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTZj3sQbhT8

CB solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKomPDJ19Qw

CB w/ Clouser, Medeski, Fier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j06_rJCm3e0

About Wednesday New Boundaries:
Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments presented by stalwarts of the local jazz community.


August 9, 2017
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Jazz Central Studios
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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