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Chris Bates’ Red 5
June 11, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
A monthly feature at JCS, bassist Chris Bates and a round table of friends perform original compositions and collective improvisations.
I’ve been leading the charge every 2nd Wednesday of the month down at Jazz Central Studios. I like the adventure of playing with different combinations of musicians. Each person inspires and challenges me to take the music farther than I imagined. I have purposely chosen to collaborate with people outside of the regular bands I play in so that the music can go someplace new every time. I love the steady bands I play in but I also think it’s important for the artistic process to find new paths to tread so when I come back and walk through my old neighborhood I feel like I’m seeing it with fresh eyes. Magica Improvisado aims to harness that initial spontaneous groove that musicians find and ride it to new heights! Come and explore with us in this informal setting. – Chris Bates
This week features Chris Bates’ Red 5. This band is full of the best improvisers in the Twin Cities and features the compositions of bassist and McKnight Award winner Chris Bates. CBR5’s debut album ‘New Hope’ was recently named one of the top 20 albums of the year by the Star-Tribune and was the only ‘jazz’ recording to receive this honor.
Chris Thomson -Saxophone
Brandon Wozniak -Saxophone
Zack Lozier -Trumpet
JT Bates -Drums
Chris Bates -Bass