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John C.S. Keston and Cody McKinney present: Jay Epstein

June 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.

June’s very special guest is drummer, Jay Epstein:

“I’ve put in several decades performing, recording, & touring in this jazz game. After college, I studied polyrhythmic concepts in Manhattan with Barry Altschul, the drummer in Chick Corea’s Circle. Lived in Hollywood, Oklahoma City, Montana, Miami, Minneapolis, and played in house bands for 5 years on several cruise ship lines. Been on 7 European tours with pianists Bill Carrothers & Giacomo Aula. Shared a few choruses with Rocky Robbings, Barney Kessel, Roseanna Vitro,  Manfredo Fest, Sheila Jordan, Terry Gibbs, Greg Abate, Claudio Roditi, Gary Foster, Eric Alexander, Richie Cole, JoAnne Brackeen, Ernie Watts, Wayne Johnson, Karrin Allyson, Kenny Werner, Howard Levy, Bruce Henry, Toots Thielemans, Avashai Cohen, Bob Dorough, and Sarah Vaughan. My CDs, ‘Long Ago’ & ‘Easy Company’, featuring bassist Anthony Cox and pianist Bill Carrothers, have garnered luminous reviews in the international press. Current bands include Red Planet, Klezmerica, Framework, Firebell, Tall Tales, Andrew Walesch, & Sam Miltich. I’ve endorsed Bosphorus Cymbals since 1997.”

Set I- 3 duets
i. Jay Epstein (drums) + Cody McKinney (bass, vocals, electronics)
ii. John Keston (piano, synth, rhodes, electronics) +  Cody McKinney (bass, vocals, electronics)
iii. John Keston (piano, synth, rhodes, electronics) + Jay Epstein (drums)
Set II
Jay Epstein (drums) + Cody McKinney ( bass, vocals, electronics) + John Keston (piano, synth, rhodes, electronics)

John C.S. Keston and Cody McKinney present: Sound / Simulacra: A monthly series which explores musical improvisation as a “faithful and intentionally distorted” representational process. Sound / Simulacra will bring together some of the Twin Cities most unique voices to “recreate, distort, and create the hyperreal.”


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.


June 26, 2019
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


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