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May 3, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$10 admission. $5 with student ID.
Michael O’Brien is back in town to present Latin Jazz as the featured artist joined by a Quartet of Minneapolis Latin Jazz masters.
Michael O’Brien – Bass
Pete Whitman – Saxophone
Steve Hobert – Piano
Mac Santiago – Drums
Michael O’Brien holds a B.A from the University of Minnesota with a major in the Spanish language. He studied bass under Anthony Cox, and West African and Haitian percussion under Marc Anderson. He has been performing and composing Internationally for over a decade with such notables as Harry Connick Jr., Ruben Blades, The Merce Cunningham Dance Co., Gene Pitney, Dave Samuels, Pablo Ziegler, Steve Wilson, Wayne Escoffery, Joel Frahm, Jacques Swartz-Bart, Tom Brechtlein, Dave King, Matt Wilson, Victor Lewis, Gene Jackson, Portinho, Kim Plainfield, Jeff Hirshfield, Sachal Vasandani, Ted Nash, Sandro Albert, Lady Rizo, Joshua Breakstone, Elliot Zigmund, Ron Afiff, Lage Lund, Filo Machado, Todd Reynolds, Wessel Anderson, David Binney, Ari Hoenig, The Jazz Mandolin Project, Joel Harrison, Christian Howes, Peter Apfelbaum, Robert Rodriguez, James Wiedeman, Bruce Barth, Dan Weiss, Marc Giuliana, Luba Mason, Paul Bollenback, and Oriente Lopez to name a few. Michael has performed at Festivals in Russia, Belarus, Haiti, Mexico, Norway, Ukraine and Japan. As well as the Lincoln Center Festival, JEN(Jazz Educators Network), IAJE (International Jazz Educators conference), PASIC (Percussive Arts Societies International Convention), American Composers Forums’ Sonic Circuits Festival. His string quartet arrangement of “Pine” was performed at the Kennedy Center by the acclaimed string quartet Ethel. Michael has taught clinics and performed master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.