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Will Schmid Quartet
August 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$5 admission at the door. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.
The Will Schmid Quartet is a collaboration between like-minded improvisers bassist Charlie Lincoln, pianist Patrick Adkins and drummer Edmund Catlin. The Quartet finds Schmid at his most abstract and subtle, experimenting with time, texture, and form as much as melody and rhythm. The quartet hopes to provide a dynamic listening experience through modern original compositions by all three members, and those by Jakob Bro, Bill Frisell, and others.
Will Schmid – Guitar
Patrick Adkins – Piano
Charlie Lincoln – Bass
Jesse Thorson – Drums
Despite his youth, Minneapolis-based guitarist and composer Will Schmid is a veteran of public gigging and has led groups across the Twin Cities for over five years. His duos, trios, and quartets have played such popular Minnesota venues the 318 Cafe, Black Dog, Reverie, Finnish Bistro, and Jazz Central. With fellow guitarist Adam Astrup, Schmid co-led ensembles at the 2016 Winter, Twin Cities, and Iowa City Jazz Festivals. Over two nights in March 2017, he debuted his original music in New York City. Now pursuing a degree in Mathematics and Physics at Case Western Reserve University, Schmid also studies guitar with Cleveland Institute of Music faculty Don Better and composition and arrangement with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra director Paul Ferguson.
About the Monday Featured Artist:
JCS invites a local jazz masters to play and direct new collaborations.
This performance is followed by a traditional jam session hosted by the featured artist. Novice and experienced, are invited to play and hone their skills.