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September 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.
Upon graduating from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in performance on trombone, Jeff Rinear freelanced in a wide variety of musical settings, for four years. After a touring stint with the Artie Shaw Orchestra he settled in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area where he has backed up the likes of Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, the Temptations, Natalie Cole, and Kenny Rogers, just to mention a few. He is one of the busiest trombonists in the Twin Cities.
Critics have responded favorably to Rinear’s recorded performances. Reviews by Audiophile Audition’s John Henry as well as local music critic Tom Surowicz both made special note of his playing abilities.Jeff can be heard as a featured soloist on Pete Whitman’s Departure Point and the Pete Whitman Quintet’s The Sound of Water. He is also featured as the lead trombonist and soloist for the JazzMN Big Band’s debut recording, and has played on many other recording projects and jingles.
Jeff is the CEO of Increase Music, Inc., a publishing company specializing in jazz and educational materials. He has published some of his own compositions with them and has written and arranged pieces in a variety of musical genres.
Jeff also holds a bachelor of music in music education from the University of Minnesota. He has taught at the high school level for 11 years, was on the faculty of McNally Smith College of Music, and currently teaches at the middle school level while at the same time serving as the jazz ensemble director at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Jeff is sought after as a guest artist and has appeared at over one hundred clinics, festivals, and camps. He is an endorsing artist for the Edwards Instrument Company and performs exclusively on Edwards trombones.
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.