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Iron Chops Septet

March 16 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.

Iron chops is Jon Wood’s small jazz ensemble. The focus of the group is on a total ensemble as opposed to a guitar focused sound while playing a mix of Jon’s original works along with works from the Brazilian, Cuban, and swing/jazz repertoire. The sound of Jon’s ensemble is influenced by several groups/artists including Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, and local musicians Pete Endbloom and Chris Lonheim.

The night’s performance will include three original works by Jon as well as works composed orinfluenced by or in the style of Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Oscar Aleman and Sidney Bichet, George Benson, Ray Barretto.

Flute and Tenor Saxophone: Dave Brattain
Soprano and Tenor Saxophone: Joe Mayo
Trumpet: Jake Baldwin
Keyboard: Ted Godbout
Bass: Graydon Peterson
Drums: Mac Santiago
Guitar: Jon Wood

Check out a performance of Iron Chops in April of 2019:

About Jon Wood:
Jon Wood is an active professional musician in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with
performances on guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, and cajon.
Venues Jon has performed at include Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis for their Monday
Night Artist Feature and Thursday Night Vocal Series, the Artist's Quarter in St. Paul, the
Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog, The St. Paul Art Crawl,
Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater and School, Bedlam Theater, Thursday Musical, Minnesota
Public Radio's KBEM 88.5 (interview: https://jonwoodguitarist.squarespace.com/), and a
performance at Orchestra Hall that was nationally re-broadcast by Twin Cities Public Television

Big bands Jon has performed with the Cedar Avenue, Genesis Big Band, Jazz on The Prairie,
ACME Big Band, and The River City Jazz Orchestra. In addition to performing Jon has teaching
experience privately, at music studios across the Twin Cities, and at several colleges and

Jon is currently living in Milwaukee studying classical guitar technique with Rene Izquierdo and working on a book on guitar pedagogy and

FREE CDs: Please stream and download my CDs from my website:


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.

Artistic Director:
Mac Santiago


March 16
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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