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Sarah M. Greer
May 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.
Sarah M. Greer takes the JCS stage with Joe Strachan (keys) and Ted Olsen (bass).
Vocalist Sarah M. Greer (www.sarahmgreer.com) is known for her scat singing and improvising. She is one the creators and performers of the Singers’ Scat-Off events at the 2016 and 2017 jazzfests and, recently she was the vocalist or Davu Seru’s blues for chamber ensemble, “Dead King Mother.”Sarah is at work on an album of original jazz music due out this summer.
Ted Olsen is a bassist and composer based in Minneapolis, MN. As a bandleader his groups have been featured at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Artists’ Quarter, and Icehouse in the Twin Cities. He has also performed at Nocturne Jazz Club in Denver, CO & Festival No Improviso in Curitiba, Brazil. In composition he won the 2012 Eric Stokes Song Contest held by the American Composers’ Forum. Additionally in 2015 he was a finalist in the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers’ competition. As a sideman he is regularly enlisted by top Twin Cities jazz luminaries and has also branched out into working with artists from the folk, rock, R&B, and contemporary classical scenes.
Pianist Joe Strachan is a 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota, and was the pianist for the third edition of the Dakota Combo (2008-09) while attending Northfield High School. A former student of Laura Caviani and Bryan Nichols, he first studied classical music, switching to jazz in eighth grade. After a year at Lawrence Conservatory of Music, he transferred to the U of M in Minneapolis where he found more performance opportunities, appearing at the Artists Quarter, Dakota and Studio Z and playing with John Raymond, Jake Baldwin, Alicia Steele, the Jazz Wonderband and more. More recently he has performed with the Adam Meckler Orchestra, Pete Whitman X-Tet, Endeavors, Jake Baldwin’s Quintet, and as part of the Off the Cuff improvisation series at the Aster Cafe.
Sarah M. Greer – Vocals
Joe Strachan – Piano
Ted Olsen – Bass
About Thursday Vocal Night:
Thursday night features established singers as well as up-and-coming Twin Cities vocalists.
Sarah M. Greer