This Week’s Concert Line-up at Jazz Central Studios (May 21st – 27th)
Monday Featured Artist & Jam Session | 8:30 – 10pm
Hosted by Jim Pogue
$10 admission. $5 with a student ID & musicians with instruments.
This will be the 2nd show for Steven Hobert’s new B-3 organ trio WALL SMASHERS. It will be powerful, exploratory and playful; featuring two twin cities musicians I love: From North Minneapolis, fabulous funk, gospel & jazz drummer L A Buckner. And originally all the way from Madagascar: Jax Ravel on electric bass.
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Check out some samples from their first show:
JAM SESSION | 10 – 11PM
Hosted by Monday’s Featured Artist following the first set. All are welcome and encouraged to participate regardless of experience level.
Wednesday New Boundaries | 8:30 – 10:30pm
PRESENTED BY JOHN CS KESTON & CODY MCKINNEY
Hosted by Tom Kanthak
$10 admission. $5 with a Student ID.
Since 2006 MKR has been writing and performing electronic music in the Twin Cities. Winner of the Minnesota Emerging Composer Award in 2012, his music exists at the intersection of dance music and more ambient and experimental styles. Oscillating between extremes, lush downtempo break beats evolve and yield to breakneck rhythms, melodies, and bass. At times warm, simple, and human and at others cold, digital, and impenetrable the music of MKR revels in its influences and exposes a broad spectrum of timbres and moods.
Set 1: Lucas Melchior (electronics)
Set 2: Lucas Melchior (electronics) + Cody McKinney (bass, voice, electronics), John C.S. Keston (Rhodes, piano, synthesizers, electronics)
Thursday Vocal Night | 8 – 10pm
Hosted by Katia Cardenas
$10 admission. $5 with a Student ID
“Reunited and it feels so good…” Niny Salem is reuniting with Jeff Olson for their first performance together at Jazz Central Studios in Mineapolis on Thursday, May 24th. They met in 2013 at the infamous Twin Cities piano bar Nye’s Polonaise, where Jeff was the Friday and Saturday night accompanist. Since then Niny has managed to crash some of Jeff’s gigs, which then led to numerous requests to perform together in Minnesota and Costa Rica.
Friday illicit Jazz Workshop & Masters Emerging | 8pm – Midnight
illicit Jazz Workshop Presents | 8 – 10pm
Hosted by Mac Santiago
AMP Trio featuring Tahira Clayton is poised to reach new heights after being named the winner of the 2017 DCJazzPrix and earning an invitation to the 2018 DC Jazz Festival. Their most recent record, Three, was highlighted by a Japanese tour that included a cultural exchange workshop sponsored by the US Consulate of Sapporo.
Watch, listen and find out more at amptrio.com
Addison Frei – Piano
Perrin Grace – Bass
Matt Young – Drums
AMP will also feature guest vocalist Tahira Clayton
Masters Emerging | 10pm – Midnight
The Snaps are a jazz sextet based in Mankato, MN. The group is made up of MSU-Mankato students with a variety of degrees and musical backgrounds. The ensemble is advised by Dr. Douglas Snapp of MSU-Mankato.
David Kaiser, Riki Olson, Erik Jacobson, Ben Von Korff, Jake Kaukola, Ryan Devens
Saturday Special Performance | 8pm – 1am
$10 admission. $5 with student ID.
Dahi Divine (born July 10, 1992), aka “Sleepy Dah”, is better known for his work as a dynamic tenor saxophonist, prolific composer and jazz bandleader that paid his dues working with many world-renowned musicians in the New York City jazz scene. His current sound is rooted in his jazz studies, the Philadelphia music scene, and is heavily influenced by the mainstream music of his time! Check out this dynamic performer whose shows take audiences on a funky, soulful and swingin’ musical journey
Sleepy Dah at 9pm
Dahi Divine – Saxophones/Vocals
L.A. Buckner – Drums
Javier Santiago – Piano
with an opening set by the Dylan Shamat Trio at 8pm
Dylan Shamat – Bass
Mac Santiago – Drums
Javier Santiago – Piano
Sunday Jazz Jam | 6 – 8pm
Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.