• Saturday, August 7 · 8:00pm · Jeff Rinear, Laura Caviani, Mac Santiago, CB in Minneapolis at Jazz Central · Playing originals and fun stuff! Jeff Rinear – trombone Laura Caviani – piano Mac Santiago – drums CB – bass Buy Tickets
  • Saturday, August 28 · 9:30pm · Atlantis Quartet in St. Paul at Black Dog · Atlantis Quartet – Brandon Wozniak, Zacc Harris, Pete Hennig, Chris Bates plays two big sets at the Black Dog at 9:30 pm. Steve Kenny trio opens @ 8 pm. Steve Kenny – trumpet, Sam Worthington – Bass, Abinnet Berhanu – Drums Buy Tickets
  • Saturday, September 4 · 5:00pm · Lucia Newell, Joan Griffith, Mac Santiago, Chris Bates in Stevens Point, WI at Riverfront Jazz Festival · Lucia Newell – vocals Joan Griffith – guitar Mac Santiago – drums CB – bass
  • Tuesday, September 7 · 8:30pm · Bill Simenson Orchestra in Minneapolis at Jazz Central · Bill Simenson Orchestra plays monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. Buy Tickets
  • Thursday, September 9 · 7:00pm · Framework (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates) in Minneapolis at Icehouse · ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ CD Release · outdoor show

Recent Projects

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Wabi Sabi

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