Bates Update – April 2015

Just the details please! As I said last month there’s a lot going on. It continues into spring and I will spare you the gory details of life, liberty and the pursuit of balance.

Saturday April 4th:

Steve Kenny Quartet @ Black Dog (Steve Kenny, Brandon Wozniak, Babatunde Lea & CB)

8:30pm  $10  All Ages

Monday April 6th:

Davu Seru | Brandon Wozniak | Chris Bates TRIO @ Icehouse

9:30pm  $8  21+

Two Sets of Improvised Magic from this stellar trio!

Tuesday April 7th:

Bill Simenson Big Band @ Jazz Central

8:30pm $10 All Ages

Wednesday April 8th:

Chris Bates’ Spring Cleaning @ Jazz Central

8:30pm  $10  All Ages

Spring Cleaning Bass Bash with: Cody McKinney, Charles Fletcher, Casey O’Brien, Brian Roessler, Cory Healey, Greg Schutte, Martin Dosh & CB. A continuation of December’s Xmas Bash with a slightly expanded roster of creators.

Thursday-Saturday April 9-11:

University of Mn Morris Jazz Festival with Rob Haight and Scott Hesse along with Phil Hey and CB.

Monday April 13th:

Fall of the House of Usher @ Icehouse

9:30pm  $8  21+

Tuesday April 14th:

Framework @ Black Dog

7:30pm  $5-10  All Ages

Thursday April 16th: 

Real-phonic Radio Hour @ James J. Hill Library

I’ll be playing a set with Molly Maher, Gabriela Sweet and JT. Charlie Hunter headlines with Bobby Previte and all the Realphonic boys! A VERY SPECIAL EVENT! FB Event HERE

8:00pm  $15-20  All Ages

Wednesday April 22nd:

Tom Luer Quartet @ Jazz Central

Tom is a LA based saxophonist with heavy ties to MN and WI. Come hear Jt, Chris Olson and I tear thru his arrangements of modern rock and pop tunes!

8:30pm  $10  All Ages

Sunday April 26th:

KBEM Jazz Noir “Morning Follows Night” @ Vieux Carre

This is a stellar ensemble cast of TC actors performing a live radio drama with a jazz trio of

Steven Hobert, Solomon Parham and CB.

5:00pm and 8:00pm shows with the 8pm show being broadcast live on KBEM!

All info and details in the link above.

Friday May 1st:

Framework @ The Nicollet (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein & CB)

8:30pm  $10  All Ages

Saturday May 2nd:

NYC saxophonist Adam Kolker w/ Good Vibes trio @ Jazz Central

8:00pm  $10  All Ages

Adam is one of the unsung heroes of the tenor sax. Come hear why.


Buy some music. Support the scene. Share with your friends! See you at a show!!!!

XO- cb