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Recent Performances

Date Artist City Venue
Saturday, June 25 Peter Kogan Quintet St. Paul, MN MetroNOME Brewing
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 289 5th Street East. Venue phone: 651-317-9080.
Saturday, June 25 Zacc Harris Group Saint Paul, MN Twin Cities Hot Summer Jazz Festival
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Mears Park.
Friday, June 24 Joyann Parker Band Saint Croix Falls, WI Music on the Overlook!
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Thursday, June 23 Kenny Horst, Will Kjeer, Pete Whitman, CB Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St..
Saturday, June 11 Dave Milne Quartet St. Paul, MN MetroNOME Brewing
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 289 5th Street East. Venue phone: 651-317-9080. Dave Milne – sax, Laura Caviani – piano, Jay Epstein – drums, CB – bass
Friday, June 10 Framework (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates) Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523.
Tuesday, June 7 Joyann Parker Band Eau Claire, WI Tuesday Night Blues @ Owen Park Bandshell
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 501 1st Ave..
Saturday, May 28 Zacc Harris Group Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St.. Zacc, Bryan Nichols, CB, JT Bates, Brandon Wozniak, Aaron Hedenstrom More information
Friday, May 27 Zacc Harris Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523.
Friday, May 20 Cody Steinmann Trio Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Cody Steinmann – guitar, Abbinet Bernahu – drums, CB – bass
Wednesday, May 18 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute Minneapolis Crooners
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6161 Highway 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020.
Sunday, May 15 Good Vibes (feat: Dave Hagedorn, Phil Hey, CB) St. Paul, MN MetroNOME Brewing
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 289 5th Street East. Venue phone: 651-317-9080.
Friday, May 13 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute Faribault, MN Paradise Center For The Arts
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 321 Central Ave. N.. Venue phone: 507-332-7372.
Wednesday, May 11 Cody Steinmann Trio Minneapolis, MN Mortimer’s
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2001 Lyndale Ave S.
Monday, May 9 Mike Wolter, Shane Akers, CB St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6th & Wabasha. New Project featuring Mike Wolter on guitar, Shane Akers on lap steel and CB on bass. Americana folk jazz!
Saturday, May 7 Joyann Parker Band Des Moines, IA Noce
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1326 Walnut St..
Friday, May 6 Joyann Parker Band Hillsdale, WI The Enchanted Barn
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1543 6 1/2 Ave..
Saturday, April 30 JC Sanford, Russ Johnson, Chris Bates, drummer TBD Minneapolis, MN Volstead’s
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 711 W. Lake St.. Venue phone: 612-701-8101. Quartet with JC and the incredible Russ Johnson on trumpet.
Saturday, April 30 Good Vibes (feat: Dave Hagedorn, Phil Hey, CB) Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St.. GV plays the opening set 7:30-8:30
Friday, April 29 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute Saint Cloud, MN Pioneer Place
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22 5th Ave S..
Sunday, April 24 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute Minneapolis Crooners
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6161 Highway 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020.
Saturday, April 23 Joyann Parker Band Hayward, WI The Park Center
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 15791 US Highway 63. More information
Friday, April 15 Laura Caviani Trio Minneapolis Crooners
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6161 Highway 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020. Laura Caviani – piano Dave Schmalenberger – drums CB – bass
Thursday, April 14 Framework (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates) St. Paul, MN Keg & Case
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 928 West Seventh St.. Framework plays the Keg and Case Jazz Night!
Sunday, April 10 Good Vibes (feat: Dave Hagedorn, Phil Hey, CB) St. Paul, MN MetroNOME Brewing
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 289 5th Street East. Venue phone: 651-317-9080. Good Vibes makes it’s debut at MetroNOME Brewing in St. Paul. A special afternoon show. 3-5pm. Stop on by!
Saturday, April 9 Zacc Harris St. Paul, MN The Lexington
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1096 Grand Ave.. Venue phone: 651-289-4990.
Friday, April 8 Kenny Horst, Will Kjeer, Pete Whitman, CB Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St.. Tribute to Roy Haynes!
Monday, April 4 Chris Bates’ Red 5 Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Chris Bates – basses JT Bates – drums Thomas Nordlund – guitar Chris Thomson – saxophone Pete Whitman – saxophone Mitch Van Laar – trumpet Nick Syman – trombone
Saturday, April 2 Framework (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates) Minneapolis, MN Volstead’s
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 711 W. Lake St.. Venue phone: 612-701-8101. More information
Friday, April 1 Joyann Parker Band Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St.. JP band with Joyann Parker – Vox, guitar, piano, Mark Lamoine – guitar, Scott Graves – horns, Chris Bates – bass, Pete Hennig – drums.
Sunday, March 27 Joyann Parker Band Minneapolis Crooners
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6161 Highway 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020. This is the new Gospel show featuring Joyann, Mark and CB.
Saturday, March 26 Red Planet W/ Bill Carrothers Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St.. Red Planet plays its first gig in a really long time, AND reunite with BILL! Please join Dean, Jay, Chris, and Bill for musical camaraderie! More information
Friday, March 25 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute St. Michael, MN Le Musique Room
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4300 O’Day Ave NE. Venue phone: 612-314-9199.
Tuesday, March 22 Hopkins High School 50th Anniversary POPS! Concert Minnetonka, MN Hopkins High School
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2400 Lindbergh Drive. Chris Bates directs the HHS Alumni Jazz Ensemble. Chris Bates (89), JT Bates (92), Jesse Mueller, Paul Key, David Bates, Mike Neureur, Steve Neureur, Rick Rexroth (90), Adam Bestler, David Key, Andy Rundquist (89), Kristen Peterson (89), Tim Hidani, Geoff Senn, Leighton Teunge, Pat Key, Tom Knauer
Friday, March 11 Good Vibes (feat: Dave Hagedorn, Phil Hey, CB) Minneapolis Jazz Central
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 407 Central Ave SE. Venue phone: 612-695-7573. A little diamond in the rough here as the Good Vibes trio doesn’t play very often. Musical adventures from the jazz canon. More information
Sunday, March 6 Joyann Parker Band Fridley, MN Crooners
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6161 Hwy 65 NE. Venue phone: 7635719020.
Saturday, February 26 Framework (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates) Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St..
Thursday, February 24 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute Fridley, MN Crooners
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6161 Hwy 65 NE. Venue phone: 7635719020.
Saturday, February 19 Peter Kogan Quintet Minneapolis Jazz Central
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 407 Central Ave SE. Venue phone: 612-695-7573. Tribute to Charlie Parker Peter Kogan – drums Will Kjeer – piano CB – bass Mitch Van Lar – trumpet Peter Goggin – alto sax More information
Thursday, February 10 Kenny Horst, Will Kjeer, Pete Whitman, CB Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St..
Monday, February 7 Nathan Hanson, Michelle Kinney, Laura Harada, Kip Jones, CB Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. More information
Thursday, January 27 Zacc Harris Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523.
Friday, January 21 Zacc Harris Group Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St..
Saturday, January 15 Steve Kenny All Star Black Dog Blowout St. Paul Black Dog
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $1-$1000. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 308 East Prince St.. Venue phone: 651-228-9274. Steve Kenny, Peter Goggin, JT Bates, Chris Bates, Levi Schwartzberg and special guests close down the Black Dog. More information
Friday, January 14 JT Bates, Bryan Nichols, Chris Bates Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Bates | Nichols | Bates for your dining enjoyment at Icehouse. More information
Sunday, January 9 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St..
Saturday, January 8 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute Eau Claire, WI Pablo Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 128 Graham Ave. Venue phone: 715-832-2787.
Friday, January 7 Joey Phillips trio Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523.
Wednesday, December 29 Patrick Adkins Morricone Tribute Minneapolis Jazz Central
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 407 Central Ave SE. Venue phone: 612-695-7573. Patrick Adkins assembles a large cast to pay tribute to Ennio Morricone. Patrick Adkins, Geroge Marich, Luke Peterson, Chris Bates, Charlie Lincoln, Michelle Kinney, Alma Engebretson, and several others. More information
Monday, December 27 Zacc Harris Group Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Zacc Harris Group Charlie Lincoln Quartet
Friday, December 17 Framework (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates) Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Icehouse Dinner Music
Monday, December 13 Atlantis Quartet Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Atlantis Quartet in a double bill with HeyArlo!
Saturday, December 11 Chris Bates, Bryan Nichols, Jay Epstein Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Icehouse Dinner Music
Monday, December 6 Tall Tales Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Tall Tales features the dueling guitars of Dean Granros and Zacc Harris supported but eh rhythm tandem of Jay Epstein and Chris Bates. Alpha Consumer is one of Minneapolis’ greatest rock outfits featuring Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT Bates and Mike Lewis.
Sunday, November 28 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute Fridley, MN Crooners
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6161 Hwy 65 NE. Venue phone: 7635719020.
Saturday, November 27 Joyann Parker Band Glenwood, MN Central Square
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 105 2nd Ave NE. Venue phone: 320-634-0400. My first time playing with Joyann on her original music. Looking forward to playing P-Bass ALL NIGHT!
Friday, November 26 Sound Anew (Peter Goggin, Patrick Adkins, Jay Epstein, CB) Minneapolis Jazz Central
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 407 Central Ave SE. Venue phone: 612-695-7573. Sound Anew is a fresh quartet of like-minded musicians playing music from many corners of the jazz world. Limited Live audience and Live-streamed @ www.jazzcentralstudios.org
Friday, November 19 Brad Holden, Joe Mayo , George Marich, CB Minneapolis, MN Volstead’s
Time: 10:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 711 W. Lake St.. Venue phone: 612-701-8101.
Wednesday, November 17 Kenny Horst, Will Kjeer, Pete Whitman, CB Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St..
Sunday, November 14 Laura Caviani, Chris Bates, Ben Ehrlich Fridley, MN Crooners
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6161 Hwy 65 NE. Venue phone: 7635719020.
Saturday, November 13 Atlantis Quartet Saint Paul, MN KJ’s Hideaway
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 408 St. Peter St.. Atlantis returns to the former AQ/Vieux Carre spot now known as Kj’s Hideaway. We will play two shows at 6 and 9pm.
Friday, November 12 Zacc Harris Group Madison, WI Cafe Coda
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Thursday, November 11 Zacc Harris Group Carbondale, IL Shyrock Auditorium
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Wednesday, November 10 Zacc Harris Group Bloomington, IN The Blockhouse
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Tuesday, November 9 Zacc Harris Group Urbana, IL Rose Bowl Tavern
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Sunday, November 7 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute Chanhassen, MN Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $40. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 501 W 78th St. Venue phone: 952-934-1525. Joyann Parker – vocals Mark Lamoine – guitar Tim Wick – piano Bill Golden – drums Chris Bates – bass
Saturday, November 6 Mike Walk and Friends Stockholm, Wisconsin WideSpot Performing Arts
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: N2030 Spring St.. Venue phone: 715-307-8941. Mike Walk – saxophone Tom Bentz – guitar Chris Bates – bass Josh Gallagher – keyboards Rich MacDonald – drums
Friday, November 5 Zacc Harris, Chris Bates, Ben Erlich Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Dinner music at Icehouse from 6-8:30 pm.
Friday, October 15 Zacc Harris Group Milwaukee, WI Jazz Estate
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2423 N. Murray Ave..
Thursday, October 14 Zacc Harris Group Chicago, IL Constellation
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3111 N. Western Ave..
Saturday, October 9 Bryan Nichols, Lars Erik Larson, Chris Bates Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523.
Friday, October 8 Framework (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates) Minneapolis Jazz Central
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 407 Central Ave SE. Venue phone: 612-695-7573. More information
Monday, October 4 Chris Bates’ Red 5 Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523.
Saturday, October 2 Zacc Harris, Greg Schutte, Chris Bates Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523.
Friday, October 1 JT Bates, Bryan Nichols, Chris Bates Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523.
Sunday, September 26 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute Minneapolis Crooners
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6161 Highway 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020.
Friday, September 24 Atlantis Quartet St. Paul, MN Keg & Case
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 928 West Seventh St..
Tuesday, September 21 Tatsuya Nakatani, Nathan Hanson, Chris Bates Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $16. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. A very special show with the exceptional Tatsuya Nakatani. His sound world will change your vibrations! Tatsuya Nakatani – solo percussion and gongs Chris Bates / Nathan Hanson – duo TRIO set
Sunday, September 19 Zacc Harris Group CD Release Minneapolis, MN Dakota
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1010 Nicollet Mall. Venue phone: 6123325299. Guitarist and composer Zacc Harris has been an integral part of the Twin Cities jazz scene since arriving in 2005, being named Best Jazz Artist in 2017 by City Pages. As a member of the award-winning group Atlantis Quartet, he has released five acclaimed albums, as well as three albums of his own as leader. His latest release, Small Wonders, out on Shifting Paradigm Records, features nine contemporary jazz compositions performed by an all-star Twin Cities lineup and special guest John Raymond, a Downbeat “Rising Star,” on trumpet and flugelhorn. Zacc Harris – guitar John Raymond – trumpet & flugelhorn Brandon Wozniak – tenor saxophone Bryan Nichols – piano Chris Bates – bass JT Bates – drums Due to the constraints of the reopening process, phone and in-person sales are unavailable at this time. ONLINE SALES ONLY. If you require phone assistance, please email [email protected] and we’ll schedule a time for a call. Apologies for any inconvenience. COVID-19 Policy Effective immediately, all performances at the Datoka will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card or a photo of their card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe.
Thursday, September 16 Tall Tales St. Paul Black Dog
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 308 East Prince St.. Venue phone: 651-228-9274. Tall Tales plays a Thursday night show at the Black Dog. Dean Granros, Zacc Harris, Jay Epstein, CB
Wednesday, September 15 Framework (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates) St. Paul, MN Summit Overlook Park
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 418 Summit Ave.. Framework plays a one set gig outdoors overlooking the river in St. Paul. Stop on by to relieve your cognitive dissonance.
Saturday, September 11 Enormous (CB, Park Evans, Joey Van Phillips, Chris Thomson) Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Enormous is a jazz quartet playing originals and covers from across the musical universe.
Friday, September 10 Colossus (CB, Park Evans, Joey Van Phillips, Clay Pufahl) Minneapolis Jazz Central
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 407 Central Ave SE. Venue phone: 612-695-7573. Colossus is a jazz quartet playing originals and reworked arrangements of jazz and popular song. Limited tickets available for in-person audience (masks required). Also available as a livestream.
Thursday, September 9 Framework (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates) Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $16. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Cognitive Dissonance is the second album from long-standing Twin Cities trio Framework, featuring guitarist Chris Olson, bassist Chris Bates and drummer Jay Epstein. It follows the acclaimed 2009 eponymous debut which was hailed as one of the best Minnesota jazz albums of the year by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune who described it as “both cerebral and visceral, electric and acoustic, with sublime compositions, and enviable empathy.” Those elements are on full display once again on Cognitive Dissonance, with 10 new original compositions from Olson and “New Anthem,” a reimagining of the “Star Spangled Banner,” which bookends the album. Founded in 1997, Framework began by exploring and creating music inspired by artists such as Keith Jarret, Gateway, Ralph Towner and Bill Evans. Now more than two decades on, they have shaped their collective sound into a beautiful ensemble that can freely explore almost any area of the musical map. In late 2019, Framework started rehearsing for this new album, a process which was first interrupted by the pandemic and then by the murder and of George Floyd and subsequent protests and riots that tore apart the trio’s city of Minneapolis. As the dust settled, Framework went into the studio in late summer of 2020 with Grammy winning drummer and engineer JT Bates. After the events of the previous months, the music took on a greater depth and meaning. Though the compositions were all written before these events, the titles that inspired the music initially took on greater and even sometimes new meaning, becoming more poignant, biting, satirical, cynical and even angry in the months that followed. Let’s try to move past the dissonances and come together to celebrate new music and new energies of community!
Saturday, September 4 Lucia Newell, Joan Griffith, Mac Santiago, Chris Bates Stevens Point, WI Riverfront Jazz Festival
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Pfiffner Park. Lucia Newell – vocals Joan Griffith – guitar Mac Santiago – drums CB – bass
Sunday, August 29 Aja Parham’s Tribute to Sarah Vaughan Fridley, MN Crooners
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 6161 Hwy 65 NE. Venue phone: 7635719020. Aja Parham – vocals Kavyesh Kaviraj -piano CB – bass Jay Epstein – drums Peter Whitman – sax Joe Mayo – sax Solomon Parham – trumpet
Saturday, August 28 Atlantis Quartet St. Paul Black Dog
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 308 East Prince St.. Venue phone: 651-228-9274. 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 More information
Saturday, August 7 Jeff Rinear, Laura Caviani, Mac Santiago, CB Minneapolis Jazz Central
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 407 Central Ave SE. Venue phone: 612-695-7573. Playing originals and fun stuff! Jeff Rinear – trombone Laura Caviani – piano Mac Santiago – drums CB – bass
Friday, July 30 Red Planet Minneapolis Jazz Central
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 407 Central Ave SE. Venue phone: 612-695-7573. Red Planet RETURNS! – Livestream and limited in-person audience. Follow the link above to signup for the newsletter and receive all the information. More information
Thursday, July 29 Atlantis Quartet St. Paul Mears Park
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Sibley Street, Between 5th and 6th. Atlantis Quartet plays an opening set for Salsa Del Soul More information
Wednesday, July 28 Tall Tales Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: 420. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. ’Taller Tales’ Digital album release show – Dean Granros, Zacc Harris, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates Download included with your admission. More information
Sunday, July 18 Jenny Klukken Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. ‘Color In Motion’ CD release show More information
Tuesday, July 13 Peter Kogan Quintet Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Outdoor Show
Friday, July 2 Nathan Hanson, Cory Healey, Julian Manzara, Chris Bates Minneapolis Lawn Concert
Time: 7:00pm. Contact [email protected] for details.
Saturday, June 26 Framework (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates) Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:30pm. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523. Indoor Show
Friday, June 18 Bryan Nichols Trio with Chris Bates and Lars Erik Larson Minneapolis Jazz Central
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 407 Central Ave SE. Venue phone: 612-695-7573. Livestream from 8-10pm
Saturday, May 29 Atlantis Quartet Minneapolis Lawn Concert
Time: 6:00pm. Email [email protected] for details
Saturday, May 22 Thomas Nordlund, JT Bates & Chris Bates Minneapolis Loring Alley Festival
Time: 2:30pm.
Friday, May 21 - Saturday, May 22 Alejandro Urzagaste & Bill Carrothers with Jay Epstein & Chris Bates Minneapolis Jazz Central
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 407 Central Ave SE. Venue phone: 612-695-7573.
Saturday, May 8 Peter Kogan Quintet Minneapolis Jazz Central
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 407 Central Ave SE. Venue phone: 612-695-7573. Omar Abdulkarim, trumpet Pete Whitman, sax Abebi Stafford, piano Chris Bates, bass Peter Kogan, drums
Friday, April 30 - Saturday, May 1 Framework (Chris Olson, Jay Epstein, Chris Bates) Minneapolis Icehouse
Time: 6:30pm. Address: 2528 Nicollet Avenue South. Venue phone: 612-276-6523.
Thursday, April 29 Joyann Parker – Patsy Cline Tribute Minneapolis Crooners
Admission: $30. Box office: 763-760-0062. Address: 6161 Highway 65 NE. Venue phone: 763-571-9020.

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