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Recent Performances

Date Artist City Venue
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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