Joel Harrison, Pete Hennig, Chris Bates

Here comes a special evening folks! Join us at Jazz Central on Saturday September 20th when we invite NYC based guitarist and composer Joel Harrison to hang and collaborate with Chris Bates and Pete Hennig from Atlantis Quartet. This evening’s concert will truly be special as it features the music from Joel’s new Cuneiform album ‘Mother Stump’. We hope you can join us!

Saturday September 20th


$10-20 donation

All Ages Welcome. 

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Ave NE Mpls, MN 55404

NYC guitarist/composer Joel Harrison is coming to town. In a rare visit to Minneapolis, Joel will perform music off his latest cd Mother Stump ( Unlike many of Harrison’s cd’s, this project puts his guitar playing up front in unusual, eclectic song choices. Tunes by Donny Hathaway, Leonard Cohen, George Russell, Paul Motian, and Buddy Miller, and of course a couple of originals. It’s a lot of fun, raw, psychedelic, funky, and intimate, demonstrating Harrison’s love of American music of all kinds, jazz, rock, blues, country, and more. Joel will be joined by local rhythm section mates Chris Bates on bass and Pete Hennig on drums.

Named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010, Washington D.C. native Joel Harrison has long been recognized as a highly gifted guitarist, composer, arranger, vocalist and songwriter. Wielding a focused lens and an ever-increasing courage to take risks with his art, Harrison has quickly blossomed from mentorships with Joan Tower, Ali Akbar Khan and Charlie Banacos into one of the most respected artists of his generation.

Harrison is a two-time winner of the Jazz Composer’s Alliance Composition Competition, and has received support from Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer, the Flagler Cary Trust, NYSCA, New Music USA, and the Jerome Foundation.  He has released 16 cds since 1995 as a leader.

Chris Bates and Pete Hennig form the backbone to the award winning Minneapolis jazz group Atlantis Quartet. Having recorded three albums and performed hundreds of gigs together they have honed their skills into a telepathic hookup that supports and extends every musical situation they engage in. Chris and Pete’s individual approaches have garnered them accolades and sideman work with some of the best in modern improvisation including Ben Wendel, Tony Hymas, Dennis Gonzalez, Ari Hoenig and Bill Carrothers. 


thanks for listening – cb