mid July 2017

It’s happening so fast! Mid summer is here and cruising by toot suite. I hope you’ve all been enjoying this spectacular season! I have been quite busy gigging, teaching and hanging with many friends, and family too.

TONIGHT!!! Atlantis Quartet plays at Icehouse starting about 9:30pm. $10 cover gets you two big sets of award-winning original music from Zacc, Brandon, Pete and myself! We’ve been working on some new tunes and we’ll be revisiting some of our faves as well. We’d certainly love to see you out tonight!

photo by Benny Moreno HeliosPhotography.com

Thursday 7/20  5:30-7:15pm Orchestra Hall Atrium
Jeremy Walker Trio with Tim Zhorne and CB. A fun little trio hit with these fine gentlemen. After work cocktails anyone?

Friday 7/21  7-9pm  DONATIONS!!!

A benefit concert for Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy. Tim Springer’s backyard will be overtaken by these fine musicians to help raise awareness and develop programs to benefit the people of Sierra Leone. Address and details can be found on my calendar or here: FB Event

Donald Washington – saxophones
Louis Alemayehu – voice
Davu Seru – drums
Joseph Damman – guitar
CB – bass

Saturday 7/22  12-5pm  Chateau St. Croix Jazz Festival
FREE and OPEN to the public. Families welcome.
Take a day trip and come hear great music all day at a beautiful vineyard!
12pm Babatunde Lea Quintet
1:30pm Steve Kenny Quartet
3:00 Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra
4:45 Atlantis Quartet
Sets from Andrew Walesch mixed in throughout the day!

Saturday 7/29  8:30pm  $10  Black Dog
Chris Bates’ RED 5
CB -basses
Jt Bates -drums
Thomas Nordlund -guitar
Jake Baldwin -trumpet
JC Sanford -trombone
Donnie Norton -sax
Mike Lewis -sax
If you love horns and horn writing and want to hear how I approach that sound compositionally, you should put this gig on your radar. I have been working hard on some new tunes and the band has been getting more dialed in on the music this year. I’m super excited about it. Please join us for this one!

Artwork by Joshua Norton joshuanorton.net

I have been playing a bit with Davina and the Vagabonds and I’ve been having a BLAST! I hope to be doing more with these folks in the future! Upcoming gigs include:
7/28 in Alexandria, MN
7/30 at The Dakota in MPLS
9/9 & 9/10 at The Dakota

I also recently recorded with Laura Caviani and Dave Schmalenberger for an upcoming release (or two) from Laura. There are some great shows coming up with this trio that will feature this new music. We had two nice appearances at festivals in the Twin Cities and Iowa City. We’ll be playing in St. Cloud, Northfield, Steven’s Point, WI and Hopkins in the coming months. Check out my calendar for all the details.

If you come to one of these shows please say hey!
All the best!

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