Spring Music Highlights

At the TC Winter Jazz Fest with Abinnet Berhanu’s Ahndenet. Photo by Benny Moreno.

It’s been a very busy 1st quarter of 2024. Amongst gigs with Adam Levy, Joyann Parker, Zacc Harris, Atlantis Quartet, Red Planet, Cody Steinmann, Abinnet Berhanu, and several others, I got some sort of flu in January, and then Covid in February. Special shout out to Matt Peterson, Dan Carpel and Erik Fratzke for stepping in on short notice for me on those gigs. It’s great to have such wonderfully musical friends to call on when you need them. Along with those all those gigs there was some actual audio documentation happening as well. Atlantis Quartet recorded two nights at the new spot, Berlin, for an upcoming live album. The Cody Steinmann trio recorded a suite of new material with Solomon Parham on trumpet and saxophonist JD Allen. Additionally the Zacc Harris Group just finished two days in the studio recording new music as well. Super happy to have some content “in the can” and to be working on new projects. I’ll keep you all posted on release info when it arrives.

Spring is here. It starts with snow. This native Minnesotan says “that’s what happens”. Here are the happenings / highlights.

Friday and Saturday March 29th and 30th 7:30 PM  TICKETS

Atlantis Quartet plays MetroNOME Brewery for back-to-back nights of intense, original music. We just recorded two nights of shows and we are feeling really good about this long standing creative connection. In turn,  I think we’re enjoying being more active as a band again; and the music is growing! Stop on by.

Friday April 5th 7:00 PM  TICKETS

RED PLANET plays BERLIN. The music of Red Planet is akin to some sort of wonderful circus of joy, sorrow, wonder and trust. I’m sensing a theme here, as the Planet is also enjoying a refreshing resurgence of creative flow. Let the music pull your spirit into the musical commUNITY of Red Planet. Join us at Berlin on Friday April 5th for two shows at 7 pm and 8:45 pm.

Friday April 12th  7:30 PM  Sound Anew (Bates, Goggin, Adkins, Epstein)  MetroNOME Brewery           Sunday April 21st  6:00 PM  Brian Grivna Quartet (Aaron, Kogan, Bates)  Crooners                             Sunday April 28th  7:00 PM  Soul Cafe (Blons, Holden, Hobert, Bates)  Hennepin Ave UMC

Catch me with Joyann Parker whenever you want. We’ll be in Des Moines, IA on April 6 and 7 at Noce. We play 2 Classic Ladies of Country shows at the Chanhassen on Sunday 4/14. Our Patsy Cline  Show at Crooners on 4/18. PLUS a full band original show on 4/27 at the Mabel Tainter Theatre in Menomonie, WI.

There are a few other shows coming up this month and early May. More info soon – cb