Saturday, September 1, 2012 10:02 AM
Jazz Festival weekend has arrived! Please go and show your support...the lineup can be found in Metrotimes, play magazine, or online. I do plan on attending on Monday to see "The Scott Gwinnel Dectet." Scott is a good buddy of mine and I've worked with him extensively around town and around the state.(I was just with him the other night at the Chophouse)
The time was unclear on the website unfortunately. I'm pretty sure that it's sometime between 1 & 3:30pm. I'll get back to you....or just check yourself if you have a paper handy :)
Also as Lela pointed out: Northern Lights Lounge is a great place for jazz! I highly reccomend checking out Wednesdays. Pianist Mike Jellick, Bassist Miles Brown, and Drummer Jesse Kramer have formed probably the tightest trio in town, and do a jam session on Wednesdays starting around 9pm. I personally have worked with all these guys, and had the peasure of sitting in and doing a couple of tunes with them a couple of weeks ago when I stopped by on the spur of the moment......many others showed up woth their horns etc......fun times!
I'll do a meetup here soon, the reason I'm not scheduling one now is because of school starting.Pretty soon I'll have to be up with the birds again and this is kind of a late night for me....but feel free to attend at your own personal convenience...they need all the support they can get if these kinds of things are to keep going and growing!
Have a great JAZZY weekend....look for me on Monday if you come!
P.S. Here's some info on the Scott Gwinnell Dectet:
The Scott Gwinnell Dectet is a 10 piece group dedicated to playing music of legendary jazz artists. The group puts on thematic concerts, basing their performances on original arrangements of compositions by Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, Joe Henderson and Kenny Dorham, Herbie Hancock, and Clare Fischer. Besides covering these artists, the group also performs compositions of band members. The group, now three years old, has performed at universities, festivals, and clubs like the Dirty Dog Jazz Café and Cliff Bells. The group is not a scaled down version of the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, but instead its own entity with original music and musicians that can only be heard with the Dectet