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May the Bates Update be with you, always.
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Greetings! Happy Spring! Rebirth and renewal abound! Everything is so exciting don’t you think?!??! Well, it’s been a helluva month. Thanks to Jason Squinobal I had a great weekend at the U of Mn Morris Jazz Festival with Chicagoans Scott … Read More

Bates Update – April 2015
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Just the details please! As I said last month there’s a lot going on. It continues into spring and I will spare you the gory details of life, liberty and the pursuit of balance. Saturday April 4th: Steve Kenny Quartet … Read More

Jason Melek Memorial Project
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In January, I told you guys about reconnecting with some HS friends and working to realize the musical vision of Jason Melek. Here’s a way for you to help us get this project completed. My friends Jason Gerling, Dave Melek … Read More

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