Event Information

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  • Sun
    31
    Dec
    2017
    Mon
    01
    Jan
    2018

    Davina & the Vagabonds

    7 & 9:30 and Late

    New Years Eve and Day @

    The Dakota

    Davina & the Vagabonds

  • Mon
    15
    Jan
    2018

    Atlantis Quartet @ Icehouse

    9:30pm

    www.icehousempls.com

    Atlantis Quartet has been around for ten years! We're heading into the studio at the end of January to record our 5th record together (4th for me) and we'd love you to join n us for this show! 

    Brandon Wozniak - sax

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Pete Hennig - drums

    CB - bass

    http://www.atlantisquartet.com

  • Mon
    15
    Jan
    2018

    Red Planet @ Black Dog

    7:00pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Red Planet stirs the sonic soup, sampling succulent cutlets from the jazz canon and serving up original swaths of sound.

    Dean Magraw - guitar

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

    http://www.redplanetjazz.com

  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018

    Elaine Burt & KWSB

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Elaine Burt - trumpet

    Pete Whitman - sax

    Mary Louise Knutson - piano

    Mac Santiago - drums

    CB - bass

    Elaine is a recent NYC transplant and a wonderful musician. Come hear her!

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    Aaron Hedenstrom Quintet

    9:00pm

    Crooner's Lounge

    Aaron Hedenstrom - sax

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Ted Godbout - piano

    Pete James Johnson - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018

    Zacc Harris Group

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Bryan Nichols - piano

    JT Bates - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sun
    21
    Jan
    2018

    Sam Militich Group

    7:00pm

    Crooner's Lounge

    Sam Militich - guitar

    Gary Schulte - violin

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

  • Fri
    26
    Jan
    2018

    Jeremy Siskind trio

    9:00pm

    Crooner's Lounge

    Jeremy Siskind - piano 

    JT Bates - drums

    CB - bass

    Jeremy is a NYC based pianist with wonderful taste and skills. Check this out!

     

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018

    Zacc Harris trio

    7:30pm

    Jazz Central

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Pete Hennig - drums

    CB - bass

    We'll be playing for the Leigh Kamman event at Jazz Central this evening.

  • Mon
    05
    Feb
    2018

    Chris Bates' Red 5

    9:30pm

    Icehouse

    Red 5 returns to the Icehouse stage after a long while. Excited to play here with this band again!!!

    CB - basses

    JT Bates - drums

    Thomas Nordlund - guitar

    Brandon Wozniak - sax

    Chris Thomson - sax

    Jake Baldwin - trumpet

    JC Sanford - trombone

  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018

    Astrologers (Keston, Kramer, Bates)

    8:30

    www.jazzcentralstudios.org

  • Fri
    16
    Feb
    2018

    Schimke, Horst, Bates @ Lexington

    7pm

    The Lexington

    Trio with Peter Schimke on piano, Kenny Horst on drums and CB on bass.

  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    Sam Militich Group

    8:30pm

    Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog

    Sam Militich - guitar

    Dave Karr - sax

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

  • Mon
    19
    Feb
    2018

    Red Planet @ Black Dog

    7:00pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Red Planet stirs the sonic soup, sampling succulent cutlets from the jazz canon and serving up original swaths of sound.

    Dean Magraw - guitar

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

    http://www.redplanetjazz.com

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    Sightless Quartet

    8pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Cody Steinman - guitar

    Javier Santiago - piano

    Pete Hennig - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018

    Zacc Harris Trio @ Chillkoot Cafe

    6pm

    Chillkoot Cafe in Stillwater MN

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Corey Healey - drums

    CB - bass

  • Tue
    27
    Feb
    2018

    Bryan Nichols Trios

    9:30pm

    Icehouse

     

    Bryan Nichols in two trios with James Buckley, Chris Bates and JT Bates and double bass quartet.

  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018

    Red Planet w/ Bill Carrothers

    7pm

    Crooner's Lounge

    Dean Magraw, Jay Epstein and CB welcome Bill Carrothers.

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    Schimke, Horst, Bates @ Lexington

    7pm

    The Lexington

    Trio with Peter Schimke on piano, Kenny Horst on drums and CB on bass.

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    JVP trio @ Chillkoot Cafe

    6pm

    Chillkoot Cafe in Stillwater MN

    Brandon Wozniak - sax

    Joey Van Phillips - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018

    JC Sanford Bryan Nichols Chris Bates

    5pm

    Imminent Brewing presents

    JC Sanford - trombone

    Bryan Nichols - keys

    CB - bass

     

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018

    Chris Bates presents CCC trio

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

    Chris leads a varying cast of characters on the second Wednesday of the month. Past offerings have featured bass heavy ensembles, duos and solo performances along side various groups. The Magic of Improvisation is on display every night at Jazz Central.

    Tonight join

    Chris Bates on bass

    Cory Healey on drums 

    Chris Graham on guitar

    Chris Graham is a wonderfully talented guitarist who you’re sure to love. Cory Healey always brings the best vibe to every situation. Your stalwart host Chris Bates is excited to play with this new combination. 

    We’ll be playing originals and standards in our own sweet way. We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday March 14th

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018

    Harris, Nichols, Bates @ Lexington

    7pm

    The Lexington

    Trio with Zacc Harris guitar, Bryan Nichols piano and CB on bass.

  • Sat
    17
    Mar
    2018

    Pat Moriarty / Ellen Lease Quartet

    8:30pm

    Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog

    Pat Moriarty - sax

    Ellen Lease - piano

    Davu Seru - drums

    CB - bass

  • Mon
    19
    Mar
    2018

    Red Planet @ Black Dog

    7:00pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Red Planet stirs the sonic soup, sampling succulent cutlets from the jazz canon and serving up original swaths of sound.

    Dean Magraw - guitar

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

    http://www.redplanetjazz.com

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Chris Bates Acoustic Concussion

    8:00pm

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

    Illicit Jazz Workshop presents Chris Bates Acoustic Concussion

    Playing the music of Sam Rivers, Lee Konitz, Ornette Coleman and others

    Brad Holden - saxophone

    Lars Erik Larson - drums

    Joe Strachan - piano

    CB - bass

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018

    Sam Militich Group

    6:30pm

    Crooner's Lounge

    Sam Militich - guitar

    Dave Graf - trombone

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

  • Mon
    26
    Mar
    2018

    Colossus

    9:30pm

    Icehouse 

    A new/old ensemble makes a rare appearance at the Jazz Implosion

    Park Evans - guitar

    Joey Van Phillips - drums

    Chris Bates - bass

    Clay Pufal - saxophones

  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018

    Atlants Quartet @ Dunsmore Room

    7:30pm

    Crooner's Lounge

    Zacc Harris- guitar

    Brandon Wozniak - sax

    Pete Hennig - drums

    CB - bass

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018

    JC Sanford Quartet

    8:30pm

    Vieux Carre

    JC Sanford - trombone

    Pete Hennig - drums

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    31
    Mar
    2018

    Bearish Tsar @ Icehouse

    6:30pm

    Icehouse

    Zacc Harris guitar

    Chris Bates bass

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    Donnie Norton Quartet @ Jazz Central

    8pm

    Jazz Central

    Donnie Norton - sax

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Cory Healey - drums

    CB - bass

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018

    Chris Bates RED 3 (Nordlund/Johnson)

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

    Chris leads a varying cast of characters on the second Wednesday of the month. Past offerings have featured bass heavy ensembles, duos and solo performances along side various groups. The Magic of Improvisation is on display every night at Jazz Central.

    Tonight is RED 3

    CB - basses

    Thomas Nordlund - guitar

    Pete James Johnson - drums

  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018

    Chris Bates Good Vibes

    8:00pm

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

    Illicit Jazz Workshop presents Chris Bates Good Vibes trio

    Dave Hagedorn - vibes

    Phil Hey - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sun
    15
    Apr
    2018

    JC Sanford Andy Green Chris Bates

    5pm

    Imminent Brewing presents

    JC Sanford - trombone

    Andy Green - guitar

    CB - bass

     

  • Mon
    16
    Apr
    2018

    JC Sanford Andy Green Chris Bates

    9:30pm

    Icehouse

    JC Sanford - trombone

    Andy Green - guitar

    CB - bass

    Chris Thomson - sax

  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018

    Red Planet @ Vieux Carre

    8:00pm

    Vieux Carre

    Red Planet plays Vieux Carre!

    Dean Magraw

    Jay Epstein

    CB

    intrepid troubadours of improvisational tone poems

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018

    Chris Bates' Red 5

    8:30pm

    Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog

    Red 5 returns to the Black Dog stage. Excited to play here with this band again!!!

    CB - basses

    Pete James Johnson - drums

    Thomas Nordlund - guitar

    Brandon Wozniak - sax

    Chris Thomson - sax

    Jake Baldwin - trumpet

    JC Sanford - trombone

  • Sun
    29
    Apr
    2018

    Soul Cafe @ Hennepin Ave UMC

    7pm

    Hennepin Ave UMC

    Steve Blons - guitar

    Brad Holden - sax

    Steven Hobert - piano

    CB - bass

  • Thu
    03
    May
    2018

    Zacc Harris Trio @ Imminent

    7pm

    Imminent Brewing presents

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    CB - bass

    Pete James Johnson -drums

     

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    Peter Kogan Quintet @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog

    Peter Kogan - drums

    Pete Whitman - sax

    Abebi Stafford - piano

    Jake Baldwin - trumpet

    CB - bass

  • Wed
    09
    May
    2018

    Chris Bates presents Pete Hennig Group

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

    Chris leads a varying cast of characters on the second Wednesday of the month. Past offerings have featured bass heavy ensembles, duos and solo performances along side various groups. The Magic of Improvisation is on display every night at Jazz Central.

     

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018

    Atlantis Quartet @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Brandon Wozniak - sax

    Pete Hennig - drums

    CB - bass

  • Mon
    14
    May
    2018

    Tatsuya Nakatani Quartet EARLY SHOW!!!

    7:00pm

    Icehouse

    Tatsuya Nakatani in a quartet set

    with 

    Nathan Hanson - sax

    Noah Ophoven Baldwin - trumpet

    CB - bass

  • Tue
    15
    May
    2018

    Lynne Arriale Trio

    7:30pm

    Dunsmore Room @ Crooners Lounge

    Lynne Arriale - piano

    Cory Healey - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sun
    20
    May
    2018

    Chris Bates Bryan Nichols trio@ Indeed Art-A-Whirl

    1:00pm

    https://www.indeedbrewing.com/events

    CB and Bryan with special guest drummer Dave King???

  • Mon
    21
    May
    2018

    Red Planet @ Black Dog

    7:00pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Red Planet stirs the sonic soup, sampling succulent cutlets from the jazz canon and serving up original swaths of sound.

    Dean Magraw - guitar

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

    http://www.redplanetjazz.com

  • Sat
    26
    May
    2018

    Inatnas Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    JC and Asuka lead their Midwest Orchestra in it's debut performance. 

    Rhythm section is: 

    Bryan Nichols, Dave Hagedorn and the Bates Brothers 

    Saxes: Pete Whitman, Dave Milne, Aaron Hedenstrom, Joe Mayo, Brian Handeland

    Trombones: Dave Stamps, JC Sanford, 

    Trumpets: Riley Helgesson, Adam Meckler, Jake Baldwin. Elaine Burt

     

  • Tue
    29
    May
    2018

    Red Planet w/ Bill Carrothers

    8:00pm

    Vieux Carre

    Red Planet with Bill Carrothers

    A rare opportunity to hear this fantastic quartet of empathetic listeners. 

    Our album received a 4 star review in DownBeat. 

    Check it out here: Red Planet with Bill Carrothers

  • Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018

    Mary Louise Knutson trio

    6:45pm

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN
    ORCHESTRA HALL - TARGET ATRIUM
    6:45-7:45 pm

    1111 Nicollet Mall

     

    Mary Louise Knutson - piano

    Phil Hey - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018

    Inventions & Dimensions @ Black Dog

    7pm

    Black Dog

    Chris Bates - bass

    Joe Strachan - piano

    Miguel Hurtado - drums

  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    Mary Louise Knutson trio

    7:00pm

    Jazz at St Barney's

    Mary Louise Knutson - piano

    Phil Hey - drums

    CB - bass

  • Wed
    13
    Jun
    2018

    Chris Bates Pete Hennig Karl Koopman Group

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

    Chris leads a varying cast of characters on the second Wednesday of the month. Past offerings have featured bass heavy ensembles, duos and solo performances along side various groups. The Magic of Improvisation is on display every night at Jazz Central.

     

  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    Tall Tales @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Tall Tales -

    Dean Granros and Zacc Harris - guitars

    Jay Epstein - drums

    Cb - bass

  • Mon
    18
    Jun
    2018

    Red Planet @ Black Dog

    7:00pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Red Planet stirs the sonic soup, sampling succulent cutlets from the jazz canon and serving up original swaths of sound.

    Dean Magraw - guitar

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

    http://www.redplanetjazz.com

  • Fri
    22
    Jun
    2018

    Brain Handeland Quartet @ Black Dog

    7pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Brian Handeland - sax

    Jared Mondlock - drums

    CB - bass

    Park Evans - guitar

  • Fri
    22
    Jun
    2018

    How Birds Work @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Kenny Horst - drums

    Peter Schimke - piano

    Dean Granros - guitar

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018

    JC Sanford Quartet @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    JC Sanford - trombone

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    CB - bass

    Miguel Hurtado - drums

  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018

    Sam Miltich Dave Karr at Episcopal Homes

    2:00pm

    Twin Cities Jazz Festival

    Sam and Dave with Jay and Chris

  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018

    Framework @ 6th Street Stage TC JF

    5:00pm

    6th Street Stage

    Twin Cities Jazz Festival 

    Chris Olson, Jay Epstein & CB are Framework. 20 years of togetherness. 

     

  • Thu
    28
    Jun
    2018

    JC Sanford Chris Lomheim Chris Bates

    8pm

    Imminent Brewing presents

    JC Sanford - trombone

    Chris Lomheim - keys

    CB - bass

     

  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018

    Pat Moriarty Ellen Lease @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Pat Moriarty - alto sax

    Ellen Lease - piano

    Pete Hennig - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sun
    01
    Jul
    2018
    Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018

    Shell Lake Jazz Improv and Combo Week

    Shell Lake. WI

    Faculty includes:

    Luke Gillespie - piano

    Dave Milne - saxophone

    Phil Ostrander - trombone

    Dave Cooper - trumpet

    Chris Olson - guitar

    Dave Schmalenberger - drums

    Dave Herdan - saxophone

    CB - bass

  • Tue
    10
    Jul
    2018

    Atlantis Quartet @ Vieux Carre

    8pm

    Vieux Carre

    Brandon Wozniak - sax

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Pete Hennig - drums

    CB - bass

  • Tue
    17
    Jul
    2018
    Mon
    30
    Jul
    2018

    Davina & the Vagabonds European Tour

    Edinburgh, Gateshead, Manchester, London, Paris, Berlin

    Davina w/ Zack Lozier, Steve Rogness, Andrew Gillespie and CB.