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Event Information

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  • Tue
    08
    Jan
    2019

    Bill Simenson Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Original Large Ensemble Jazz Music from trumpeter and composer Bill Simenson. 

    Hear our album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillSimensonOrchestra

  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019

    Chris Bates Presents George Marich Trio

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central

    Every 2nd Tuesday of the month Chris Bates hosts at Jazz Central. 

    Tonight features:

    George Marich - drums

    Ted Godbout - piano

    Josh Granowski - bass

  • Fri
    11
    Jan
    2019

    Bearish Tsar @ Icehouse

    6:30pm

    Icehouse

    Zacc Harris guitar

    Chris Bates bass

  • Sat
    12
    Jan
    2019

    Peter Kogan Septet @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog!

    Peter Kogan- drums, compositions

    CB - bass

    Abebi Stafford - piano

    Chris Olson - guitar

    Jake Baldwin - trumpet

    Nelson Devereaux - saxophone

    Dave Graf - trombone

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019

    JC Sanford Quartet @ Imminent Brewing

    7pm

    Imminent Brewing

    JC - trombone

    JT - drums

    CB - bass

    ZH - guitar

  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019

    JT Bates trio @ Icehouse

    6:30pm

    Icehouse

    JT Bates - drums

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Chris Bates - bass

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Mike Walk Quintet @ Widespot PAC

    7pm

    Widespot Performing Arts Center - Stockholm WI

    TICKETS HERE

    I'm reuniting with some old friends from college and some new friends to make some great music!

    Mike Walk - saxophone

    Jeff Walk - trumpet

    Tom Bentz - guitar

    Josh Gallagher - piano

    Rich McDonald - drums

    CB - bass

    Faith Ulwelling - vocals

  • Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019

    Atlantis Quartet @ Icehouse

    8 pm

    Icehouse

    CB - bass

    Brandon - sax

    Zacc - guitar

    Pete - drums

    Atlantis Quartet!

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019

    Chris Bates trio @ Icehouse

    6:30pm

    Icehouse

    Chris Bates - bass

    Bryan Nichols - piano

    Phil Hey - drums

  • Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Lynne Arriale Trio

    6 pm

    Dunsmore Room @ Crooners Lounge

    Lynne Arriale - piano

    JT Bates - drums

    CB - bass

    TICKETS HERE

  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019

    Atlantis Quartet @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog!

    CB - bass

    Brandon - sax

    Zacc - guitar

    Pete - drums

    Atlantis Quartet!

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019

    Bill Simenson Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Original Large Ensemble Jazz Music from trumpeter and composer Bill Simenson. 

    Hear our album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillSimensonOrchestra

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    Michael Attias w/ Moriarty-Lease @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog!

    Michael Attias is one of the most stunning saxophonists on the NYC scene today. 

    Here he is joined in concert by the Pat Moriarty / Ellen Lease Ensemble

    PM - sax

    EL - piano

    CB - bass

    Davu Seru - drums

     

  • Mon
    11
    Feb
    2019

    Sam Miltich Quartet @ Crooners

    7pm

    Crooners Lounge

    Tribute to Jazz Guitarists Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass, Lenny Breax and more. 

    Sam Miltich - guitar

    Chris Lomheim - piano

    Jay Epstein - drums

  • Wed
    13
    Feb
    2019

    Chris Bates Presents - A Sound Decision

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central

    Every 2nd Tuesday of the month Chris Bates hosts at Jazz Central. 

    This year I'm featuring my favorites collaborations I've done over the last year and more. 

    Tonight is Sound Decision

    CB - Bass

    Thomas Nordlund - guitar

    Joe Strachan - keys

    Kismat Shrestha - drums

    Krissy Bergmark - tablas

    An experimental ensemble of rhythmic melodies and grooves. Featuring fresh voices and sounds from a fascinating spectrum of TC music makers. Please join us for our second performance!

     

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019

    JC Sanford Quartet @ Studio Z

    7pm

    Jazz At Studio Z

    JC - trombone

    JT - drums

    CB - bass

    ZH - guitar

  • Sun
    17
    Feb
    2019

    Davina & the Vagabonds

    7 pm

    Crooner's Lounge

    Davina & the Vagabonds

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019

    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
    23
    Feb
    2019

    Eau Claire Power & Electric CO. @ Icehouse

    6:30pm

    Icehouse

    Steven Hobert - keys

    Chris Bates - bass

    Dave Power - drums

  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2019

    Gustavus Jazz Jamboree

    7pm

    Gustavus Adolphus College

    Dave Stamps and Gustavus Jazz Ensemble 

    w/ Sara Caswell violin, Pete Whitman sax, Elaine Burt trumpet, Chris Bates bass and Askuka Kakatani conducting.

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019

    Sam Miltich trio @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog!

    Sam Miltich - guitar

    CB - bass

    Jay Epstein - drums

  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2019

    Davina & the Vagabonds

    8:30pm

    Crooners

    Davina & the Vagabonds

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019

    Davina & the Vagabonds

    8:30pm

    Pioneer Place

    Davina & the Vagabonds

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019

    Davina & the Vagabonds

    8:30pm

    Le Musique Room

    Davina & the Vagabonds

  • Wed
    13
    Mar
    2019

    Chris Bates Presents Karl Koopmann and Pete Hennig

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central

    Chris Bates presents: 
    Many of my favorite combinations from last year will be on display for New Boundaries in 2019.
     
    Wednesday March 13th features the classic fusion sounds of 1980’s John Scofield, some Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Danny Gatton and Allan Holdsworth thrown in along with a few other surprises. Stop on by and get ‘electric’ with us!
     
    Chris Bates - electric bass
    Karl Koopmann - electric guitar
    Pete Hennig - drums
  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Davina & the Vagabonds in Fond Du Lac, WI

    8:00pm

    Thelma Sadoff

    Davina & the Vagabonds

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019

    Atlantis Quartet @ Studio Z

    7pm

    Jazz At Studio Z

    Atlantis Quartet!!!!

  • Mon
    18
    Mar
    2019

    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

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019

    Red Planet @ Reif CTR Grand Rapids, MN

    7 pm

    Reif Center

    Red Planet with Sam Miltich!

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2019

    Tim Sparks, Jay Epstein, CB @ Icehouse

    6:30pm

    Icehouse

    Tim Sparks - guitar

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Sam Miltich trio @ Jazz at St. Barney's

    7pm

    Jazz at St. Barney's

    Sam Miltich - guitar

    CB - bass

    Jay Epstein - drums

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019

    Mary Louise Knutson Quintet @ Vieux Carre

    8pm

    Vieux Carre

    Mary Louise Knutson - piano

    CB - bass

    Phil Hey - drums

    Michael Nelson - trombone

    Pete Whitman - bari saxophone

  • Fri
    29
    Mar
    2019

    Brandon Wozniak, Phil Hey, CB @ Icehouse

    6:30pm

    Icehouse

    Brandon Wozniak - saxophone

    Phil Hey - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019

    Peter Kogan Quintet @ Boom Island Brewing

    7:00 pm

    Boom Island Brewing

    Peter Kogan - drums

    Abebi Stafford - piano

    Nelson Devereaux - sax

    Tom Krochock - trumpet

    CB - bass

  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2019

    Bill Simenson Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Original Large Ensemble Jazz Music from trumpeter and composer Bill Simenson. 

    Hear our album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillSimensonOrchestra

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2019

    Michael Rossetto, JT, CB @ Icehouse

    6:30pm

    Icehouse

    Michael Rossetto - guitar, banjo

    JT Bates - drums

    CB - bass

  • Wed
    10
    Apr
    2019

    Chris Bates Presents Colossus

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central

    Chris Bates presents: 
    Many of my favorite combinations from last year will be on display for New Boundaries in 2019.

     

    Tonight features the amazing quartet: Colossus

    Park Evans - guitar

    Clay Pufahl - saxophone

    Joey Van Phillips - drums

    CB - bass

  • Mon
    15
    Apr
    2019

    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
    19
    Apr
    2019

    Michael Rossetto CD Release party @ Cedar

    7:30pm

    Cedar Cultural Center

    Dual CD release show from David Huckfelt and Michael Rossetto.

    Musicians include: Jim Anton, Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT and Chris Bates among others.

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019

    JC Sanford Quartet @ Black Dog

    8:30 pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    JC Sanford - Trombone

    JT Bates - drums

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    CB  - bass

  • Mon
    22
    Apr
    2019

    Zacc Harris Group @ Icehouse

    8 pm

    Icehouse

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    JT Bates - drums

    Bryan Nichols - keys

    CB - bass

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019

    Soul Cafe @ Hennepin Ave UMC

    7pm

    In the Art Gallery
    Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
    511 Groveland (I-94 West and Lyndale exit)
    612-871-5303

    Steve Blons - guitar

    Brad Holden - sax

    Steven Hobert - piano

    CB - bass

    Poetry and Jazz combined to form a theme to stimulate your mind. Not a religious service, In fact it's quite unique.

  • Mon
    29
    Apr
    2019

    Tall Tales @ Icehouse

    8 pm

    icehouse

    Dean Granros - guitar

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

  • Mon
    06
    May
    2019

    Todd Clouser w/ Adam Meckler, Greg Schutte and CB

    8:00 pm

    ICEHOUSE

  • Tue
    07
    May
    2019

    Bill Simenson Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Original Large Ensemble Jazz Music from trumpeter and composer Bill Simenson. 

    Hear our album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillSimensonOrchestra

  • Wed
    08
    May
    2019

    Chris Bates Presents Dave Cooper Quartet

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central

    Chris Bates presents: 
    Many of my favorite combinations from last year will be on display for New Boundaries in 2019.
     
    Dave Cooper is a phenomenal trumpeter from the Milwaukee area. 
  • Fri
    10
    May
    2019

    Tim Sparks, Jay Epstein & CB @ Icehouse

    6:30 pm

    Icehouse

    Tim Sparks - guitar

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019

    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
    24
    May
    2019

    Zacc Harris w/ Joe Mayo, Corey Healey, CB

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central 

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Joe Mayo - sax

    Coery Healey - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019

    Bryan Nichols, Pete James Johnson & CB @ Icehouse

    6:30 pm

    Icehouse

    Bryan Nichols - keys

    Pete James Johnson - drums

    CB - bass

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2019

    Chris Bates with Joe Strachan and Miguel Hurtado

    7:00 pm

    Vieux Carre

    CB - bass

    Joe Strachan - piano

    Miguel Hurtado - drums

  • Mon
    03
    Jun
    2019

    58 Belvedere

    8:00 pm

    Icehouse

    Dean Granros - guitar

    Dave Power - drums

    CB - bass

  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2019

    Bill Simenson Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Original Large Ensemble Jazz Music from trumpeter and composer Bill Simenson. 

    Hear our album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillSimensonOrchestra

  • Fri
    07
    Jun
    2019

    Bearish Tsar

    6:30 pm

    Icehouse

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    CB - bass

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019

    Zacc Harris Group - TC Jazz Festival

    7:00 pm

    Black Dog

    Twin Cities Jazz Festival

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Bryan Nichols - keys

    JT Bates - drums

    CB - bass

  • Fri
    21
    Jun
    2019

    Laura Caviani Quartet - TC Jazz Festival

    7:00 pm

    Black Dog

    Twin Cities Jazz Festival

    Laura Caviani - piano

    Dave Milne - sax

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    Acoustic Concussion - TC Jazz Festival

    7:00 pm

    Black Dog

    Twin Cities Jazz Festival

    Brad Holden - sax

    Bryan Nichols - piano

    JT Bates - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    Aja Parham - TC Jazz Festival

    5:30 pm

    TPT Stage

    Twin Cities Jazz Festival

    Aja Parham - vocals

    Solomon Parham - trumpet

    Joe Mayo - sax

    Kavyesh Kaviraj- piano

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019

    Explosion Big Band - TC Jazz Festival

    8:30 pm

    Vieux Carre

    Twin Cities Jazz Festival

    Scott Agster and Doug Haining lead this powerhouse

  • Wed
    10
    Jul
    2019

    Chris Bates Presents

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central

    Chris presents various groups to listen to. 

  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019

    Inatnas Big Band

    6:00 pm

    Crooner's Lounge

    inatnas is a contemporary big band co-led by Asuka Kakatani and JC Sanford.

  • Tue
    06
    Aug
    2019

    Bill Simenson Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Original Large Ensemble Jazz Music from trumpeter and composer Bill Simenson. 

    Hear our album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillSimensonOrchestra

  • Wed
    14
    Aug
    2019

    Chris Bates Presents

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central

    Chris presents various groups to listen to. 

  • Tue
    03
    Sep
    2019

    Bill Simenson Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Original Large Ensemble Jazz Music from trumpeter and composer Bill Simenson. 

    Hear our album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillSimensonOrchestra

  • Tue
    01
    Oct
    2019

    Bill Simenson Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Original Large Ensemble Jazz Music from trumpeter and composer Bill Simenson. 

    Hear our album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillSimensonOrchestra

  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2019

    Chris Bates Presents

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central

    Chris presents various groups to listen to. 

  • Tue
    05
    Nov
    2019

    Bill Simenson Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Original Large Ensemble Jazz Music from trumpeter and composer Bill Simenson. 

    Hear our album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillSimensonOrchestra

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    Chris Bates Presents

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central

    Chris presents various groups to listen to. 

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019

    Bill Simenson Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central Studios

    Original Large Ensemble Jazz Music from trumpeter and composer Bill Simenson. 

    Hear our album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/BillSimensonOrchestra

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2019

    Chris Bates Presents

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central

    Chris presents various groups to listen to.