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  • Tue
    04
    Oct
    2016

    Bill Simenson Big Band

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

    Original Big Band music composed by Bill Simenson and performed by his ensemble. 

  • Wed
    12
    Oct
    2016

    Chris Bates Magica Improvisada

    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.

  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2016

    Good Vibes trio @ Sweetland Orchard

    7:00pm

    http://sweetlandorchard.com/

    Join Chris Bates and his Good Vibes trio as they help Sweetland Orchard celebrate the fall harvest season. Ciders from Sweetland, Food from Gwen Anderson and Music from Chris, Dave Hagedorn and Phil Hey. Join us for a special evening.

    http://www.chrisbates.bandcamp.com

  • Mon
    24
    Oct
    2016

    Fall of the House of Usher EP release!

    9:30pm

    http://www.icehousempls.com

    Fall of the House of Usher continues to develop and release new music from the mind of Chris Cunningham!

    Tonight we'll release our new EP and play some of our under the radar material from our Icehouse and Elsewhere album.

    Chris Cunningham - guitars

    Greg Schutte - drums

    Chris Bates - basses

    Ivan Cunningham - saxophones

    Jared Jarvis - bari sax

    Noah Ophoven-Baldwin - trumpet

    Michelle Kinney - cello

    Adam Svec - vocals

    Joe Horton - vocals

  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016

    Ellen Lease | Pat Moriarty Quartet

    8:30pm

    http://www.blackdogstpaul.com

    Pat Moriarty - alto sax, Ellen Lease - piano, Chris Bates - bass, Peter Hennig - drums. 

    We'll be playing original music by Pat and Ellen that ranges from swing to free and al points in between.

    A rare gig from this fine quartet.

  • Tue
    01
    Nov
    2016

    Bill Simenson Big Band

    8:30pm

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

    Original Big Band music composed by Bill Simenson and performed by his ensemble. 

  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2016

    Sam Militich | Jay Epstein | Chris Bates

    4:00pm

    http://macrostieartcenter.org/save-the-date/

     

    Sam Militich guitar

    Jay Epstein drums

    CB bass 

    Swinging and delightfully carefree jazz!

  • Wed
    09
    Nov
    2016

    Chris Bates Magica Improvisada

    8:30pm

    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.

    Inventions and Dimensions trio with CB, Joe Strachan and Miguel Hurtado.

    This trio has been in development for most of 2016 (with drummer Matt Buckner) and now features the fantastic drummer Miguel Hurtado. Come and hear this stunning and strong group!

    http://www.doublebates.com

  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016

    Leisure Valley CD Release Party!

    9:30pm

    http://www.icehousempls.com

    A special evening has been planned to help you all get to the Valley tonight! It's maestro Chris Bates' 46th birthday and he could think of nothing better to do than play a gig because he's wired to do it! This is a special double release evening.  The opening set will celebrate the digital release of the Chris Bates Inventions & Dimensions trio album and the second set will usher you all in to Leisure Valley as we release our full length CD recorded earlier this year 'Welcome to the Valley'! Not to be missed!!!

    Set One: Inventions and Dimensions trio feat: Joe Strachan, Miguel Hurtado and CB.

    Set Two: Leisure Valley feat: Bruce Thornton, Patrick Harison, Joey Van Phillips and CB

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016

    Good Vibes trio @ Jazz at Studio Z

    6:00pm

    http://www.jazzatstudioz.org/

    Good Vibes trio will present a workshop and concert. 

    Phil Hey - drums

    Dave Hagedorn - vibes

    CB - bass

    http://www.chrisbates.bandcamp.com

  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2016

    Atlantis Quartet @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    http://www.blackdogstpaul.com

    Atlantis Quartet in a Thanksgiving showcase at the Black Dog! Minneapolis' premier modern jazz outfit is preparing to record a new album and will be presenting new works and classic jams as part of the ongoing series.  http://www.saturdaynightjazzattheblackdog.info

    Pete Hennig - drums

    Chris Bates - bass

    Brandon Wozniak - saxophone

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    http://www.atlantisquartet.com

  • Thu
    01
    Dec
    2016

    The Soul of Gershwin

    http://parksquaretheatre.org/box-office/shows/2016-17/the-soul-of-gershwin/

    The Soul of Gershwin is a dynamic and exciting look at the life and times of George Gershwin.

    Featuring Michael Paul Levin as George Gershwin

    Vocalists Maggie Burton, Geoffrey Jones and Maude Hixson

    The band: Joe Vass, Chris Bates, Doug Haining, Adam Meckler, Jay Epstein/Nathan Norman, Carolyn Boulay/Gary Schulte.

    Runs Dec 1-31 see link for showtimes. Evenings and Matinees.

  • Fri
    02
    Dec
    2016

    The Soul of Gershwin

    http://parksquaretheatre.org/box-office/shows/2016-17/the-soul-of-gershwin/

    The Soul of Gershwin is a dynamic and exciting look at the life and times of George Gershwin.

    Featuring Michael Paul Levin as George Gershwin

    Vocalists Maggie Burton, Geoffrey Jones and Maude Hixson

    The band: Joe Vass, Chris Bates, Doug Haining, Adam Meckler, Jay Epstein/Nathan Norman, Carolyn Boulay/Gary Schulte.

    Runs Dec 1-31 see link for showtimes. Evenings and Matinees.

  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016

    The Soul of Gershwin

    http://parksquaretheatre.org/box-office/shows/2016-17/the-soul-of-gershwin/

    The Soul of Gershwin is a dynamic and exciting look at the life and times of George Gershwin.

    Featuring Michael Paul Levin as George Gershwin

    Vocalists Maggie Burton, Geoffrey Jones and Maude Hixson

    The band: Joe Vass, Chris Bates, Doug Haining, Adam Meckler, Jay Epstein/Nathan Norman, Carolyn Boulay/Gary Schulte.

    Runs Dec 1-31 see link for showtimes. Evenings and Matinees.

  • Mon
    12
    Dec
    2016

    Good Vibes Trio @ Anoka Ramsey Community College

    7pm

    Anoka Ramsey Community College

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Anoka-Ramsey+Community+College,+Coon+Rapids+Campus/@45.172685,-93.3548537,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x52b33bf7060dfdf3:0x263a358201eab39f!8m2!3d45.172685!4d-93.352665?hl=en

    Chris Bates' Good Vibes Trio will play as part of the student Jazz Combo concert. 

    Student groups at 7pm

    Good Vibes at 8pm

    Chris Bates’ Good Vibes trio was formed in 2011 as an outlet to make fun and energetic music with drummer Phil Hey and vibraphonist Dave Hagedorn. Bates had previously worked with Hagedorn in the cooperative trio Low Blows (with brother Jt Bates on drums) but had not worked extensively with Hey in any formal context. Drawing upon a song list that heavily favored the music of Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman provided the trio with a much needed aesthetic that played equally to the strengths and interests of each musician. Adding hidden gems to the library from Dave Brubeck, Freddie Hubbard, David Berkman, Karl Berger, Kenny Kirkland and original tunes from each player provided a diverse and well rounded repertoire of unique arrangements. Their self titled recording from 2014 is a fantastic document of the interplay and prowess of this trio. The musical direction of Good Vibes centers on interaction and communication and highlights the virtuosity and musicality of all three members. The dynamics range from fierce to feathery and you can hear the joy of improvisation as these three channel Good Vibes into their music. 

  • Mon
    19
    Dec
    2016

    Zacc Harris Group

    9:30pm

    http://www.icehousempls.com

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Bryan Nichols - keys

    Jt Bates - drums

    Cb - bass

  • Tue
    20
    Dec
    2016

    Laura Caviani Trio

    7pm

    Crooners Lounge and Supper Club

    http://www.croonersloungemn.com/main-music-calendar/2016/12/20/winter-solstice-with-laura-caviani-trio

    I'll be playing in trio with the inventive pianist and composer Laura Caviani and the stylish timekeeper Dave Schmalenberger.

  • Thu
    22
    Dec
    2016

    Laura Caviani Trio

    12pm

    Landmark Center

    http://www.landmarkcenter.org/programs/calendar.html

    Laura Caviani trio in a free noon time concert at Courtroom 317 with CB and DS.