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  • Tue
    03
    Jan
    2017

    Bill Simenson Big Band

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

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

  • Wed
    11
    Jan
    2017

    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.

    Chris Bates, JC Sanford, Thomas Nordlund and Jt Bates. Quartet. Compositions and Freedom.

  • Fri
    13
    Jan
    2017

    The Music of Horace Silver

    8:00pm

    www.jazzcentralstudios.org

    A musical tribute to Horace Silver with Doug Haining on sax, Steve Kenny on trumpet, CB on bass, Mac Santiago on drums and and and...

  • Sat
    14
    Jan
    2017

    Soloman Parham Group

    8:30pm

    http://www.blackdogstpaul.com

    Soloman Parham - trumpet

    Dave Graf - trombone

    Dean Magraw - guitar

    CB - bass

    Eric Kamau Gravatt - drums!

  • Sat
    21
    Jan
    2017

    Chris Bates' Red 5

    8:30pm

    The Black Dog 

    http://www.blackdogstpaul.com

    http://www.saturdaynightjazzattheblackdog.info

    The return of CBR5 is not to be taken lightly. I'll have new music and new arrangements and possibly some other surprises to discuss with you all. 

    CB - basses, JT - drumses, Thomas Nordland - guitar, Jake Baldwin - tpt, Brandon Wozniak - sax, JC Sanford - trombone. Possibly another saxophone but those three guys are on tour with Bon Iver...

    https://chrisbates.bandcamp.com/album/chris-bates-red-5

  • Mon
    23
    Jan
    2017

    JC Sanford Quartet

    9:30pm

    Icehouse

    http://www.icehousempls.com

    JC Sanford Quartet CD release party featuring 

    JT and Chris and Zacc! 

    Highly engaging original music from this recent NYC transplant. Highly recommended!

    http://www.jcsanford.com/

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017

    Red Planet ! ! !

    9:00pm

    http://www.thursdaynightjazzatthereverie.info

    Dean Magraw - guitar

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

    http://www.redplanetjazz.com/

    OUR CD

  • Sat
    04
    Feb
    2017

    Ben Allison Trio w/ Atlantis Quartet

    7pm

    The Black Dog

    http://www.blackdogstpaul.com

    http://www.saturdaynightjazzattheblackdog.info

    Ben Allison Trio featuring composer Ben on bass, Steve Cardenas guitar and Allison Miller drums. 

    Opening set by Atlantis Quartet

    This is a very special double bill and a big deal for Steve Kenny and SNJATBD! Ben Allison is one of the most dedicated and creative bassist/composers in the jazz world right now. 

    Please put this on your radar and come out!

  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017

    Bill Simenson Big Band

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

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

    New CD should be in hand in February!

  • Wed
    08
    Feb
    2017

    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.

    Chris Bates presents:

    Trio explorations of freedom within and without form.

    Through songs, stories and a community of friends.

    Reinterpretations of standard repertoire.

    Original music of topical importance.

    Open and insightful communications.

    Listening and supportive reaction to deep questions. 

    Chris Bates bass

    Davu Seru drums

    Brandon Wozniak saxophone

  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017

    Peter Schimke trio @ Lexington

    6:30pm

    http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/the-lexington-in-st-paul-reopens-february-9-and-its-gorgeous/411520455

    Peter Schimke on piano

    Chris Bates on bass

    Kenny Horst on drums

    standards for your listening and dining enjoyment

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017

    Michael Shults Quintet

    8:30

    Black Dog Cafe

    Michael Shults - saxophone

    Aaron Hedenstrom - saxophone

    Javier Santiago - piano

    Chris Bates - bass

    JT Bates - drums

  • Mon
    20
    Feb
    2017

    Mary Louise Knutson trio

    7pm

    Crooner's

    Mary Louise Knutson - piano

    Chris Bates - bass

    Phil Hey - drums

  • Mon
    20
    Feb
    2017

    Framework at Icehouse

    11pm

    Icehouse

    Framework plays the late set for JT's Jazz Implosion

    Chris Olson - guitar

    Chris Bates - bass

    Jay Epstein - drums

  • Wed
    22
    Feb
    2017

    Maud Hixson at Vieux Carre

    8pm

    http://vieux-carre.com

    Maud Hixson - vocals

    Rick Carlson - piano

    Chris Bates - bass

  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017

    Davu Seru's Lesser Key of Bannon @ Drone (Not Drones)

    5:55pm

    Cedar Cultural Center

    Part of the Drone (not Drones) 28 our long concert marathon. 

    A large group improvisation conducted by Davu Seru and featuring:

    Our band Lesser Key of Bannon is filling out: Nathan Hanson and Scott Fultz on saxophones, Devon Gray on bassoon, Elaine Evans on violin and saxophone, Aaron Pyles, trombone, Chris Bates, bass, Benjamin JM Klein on tuba. Emily Dantuma on cello. Jonathan Kaiser, cello. Jacqueline Ultan, cello. Martin Dosh recorders

  • Sat
    25
    Feb
    2017

    Damman | Seru | Bates

    8pm

    Seward Cafe

    A triple bill with Fermentation, Damman | Seru | Bates and Large Marge

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017

    JC Sanford Quartet

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    JC Sanford - trombone

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Chris Bates - bass

    Greg Schutte - drums

  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017

    Bill Simenson Big Band

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

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

    New CD should be in hand in February!

  • Wed
    08
    Mar
    2017

    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.

    Chris Bates presents:

    Nathan, Chris and Pete have all played together in different contexts from Atlantis Quartet to Fantastic Merlins and beyond.

    This trio will take those experiences and turn them on their collective heads to find new ways of interacting through rhythm and melody.

    Come, experience a fresh musical collaboration that combines old relationships into new combinations.

    Chris Bates bass

    Peter Hennig drums

    Nathan Hanson saxophones

  • Fri
    10
    Mar
    2017

    Cannonball Collective

    8pm

    Jazz Central

    Cannonball Collective plays the music of Cannonball Adderley

    Doug Haining - sax

    Adam Meckler - trumpet

    Ted Godbout - piano

    Chris Bates - bass

    Mac Santiago - drums

  • Tue
    14
    Mar
    2017

    Sam Militich and Friends

    7pm

    Crooners

    Sam Militich - guitar

    Charmin Michelle - vocals

    Chris Bates - bass

    Jay Epstein - drums

  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017

    Aaron Hedenstrom Group

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    Aaron Hedenstrom - saxophones

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Chris Bates - bass

    Bryan Nichols - piano

    Miguel Hurtado - drums

  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017

    Peter Schimke Trio @ Reverie

    9pm

    http://www.thursdaynightjazzatthereverie.info

    Peter Schimke - keyboards

    Cory Healey - drums and cymbals

    Chris Bates - bass

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017

    Jazz @ Studio Z / Shifting Paradigm Festival

    4pm

    Studio Z

    Various bands from Shifting Paradigm records and the Jazz at Studio Z concert series. 

    I'll be playing with Tall Tales (Dean Granros, Zacc Harris, Jay Epstein, CB) about 5pm

  • Wed
    29
    Mar
    2017

    Jeremy Walker Songtet @ Vieux Carre

    8pm

    http://www.vieux-carre.com

    Jeremy Walker - piano

    Jason Harms - vocals

    Tim Zhorne - drums

    Chris Bates - bass

  • Thu
    30
    Mar
    2017

    Colossus

    9pm

    Reverie

    A new/old ensemble makes it's debut/reappearance

    Park Evans - guitar

    Joey Van Phillips - drums

    Chris Bates - bass

    Clay Pufal - saxophones

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017

    Atlantis Quartet

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    Atlantis Quartet in concert! Two full sets! Brandon's birthday!

    Brandon Wozniak - saxophone

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Chris Bates - bass

    Peter Hennig - drums

  • Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017

    Bill Simenson Big Band

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

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

    New CD should be in hand in February!

  • Fri
    07
    Apr
    2017
    Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017

    University of MN Morris Jazz Festival

    7pm

    Morris, MN

    39th Annual Jazz Festival and my 5th year in a row as guest clinician!

    Russ Johnson - trumpet

    Scott Agster - trombone

    Bryan Nichols - piano

    Chris Bates - bass

    JT Bates - drums

    Jonathan Campbell - director of Jazz Ensembles and saxophone

  • Wed
    12
    Apr
    2017

    Magica Improvisada w/ Stephane Cattaneo visual artist

    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.

    Chris Bates presents: Stephane Catteneo visual artist from FR. We'll perform and Stephane will paint. It will be a community experience. 

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIaHMWavZ1I

    Performers include: 

    Nathan Hanson

    Davu Seru

    Martin Dosh

    Peter Hennig

    Chris Hepola

    Josh Granowski

    Noah Ophoven- Baldwin

    Joseph Damman

     

  • Fri
    14
    Apr
    2017

    Fall of the House of Usher

    8pm

    Jazz Central

    Fall of the House of Usher is a large group of kindred spirits improvising and creating together.

    Chris Cunningham - guitars

    Greg Schutte - drums

    Chris Bates  - basses

    Noah Ophoven-Baldwin - trumpet

    Ivan Cunningham - saxophones

    Jared Jarvis - Bari Saxophone

    Adam Svec - vocals

    others TBD

  • Sat
    15
    Apr
    2017

    Catteneo w/ Seru Hanson Bates and guests

    7pm

    Eastside Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106

    Davu Seru

    Nathan Hanson

    Chris Bates 

    Desdamona

    Stephane Catteneo - visual artist

  • Mon
    17
    Apr
    2017

    Reich Fest @ Icehouse

    9:30pm

    http://www.icehousempls.com

    Cody McKinney and Chris Bates will perform 'Piano Phase' by Steve Reich on two electric basses.

    Also Jim Campilongo trio from NYC feat: Josh Dion and Chris Morrissey.

  • Tue
    18
    Apr
    2017

    Red Planet with Bill Carrothers CD Release

    7pm

    Crooners Lounge

    Red Planet w Bill Carrothers

    New music recorded in October of 2015 and being released on Shifting Paradigm Records. Ballads, Monk, Coltrane and originals of deep import. Chemistry in comradeship between these musical maestros. Please come on out!

    Red Planet is Dean Magraw, Jay Epstein and Chris Bates.

    They are joined by the sublime talent of Bill Carrothers on piano. 

  • Wed
    19
    Apr
    2017

    Red Planet with Bill Carrothers CD Release

    7pm

    Crooners Lounge

    Red Planet w Bill Carrothers

    New music recorded in October of 2015 and being released on Shifting Paradigm Records. Ballads, Monk, Coltrane and originals of deep import. Chemistry in comradeship between these musical maestros. Please come on out!

    Red Planet is Dean Magraw, Jay Epstein and Chris Bates.

    They are joined by the sublime talent of Bill Carrothers on piano. 

  • Fri
    21
    Apr
    2017

    Seru | Nichols | Bates @ Can Can Wonderland

    8pm

    http://www.cancanwonderland.com/

    A new trio adventure:

    Davu Seru - drums

    Bryan Nichols - keyboards

    Chris Bates - bass

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017

    Chris Bates' Red 5

    8:30pm

    The Black Dog 

    http://www.blackdogstpaul.com

    http://www.saturdaynightjazzattheblackdog.info

    The return of CBR5 is not to be taken lightly. I'll have new music and new arrangements and possibly some other surprises to discuss with you all. Septet rolling strong in 2017. Plenty of energy and forward thinking music from this ensemble. 

    CB - basses, Davu Seru - drumses, Thomas Nordland - guitar, Steve Kenny - tpt, Aaron Hedenstrom and Pete Whitman - saxophoneses, JC Sanford - trombone. 

    https://chrisbates.bandcamp.com/album/chris-bates-red-5

  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017

    Soul Cafe @ Hennepin Ave UMC

    7pm

    Soul Cafe presents Jazz and Poetry in a concert setting

    Steve Blons - guitar

    Brad Holden - saxophone

    Steve Hobert - piano

    Chris Bates - bass

  • Wed
    03
    May
    2017

    Davina & the Vagabonds @ Tip Top Deluxe

    7:30pm

    Tip Top Deluxe

    760 Butterworth St SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    (616) 272-3910

    From May 3-7 I'll be out on tour with Davina and the Vagabonds. Notify your kin in these parts!

  • Thu
    04
    May
    2017

    Davina & the Vagabonds @ The Ark

    7:30pm

    The Ark

    316 S Main St
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    (734) 761-1451

    From May 3-7 I'll be out on tour with Davina and the Vagabonds. Notify your kin in these parts!

  • Fri
    05
    May
    2017

    Davina & the Vagabonds @ The Jazz Kitchen

    7:30pm

    Jazz Kitchen

    5377 N College Avenue | Indianapolis, IN 46220 | 317-253-4900
    Indianapolis , IN 46220

    317-253-4900

    From May 3-7 I'll be out on tour with Davina and the Vagabonds. Notify your kin in these parts!

  • Sat
    06
    May
    2017

    Davina & the Vagabonds @ Club Arcade

    7:30pm

    Club Arcade

    105 East Main Street
    St. Charles, IL 60174

    630.962.7000

    From May 3-7 I'll be out on tour with Davina and the Vagabonds. Notify your kin in these parts!

  • Sun
    07
    May
    2017

    Davina & the Vagabonds @ Evanston Space

    7:30pm

    SPACE

    1245 Chicago Ave
    Evanston, IL 60202

    From May 3-7 I'll be out on tour with Davina and the Vagabonds. Notify your kin in these parts!

  • Wed
    10
    May
    2017

    Zacc Harris Group

    7pm

    Jazz at Studio Z

    http://www.jazzatstudioz.com

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Jt Bates - drums

    Bryan Nichols - piano

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017

    Angelica Sanchez Trio

    7pm

    http://Saturdaynightjazzattheblackdog.info

    I'll be playing with 

    Pat Moriarty / Ellen Lease quartet at 7pm and

    Angelica Sanchez (NYC) trio at 8:30pm with Pete Hennig on drums. 

  • Sun
    21
    May
    2017

    Inventions & Dimensions

    1pm

    Art A Whirl at Indeed Brewing

     

    Inventions and Dimensions plays for ART-A-WHIRL at Indeed Brewing! 

    1pm on Sunday May 21st. 

    We have an album out - here

    Joe Strachan - piano

    Miguel Hurtado - drums

    CB- bass

  • Mon
    22
    May
    2017

    Cory Healey Trios

    9:30pm

    http://www.Icehousempls.com

    Cory Healey TRIOs - feat: Cory Healey on drums and:

    Peter Schimke - piano

    CB - bass

    _______

    Jake Baldwin - trumpet

    CB - bass

    ________

    Quartet??!?

     

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017

    Tall Tales

    7pm

    The Lakely in EAU CLAIRE WI

    TALL TALES is

    Dean Granros and Zacc Harris - guitars

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

     

  • Sun
    28
    May
    2017

    Sam Militich and Friends

    7pm

    Crooners

    Sam Militich - guitar

    Charmin Michelle - vocals

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017

    Zacc Harris Group

    9pm

    Reverie

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    JT Bates - drums

    Bryan Nichols - piano

    CB - Bass

  • Fri
    02
    Jun
    2017

    Zacc Harris Group in Milwaukee

    7pm

    Zacc, CB and Javier Santiago with Devin Drobka

  • Mon
    05
    Jun
    2017

    JC Sanford Quartet

    9:30pm

    Icehouse

    Celebrating 5 years of business is no small feat! Come celebrate Icehouse's anniversary with the Jazz Implosion!

    JC Sanford - trombone

    JT Bates - drums

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    CB - bass

  • Tue
    06
    Jun
    2017

    Bill Simenson Big Band

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

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

  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017

    Good Vibes trio

    9pm

    Reverie

    Good Vibes back in action!

    Dave Hagedorn - vibes

    Phil Hey - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017

    Tribute to Horace Silver

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    Tribute to Horace Silver

    Doug Haining - saxophone

    Steve Kenny - trumpet

    Ted Godbout - piano

    Mac Santiago - drums

    CB - Bass

  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017

    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.

     

  • Sat
    17
    Jun
    2017

    How Birds Work

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    How Birds Work the longstanding house band at the Artists Quarter returns!

    Kenny Horst - drums

    Dean Granros - guitar

    Peter Schimke - piano

    CB - bass

  • Tue
    20
    Jun
    2017

    Jordan Anderson Quartet

    7pm

    Walker West

    Jordan Anderson - piano

    Peter Goggin - sax

    Mac Santiago - drums

    CB - bass

  • Thu
    22
    Jun
    2017

    Zacc Harris Group

    10pm

    Black Dog / Twin Cities Jazz Festival

    Zacc Harris - gtr

    Jt Bates - drums

    Bryan Nichols - piano

    CB - bass

  • Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017

    Fall of the House of Usher

    8:30pm

    Black Dog / Twin Cities Jazz Festival

    FotHoU

    large group of funky miracles

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017

    Laura Caviani Trio

    7pm

    Twin Cities Jazz Festival - Depot Stage

    Laura Caviani - piano

    Dave Schmalenberger - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sun
    02
    Jul
    2017

    Laura Caviani Trio Iowa City JF

    2pm

    Iowa City Jazz Festival

    Laura Caviani - piano

    Dave Schmalenberger - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017

    Good Vibes trio

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    Good Vibes back in action!

    Dave Hagedorn - vibes

    Phil Hey - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017

    Sam Militich Trio / Tall Tales

    7pm

    Black Dog

    Sam Militich trio @ 7pm

    Sam - guitar

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

     

    Tall Tales @ 8:30pm

    Dean Granros and Zacc Harris - guitars

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

  • Mon
    17
    Jul
    2017

    Atlantis Quartet

    9:30pm

    Icehouse

    Brandon Wozniak - sax

    Zacc Harris - gtr

    Pete Hennig - drums

    CB - bass

    Award winning jazz!

  • Thu
    20
    Jul
    2017

    Jeremy Walker trio @ Sommerfest

    5:30pm

    Peavey Plaza

    Jeremy Walker - piano

    Tim Zhorne - drums

    CB - bass

  • Fri
    21
    Jul
    2017

    Washington, Alemayehu, Seru, Damman, Bates

    7pm

    2836 18th Ave S MPLS

    A benefit concert for Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy

    Tim Springer's backyard will be overtaken by these fine musicians to help raise awareness and develop programs to benefit the people of Sierra Leone.

    Donald Washington - saxophones

    Louis Alemayehu - voice

    Davu Seru - drums

    Joseph Damman - guitar

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017

    Atlantis Quartet @ Chateau St. Croix

    12pm

    Chateaux St. Croix Jazz Festival

    Twin Cities Latin Jazz Ensemble - 12pm

    Steve Kenny Quartet - 1:30pm

    Babatunde Lea Quintet - 3pm

    Atlantis Quartet - 4:30pm

  • Thu
    27
    Jul
    2017

    Mary Louise Knutson & Friends

    5pm

    Lifetime Fitness Eden Prairie

    MLK - piano

    Connie Evingson - vocals

    Dave Karr - saxophone

    CB - bass

  • Fri
    28
    Jul
    2017

    Davina & the Vagabonds

    7:30pm

    Alexandria, MN

    Davina and the Vagabonds

  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017

    CB RED 5

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    CB - basses

    JT Bates - drums

    Thomas Nordlund - gtr

    JC Sanford - tbn

    Jake Baldwin - tpt

    Donnie Norton - ts

    Mike Lewis - ts / ss

  • Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017

    Davina & the Vagabonds

    6pm

    The Dakota

    Davina & the Vagabonds

  • Tue
    01
    Aug
    2017

    Bill Simenson Big Band

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

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

  • Mon
    07
    Aug
    2017

    Chris Thomson John Raymond Band

    9:30pm

    Icehouse

    CT - sax

    JR - trumpet

    JT - drums

    CB - bass

  • Wed
    09
    Aug
    2017

    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.

    TONIGHT - Astrologers Blood 

    Chris Bates - electric bass and effects (Atlantis Quartet, Red Planet, Red 5)

    John Keston - keyboards and synths (Ostraka, Ostracon, Keston & Westdal)

    Randy Kramer - drums and percussion (Hillcats, Ten Ton Bridge, Jimmy Peterson)

    Shon Troth - lap steel guitar and effects (Enemy Planes, Solid Gold, GAYNGS, Communist Daughter)

    New combinations and directions come about as a result of restless and continuous exploration of the musical landscape. I'm searching for new sounds and new combinations of people to interact with. We have to counter the dumbing down with revitalized action and intention towards progress and inclusion.

    Here are some links to sounds these people make. Hopefully it entices you to check out the sounds we make.

    Shon w/ Enemy Planes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSQO1FcuJsE

    Shon w/ Solid Gold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpalb3hTtkQ

    John Keston: http://johnkeston.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x87LHcbVdmc

    Randy w/ Jimmy Peterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loEV1ibbRWI

    Randy w/ Ten Ton Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTZj3sQbhT8

    CB solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKomPDJ19Qw

    CB w/ Clouser, Medeski, Fier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j06_rJCm3e0

     

  • Tue
    15
    Aug
    2017

    Explosion Big Band

    8:30pm

    Jazz Central

    I'll be playing with the mighty Explosion Big band led by Doug Haining and Scott Agster!

  • Sun
    20
    Aug
    2017

    Laura Caviani Trio Munsinger Gardens

    3pm

    Munsinger Gardens St Cloud MN

    Laura Caviani - piano

    Dave Schmalenberger - drums

    CB - bass

  • Fri
    25
    Aug
    2017

    Jazz Word Jazz

    7:30pm

    All Originals Jazz Series @ Studio Z

    Jazz Word Jazz is a collection of improvisors and poets working together in the moment. 

    Jim Larson - poetics

    Chris Bates and Will Jensen - musical curators

  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017

    Laura Caviani Trio Bridge Chamber Music Festival

    7:30pm

    Bridge Chamber Music Festival Northfield MN

    Laura Caviani - piano

    Dave Schmalenberger - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017

    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

  • Tue
    29
    Aug
    2017

    Explosion Big Band

    4pm

    AFL-CIO Stage at the MN State Fair

    I'll be playing with the mighty Explosion Big band led by Doug Haining and Scott Agster!

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017

    Laura Caviani Trio Stevens Point JF

    5pm

    Stevens Point WI

    Laura Caviani - piano

    Dave Schmalenberger - drums

    CB - bass

  • Tue
    05
    Sep
    2017

    Bill Simenson Big Band

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

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

  • Sat
    09
    Sep
    2017

    Davina & the Vagabonds

    7pm

    The Dakota

    Davina & the Vagabonds

  • Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017

    Davina & the Vagabonds

    6pm

    The Dakota

    Davina & the Vagabonds

  • Tue
    12
    Sep
    2017

    Red Planet with Bill Carrothers

    7pm

    Crooners Lounge

    Red Planet w Bill Carrothers

    New music recorded in October of 2015 and being released on Shifting Paradigm Records. Ballads, Monk, Coltrane and originals of deep import. Chemistry in comradeship between these musical maestros. Please come on out!

    Red Planet is Dean Magraw, Jay Epstein and Chris Bates.

    They are joined by the sublime talent of Bill Carrothers on piano. 

  • Wed
    13
    Sep
    2017

    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
    22
    Sep
    2017

    Framework at All Originals Jazz Series

    8:00pm

    Studio Z

    Framework plays for the All Originals Jazz Series

    Chris Olson - guitar

    Chris Bates - bass

    Jay Epstein - drums

    LISTEN HERE

  • Mon
    25
    Sep
    2017

    Tatsuya Nakatani solo & ensemble @ Icehouse

    9:30pm

    Icehouse

    Tatsuya Nakatani - percussion and gongs

    Nathan Hanson - saxophone

    Noah Ophoven-Baldwin - trumpet

    CB - bass

    Tatsuya will play solo and then in quartet with these fine. fine players.

  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017

    Seru Nichols Bates trio

    5pm

    Lake Harriet Pavilion

  • Sat
    30
    Sep
    2017

    JC Sanford Quartet

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    JC Sanford - trombone

    JT Bates - drums

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    CB - bass

  • Mon
    09
    Oct
    2017

    Chris Bates Band @ Icehouse

    9:30pm

    Icehouse

    Chris Bates Band - stay tuned. 

  • Fri
    13
    Oct
    2017

    Laura Caviani Trio @ Carleton College

    7pm

    Carleton College

    Laura Caviani - piano

    Dave Schmalenberger - drums

    CB - bass

     

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017

    Laura Caviani Trio w/ Karrin Allyson

    7pm

    Hopkins Center for the Arts

    Laura Caviani - piano

    Dave Schmalenberger - drums

    CB - bass

    w/ special guest Karrin Allyson 

    The Music of Thelonious Monk

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017

    Atlantis Quartet

    9:30pm

    Black Dog

    Brandon Wozniak - sax

    Zacc Harris - gtr

    Pete Hennig - drums

    CB - bass

    Award winning jazz!

  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017

    Zacc Harris Group

    9pm

    The Dunsmore Room @ Crooners Lounge

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Bryan Nichols - piano

    Miguel Hurtado - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017

    Pat Moriarty / Ellen Lease @ Black Dog

    8:30pm

    Black Dog Cafe

    Pat Moriarty - sax

    Ellen Lease - piano

    Davu Seru - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sun
    29
    Oct
    2017

    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

    Sunday, October 29, 2017, 7-8pm

    $10 Requested Donation

    Soul Cafe presents Jazz and Poetry in a concert setting

    Steve Blons - guitar

    Brad Holden - saxophone

    Steve Hobert - piano

    Chris Bates - bass

  • Mon
    30
    Oct
    2017

    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

  • Tue
    07
    Nov
    2017

    Bill Simenson Big Band

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

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

  • Sat
    11
    Nov
    2017

    Michael Shults Quintet

    8:30

    Black Dog Cafe

    Michael Shults - saxophone

    Aaron Hedenstrom - saxophone

    Javier Santiago - piano

    Chris Bates - bass

    Miguel Hurtado or Adrian Suarez - drums

  • Fri
    17
    Nov
    2017

    Atlantis Quartet

    9pm

    The Dunsmore Room @ Crooners Lounge

    Zacc Harris - guitar

    Brandon Wozniak - sax

    Pete Hennig - drums

    CB - bass

  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    CB RED 5

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

    CB - basses

    JT Bates - drums

    Thomas Nordlund - gtr

    JC Sanford - tbn

    Jake Baldwin - tpt

    Brandon Wozniak - ts

    Chris Thomson - ts / ss

  • Sun
    19
    Nov
    2017

    Connie Evingson @ Jungle Theater

    4 & 7pm

    Jungle Theatre

    Connie Evingson - vocals

    Jon Weber - piano

    Dave Karr - sax

    CB - bass

  • Mon
    20
    Nov
    2017

    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
    22
    Nov
    2017

    Stu Katz w Red Planet

    8:30pm

    Vieux Carre

    Stu Katz - piano and vibes

    Dean Magraw - guitar

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

  • Thu
    23
    Nov
    2017
    Sat
    25
    Nov
    2017

    Davina & the Vagabonds

    7 & 9:30

    Three Days of Thanks @

    The Dakota

    Davina & the Vagabonds

  • Tue
    28
    Nov
    2017

    Bryan Nichols trio w/ Epstein & Bates

    8pm

    Vieux Carre

    Bryan Nichols - piano

    CB - bass

    Jay Epstein - drums

  • Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017

    Luke Polipnick / Chris Bates Duo

    6:30pm

    Icehouse

    Duo sets for the dinner hour with

    Luke and Chris

  • Sun
    03
    Dec
    2017

    Laura Caviani trio in Sartell

    4pm

    St Olaf Catholic Church 

    1107 Pine Cone Rd S. Sartell, MN 56377

    A CD release event for Confluences feat:

    Laura Caviani - piano

    Dave Schmalenberger - drums

    CB - bass

  • Tue
    05
    Dec
    2017

    Jay Epstein Drum Clinic w Framework

    6pm

    The Drum Loft in NE MPLS

    Jay Epstein is a Bosphorus Cymbals endorser and he'll be presenting a drum clinic featuring his cooperative trio Framework feat: Chris Olson on guitar and CB on bass.

  • Tue
    05
    Dec
    2017

    Bill Simenson Big Band

    8:30

    http://www.jazzcentralstudios.org

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

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017

    Laura Caviani Trio CD Release

    7pm

    The Dunsmore Room @ Crooners Lounge

     

    Laura Caviani - piano

    Dave Schmalenberger - drums

    CB - bass

    Celebrating the release of the new original album 'Confluence'

  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017

    Luke Polipnick trio @ Chillkoot Cafe

    6pm

    Chillkoot Cafe in Stillwater MN

    Luke Polipnick - guitar

    Corey Healey - drums

    CB - bass

  • Wed
    13
    Dec
    2017

    Chris Bates Acoustic Concussion

    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.

    Tonight is a new quartet with:

    Brad Holden - saxophone

    Jt Bates - drums

    Javier Santiago - piano

    CB - bass

  • Fri
    15
    Dec
    2017

    Luke Polipnick / Chris Bates Duo

    6:30pm

    Icehouse

    Duo sets for the dinner hour with

    Luke and Chris

  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017

    JC Sanford / Asuka Kakatani Orchestra

    8:30pm

    Black Dog

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

    Rhythm section is: 

    Bryan Nichols, Chris Olson, Dave Hagedorn and the Bates Brothers 

    Saxes

    Trombones

    Trumpets

     

  • Sun
    17
    Dec
    2017

    JC Sanford Quartet w/ Russ Johnson

    5pm

    Imminent Brewing presents

    JC Sanford - trombone

    Jt Bates - drums

    CB - bass

    and very special guest 

    Russ Johnson - trumpet!

  • Mon
    18
    Dec
    2017

    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

  • Tue
    19
    Dec
    2017

    Sam Militich and Friends @ Crooners

    7pm

    Crooner's Lounge

    Sam Militich - guitar

    Charmin Michele - vocals

    Dave Karr - saxophone

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

    This show will be in the main room!

  • Fri
    29
    Dec
    2017

    Tall Tales @ Dunsmore Room

    9pm

    Crooner's Lounge

    Tall Tales rings you into the New Year with some mighty music!

    Dean Granros & Zacc Harris - guitars

    Jay Epstein - drums

    CB - bass

    This show is in the Dunsmore Room.

     

  • 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