Greetings everyone. Snow gotcha down? It’s definitely been a grind, and as I write this we’re are on the cusp of another ‘precipitation event’ and daylight savings time kicks in on the morrow. The good news is that spring is inevitable, so we’ll just have to ride out this winter like we always do here in MN.
I had some very fun shows last month including a couple of joyous romps with Davina and the Vagabonds, a stupendous show with Michael Attias (from NYC), Davu Seru, Pat Moriarty and Ellen Lease. Made a successful and provocative recording with JC Sanford, Zacc Haris and my brother JT down at Pachyderm (look for that release sometime down the road), and a great all-day hang with Pete Whitman, Elaine Burt, Masayoshi Ishikawa, Asuka Kakatani and Sara Caswell at the Gustavus Jazz Jamboree.
March promises to bring the noise! Here are the highlights:
Wednesday March 13th Jazz Central Studios 8:30 pm $10 All Ages
Karl Koopman – guitar, Pete Hennig – drums and CB – electric bass. Were reprising this group that formed last year to play a bunch of “Blue Matter” era John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, Danny Gatton, plus a few other gems. Stop on by and get your electric outlet.
Saturday March 16th Studio Z 6 pm Workshop 7 pm Concert $12 (advance) $15 (door) All Ages
Atlantis Quartet plays Jazz at Studio Z – fresh and full of life!
Monday March 18th Black Dog Cafe 7 pm $10 donation All Ages
Thursday March 21st Reif Center for Performing Arts Grand Rapids, MN 7 pm $15 All Ages
RED PLANET (and special guest Sam Miltich) brings our eclectic mix of jazz to Grand Rapids. We’ll play our usual mixture of Coltrane, Hendrix, Monk and other jazz classics mixed in with our originals. Send some friends or take a road trip. It will be a fantastic evening! TICKETS HERE
Friday March 22nd Icehouse 6:30 pm FREE
Tim Sparks, Jay Epstein, and CB trio play for the dinner sets at Icehouse. Very excited to collaborate with Tim and Jay again in this fun trio!
Saturday March 23rd Jazz at St. Barney’s 7 pm $12 All Ages
Sam Miltich w/ Jay Epstein and Chris Bates are Anchor Point. Playing jazz from across the whole history of the music. One set only at
Thursday March 28th Vieux-Carre 8 pm $15 table / $12 bar
Mary Louise Knutson Quintet with Michael B Nelson – trombone, Pete Whitman – bari sax, Phil Hey – drums, CB – bass. Excited to debut this new group with Mary Louise! This will be a mix of standards and originals that we can all stretch out on. Tickets at the Vieux Carre link above.
Friday March 29th Icehouse 6:30 pm FREE
Brandon Wozniak – saxophone, Phil Hey – drums, CB – bass. Dinner for three please, Brian.
Saturday March 30th Boom Island Brewing 7 pm FREE 21+
Peter Kogan Quintet plays at Boom Island Brewing. Nelson Devereaux, Tom Krochock, Abebi Stafford, PK
UPCOMING APRIL DATES
April 2nd, 8:30 pm – Bill Simenson Orchestra at Jazz Central
April 5th, 6:30 pm – Michael Rossetto, JT and CB at Icehouse (dinner sets)
April 10th, 8:30 pm – COLOSSUS at Jazz Central. Clay Pufahl, Park Evans, JVP & CB
April 15th, 7 pm – RED PLANET at the Black Dog