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February Update
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Hey everyone! Winter is cruising along and I hope this message finds you healthy and happy! There are many shows in this first 10 days of February. It is certainly a lot to keep together both musically and promotionally. I … Read More

2020 Bulletin
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OK – In typical fashion, for many freelancers and creative types, my January is somewhat slow. I’m working on a bunch of ‘stuff’ and ‘things’ in the background here that will be manifesting themselves over this coming year. I am … Read More

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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Greetings and salutations all you true believers (no matter what you believe in)! It has been a fantastic year from a learning, growing, and playing perspective. Every gig has allowed me to explore new avenues of musical expression, fresh compositional … Read More

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A Week at the AQ
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In a rare moment of continuity I’ll be playing 4 times at the Artists Quarter this week. I’ve played at the AQ at least once a month for the last 5-6 years. This month I’m there 7 nights with 5 … Read More

A Love Electric tour highlights
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9/27: I’ve been out here on the road for the last 9 days and I’ll be getting home in 3! Some really great music has been played and new friends have been made. This time around we are touring with … Read More

Worldwide! Chris Bates’ Red 5 ‘New Hope’ Album Release!
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I am pleased to announce that the debut album ‘New Hope’ from Chris Bates’ Red 5 is available worldwide today, Tuesday Sept 18th! If you are living in the Minneapolis / St Paul area you can pick up your very own … Read More

CD RELEASE PARTY!
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Update: WOW. It’s finally here. After many months of working and waiting it’s all happening this weekend. I’m releasing my debut CD as a leader and my band Chris Bates’ Red 5 will be throwing down at the Artists Quarter. … Read More

Chris Bates’ Red 5 ‘New Hope’ gets some press.
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Here is an interview about Red 5 by Pamela Espeland. She writes for Mn Post and is one of the biggest advocates for the creative music community in Mpls / St Paul. Please click thru to her website for this … Read More

Jeremy Walker’s Boot Camp
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Title: Jeremy Walker’s Boot Camp Location: Dakota Link out: Click here Description: Boot Camp featuring Jeremy Walker on piano Brandon Wozniak on saxophone Chris Bates on bass Miguel Hurtado on drums Start Time: 23:00 Date: 2012-08-24

Chris Bates’ Red5 CD Release Party
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Artists Quarter Friday and Saturday Sept 14th and 15th 9pm $10 cover CD’s will be for sale. Chris Thomson: tenor and soprano saxophones Brandon Wozniak: tenor and alto saxophones Zack Lozier: trumpet and flugelhorn Jt Bates: drums and cymbals Chris … Read More

A decade since 7th St. Entry
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Itʼs been a solid decade since I last played The 7th St. Entry. I remember a couple of shows there with my friend John Devine & Imp Ork and the 1st set opening slot (aka -lonely town) for the first?! … Read More

Atlantis Quartet @ the Artists Quarter!
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Title: Atlantis Quartet @ the Artists Quarter! Location: the Artists Quarter Link out: Click here Description: ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! Atlantis has been laying in the weeds working up some new music for you all and we are truly excited to … Read More

Zack Lozier, Adrian Suarez and CB @ Harriet Brewing!
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Title: Zack Lozier, Adrian Suarez and CB @ Harriet Brewing! Location: Harriet Brewing Link out: Click here Description: Trumpeter Zack Lozier is hosting a jazz night on the first Thursday of every month down at the Harriet Tap Room. On … Read More

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