The Bates Update – Wind Sprint into September

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Well folks this awesome summer has wound down to it’s final week. I have had a great season playing music with new and old friends and I even got some R&R in over the last few weeks. It’s good to recharge the batteries. I’m sprinting into September with a Tour de Twins Towns courtesy of guitarist David Martin. Dave and I have known each other for many years but have only played together in Bill Simenson’s Big Band, until now. Dave is releasing a new CD of guitar driven instrumental jazz that features Portland based guitarist and luthier Mike Doolin. This is the second CD that Dave and Mike have produced. They will be presenting the music over a series of five gigs next week with Pete Hennig and myself in the rhythm section.

Please check it out if you can. I’ll be playing electric bass on all of these gigs and it is shaping up to be a very fun run of performances. In addition to those shows I’m playing at the State Fair a couple of times so if you happen to be out at the fair please say hello! 

Here is the September schedule:

Sunday Aug 24th –  6:30-9:30pm  State Fair

Zacc Harris, Pete Hennig and CB trio at Mn Wine Country Pavilion @ Mn State Fairgrounds. We are on Underwood Street next to the Ramberg Senior Center. 

Monday Aug 25th –  9pm  Icehouse   21+   $8

Dave Martin & Mike Doolin ‘Tough Commute’ CD release show w/ Pete Hennig and CB. Followed by Brian Courage Farewell Party. This will be an all night hang!

Tuesday Aug 26th – 8:00pm   $7   318 Cafe

Dave Martin & Mike Doolin carry on in the western suburbs.

Wednesday Aug 27th –  10 & 11AM  Mn State Fair

CD Release for ‘Sing, Play, Count with MacPhail!’ I recorded with the folks at MacPhail for their new children’s CD. We’re playing here for all you fairgoers at Carousel Park Pavilion (near the Grandstand)!

Wednesday Aug 27th – 7:30pm  $Tips$   Black Dog Cafe

Dave Martin & Mike Doolin. We’ll be playing trio on this gig as Pete can’t make this show. 

Thursday Aug 28th – 8pm   $10   Studio Z  tix and info here

Atlantis Quartet plays the All Originals Jazz Series. This is our only public appearance on the calendar at this time. Zacc, Brandon, Pete and I are always excited to play for you all. Come out to this fantastic venue and support this great series presented by Steve Kenny and Studio Z!

Saturday Aug 30th – 8:00pm   $10   Jazz Central

The official Dave Martin & Mike Doolin CD Release party! Come out and support Jazz Central and this great band. Mike Doolin presents a workshop on guitar building at 3pm. Good Times!

Monday Sept 1st – 10am-1pm   FREE   Hell’s Kitchen

Dave Martin and Mike Doolin play Labor Day Brunch for y’all. 

Tuesday Sept 2nd – 8:30pm   $10   Jazz Central

Bill Simenson Big Band – Always a hoot and a half with this stellar ensemble.

Thursday Sept 4th – 8pm   $10   Studio Z  tix and info here

Bryan Nichols, Jt Bates and CB trio play for the All Originals Jazz Series at Studio Z. This is a very special trio that has only performed a handful of public gigs. We are super excited to play and present some of our new music to you. 

Friday Sept 5th – 8pm   $Tips$  Black Dog Cafe

Fall of the House of Usher returns to the stage to bring you the world inspired slip sync improv that gets your booty shakin’! We’re here in conjunction with the Concrete and Grass festival. Come support this great band. 

Saturday Sept 6th – 10:15 & 11:15   FREE   MacPhail

CD release kids concert for ‘Sing, Play, Count with MacPhail’.

Big fun awaits the kiddos at this show.

Wednesday Sept 10th – 8:45pm   $10   Jazz Central

Enormous Quartet ushers in the fall season of Magica Improvisado! I’ve been presenting original improvised music on the second Wednesday of the month for over a year now. Come hear one of my favorite bands as we are erupting into new territory in preparation for a recording! Chris Thomson, Park Evans, Joey Van Phillips and CB. 

Friday Sept 12th – 7:30pm   $10   The Bridge Series at Jazz Central

DEAN GRANROS with Jay Epstein, Zacc Harris and CB. This is going to be a spectacular night of music folks!!! Dean and Jay and I have a long history together and we are very excited to play with Zacc Harris and see what happens. Dean is one of the most spectacular musicians you’ll ever hear. Come and see for yourself just how engaging and addictive this music can be!

Saturday Sept 20th – 8:00pm   $10   Jazz Central

Joel Harrison trio w/ Pete Hennig and CB. Joel is a NYC based guitarist and composer. I was lucky to be able to fill in on a gig of his here a few years ago. Joel is back to play a showcase but we were able to set up this gig too. Very excited to play with him again. More on this one in a couple of weeks. 

Friday Sept 26th – 7pm   $10   MacPhail

Adam Meckler Orchestra CD release party at Antonello Hall. This fully charged modern Big Band is poised to make some noise for you this month! I’m always happy to be a part of these performances and this show will be really beautiful in this great performance space. 

Monday Sept 29th – 10:00pm   $8   Icehouse

Framework with Pete Whitman. This long standing trio has been recording a bunch of new music with several special guests. Tonight we are joined by the extremely awesome Pete Whitman. Chris Olson, Jay Epstein and CB. 

That’s all for now. Look out for more updates and new music coming from Framework and Enormous Quartet in 2015! -CB