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Steve Kenny Quartet – CD Release
August 3 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 Opening Set : Trio 280
Joel Shapira – Guitar, Eron Woods – Drums, Wes Ruelle – Bass
8:30 pm Steve Kenny Quartet – CD Release on Shifting Paradigm Records
Steve Kenny – Trumpet, Levi Schwartzberg – Vibes
Ted Olsen – Bass, Miguel Hurtado – Drums
And Special Guest Brandon Wozniak – Tenor Sax
for LIVE performance of the “Ghost Suite”
Notes on the Live performance of the Ghost Suite, (Composed by Steve Kenny)
The Ghost Suite came about in 2014 when the ensemble Zeitgeist commissioned Minnesota Jazz composers to write works for Zeitgeist to play on an upcoming tour and as part of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival that year. The Ghost Suite honors the untimely passing of three individuals closely associated with Zeitgeist. The first movement, Bob’s Bounce, pays tribute to Bob Samarotto who was a long time Zeitgeist member and also played authentic Bebop saxophone. Stoked is dedicated to Eric Stokes, who composed chamber works and was a famous Minnesota composer. Crimea River is for Yuri Merzhevsky, a stunning classical, Jazz, and klezmer violinist who settled in Minnesota after being a refugee of the former Soviet Union.