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Eric Mayson / Ted Olsen Quartet $8
Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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8pm – Ted Olsen Quartet
9pm – Eric Mayson
As the “poster child of entropy”, it’s no surprise that Eric Mayson’s music and live performance is a journey from disbelief into knowing and back again. He understands music as a way to move through space. In an aerial shot, Mayson’s wide-ranging style stretches from minimalist electropop to smooth R&B, progressive soul, and straight hip-hop, while visiting grinning pop, rock and roll, and operatic arrangements.
Ted Olsen is a bassist and composer from Minneapolis, MN. As a bandleader his groups have been featured at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Artists’ Quarter, and Icehouse in the Twin Cities. He has also performed at Nocturne Jazz Club in Denver, CO & Festival No Improviso in Curitiba, Brazil. In composition he won the 2012 Eric Stokes Song Contest held by the American Composers’ Forum. Additionally in 2015 he was a finalist in the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers’ competition. As a sideman he is regularly enlisted by top Twin Cities jazz luminaries and has also branched out into working with artists from the folk, rock, R&B, and contemporary classical scenes. His debut record “Joyfire” is due out this fall on Shifiting Paradigm records.
The band features:
– Javier Santiago (piano) a former fellow at the Brubeck Institute and a 2016 McKnight Foundation grant recepient.
– Aaron Hedenstrom (saxophones) the arranger/orchestrator for the New Standards.
– Miguel Hurtado (drums) a top-call Twin Cities player in both the jazz and R&B genres.