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Listen to the October 21, 2016 performance of Ballads in the Target Atrium
Upcoming Jazz in the Target Atrium events:
"Orchestra Hall's Target Atrium is the Twin Cities' answer to New York's Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in Lincoln Center — a smaller, more intimate venue where listeners can enjoy concert hall-quality jazz." —Pioneer Press
About this Concert:
This concert presents the foundations of jazz: swing, blues, communal good feeling and deep commitment to shared musical inspiration, using the music of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane as source material for self-discovery.
- Jeremy Walker, piano
- Chris Thomson, saxophone
- Brandon Wozniak, saxophone
- Jeff Bailey, Bass
- Kevin Washington, drums
- Led by Artistic Director Jeremy Walker, the Atrium Jazz Ensemble with hard-swinging saxophonist Chris Thomson, takes on this legendary music not to reproduce it (which is impossible) but as source material for self-discovery.
- Although Coltrane was only alive for 40 years, learn why his music—melodic, blues-drenched and singular—still reaches listeners today.
- Experience another example of how jazz is able to wrap its arms around all the moods of human life.
Watch a video about the 2014 premiere of Jazz in the Target Atrium
Special thanks to local filmmaker Brendan Lauer, who has embarked on an ambitious personal project of creating one video a week, for 50 weeks. Follow along at 50videos50weeks.com.