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Confluence: Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan & More
  • Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson, alto saxophone
  • Chris Thomson, tenor saxophone
  • Jeremy Walker, piano
  • Jeff Brueske, bass
  • Tim Zhorne, drums

Minneapolis, both urbane and earthy, claims a location at the confluence of three major areas: it’s at the highest navigable point of the Mississippi, and in its environs, the Great Plains meet the Eastern forests.

Our music has been shaped by the barnstorming territory bands that crisscrossed the country for much of the 20th century and by our late-night disc jockeys. This season, the Atrium Jazz Ensemble (AJE) launches the series with original music in this same tradition—wide open and pioneering. These musicians will put their stamp on songs including Lazy River and Skylark by Hoagy Carmichael and Girl from the North Country by Bob Dylan, and they will debut Jeremy Walker’s suite A River like a Train. The concert also spotlights New Orleans’ Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson, a favorite colleague of many Twin Cities jazz musicians and a decades-long collaborator with Wynton Marsalis, who says: “Wess Anderson’s playing contains the essence of soul, that’s why we call him WarmDaddy.”

Jazz in the Target Atrium’s 2015-16 Season: The New Regionalism

This season, Jazz in the Target Atrium celebrates our region’s vibrancy and adds a Twin Cities twist to the story of jazz as written in legendary halls across the country. This great American art form has been nurtured in many ways, from New Orleans and New York to Chicago, Kansas City and beyond. Now the Atrium Jazz Ensemble steps up to take its place among the musicians who guide jazz into the future.

The Atrium Jazz Ensemble—the house orchestra for Jazz in the Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall, led by Artistic Director Jeremy Walker—is a fluid group whose size shifts with the programs. Performing are some of the region’s finest musicians and composers, presenting original music rooted in jazz found anywhere from Texas to our own twin towns.

Broadcast Partner

KBEM 88.5 Jazz 88 FM

Location Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
612-371-5600
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/about/plan-your-visit/general-information
Jazz in the Target Atrium

Confluence: Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan & More

Tickets

1515630093

1444350600

1547770893

Thu Oct 8 2015 7:30pm

Confluence | Photos © Jeff Freeland Nelson, Andrea Canter and Tom Tremel

Confluence | Photos © Jeff Freeland Nelson, Andrea Canter and Tom Tremel

  • Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson, alto saxophone
  • Chris Thomson, tenor saxophone
  • Jeremy Walker, piano
  • Jeff Brueske, bass
  • Tim Zhorne, drums

Minneapolis, both urbane and earthy, claims a location at the confluence of three major areas: it’s at the highest navigable point of the Mississippi, and in its environs, the Great Plains meet the Eastern forests.

Our music has been shaped by the barnstorming territory bands that crisscrossed the country for much of the 20th century and by our late-night disc jockeys. This season, the Atrium Jazz Ensemble (AJE) launches the series with original music in this same tradition—wide open and pioneering. These musicians will put their stamp on songs including Lazy River and Skylark by Hoagy Carmichael and Girl from the North Country by Bob Dylan, and they will debut Jeremy Walker’s suite A River like a Train. The concert also spotlights New Orleans’ Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson, a favorite colleague of many Twin Cities jazz musicians and a decades-long collaborator with Wynton Marsalis, who says: “Wess Anderson’s playing contains the essence of soul, that’s why we call him WarmDaddy.”

Jazz in the Target Atrium’s 2015-16 Season: The New Regionalism

This season, Jazz in the Target Atrium celebrates our region’s vibrancy and adds a Twin Cities twist to the story of jazz as written in legendary halls across the country. This great American art form has been nurtured in many ways, from New Orleans and New York to Chicago, Kansas City and beyond. Now the Atrium Jazz Ensemble steps up to take its place among the musicians who guide jazz into the future.

The Atrium Jazz Ensemble—the house orchestra for Jazz in the Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall, led by Artistic Director Jeremy Walker—is a fluid group whose size shifts with the programs. Performing are some of the region’s finest musicians and composers, presenting original music rooted in jazz found anywhere from Texas to our own twin towns.

Broadcast Partner

KBEM 88.5 Jazz 88 FM